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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...

Motorola Shows Off Futuristic Technology
2013-05-31 11:23:12

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Motorola, seemingly desperate to remind the world that they are owned by Google and not quite dead yet, offered up some wild ideas about how people will one day connect with their smartphones and mobile devices. The conversation spun out of the topic of wearable computing, but went deeper into embedded and even ingestible computing. According to Motorola´s senior vice president for advanced technology and former head of...

2013-05-10 23:22:16

HRL Laboratories built and tested the rugged, water-proof, modular, 360° imaging sensor nicknamed OWL (Omni-directional threat Warning and Locator). Malibu, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 During a May 1 deployable force protection exercise at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia, HRL Laboratories, LLC demonstrated a new 360-degree imaging sensor front-end as part of DARPA´s Cognitive Technology Threat Warning System (CT2WS). HRL developed the sensor front-end that communicates with the...

US Defense Department's Research Arm Develops Innovative Three-Fingered Robot Hand
2013-05-03 10:34:48

WATCH VIDEO: [DARPA's Three-Fingered Robot Hand] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online DARPA is showing off their latest advancement in robotic technology, and in doing so, bringing a robotically-controlled world ever closer to reality. The Autonomous Robotic Manipulation project (or ARM) and iRobot have now created a three-fingered robot hand which goes beyond anything else a robotic appendage has thus far been able to do. DARPA and iRobot get straight to the...


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