All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Robotics’

International Defence Training Journal 33:2 2016

Volume 33, Issue 2 is available here: MS&T Journal 33:2 2016 NOTE: If you have trouble getting to the page by clicking on the link, in Windows Explorer you can right-click on the link and select “Go to copied address” to get to the page, or use the following in your browser: http://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?i=302017&ver=html5&p=4&utm_campaign=MS%26T+Magazine&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=30290148&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9hlRKIyhw2SZf3cWg1306XRmjuhDHtK3Yfybjbu4wv8kEvK__TNyG5zLY0rsYd_Lyt6TAGwAKKAFHe1kCUB65Fk6CNXg&_hsmi=30290148#{“page”:0,”issue_id”:302017}

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25 teams in finals for DARPA’s high-risk robotics challenge

by Kevin McCaney, Defense Systems, March 9, 2015 “The field is set for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Robotics Challenge (http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/Releases/2015/03/05.aspx), which has now grown to 25 teams from seven countries in what has become perhaps the most anticipated—and most difficult—robotics competition ever. The teams will compete June 5-6 at Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., in a variety of disaster-response …

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Pentagon issues call for drones that hunt like wolf packs

by Mark Pomerleau, 22 January 2015, DefenseSystems Faced with increasing shortfalls for operations involving existing unmanned aircraft systems, commonly known as drones, the military has called on industry experts to help overcome chinks in the current UAS operational armor. DARPA, the Defense Department’s research arm, has issued a special notice inviting interested and capable parties to participate in meetings aimed …

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DARPA Broad Agency Announcement for Algorithms for Small Drone Autonomy

Article found at: http://fcw.com/blogs/the-spec/2015/01/birds-bees-and-darpa-drones.aspx?s=fcwdaily_150115 Birds do it, bees do it, now DARPA wants drones to do it Image courtesy of www.darpa.mil: a small UAV charts a course through a collapsed building. DARPA wants small UAVs that can “quickly navigate a labyrinth of rooms, stairways and corridors or other obstacle-filled environments without a remote pilot.” WHAT: The Defense Advanced Research Projects …

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Navy’s widgets enable control of multiple unmanned vehicles

Appearing in Defense Systems, Kevin McCaney, Nov 19, 2014 “With the proliferation of unmanned vehicles, the Defense Department has been trying to simplify how they’re controlled while multiplying the number and types of vehicles that can be controller from one display. Most unmanned vehicles have dedicated, proprietary controllers, and as the number of drones in use increase, the number of …

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Autonomous Boats

ONR stages international competition for autonomous boats: http://defensesystems.com/articles/2014/10/20/onr-maritime-robotx-challenge.aspx Navy takes another step in developing drone boats: http://fcw.com/articles/2014/10/14/navy-swarm-boats.aspx?s=fcwdaily_151014 Navy puts autonomous “swarmboats” into action: http://defensesystems.com/articles/2014/10/05/onr-navy-autonomous-swarm-boats.aspx?s=ds_081014 (with linked video — very interesting)

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DefenseSystems: Could smarter robots turn against their masters?

By Kevin McCaney, May 21, 2014 The Pentagon is putting a lot of chips on sophisticated autonomous systems making up a sizable chunk of the future military—in the air, on the ground, at sea and within the cyber realm. Unmanned vehicles, humanoid robots and other machines are seen as a way to account for a shrinking human force, save money …

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Defense News — Drones with a hive mentality

Pentagon wants teamwork out of drones DARPA’s program could let unmanned aircraft work around the contested airspace and spectrum likely in future conflicts. See http://defensesystems.com/articles/2014/03/31/darpa-code-autonomous-drone-squadron.aspx?s=ds_020414

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Navy’s robot will interact with sailors, fight fires aboard ship

Navy’s robot will interact with sailors, fight fires aboard ship NRL and researchers from Virginia Tech and Penn recently demonstrated a humanoid robot, SAFFiR, that can work side-by-side with firefighters. http://defensesystems.com/articles/2014/03/25/nrl-saffir-shipboard-firefighting-robot.aspx?s=ds_260314

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Video: Medical Robotics Lecture

Video link to IEEE RAS 10Dec09 meeting at UCSC.  Includes some discussion of robotics in medicine to include human-in-the-loop surgical devices with simulation capability.  There is an example of recording suturing by students with robotic arms to determine level of proficiency.  Another example describes military medical research for remotely performing surgery with robots on the battlefield via data link passed …

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