The RHex takes a leap at robotics conference (w/ Video)
US army seeks new technology to replace GPS
The US army is working to limit its dependence on GPS by developing the next generation of navigation technology, including a tiny autonomous chip, the director of the Pentagon's research agency said Wednesday.
DARPA's two-armed robot handles tools at less cost
Now Boston Dynamics' BigDog can lift and toss (w/ video)
Common starting point for phased array programs may save billions, years off development
Phased radio frequency (RF) arrays use numerous small antennas to steer RF beams without mechanical movement (think radar without a spinning dish). These electronics are invaluable for critical DoD applications ...
Legged Squad Support System (LS3): DARPA's four-legged robot with voice recognition (video)
(Phys.org)—Today's dismounted warfighter can be saddled with more than 100 pounds of gear, resulting in physical strain, fatigue and degraded performance. Reducing the load on dismounted warfighters has ...
National cyber range rapidly emulates complex networks
Realistically and quickly replicating globally interconnected networks to securely test new cyber tools and capabilities is no longer an issue for cyber researchers thanks to the DARPA-developed National ...
Microfabrication methods to help navigate a day without GPS
Military missions of all types need extremely accurate navigation techniques to keep people and equipment on target. That is why the Military relies on GPS or, when GPS is unavailable, precise sensors for ...
Microstructural improvements enhance material properties
Exquisite buildings like the Eiffel Tower were made possible because of advances in structural engineering design methods. Truss structures, like the Eiffel Tower, are highly efficient; they can carry the ...
Harvard researchers develop new kind of soft robotic gripper
Boston Dynamics shows off latest abilities of AlphaDog (w/ Video)
Crowdsourcing breakthrough treatments for blood infections
If asked how today's toughest medical problems are being solved, most people would probably envision highly skilled physicians and scientists working countless hours with sophisticated lab equipment, not ...
DARPA to invest in iRobot's inflatable robot arm
DARPA clears path for advanced communications, sensors
DARPA researchers have created the worlds first solid state receiver to demonstrate gain at 0.85 terahertz (THz).