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Improved Mobility And Strength For Astronauts, Paraplegics From NASA's Ironman-Like Exoskeleton
2013-08-05 09:57:04

NASA Marvel Comic's fictional superhero, Ironman, uses a powered armor suit that allows him superhuman strength. While NASA's X1 robotic exoskeleton can't do what you see in the movies, the latest robotic, space technology, spinoff derived from NASA's Robonaut 2 project may someday help astronauts stay healthier in space with the added benefit of assisting paraplegics in walking here on Earth. NASA and The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) of Pensacola, Fla., with...

2013-07-30 08:21:32

ORLANDO, Fla., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) a contract potentially worth $490 million to continue providing network and integration services under the Distributed Mission Operations Network (DMON) 2.0 service contract. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) The DMON enables dissimilar aircraft platforms located across the globe to seamlessly interoperate and train together in a realistic...

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...

2013-07-11 08:20:24

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney's F100-PW-220U engine and exhaust system recently powered the first ever carrier-based catapult launch, touch and go, and arrested landing of Northrop Grumman's X-47B flight test aircraft for the U.S. Navy's Unmanned Combat Air System Carrier Demonstration (UCAS-D) program. The historic events took place aboard the USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CV 77) off the coast of Virginia. Pratt & Whitney is a United...

2013-07-10 20:21:09

X-47B makes history, lands on deck of the USS George H.W. Bush NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the U.S. Navy have completed the first arrested landing of the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) carrier demonstration aircraft on the deck of the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) The Northrop Grumman-built aircraft landed at 12:23 p.m....

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...

2013-06-27 12:20:32

SALT LAKE CITY, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Salt Lake City facility recently sponsored a student competition and project demonstration to mark this year's conclusion of the High School Involvement Partnership (HIP) mentoring and scholarship program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) Photos accompanying this release are available at http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=19588. The HIP...

Japan To Send Robot On Mission To International Space Station
2013-06-26 14:31:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Japan's pint-sized KIROBO will be going on a new mission this summer, making its way towards the International Space Station (ISS). KIROBO is a humanoid robot that will be accompanying Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata on a flight to the space station in August. The robot will be able to remember Wakata's face so it can recognize him when they reunite up in space. The 13-inch tall robot is programmed to communicate in Japanese...

2013-06-17 12:21:28

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) today announced two winners of its sixth annual Engineering Scholars program, which will provide a total of $20,000 in college scholarships this fall to high school seniors in the greater San Fernando Valley area interested in studying engineering, computer science, physics or math. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) A photo accompanying this release is available at...

2013-06-17 12:21:09

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Woodland Hills facility recently sponsored a student competition and project demonstration to mark this year's conclusion of the High School Involvement Partnership (HIP) mentoring and scholarship program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) Photos accompanying this release are available at http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=19331. The HIP...