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  • boffins
  • The only people genuinely likely to be upset by this prospect would seem to be the rival DARPA-funded boffins engaged in developing the rocketfuelled, steam-powered cybernetic arm . (theregister.co.uk)
  • The bonkers bad-boy battle boffins of DARPA eat breakfast every day at the Unfeasible Diner, frequently lunch at the Quite Possibly Unnecessary Hotel, occasionally take their aperitifs at the Unforeseen Consequences Saloon - and now and then get thrown out of the Step Too Far Club late at night. (theregister.co.uk)
  • WIRED
  • DARPA, at the behest of the US Department of Defense, is developing a black box brain implant - an implant that will be wired into a soldier's brain and record their memories. (extremetech.com)
  • Aims
  • Through the Restoring Active Memory program, DARPA aims to better understand the underlying neurological basis of memory loss and speed the development of innovative therapies. (redorbit.com)
  • The program aims to build a fully reusable unmanned hypersonic vehicle that DARPA said would be like providing "aircraft-like access to space. (redorbit.com)
  • Soldiers
  • By understanding sensory substitution, the process by which one sense takes over to interpret stimuli if another sense is damaged, DARPA can speed up the recovery process for brain-damaged soldiers. (wired.com)
  • Sharon Weinberger over at WIRED's Danger Room , has learned that DARPA is now accepting applications for a new "smart tape" sensor patch to monitor the health of soldiers on and off of the battlefield. (medgadget.com)
  • contracts
  • Over the past two months, Darpa, has awarded nine contracts totaling $49 million for its Integrity and Reliability of Integrated Circuits (IRIS) program to check for compromised chips. (wired.com)
  • Offerors will be required to authenticate into the SSIP (via the DARPA Extranet) to retrieve their source selection decision notice, to request debriefings, and to upload reports (awarded contracts only). (osd.mil)
  • However, multiple contracts are normal in DARPA efforts of this type. (theregister.co.uk)
  • Brains
  • First it was monkeys capable of mind control , and now DARPA wants to take it another step forward: they're seeking bids for proposals that would map primate brains . (wired.com)
  • weapon
  • DARPA plans to buy a second Hellads high-energy laser system from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI), to provide to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for the demonstration of a laser weapon system against targets relevant to surface ships. (aviationweek.com)
  • Unusually for a DARPA program, LRASM has been structured to deliver a development-ready "advanced prototype" weapon to the Navy and Air Force -- sufficiently mature to move rapidly into an acquisition program to meet what some see as the dire need for a new anti-ship missile to replace the decades-old Harpoon, now woefully outclassed by systems fielded by Russia, China and now India. (aviationweek.com)
  • Program Manager
  • The start of the Restoring Active Memory program marks an exciting opportunity to reveal many new aspects of human memory and learn about the brain in ways that were never before possible," said DARPA Program Manager Justin Sanchez . (redorbit.com)
  • We want to build off of proven technologies to create a reliable, cost-effective space delivery system with one-day turnaround," Jess Sponable , DARPA program manager heading XS-1, said in a statement. (redorbit.com)
  • Chris White, DARPA program manager, said, "Making our open source catalog available increases the number of experts who can help quickly develop relevant software for the government. (slashdot.org)
  • robot
  • Shortly after DARPA commissioned Boston Dynamics to build its BigDog autonomous legged robot, the agency decided it should broaden its research to include a likewise legged device that was aware of its environment and deliberately placed its feet to avoid falling. (scientificamerican.com)
  • DARPA is looking for its mini-legged robot to cross progressively difficult terrain at increased speeds. (scientificamerican.com)
  • In the first phase, which began in late 2005, DARPA asked six teams of roboticists-from Carnegie Mellon University, the Florida University System's Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, the University of Southern California and the University of Pennsylvania-to improve on the same basic quadruped robot platform , which DARPA paid Boston Dynamics more than $1.6 million to design, build and support. (scientificamerican.com)
  • One thing DARPA will not do is commission a remote-controlled legged robot, which the agency believes would be impossible for one person to manage. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Earlier this year, DARPA gave us Cheetah, a four-legged robot that broke the robot land speed record by hitting 18 mph on a treadmill. (slate.com)
  • Now comes a DARPA-funded machine that proudly embraces the opposite end of the robot swiftness spectrum. (slate.com)
  • bots
  • Teams not only benefitted from accuracy but also speed, as DARPA awarded extra points to team who guessed all the bots before the end of the challenge. (thenextweb.com)
  • forth
  • In an August 2003 article, Los Angeles Times reporter Charles Pillar noted that DARPA has put forth some of the "most boneheaded ideas ever to spring from the government" - including a "mechanical elephant" that never made it into the jungles of Vietnam and telepathy research that never quite afforded the U.S. the ability to engage in psychic spying. (motherjones.com)
  • Iarpa, the intelligence community's answer to Darpa, has put forth another program to get around the supply-chain vulnerability. (wired.com)
  • Pentagon
  • One need hardly specify that the Pentagon office overseeing the Tom'n'Jerryputer push is DARPA, that reassuring rock of madness in an often tediously mundane techno world. (theregister.co.uk)
  • Famous Pentagon mad-scientist bureau DARPA says it would like some miracle software to help hard-pressed US spooks and military intelligence officers trawl through the massive troves of imagery retrieved from gadgetry seized in the ongoing massive campaign of special-forces raids across southwest Asia. (theregister.co.uk)
  • sensor
  • For example, DARPA would like a high-resolution camera sensor self-destructs when it receives a certain radio signal from military command, preventing it from being used by the enemy. (extremetech.com)
  • goal
  • That's the ultimate goal of a research project, funded by Darpa, the Defense Department's mad science division.We all know plants change their shape. (military.com)
  • A technical goal set by DARPA is for the vehicle to fly 10 times in 10 days while achieving speeds of Mach 10+ at least once. (redorbit.com)
  • and then when I think of satellites that were definitely *not* build with the design goal "disassembly and reuse in space", then "profit for the shareholders" is the only goal of this DARPA scheme that comes to my mind. (universetoday.com)
  • launches
  • DARPA envisions robotically removing and re-using these parts from decommissioned satellites by developing a new class of very small 'satlets,' similar to nano satellites, which could "ride along" other commercial satellite launches, greatly reducing launch costs, DARPA says. (universetoday.com)
  • Innovation
  • According to the CIA's annually-published World Factbook , "the US is the largest single emitter of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels," yet the Environmental Protection Agency's "National Center for Environmental Innovation" is a far cry from a DARPA-like entity. (motherjones.com)
  • The effort, according to DARPA, sought to inspire innovation and creative thought by lowering barriers to entry, and increasing the number of contributors. (redorbit.com)
  • develop
  • Undaunted, DARPA continues to develop high-tech weapons systems for 2025-2050 and beyond - some of them standard fare like your run-of-the-mill. (motherjones.com)
  • phase
  • DARPA, meanwhile, plans to continue funding Lockheed Martin for Phase 3 of the Aero-Adaptive/Aero-Optic Beam Control (ABC) program, intended to allow a self-defense laser on a high-speed fighter to shoot aft and sidewards through the turbulent flowfield behind the laser turret. (aviationweek.com)
  • wants
  • In other words: DARPA wants to understand why neural-recording interfaces are so unreliable, and how failure can be predicted before an amputee is left without the use of an artificial limb. (zdnet.com)
  • years
  • Everyone, Darpa managers assert, could one day carry around an electronic copy of his or her anatomy - maybe as soon as 10 years from now. (wired.com)
  • Hellads is a liquid-cooled, solid-state laser that has been under development for DARPA for several years. (aviationweek.com)
  • make
  • The project Nastic Materials -- is part of a whole range of efforts by Darpa to make materials that act a little like living things. (military.com)
  • target
  • High-energy laser systems are currently limited to a forward field of regard due to turbulent density fluctuations in the aft sector of the turret that severely degrade the laser beam fluence on target," says DARPA. (aviationweek.com)
  • Autonomous guidance should allow the missile to use less-precise cueing data to find its target, and "innovative terminal survivability approaches and precision lethality" to defeat countermeasures and destroy that target, DARPA says. (aviationweek.com)
  • human
  • The new Deka Arm System is designed to better replicate the full range of human function and was developed in conjunction with DARPA. (extremetech.com)
  • projects
  • Darpa has drawn heavy criticism in recent months, particularly among civil libertarians, for controversial projects like the Policy Analysis Market (an online trading floor dealing in the possibility of terrorist attacks), LifeLog (an all-encompassing, uber-diary effort) and Combat Zones that See (a surveillance network designed to put an entire city under watch). (wired.com)
  • DARPA, by comparison, spent about $3 billion on some 200 projects that ranged from space weapons to unmanned aerial vehicles. (motherjones.com)
  • If BigDog is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) dopey but lovable Great Dane, LittleDog is its extremely intelligent-if high-strung-Jack Russell terrier. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Today, DARPA has responded to requests from the research and development community by publishing the DARPA Open Catalog , a website that aggregates source code and other data for all public DARPA-funded projects. (slashdot.org)
  • problem
  • Can Darpa Fix the Cybersecurity 'Problem From Hell? (wired.com)
  • If DARPA can crack the problem of automated image analysis, there would of course be many other applications for the tech than merely trawling through Osama bin Laden's personal gadgets. (theregister.co.uk)
  • launch
  • A new program established by DARPA is looking to build a spaceplane that is able to launch satellites into orbit. (redorbit.com)
  • The addition of a launch capability from surface vessels will require modifications to the missile airframe, design of a booster separation system and development of a hybrid canister for the Navy's vertical launch system, DARPA says. (aviationweek.com)
  • provide
  • DARPA will provide a debriefing to the offeror in accordance with FAR 15.505. (osd.mil)
  • With this setup, DARPA would be able to provide routine daily operations and flights from a wide range of locations with the intent to deploy small satellites into orbit. (redorbit.com)
  • control
  • DARPA, on the back of the US government's BRAIN program, has begun the development of tiny electronic implants that interface directly with your nervous system and can directly control and regulate many different diseases and chronic conditions, such as arthritis, PTSD, inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's disease), and depression. (extremetech.com)
  • You are now leaving the DARPA.mil website that is under the control and management of DARPA. (darpa.mil)
  • Although DARPA may or may not use these sites as additional distribution channels for Department of Defense information, it does not exercise editorial control over all of the information that you may find at these locations. (darpa.mil)
  • University
  • Said Harvard University pathologist Donald Ingber in a 2001 Los Angeles Times article, "DARPA [has] funded things that a lot of people thought were ridiculous, and some that people thought were impossible. (motherjones.com)
  • According to a statement by DARPA , the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) will serve as leaders of a multidisciplinary team tasked with developing and testing electronic interfaces that can sense memory deficits as a result of an injury. (redorbit.com)
  • Sylvain G. Cloutier, PhD, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Delaware (UD), is the university's first recipient of a DARPA Young Faculty Award. (photonics.com)
  • grant
  • The DARPA grant, announced Tuesday, will support research by a group that includes UC Davis engineering professor David Horsley and his colleagues, Xiaoguang "Leo" Liu and Rajeevan Amirtharajah . (bizjournals.com)
  • gave
  • The General from Darpa gave Kamen basically this blue sky order: I want an arm that's so precise that a person could pick up a grape or a raisin and without looking be able to tell the difference. (medgadget.com)
  • type
  • While the potential medical applications are exciting, it's a little creepier to imagine what DARPA might have in mind for this type of machine. (slate.com)
  • military
  • DARPA said the fly-off scenario was conducted on a training site, and simulated a military perch-and-stare reconnaissance mission. (redorbit.com)
  • DARPA said that a design will not be manufactured for further testing in a military exercise, which was originally envisioned for the contest. (redorbit.com)
  • comes
  • News of the award comes courtesy of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), which announced the $570,000 agreement between DARPA and WPI-spawned company CellThera yesterday. (theregister.co.uk)
  • addition
  • Specific DARPA requirements in addition to or that deviate from the DoD Program Solicitation are provided below and reference the appropriate section of the DoD Solicitation. (osd.mil)
  • programs
  • DARPA shut down its "Total Information Awareness" & LifeLog programs after withering criticism about Orwellian violations of privacy. (infowars.com)
  • This week DARPA announced they have awarded funding to two more universities to aid them in launching their programs for restoring active memory. (redorbit.com)