03/15/2010, Sure, we battle on the land, sea, and in the air, but could the next phase of war be underground? Based on the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s request for a robot that is capable of navigating underground, it could well be that we’ll have to guard against underground threats in the future too. The result of this idea is the Robotic Underground Munition (RUM), an underground robot that would […]
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 C-leg had to suffer from knee and joint pain, but once they started off with the new X2, pain relief was more or less almost immediate. Some […]
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 it. Heck, it even plays around with some Chinese philosophy, generating electrical power upon impact of a bullet. Could this be the real deal Doom or Quake Red Armor […]
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 running the risk of injuring or getting our soldiers killed since Big Dog can be controlled remotely from afar.
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 well see action in military operations in the future, after all, the research itself was supported by the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Ultimately, these mind-controlled insects could be used to “serve […]
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 than 7.5m (25 feet) in height – and this is despite the fact that the robot itself is roughly the size of a shoebox, relying on a quartet of wheels […]