The Pentagon today announced a robot competition, putting out a call for the type of full-service bot that could go into a dangerous emergency situation, perform multiple tasks and complete a mission.
By now, everybody realizes that the military — and what would be John Brennan's CIA — has a bunch of unmanned aerial vehicles that it uses to kill people, and it's sort of shady. But how far does the Obama administration — and, more importantly, administrations to come — plan to take this idea of drone warfare?
You probably don't know Regina Dugan's name, but for the past three years, she's been director of DARPA, the military's R&D lab. In a few weeks, she'll be moving into an executive position at Google, becoming one of the most senior military officials to cross over to the private sector.
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The Pentagon's top researchers are getting nervous about the smartphones and tablets civilians are carrying around in their pockets, backpacks and cars, calling the devices dangerous for national security.
We can't wait to check out the military's new DARPA-funded reenactment of the insanely successful James Cameron movie Avatar.
As the U.S. government spends billions and billions outfitting the military with sophisticated spy drones, one hacker's taken things into his own hands and built a very cheap but very functional drone-ready surveillance device.
As attacks on mobile devices skyrocket, the prospect of falling victim to a hacker seems like it's no longer a question of "if" but rather "when."
The red-eyed humanoid robots in the Terminator movies don't look half as scary as PETMAN, the headfree machines that can run on treadmills now being built for the U.S. Army.
DARPA's sister organization IARPA is focused on turning the web into a crystal ball
DARPA started on working what we now know as Apple's Siri in 2003
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