Last Saturday, everyone waited with bated breadth to see if American Pharoah would win the Triple Crown. At the same time, under the California sun, 23 teams competed in the ultimate robotic contest — the DARPA’s Robotics Challenge (DRC). It should come as no surprise that a South Korean team won the $2 million grand prize, as South Korea is […]
A team of researchers at MIT have created a 70-pound cheetah robot that can run and jump on its own power. Developers hope the mechanics behind the battery-powered animal will help in the creation of new prosthetics and other technologies.
Creepy robots, jetpack bodysuits, advanced weapons, prostheses … All very different, yet all tied together by one entity — DARPA, or the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA was created by Dwight D. Eisenhower after the Soviet Union surprised the U.S. with the launch of the Sputnik satellite in 1958.
There is a lot of talk about robots replacing human jobs, but what happens when robots replace themselves? Meet Valkyrie, NASA’s new advanced humanoid “superhero” robot that may one day be used to explore Mars ahead of humans—we are way past chimps. Valkyrie was designed by NASA scientists to compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge […]