Posts Tagged ‘DARPA’
 
 
 
Science
 
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Video of the Day: Amputee Controls a Robotic Arm with His Nervous System (video)

Watch, as this amputee controls a robotic arm using, well, his nervous system.  And don't forget about the Luke Arm. [quote]Researchers at Case Western Reserve University used a flat interface nerve electrode (FINE) to demonstr...
 
News Stories
 
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News Stories
 
Darpa Dog
Darpa Dog
Darpa Dog

Video of the Day: Watch DARPA’s Robotic Dog Toss Cinder Blocks (video)

[GR]2jvLalY6ubc[/GR] It's amazing what kind of mechanics animals employ to perform a seemingly simple task. BigDog handles heavy objects. The goal is to use the strength of the legs and torso to help power motions of the arm. T...

 
Robots
 
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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 t...
 
Military
 
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Air Force Darpa Glider
Air Force Darpa Glider

Hypersonic Air Force Glider Goes Mach 20, Disappears, Rouses Crazy Conspiracy Theorists

Here's a cool (and kinda scary) government tech story: DARPA's Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (HTV-2) is a super fast, super deadly weapon built by Lockheed Martin that is capable of reaching speeds of Mach 20. Its aim ...
 
Green Energy
 
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lightning

Today Zombie Pigs, Tomorrow Project NIMBUS

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 ...

 
Household
 
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neato robotics XV11
neato robotics XV11

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 t...
 
Computers
 
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phraselator

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, ...
 
Bionic
 
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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. ...