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Swarm Challenge Pushes the Boundaries of Autonomous Swarm Capabilities

Swarm Challenge Pushes the Boundaries of Autonomous Swarm Capabilities

May 13, 2017 @ 09:02| U.S. Naval Academy wins three-day tournament over U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy in experiment designed to develop innovative tactics for large groups of Autonomous Swarm Capabilities unmanned aerial vehicles. They came, they flew, they wildly exceeded expectations. More than 40 Cadets and Midshipmen from the U.S. Military […]

Prosthetic LUKE Arm: Fulfilling a Promise to Wounded Warriors

Prosthetic LUKE Arm: Fulfilling a Promise to Wounded Warriors

Dec 27, 2016 @ 18:28 |  The LUKE Arm (“Life Under Kinetic Evolution”) is the first commercially available FDA-approved robotic prosthetic arm. It is manufactured by Mobius Bionics LLC of Manchester, N.H.. The holiday season is bringing high-tech offerings for U.S. war veterans this year in the form of sophisticated bionic arms developed under the […]

CONFERS Program: DARPA Creating Industry / Government Group for Safe Operation of Space Robotics

CONFERS Program: DARPA Creating Industry / Government Group for Safe Operation of Space Robotics

Dec 5, 2016 @ 17:25 |  Consortium For Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS) envisions consensus-based technical standards that would encourage responsible on-orbit commercial servicing operations Recent technological advances have made the longstanding dream of on-orbit robotic servicing of satellites a near-term possibility. The potential advantages of that unprecedented capability are enormous. Instead of […]

DARPA’s Program, TERN Enables UAV Launch, Recovery and Operations from Small Ships

DARPA’s Program, TERN Enables UAV Launch, Recovery and Operations from Small Ships

Nov 26, 2016 @ 16:25 | Tern, a joint program between DARPA and the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR), seeks to greatly increase the effectiveness of forward-deployed small-deck ships such as destroyers and frigates by enabling them to serve as mobile launch and recovery sites for specially designed unmanned air systems (UASs). Effective […]

Aurora Demonstrates DARPA Aircraft Autonomy Program

Aurora Demonstrates DARPA Aircraft Autonomy Program

Oct 18, 2016 @ 18:59 | Advanced autonomy system demonstrated on a Diamond DA-42, Cessna Caravan and Bell UH-1 helicopter Aurora Flight Sciences, the developer and manufacturer of advanced unmanned systems and aerospace vehicles, is breaking ground in the world of automated flight through its work on the Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program. […]

DARPA’s Aerial Dragnet Program Keeps Eye on Low Flying Drones in Cities

DARPA’s Aerial Dragnet Program Keeps Eye on Low Flying Drones in Cities

Sep 17, 2016 @ 10:06 | Innovative tracking technology sought to protect against airborne threats in urban terrain Airspace for the flying public today is perpetually congested yet remarkably safe, thanks in no small part to a well-established air traffic control system that tracks, guides and continuously monitors thousands of flights a day. When it […]

Weekly Robotics Video: DARPA GXV-T program, Snake Robots and KUKA’s new KR 3 Robot

Weekly Robotics Video: DARPA GXV-T program, Snake Robots and KUKA’s new KR 3 Robot

May 8, 2016 @ 13:47 |  DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) | DARPA DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program seeks to develop groundbreaking technologies that would make future armored fighting vehicles significantly more mobile, effective, safe and affordable. The program recently awarded Phase 1 contracts to eight organizations. (Published on Apr 26, 2016) Ocean Snake Robot […]

DARPA developing Robotic Space Transportation hub

DARPA developing Robotic Space Transportation hub

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is developing a highly capable robotic arm that could make such a space “transportation hub” possible in the relatively near future, said former NASA astronaut Pam Melroy, deputy director of DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office. “We think that these space capabilities are not just about a single monolithic satellite […]