Posts Tagged: "DARPA"


DARPA’s LittleDog Robot Will Haunt Your Dreams (video)


Don’t watch this video before you go to bed — LittleDog is a DARPA project centered on building a robot that can traverse rough terrain, bringing supplies to soldiers and doing other dangerous things. DARPA’s created a video to show off the LittleDog’s latest updates, including spanning chasms the length...


Today Zombie Pigs, Tomorrow Project NIMBUS

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Some days I don’t know just how creeped out to feel about the Pentagon. There are days when I’m convinced the whole thing is run by Dr. Evil from the Austin Powers series.  Not too long ago I got you some insider data on their plan to make zombie pigs...

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Neato Robotics’ XV11 Surpasses Roomba Easily


All right, everybody, got a new and interesting gadget for you today, so brace yourselves–the logical successor to the Roomba has reared its suctiony head, and it’s called the XV11 from Neato Robotics. Okay, with a name like that, admittedly this sounds like it’d be a real credibility strainer.  Thing...


The Phraselator: A Universal Translator Can’t Be Far


So I was digging around when I found DARPArama, kind of a clearinghouse of prototypes and ideas and whatnot out of DARPA, or Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. And I started reading about the Phraselator…and frankly, you’re not going to believe this. The Phraselator is a voice recognition based translator...


The Future of War: Cyborg Beetles and Combat Wasps


Well, that’s it for me, folks–my science fiction lobe has officially collapsed on me, because I was just reading about a new military project that’ll probably change the way war is fought forever. I read about cyborg beetles. It seems that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (or DARPA, the...