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National Guard Seeks to Further Robot Applications

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The U.S. National Guard looks to further implement the use of robots in missions, adding to the number of robotic applications observed in the force. The National Guard already employs robots for engineering, explosive disposal, chemical threat detection and reconnaissance, the U.S. Army said Tuesday.

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DARPA Launches Program to Develop Microrobots for Disaster Response

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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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Army Demos Modular Detection, Response System Robots; Chuck Shoemaker Comments

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The U.S. Army has tested autonomous robots to show how unmanned systems interact with and help commanders establish beyond line-of-sight communications. Two modular detection and response system robots performed autonomous navigation during the demonstration at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, the Army said Tuesday. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics …

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Matthew Way: Army, JIEDDO Assess Commercial Systems During Culvert IED Detection Event

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Twenty companies have demonstrated technologies that are built to detect improvised explosive devices at the U.S. military’s Culvert Denial Challenge event, Defense News reported Friday. Paul McCleary writes the Army Research Laboratory and the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization evaluated unmanned ground and aerial anti-IED systems during the competition …

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NASA to Back Up ISS Robots with Google-Built Smartphones; Chris Provencher Comments

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NASA plans to install Google-developed mobile devices with three-dimensional sensors into robots that perform routines inside the International Space Station, Reuters reported Monday. Noel Randewich writes Google’s smartphones will serve as “brains and eyes” for the Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites robots. NASA intends for the SPHERES machines to …

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Todd Park: Firms, Universities Collaborate to Develop Cyber-Physical Emergency Response System

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A group of private companies and universities has designed a technological framework that aims to link computational and physical tools for use in emergency response activities, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Rebecca Carroll writes that business and academic organizations have partnered to create a smart emergency response system through a competition designed …

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