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Army Searches for Drone Technology at SOCOM ThunderDrone Event

The U.S. Army and other military branches have scouted for drone and autonomous technology at the U.S. Special Operations Command‘s event which exhibited prototypes and demonstrations of drone, robotics and artificial intelligence technology. The Army said Thursday the ThunderDrone event began September at the SOCOM SOFWERX facility in Ybor City, Florida. Experts from …

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AI, Robotic Tech Firms Ask UN to Help Prevent Autonomous Weapon Misuse

Executives from several robotics and artificial intelligence companies in 26 countries have signed an open letter to the United Nations warning against the potential destabilizing effects of lethal autonomous weapons. Signatories told UN’s Conference of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons in the letter published Monday that terrorists and despots may …

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DoD Lab Day Features More Than 80 Technical Projects

The Defense Department showcased more than 80 technical projects from 63 defense laboratories and warfare and engineering centers during an event held Thursday at the Pentagon Center Courtyard, DoD News reported Thursday. Mary Miller, acting assistant defense secretary for research and engineering, highlighted innovation efforts within the defense laboratory enterprise at the department’s second …

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NASA Develops Folding Robot for Rugged Terrains

NASA has developed an origami-inspired robot designed to fold itself and explore rugged areas deemed “too risky” for rovers. The agency said Tuesday the Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot has been tested in various terrains such as the Mojave Desert in California, a ski resort in Colorado and an active volcano in Antartica. The …

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NIST Develops Subatomic-Scale Motion Detector for Robotic, Natl Security Uses

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has created a tool that works to measure the motion of subatomic particles for potential use in robotic and homeland security operations. NIST said Thursday the plasmonic gap resonator is designed to sense displacements of microscopic bodies which can help detect biological or chemical agents; fine-tune the movement …

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Arati Prabhakar: DARPA Aims to Leverage Space Domain Through Experimental Spaceplane Program, Robotics

Arati Prabhakar, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has said DARPA has launched programs that seek to make the space environment a “real-time operational domain” in support of military missions, intelligence and other national security efforts, DoD News reported Tuesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Prabhakar said at the 4th annual …

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Raj Shah: Defense Innovation Org Seeks National Guard and Reserve Support for Nationwide Expansion Effort

Raj Shah, managing director of the Defense Department‘s Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental organization, said that DIUx will expand its presence nationwide through the help of technology experts from the U.S. military’s National Guard and Reserve components, DoD News reported Thursday. “We have reservists working in technology companies of all sizes [and] …

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