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DARPA shows off cheap robot hand

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DARPA now has a robotic hand that can perform very delicate, precise maneuvers, and the real kicker is that it costs less than 16 times ...

DARPA’s BigDog Gets An Arm

DARPA’s BigDog Get...

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As if DARPAs Big Dog were not menacing enough, it now has a new arm. A new arm that is where the mouth would be ...

LS3 Robot Pack Horse

LS3 Robot Pack Horse...

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Check out Boston Dynamics’ Legged Squad Support System.(LS3) This hulking beast can follow voice commands(Presumably from Moby) and is capable of maneuvering through a variety ...

Cheetah Robot Can Outrun Humans

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It wasn't long ago that the Cheetah robot, developed by Boston Dynamics, hit it's top speed of 18mph. That's pretty fast for a metal Cheetah ...

DARPA’s silicone robot cloaks itself

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Those folks at DARPA aren't going to be happy until robots everywhere are cloaked and in position to take over the world. Case in point, ...

DARPA Robot is Stayin’ Alive

DARPA Robot is Stayi...

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John Travolta has nothing on DARPA’s humanoid robot. timtrusler of YouTube saw this robot being tested and he noticed that it's swagger was familiar. So ...

Meshworm takes a beating

Meshworm takes a bea...

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Meshworm from researchers at MIT, Harvard University and Seoul National University, can take one heck of a beating and live on to worm it's way ...

Robot Gorillas may be pretty useful

Robot Gorillas may b...

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Robot designer Davide Faconti was working on a robot for DARPA's robotic design challenge. The requirements were that it had to be capable of driving ...

DARPA Still Trying To Create Terminators, This Time With Fiber-Optics

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DARPA, the U.S. Military’s premier research agency is reportedly still trying to create Terminators. They are looking into the potential of using smart prosthetics, with ...

DARPA Prosthetic Arm Reaches Final Prototype

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Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory had wanted a neurally-controlled bionic arm by 2009. That goal could not be met, but DARPA surely sees promise ...

LittleDog Learns Some New Tricks

LittleDog Learns Som...

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When we last saw LittleDog, the smaller version of BigDog, he wasn't quite ready for prime time yet. Well, we have some bad news. The ...

DARPA Wants An Autonomous, Grenade Throwing Robot

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DARPA has put up an interesting job posting. It involves a new research and development program called ARM. DARPA wants to build a robot that ...