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DARPA Creating 'Warrior Web' Suit
2013-08-27 18:09:38

Lee Rannals for redorbit.com – Your Universe Online DARPA, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is looking to create a special suit for the military called Warrior Web that would prevent injury and boost endurance. One of the most common injuries soldiers face on the battlefield are from carrying their 100 pounds worth of gear through the rough terrains that they traverse. The heavier the load, the more likely they will face musculoskeletal injury and fatigue. DARPA has...

DARPA Robotics Challenge Participants Getting Ready For A Showdown
2013-08-27 11:33:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is teaming up with the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to test an apparatus that will be used to evaluate competitors in the agency's Robotics Challenge. The Robotics Challenge is a competition being held in December that allows engineers to essentially give a humanoid robot the brains to perform a certain task. Teams will have to create customized software, as well as other...

Understanding Eilene Galloway's Role In NASA's Creation
2013-07-30 08:35:53

[WATCH VIDEO: The Woman Who Helped Create NASA] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In December of 1903, the Wright Brothers made history as they performed the world's first heavier than air, powered controlled flight. Three years later, the woman who would help create NASA was born. Eilene Galloway began her career as a researcher in the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress in 1941. Her duties included researching and writing House and Senate...

DARPA Humanoid Robot Atlas Debuts Robotics Challenge
2013-07-12 10:53:46

[ Watch the Video: Meet Atlas! ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday, the seven engineering teams advancing in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Virtual Robotics Challenge got to meet their prize 'fighter,' a 6-foot-2-inch robot named ATLAS. The hulking ATLAS has a humanoid form and online videos showcase the robot's uncanny sense of balance and locomotion skills. The teams will have until December to program ATLAS for a series of...

2013-07-09 23:29:37

Major General “JB” Burns provides insight into warfighter programs, operational requirements for GPS-denied and indoor location. Greenbelt, MD (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 TRX Systems, the developer of the NEON Indoor Location System, has welcomed retired Major General JB Burns to the company’s advisory board. General Burns will use his expansive and distinguished global military experience to provide TRX with strategy, business development, and program support to guide development and...

DARPA Robotics Challenge Tackles First-Responder Issues
2013-06-28 12:47:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some disaster environments are so dangerous due to terrain, chemical, nuclear or other factors that traversing them can be hazardous to humans. Robotic first-responders could be the ideal way to handle these situations and a new computer simulation-based competition held by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) had 26 teams from eight different countries sending their virtual robots after the Virtual Robotics Challenge...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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