DARPA Legged Squad Support System (LS3)

What you see above is definitely not new, but it shows off other capabilities of the upcoming DARPA Legged Squad Support System (LS3) that we have not been privy to before. The ultimate goal of the LS3 program is to demonstrate the usefulness of a legged robot which is capable of helping squad members carry their gear, following them autonomously through rugged terrain without missing a beat. Heck, the LS3 […]


DARPA’s Cheetah Robot outruns Usain Bolt

The “fastest man on the planet” might be Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, but this does not mean he is capable of outrunning a cheetah – far from it, and not only that, DARPA’s cheetah robot (which we saw earlier in the year) is also faster than the epitome of human speed on a pair of legs at this point in time. The cheetah robot is the brainchild of Boston Dynamics, […]


DARPA enlists gamers’ help to cure blood infection

DARPA, the Pentagon’s technology research arm is looking at an unlikely source – the gaming community at large, to enlist their help in finding a cure for a blood infection which makes short work of troops in battlefield hospitals each year. The disease is known as sepsis, which is actually a blood infection that ends up as fatal whenever a patient enters into septic shock as the body tries its […]


50-gigapixel camera part of DARPA’s AWARE program

So you are pretty smug with your latest DSLR that crams in far more megapixels than you ever imagined, but as usual, the big boys over at the military have a toy that is far superior to what you hold in the palm of your hands. In fact, scientists over at Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have every intention of coming up with high powered scopes and cameras for […]


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Sandia robotic hand to disarm explosives

We have seen our fair share of devices from Sandia National Laboratories in the past, and here we are with their latest device that might just keep you interested and wanting more – a highly affordable robotic hand which is capable of disarming improvised explosive devices, or better known as IEDs. Simply called the Sandia Hand, it boasts unprecedented levels of dexterity and modularity compared to previous robot hands. Funded […]


DARPA Captive Air Amphibious Transporter drives on water

All right, it is time for a shootout. Between the DARPA Captive Air Amphibious Transporter that you see in action in the video above compared to the DeLorean hovercraft, which would you rather have? The former would have all the relevant equipment and functionality that are required for hardcore military use, while the latter is an iconic figure from the world of science fiction, and most probably would be able […]


DARPA DASH robot detects enemy subs

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance, and thousands of men and women have given up their lives to protect the freedom of this great country known as America, and no doubt they are more and more technologically inclined these days, with robots playing a huge role in assisting the entire military. DARPA’s latest foray to the underwater scene would be the DASH (Distributed Agile Submarine Hunting) robot which is […]


DARPA developing smart suits that will improve the endurance and balance of soldiers

Cool things are happening over at DARPA. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has recently awarded a $2.6 million contract to the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University to work on a smart suit that will help improve the physical endurance for U.S. soldiers in the battlefield. Talk about supersoldiers. Harvard’s Wyss Institute said that the proposed lightweight suit will be made from wearable assistive devices that […]


Power Pwn has dual identity

The Power Pwn, at first glance, might look like a pretty cool looking power strip, but underneath the hood, you will notice that it offers far more than meets the eye. In fact, the Power Pwn will ship with a Debian 6 version of Linux that sports some pretty neat hacking tools which are a snap to use, and not only that, is also extremely difficult to detect. It is […]


Sonic fire extinguisher from DARPA

DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has come up with something interesting – a fire extinguisher that works differently from all other fire extinguishers to date. You will not find it froth out white stuff on the other end of the nozzle, as this particular fire extinguisher will rely on the principle of sonic waves as you can see in the video above. The DARPA team arranged a couple of […]


DARPA reveals gigapixel camera

DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has just revealed its latest project, a gigapixel camera. The camera is capable of taking photos that are much higher resolution that the normal human eye can see. DARPA has tested a 1.4 and .96 gigapixel camera so far and plans to continue researching the technology and hope to reach between 10-50 gigapixels.


DARPA awards $21.4 million contract to Invincea to make Android more secure

Invincea, a software company that specializes in advanced malware threat detection, network breach prevention, and pre-breach forensic intelligence, has recently been awarded a $21.4 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) for the development of secure smartphone and tablet mobile platforms for military use. The project, dubbed as “Mobile Armour”, is all about making Android safe and secure for government […]


DARPA developing robots to sew their uniforms

In a move to cut cost and increase the productivity in making military uniforms, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has reportedly signed a $1.25 million contract with SoftWear Automation, a developer of automated sewing solutions, to create a robotic sewing factory for the production of U.S. military garments. The Pentagon spends approximately $4 billion per year on uniforms, with over 50,000 people working on the production of these […]


Robot sewing machines in the US might result in cheaper clothes

I guess everyone more or less sees China as the world’s factory – hardly anything these days do not have the label, “Made in China” imprinted somewhere. Clothes, especially, has been a huge money spinner for factories in China, and if one were to take a step up the technological ladder, then your iPad and iPhone is most probably part of the China brigade as well. The Pentagon wants to […]