Please and Thank You: How DARPA Is Teaching Robots Manners

Kacey Deamer for Live Science: Researchers created a machine-learning algorithm that allowed robots to "intuit" how to behave like humans in certain situations, like being quiet in a library.

DARPA taps Boeing for unmanned reusable spaceplane

Ross Wilkers for Washington Technology: Boeing has emerged as the winner of a DARPAcompetition to design and test an unmanned reusable spaceplane.

Designing Agile Human-Machine Teams

DARPA seeks mathematical methods to enable a general-purpose design tool for optimizing human-machine teams in a diverse range of national security contexts

SSL to provide robotic arms to DARPA for satellite servicing

DARPA Goes "Meta" with Machine Learning for Machine Learning

Data-Driven Discovery of Models (D3M) seeks to increase pace of scientific discovery and improve military planning, logistics and intelligence outcomes

CODE Takes Next Steps toward More Sophisticated, Resilient, and Collaborative Unmanned Air Systems

Eight companies participating in Phase 2 research that aims to leverage promising open software architectures and intuitive user interfaces

DARPA Demo Day 2016 Aims to Speed Transition of Game-Changing Technologies to Military Services

Pentagon event showcases more than 60 DARPA research programs-and the teamwork with the science & technology communities that make those programs possible

DARPA Exhibit to Open at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry

"DARPA: Redefining Possible" to showcase past technological breakthroughs, current projects and future possibilities

Novel miniaturized circulator opens way to doubling wireless capacity

Researchers develop a microelectronic substitute for larger-scale magnetic components and open a pathway to more efficient communications and more capable radar systems

NRL Engineers to Lead Payload Development for Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites

The Front-end Robotics Enabling Near-term Demonstration, or FREND, flight prototype robotic arm performs fully autonomous grapple testing. This testing demonstrates RSGS on-board processing's ability to track and guide a robotic arm to grapple a launch vehicle adapter ring (left) that is common to many spacecraft designs.

Gremlins Takes Flight to Provide Air-Recoverable Unmanned Air Systems

Four teams initiate research into affordable, distributed technologies that could provide breakthrough tactical and strategic capabilities

Program Aims to Facilitate Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites

Servicing vehicle jointly developed with a commercial partner would leverage DARPA's successes in space robotics and accelerate revolutionary capabilities for working with satellites currently beyond reach

Share Your Audacious Ideas to Improve Military Systems at the 2016 TTO Proposers Day

Two-day event encourages proposals for system-level technologies and prototypes that could redefine the state of the art for capabilities, development time and cost

Mining Everyday Technologies to Anticipate Possibilities

DARPA's "Improv" effort asks the innovation community to identify commercial products and processes that could yield unanticipated threats

Atlas, The Next Generation

From Boston Dynamics:  A new version of Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It is specialized for mobile manipulation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. It uses sensors in its body and legs to balance and LIDAR and stereo sensors in its head to avoid obstacles, assess the terrain, help with navigation and manipulate objects. This version of Atlas is about 5' 9" tall (about a head shorter than the DRC Atlas) and weighs 180 lbs.

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