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DARPA Launches Program to Develop Microrobots for Disaster Response

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a new program designed to develop micro- to millirobots for disaster response uses. The SHort-Range Independent Microrobotic Platforms program will involve research encompassing actuator materials, mechanisms and power storage needed to create functional microrobots, DARPA said Tuesday. The agency seeks to address the lack …

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NGA Seeks Geospatial Image Colorization Algorithm

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has announced a $15,000 prize competition meant to produce an algorithm for automatic image colorization. The agency said Wednesday the contest posted on challenge.gov is intended to generate an algorithm that facilitates a 10-hour autonomous implementation of color in 10-gigapixel panchromatic images. Christy Monaco, NGA director …

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NASA Completes Ground-Based Laser Tests of ICESat-2’s Altimeter System

NASA has completed the ground-based laser testing of the ICESat-2 satellite’s altimeter instrument at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The completion of the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System‘s testing sets ICESat-2 for launch on Sept. 12., the space agency said Tuesday. Previously, Northrop Grumman integrated the ATLAS with a spacecraft bus built to serve as the instrument’s …

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Michael Kratsios: White House Eyes Industry, Academic Partnerships for AI R&D

Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios has said the federal government wants agencies to collaborate with companies and academic organizations on artificial intelligence research and development efforts, FedScoop reported Tuesday. “The federal government spends about $150-plus billion a year on R&D and it’s critical that we prioritize AI as a research …

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Army Seeks Commercial Warfighting Tech Under New Public-Private Teaming Challenge

The U.S. Army seeks proposals for advanced warfighting technologies from small and non-traditional defense entities as part of an effort that aims to encourage public-private teaming in developing new offerings for the service branch. The Army said in a notice that the Army Expeditionary Technology Search or xTechSearch competition aims to boost innovations …

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