robotic Archive

internetGiant satellites in high low-earth orbit to provide internet directly to smartphones

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Rob Hoyt of Tethers Unlimited presented “In-Space Recycling and Manufacturing” at the Future In-Space Operations (FISO) Working Group Presentations. The FISO (Future In-Space Operations) Telecon Series hosts the presentations. As of August 2015, Dan Dumbacher, former Deputy AA of HEOMD …

droneUS Strategic Command General thinks there is potential and some movement towards North Korean denuclearization

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General John Hyten says the prospects for the potential denuclearization of North Korea are moving in a positive direction since the Singapore summit. He is the Commander, United States Strategic Command. USSTRATCOM is responsible for strategic deterrence, global strike, and …

canadaGiant spider battles dragon for robot supremacy

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La Machine created a giant robot spider and a giant robot dragon and they battled on the streets of Ottawa, Canada Long Ma, the half-dragon / half-horse creature, stands at 36 feet high, weighs 45 tons, breathes smoke and fire, …

buildingsIn Situ processing lets researchers preview results of long run exascale simulations as they are running

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The SENSEI in situ processing project takes aim at a set of research challenges for enabling scientific knowledge discovery within the context of in situ processing at extreme-scale concurrency. This work is motivated by a widening gap between FLOPs and …

darpaShips and Planes that dominate the US Military budget until 2030

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The US has been Spending between $150-220 billion per year on military modernization. This does not include war budgets for MRAPs or field armor upgrades. Many programs were canceled because of cost overruns or other reasons which meant less of …

artificial intelligenceChinese J-20 production version spotted

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The fourth low production rate copy of the Chinese J-20 stealth fighter has been spotted The J-20 will fly at up to 1305 mph The appearance of LRIP aircraft suggests that the type is nearing introduction into service with the …

armyRice makes light-driven nanosubmarines

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Each of the single-molecule, 244-atom submersibles built in the Rice lab of chemist James Tour has a motor powered by ultraviolet light. With each full revolution, the motor’s tail-like propeller moves the sub forward 18 nanometers. And with the motors …

carWar and Peacetime Profiteering Update – Gerald Ford Aircraft Carriers over budget, years behind schedule and technologically doomed on arrival

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The Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier is now $6 billion over budget and will fall years behind schedule. The program is now $6 billion over budget, according to a review by McCain’s staff. And while the lead ship is expected …

carGranular gel as a 3D writing medium to create fragile and complex things like artificial jelly fish and can write and grow living tissue cells

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University of Florida Researcher Angelini came up with the idea to use microscopic hydrogel particles as a medium for 3-D printing of soft matter. These particles are 99.8 percent water and 20 times smaller than the diameter of a human …

asiaArmed Robotic ground vehicles patrolling Israeli borders

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Israel has unmanned ground vehicles that can carry remote-controled weapons and sensors for surveillance missions for patroling the Gazan border. The Tomcar-based Guardium, produced by Israeli defense company G-NIUS Autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicles, has spent the past six years patrolling …