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X2 microprocessor knee gets tested

12/15/2009, The US Army is currently testing out a new knee prosthesis known as the X2 microprocessor knee, where it was specially developed in order to provide additional support while giving the lower leg a more natural walking gait. Patients who used the older...

Smart armor is truly a wonder

11/25/2009, Scientists and engineers at U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center in Michigan are currently working on a new form of smart armor that is able to predict its own failure, alongside identifying the size of bullets shot at...

Big Dog gets weaponized

11/16/2009, Remember the Big Dog robot that moves in such a lifelike manner, it is almost uncanny and unnerving? The folks at Boston Dynamics have made improvements to it by weaponizing Big Dog, allowing future robots on the battlefield to fight our wars without...

Cyborg beetles could see military use

09/28/2009, A research team at the University of California Berkeley just announced that they managed to implant electrodes into a beetle successfully, where this operation enabled scientists to control the insect’s movements in flight. This research could full...

Military robot makes short work of walls

09/15/2009, Bad guys everywhere, beware – even a high wall won’t deter governments and their dedicated military machine from hunting you down. The latest progress in the robotics department results in a military robot which is able to clear obstacles more...