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DARPA Robot Bolts Past The Competition
2012-09-06 11:32:46

Watch the Video: DARPA´s Cheetah Bolts Past the Competition Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Hide your kids, hide your wife: Robots can now run up to 28 mph In March, DARPA released a video of their Boston Dynamic´s Cheetah robot running on a treadmill and setting the land speed record for robots with legs, an admittedly short category. Yesterday, DARPA announced that in just under 6 months, they´ve been able to successfully trump their...

MIT And DARPA To Take On Biomimetics Project
2012-07-26 13:54:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of researchers from MIT is in the process of developing a technology that will mimic human physiological systems in the laboratory. The researchers will receive up to $32 million over the next five years from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to work on the project. MIT said in a recent statement that an agreement between MIT and DARPA worth up to $26.3 million...

Who’s Your Daddy? Debate Fires Up Again Over Father Of The Internet
2012-07-24 10:39:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One presidential quip and a Wall Street Journal column later, the Internet has once more become aware of its bastardization, left to wander this world fatherless and alone. Gordon Crovitz reopened the wound this weekend, calling into question President Obama´s quote, "The Internet didn't get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all companies could make money off the Internet." As the...

DARPA Wants More Efficient Robots
2012-07-04 04:24:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A robot capable of disabling a roadside bomb is pointless if it runs out of power, so DARPA is creating a goal to create a more efficient robot. The agency created the Maximum Mobility and Manipulation (M3) Actuation program, with the goal of achieving a 2,000 percent increase in the efficiency of power transmission and application in robots. "Humans and animals have evolved to consume energy very efficiently for movement," DARPA...

DARPA Reaches Out To Public For UAV Unsuccessfully
2012-07-04 04:17:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online DARPA reached out to a community of unmanned air vehicle (UAV) enthusiasts to help create new military aircraft, but failed to find a worthy candidate to win the $100,000 prize. The agency said it set out to determine if a group of enthusiasts could develop a military relevant back-pack portable UAV with specific capabilities. The effort, according to DARPA, sought to inspire innovation and creative thought by lowering barriers to...


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