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Ocean Drones Could Rise To The Surface On Command
2013-01-16 07:47:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While in the process of inventing methods with which to quickly deploy drones to the other end of the world, DARPA has come up with an idea that resembles something from a Michael Bay movie. The title of their press statement says it all: “Falling Up: DARPA To Launch Just-In-Time Payloads From Bottom of Sea.” There´s a lot of cost and complexity involved when moving a Navy vessel or troops across the water,...

2013-01-11 11:37:04

NASA will join the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and high school student teams from the United States and abroad for the fourth annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge Friday, Jan. 11. The event will take place on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass., and be broadcast live on NASA Television beginning at 8:30 a.m. EST. For the competition, NASA will upload software developed by high school students onto Synchronized Position...

Pack Mule Robot Follows You Around
2012-12-20 19:24:04

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When humanity first built a robot to build cars for us, we thought their determined logic and tireless work ethic would help to create a better automobile. Then we asked robots to perform other monotonous tasks for us, glad to be rid of such boring jobs. Now, we´re making robots humanoid, capable of playing soccer and dancing the popular dances of today´s pop music culture. What´s even more frightening, we´re...

2012-12-12 05:01:14

The award will support the development of high-output, low-input energy beets, optimized for biofuel production. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) December 11, 2012 Plant Sensory Systems, LLC today announced the award of $1.8 million in funding from the US Department of Energy´s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The award will support a three-year program to develop an enhanced energy (sugar) beet, optimized for biofuel production. The beets will be engineered to use fertilizer...

DARPA Robotics Challenge Moves Forward
2012-10-25 06:37:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced on Wednesday some of the top teams that will compete in its $2 million contest to create robots that can be used to assist in natural disasters and other emergencies. “Robot enthusiasts, the time has come. The “DARPA Robotics Challenge” (DRC) begins today. Will you be part of it?” the agency said as it kicked off the initiative. The DRC was...


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