Latest Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Stories

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...

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...

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...

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...

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