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robots.net - DARPA Working on Sub-stalking Robots

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A DARPA program is developing autonomous underwater robots that will stalk submarines and continuously report their location and movements.

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2012/10/24 Robots, Take Your Mark… The DARPA Robotics Challenge Begins Today! Will It Include You?

2012/10/24 Robots, Take Your Mark… The DARPA Robotics Challenge Begins Today! Will It Include You? | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

Robot enthusiasts, the time has come. The DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) begins today. Will you be part of it?

 

Registration is Track C is open for individuals and small teams without hardware using the open-source DRC simulator.

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iRobot to refine inflatable robotic arm to cut costs and improve performance in difficult conditions - Military & Aerospace Electronics

iRobot to refine inflatable robotic arm to cut costs and improve performance in difficult conditions - Military & Aerospace Electronics | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

iRobot specializes in a wide variety of robotic systems ranging from ground and underwater unmanned vehicles, to automatic floor scrubbers and vacuum cleaners.

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DARPA awards contract to create "smart suit" to improve soldiers' endurance

DARPA awards contract to create "smart suit" to improve soldiers' endurance | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
DARPA awards Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering a US$2.6 million contract to create smart suit for soldiers.

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Robot sewing machines could make 'made in China' obsolete

Robot sewing machines could make 'made in China' obsolete | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Sweatshops filled with robots could bring manufacturing of smartphones, computers and TVs to the United States, as well.
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DARPA Joins TechShop and Makers for Advanced Manufacturing

DARPA Joins TechShop and Makers for Advanced Manufacturing | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
DARPA, TechShop and VA join to promote 3D printing and other advanced manufacturing technologies while providing job opportunities for veterans and innovators.
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Willow Garage Spins Off Open Source Robotics Foundation | Xconomy

Willow Garage Spins Off Open Source Robotics Foundation | Xconomy | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
It's a rite of passage in the software world: Once the community around an open-source application, operating system, or language grows large enough, the (Willow Garage Spins Off Open Source Robotics Foundation http://t.co/u7Y64nSF...)...
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Industry leaders tapped for open source robotics group | SmartPlanet

Industry leaders tapped for open source robotics group | SmartPlanet | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The Open Source Robotics Foundation aims to drive adoption of, research for and education about open source software within the field.
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DARPA Robotics Challenge: Q&A With the Program Manager ...

DARPA Robotics Challenge: Q&A With the Program Manager ... | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The DARPA Robotics Challenge is decidedly not exclusive to humanoid systems. The three big ideas here are, first, we need robots that are compatible with shared environments, even though the environments are degraded, ...
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DARPA Robotics Challenge: Here Are the Official Details - IEEE Spectrum

DARPA Robotics Challenge: Here Are the Official Details - IEEE Spectrum | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Want to win $2 million?Build a robot that can drive a truck, operate power tools, and break through walls (DARPA Robotics Challenge: Here Are the Official Details http://t.co/HwM805U8 via @AddThis...)...
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DARPA's Robotics Challenge gives birth to new humanoid robots

DARPA's Robotics Challenge gives birth to new humanoid robots | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has published concept artwork depicting the robots that will compete in its ambitious DARPA Robotics Challenge.
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Robot cheetah beats Usain Bolt; real cheetah still has last laugh

Robot cheetah beats Usain Bolt; real cheetah still has last laugh | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
DARPA 's robotic cheetah has sprinted past another speed milestone: The four-legged robot can now officially run faster than Usain Bolt , the fastest man in the world.
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Drones and Biomimetic Robots

A good summary of some very far out robotic system, emulating fish, birds, snakes, spiders, bugs. 07:35 minutes.


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Sebastian Thrun: What's Next for Silicon Valley?

Sebastian Thrun: What's Next for Silicon Valley? | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Andy Kessler interviews computer scientist and inventor Sebastian Thrun, who says that our digital future isn't all Facebook and iPhone apps but driverless cars and other wizardry.
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Clothes Will Sew Themselves in Darpa’s Sweat-Free Sweatshops

Clothes Will Sew Themselves in Darpa’s Sweat-Free Sweatshops | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The Pentagon's made plenty of progress towards slicker, more specialized uniforms for soldiers. Better camouflage patterns? Check. Sweat-wic...
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Video: DARPA Demos Its ARM Robot - IEEE Spectrum

Video: DARPA Demos Its ARM Robot - IEEE Spectrum | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Ever wondered what it would look like if a robot grabbed you by the face?
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Open Source Robotics Foundation Officially Announced - IEEE Spectrum

Open Source Robotics Foundation Officially Announced - IEEE Spectrum | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
A press release from Willow Garage officially announces the formation of the Open Source Robotics Foundation, and we talk to the new CEO...
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DARPA Issues Robotics Challenge | Engineering On The Edge

DARPA Issues Robotics Challenge | Engineering On The Edge | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
We've written before about the U.S. military's use of robots in combat, and the occasionally freaky robots under development for the Defense Department.
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DARPA Awards Simulation Software Contract to Open Source Robotics Foundation - IEEE Spectrum

DARPA Awards Simulation Software Contract to Open Source Robotics Foundation - IEEE Spectrum | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
You've probably never heard of the Open Source Robotics Foundation, but they've just gotten a contract to develop simulation software for the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DARPA Awards Simulation Software Contract to Open Source Robotics Foundation
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New DARPA Grand Challange For More “Human Like” Robots - WebProNews

New DARPA Grand Challange For More “Human Like” Robots - WebProNews | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
New DARPA Grand Challange For More “Human Like” RobotsWebProNewsThis time we have DARPA coming out with a new Grand Challenge for robots.
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