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Coming, drones controlled by smart phones

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 19:29

The US is developing a military drone capable of assisting troops while avoiding hostile threats on the ground, such as ambushes and improvised explosive devices or IEDs.

Maybe not sci-fi, but robots readied for big tests

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 18:23

The real world has not caught up yet with "Star Wars" and its talking, thinking robots, but some of the most sophisticated units that exist are heading to Florida this week for a Defense Department-sponsored competition.

DARPA unveils humanoid robot

Last Updated: Saturday, July 13, 2013, 19:38

The US military has unveiled one of its most-advanced humanoid robots known as Atlas, which was created to assist in future emergency situations, the American Forces Press Service reported.

US Army seeks new technology to replace GPS

Last Updated: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 15:33

The US Army is working to limit its dependence on GPS by developing the next generation of navigation technology, including a tiny autonomous chip, the director of the Pentagon`s research agency said Wednesday.

`Mass mobilization through social media has high risk of failure`

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 09, 2013, 12:40

The strategy of using social media for coordinating people in critical situations has high risk of failure, a study has said.

Pentagon-backed `bat drone` ready for deployment

Last Updated: Sunday, March 17, 2013, 16:09

A new Pentagon-backed autonomous "bat drone", that can use a long claw to pluck objects off of the ground, is ready for deployment.

Now, robot that runs faster than Usain Bolt!

Last Updated: Friday, September 07, 2012, 16:45

Faster than the fastest man ever born, a Pentagon-funded robot, dubbed Cheetah, clocked 28.3mph to beat its own record.

DARPA releases cause of hypersonic glider anomaly

Last Updated: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 08:41

An unmanned hypersonic glider likely aborted its 13,000 mph flight over the Pacific Ocean last summer because unexpectedly large sections of its skin peeled off.

Passwords could soon be obsolete

Last Updated: Monday, March 19, 2012, 19:00

DARPA’s purpose is to sponsor “revolutionary, high-payoff research” for military use.

US` hypersonic weapon can hit targets in an hour

Last Updated: Friday, November 18, 2011, 13:30

A hypersonic weapon prototype belonging to the US Army which travels at several times the speed of sound was successfully test fired on Nov 17.

Pentagon looks for weapons to wage cyber warfare

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 08, 2011, 08:35

The Pentagon`s researchers plan to bolster their efforts to create offensive weapons for use in cyber warfare, reflecting a growing concern over digital threats, US officials have said.

Contact lost with hypersonic glider after launch

Last Updated: Friday, August 12, 2011, 19:29

An unmanned hypersonic glider developed for U.S. defense research into super-fast global strike capability was lost after the experimental craft began flying on its own.