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DARPA wants your wacky robotics ideas

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is known for building all sorts of fantastical and frightening robots. There are flying robots, walking robots, and even swimming/jumping/climbing robots. Even with all that [...

US govt developing brain implants that give humans the ability to never forget

Supported by US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), scientists are hard at work on a brain implant that will grant humans the ability to never forget. The Restoring Active Memory (RAM) project is focused on restoring memory abilities to veterans of the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Show More Summary

DARPA Mission Adaptive Landing Gear Program Gets Criticism

There’s been some breathless coverage of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency experiment with what look like mechanical insect legs to replace the usual wheels or skids helicopters land on. One article called the Adaptive Landing...Show More Summary

Jazz Isn't Dead—It's Being Played by Robots for Military Purposes

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Someday a robot may be able to solo as adeptly as this guy. Joe Seer / Via Scientific American The U.S. military branch Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is attempting to build a musical device that can...Show More Summary

Why is the US military funding robots that play jazz?

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The US military's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency are funding a new project to develop musical robots that can improvise a solo when playing with human jazz musicians. A collaboration between new media researchers at the University...Show More Summary

Lockheed ARES Drone to Start Test Flights in June

Lockheed Martin's Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System (ARES) is preparing to enter the third phase of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA's) Transformer (TX) vehicle development programme next year. Three monthsShow More Summary

DARPA Wants to Create Delivery Vehicles That Vanish After Dropping Off Their Payload

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is known for investigating radical and even seemingly laughable ideas like brain-computer interfaces or software that can run for hundreds of years. And the agency's latest project, announced on Friday, is certainly out there. Show More Summary

Uncle Sam Wants YOU To Help Solve National Problems

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

You might know that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) uses challenges to stimulate innovation, including competitions around robotics, self-driving cars and automated computer security. Falling robots draw attention, after all. Show More Summary

AeroVironment NOT Selected for DARPA's TERN Naval UAV

AeroVironment today announced it was informed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that the company was not selected to receive a phase III contract for DARPA’s Tern program. The announcement came after a competition for the phase III contract following successful phase I and II efforts. link.

DARPA Wants to Put Microchips in Soldiers' Brains

Kristen V. Brown, Fusion: For decades, DARPA, the secretive research arm of the Department of Defense, has dreamed of turning soldiers into cyborgs. And now it's finally happening. The agency has funded projects that involve implanting...Show More Summary

The Pentagon's Research Arm is Putting Money Into DNA Manufacturing

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is the governmnet division that tries to take cutting-edge technology and turn it into something the military can use. The agency’s latest target? Genetic engineering. Read more....

DARPA Successfully Tests A-10 Close Air Support Strike Called in by Android Tablet

With a few taps on a specially configured Android tablet, a joint terminal attack controller called in an airstrike from an A-10 gunship, the Pentagon’s research arm announced.The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known...Show More Summary

American Voices: New Prosthetic Hand Provides Sense Of Touch

2 months agoHumor : The Onion

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has designed a prosthetic hand that “completes the circuit” to the brain by connecting directly to the motor cortex, affording the wearer a sense of touch unattainable with other prosthetics. What do you think?

New prosthetic arm can restore the sense of touch, DARPA claims

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

The latest mind-controlled, robotic arm can send sensations of touch directly to the user's brain, according to reports from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). In essence, they claim, it allows its user to feel things with their robotic hand.Read full article >>

DARPA’s Brain-Connected Prosthetic Hand Feels Objects

2 months agoTechnology : Walyou

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has made the news these days with more than one project, but a prosthetic …

Pentagon's DARPA Claims its Bionic Limb Restores Sense of Touch

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Pentagon's research and development agency, said it has restored a paralyzed man's sense of touch using a prosthetic hand that can communicate with the brain.

Helicopter lands like an insect with DARPA's robotic landing gear

It's got legs and it knows how to use them. A new experiment by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency outfits an unmanned helicopter with legs that can land on uneven surfaces.

The 9 Weirdest Projects DARPA Is Working On

2 months agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit YouTube The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military. The agency works on some very outlandish projects.One of its stated mission goals is to cause 'technological surprise' for America's enemies. Show More Summary

DARPA adds 'sense of touch' to robot hand

Neural interface close to the Holy Grail of prosthetics One of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's (DARPA) out-there projects has borne fruit, with the agency announcing that it's partially restored a sense of touch to someone with a spinal cord injury.…

DARPA recruiting innovation at the “Wait, What?” Forum

The Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking for new ideas. Web Science darpa Wait What forum military

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