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This robot is training like Rocky so it can murder all humans

Meet Atlas. His metal face is the last thing you will see as he pummels the life out of you. Atlas is 6'2 humanoid robot built by Boston Dynamics and DARPA (the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.) Supposedly, he's...Show More Summary

Google's humanoid robot can now walk around outside (GOOG)

Boston Dynamics, the company behind BigDog, is making further exploration into robots with a humanoid robot called ATLAS. Part-funded by Google, which owns Boston Dynamics, and DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), the robot...Show More Summary

Boeing and DARPA Aim for Mach 10

Boeing’s Phantom Works has scored a $6.6-million contract to continue working on a hypersonic drone aircraft as part of a program overseen by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Pentagon’s fringe-science wing. The XS-1 — short for “Experimental Spaceplane One” — is meant to test out a new way...

The government hired a jazz musician to jam with its artificially intelligent software

Artificial intelligence (AI) can paint hallucinatory images, shut down internet trolls, and critique the most creative paintings in history. Now, with help from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), AI is coming for your saxophones and pianos, too. Show More Summary

DARPA Awards Contract mod to Boeing for XS-1 Launcher

The Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Boeing a contract modification worth USD6.6 million to continue work on the XS-1 Experimental Spaceplane, according to a 28 July announcement to Congress.The...Show More Summary

Georgia Tech receives $4.2M federal grant for cybersecurity research

Georgia Tech has received a $4.2 million federal grant for cybersecurity research. The grant, awarded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Air Force Research Laboratory, will help researchers at GT's College of...Show More Summary

Why DARPA is paying people to watch Alfred Hitchcock cliffhangers

last monthHealth : The Checkup

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency funds a lot of weird stuff, and in recent years more and more of it has been about the brain.Its signature work in this field is in brain-computer interfaces and goes back several decades to its Biocybernetics program, which sought to enable direct communication between humans and machines. Show More Summary

Claudia Alexander dies at 56; JPL researcher oversaw Galileo, Rosetta missions

Claudia Alexander, a NASA scientist who oversaw the dramatic conclusion of the space agency's long-lived Galileo mission to Jupiter and managed the United States' role in the international comet-chasing Rosetta project, died July 11 at Methodist Hospital of Southern California in Arcadia. She was...

Daily 2 Cents: Terraforming Mars May Be Possible -- Alien Invasion Warning? -- Cyclist 'Saw Goblins' During Race

Terraforming Mars May Be Possible The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to create organisms that will turn the Red Planet a shade of green, at least according to a reporter who had access to their recent conference. Show More Summary

Meet Northrop's XST, The Plane That Lost Out To The Original Stealth Jet

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The year was 1974, and Defense Research Projects Agency was becoming more and more interested in the idea that an aircraft, or a remotely piloted vehicle, could be almost totally invisible to enemy sensors. The aircraft that resulted was the F-117 Nighthawk, better known as the first stealth fighter. This is not that story. Read more...

Wait! WHAT?!?! DARPA Working on Genetically Engineering Mars Terraforming Organisms?!

It’s no secret that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is investing heavily in genetic engineering and synthetic biology. Whether that excites or terrifies you depends on how you feel about the military engineering totally new life forms. Show More Summary

DARPA: We Are Engineering the Organisms That Will Terraform Mars

Terraformed Mars, artist's conception. Image: Daein Ballard/Wikimedia Commons It’s no secret that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is investing heavily in genetic engineering and synthetic biology. Whether that excites or terrifies you depends on how you feel about the military engineering totally new life forms. Show More Summary

8 Movie Robots That Would Fail The DARPA Challenge

They can save the world and explore the galaxy, but they'd be no use to us in real-life search-and-rescue. A few weeks ago, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) held the DARPA Robotics Challenge—the culmination of a three-year...Show More Summary

DARPA’s Humanoid Robots Take a Slow-Motion Leap Forward

3 months agoTechnology : Yahoo: Tech

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is charged with coming up with the coolest, most useful possible new technologies for our defense forces. And now it's tackling robots.

X-51A Hypersonic Jet To Soar Again – U.S. Air Force Has Begun Work On A Whole Fleet

United States Air Force, in association with DARPA (Defence Advanced Projects Research Agency) has begun working on a whole fleet of the experimental hypersonic jet X-51A. The jet, capable of reaching speeds five times that of sound, will cover the distance between Los Angeles to New York in just under 30 minutes. Show More Summary

Robots from South Korea, U.S. Win DARPA Finals

A robot from South Korea took first prize and two American robots took second and third prizes here yesterday in the two-day robotic challenge finals held by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Twenty-three human-robot teams participating in the DARPA […]

You Have Nothing To Fear From These DARPA Robots

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Robotics Challenge crowned a winner over the weekend, but these malfunctioning 'bots did not make the cut. Some people dread the day that we could see robots take over, given the great...Show More Summary

Korean Robot Makers Walk Off With $2 Million Prize

Korean Robot Makers Walk Off With $2 Million Prize: Korean Robot Makers Walk Off With $2 Million Prize By JOHN MARKOFF  Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency The winning robot, from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology,...Show More Summary

South Korea Wins First Prize in US Military Robot Competition

A South Korean team landed two-million-dollars in prize money after their humanoid robot beat 23 others at a contest in California organized by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which develops advanced research for the US Defense Department.

Robots compete in response to California disaster simulation

Robots in the disaster response competition must push buttons, turn valves, cut through a wall and drive a light utility vehicle. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is offering a $2 million research award to the winning design team in the contest that runs Friday and Saturday at a Pomona racetrack designed to look like a disaster zone.

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