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Next Generation BigDog Tested in the Wild

Next Generation BigDog Tested in the Wild

Illustration of the LS3 (Credit: Boston Dynamics) DARPA – the U.S. military advance research agency, has been promoting the development of a robotic well-trained pack animal. Since 2005 the U.S. company, Boston Robotics has been working on exactly that type ...

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Omni-Directional Vibrating Speaker

Omni-Directional Vibrating Speaker

The Dwarf 360 is a USB powered device, which produces omni-directional sound. In addition, it vibrates in order amplify the sound. The device could be useful in situations that require circular dispersing of sound, such as conference meetings. This innovative, ...

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DARPA’s New High Resolution Camera

DARPA’s New High Resolution Camera

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is developing a camera with unprecedented resolution, of 2.3-gigapixel. The new camera should be able to create super-wide aerial photos, and is built primarily for surveillance purposes, as part of the Autonomous Real-time ...

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Robotic Snakes

Robotic Snakes

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science have recently developed several models of robotic snakes. Nicknamed ‘snakebots’, these were shown to maneuver with surprising similarity to real, living snakes. Already the technology has attracted several potential customers and ...

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Orion HALL UAV

Orion HALL UAV

Aurora Flight Sciences of Manassas, Virginia is developing a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed for long flights at high altitudes. The Orion HALL (High Altitude, Long Loiter) UAV will be capable of remaining in the air for over 100 ...

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AirRobot’s Mini-UAV

AirRobot’s Mini-UAV

AirRobot, a Germany-based company, has recently developed a small robotic unmanned aerial vehicle, which it says can help save lives in emergency situations and prevent terrorist attacks in urban areas. The common use for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in civil ...

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K-Max Unmanned Helicopter

K-Max Unmanned Helicopter

Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace demonstrated the feasibility of using their K-Max unmanned helicopter as a supply transport for the United States Army and Marine Corps. The helicopters have not yet been deployed in military situations, but have been successful ...

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Global Hawk Autonomous Aircraft

Global Hawk Autonomous Aircraft

NASA and the Northrop Grumman Corporation have recently unveiled a new unmanned aircraft system named Global Hawk. It is the world’s first fully autonomous high-altitude, long-endurance aircraft designed for environmental science research and features unprecedented flight time and altitude capabilities. ...

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