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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...

DARPA Hopes To Retrieve, Reuse Components From Dead Satellites
2011-10-22 04:43:28

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced a new program that would recycle parts from non-functioning satellites to help save money when constructing replacement satellites, various media outlets reported Friday. According to Andrew Tarantola of Gizmodo, DARPA's Phoenix system "consists of a primary Tender/Servicer satellite and multiple smaller mini-satellites called 'Satlets.' As the plan goes, after the Tender has reached geosynchronous orbit (GEO), the...

2011-06-21 12:06:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International is leading a team to design a visual intelligence system, known as VIGIL (Visual Intelligence Grounded in Learning), to enable a new era in unmanned robotic surveillance. The SRI team is being funded through the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA's) Mind's Eye program. VIGIL will be integrated with other components of the Mind's Eye program that are being developed by research teams around the globe....


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