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  • spokesperson
  • Any designs are welcome provided they are compatible with shared human-robot environments, compatible with human tools, and compatible with human operators so that a human without expertise in robotics can give commands and confidently anticipate the response," said a DARPA spokesperson. (mashable.com)
  • researchers
  • The White House's $100 million 'Brain Initiative' is set to unveil the progress government researchers have made in restoring the memory of injured brains. (blogspot.com)
  • Now a group of researchers from Purdue claim they've found the right manufacturing process to produce those types of devices en masse. (flipboard.com)
  • Rather than simulate the firing and spiking of a bunch of neurons in software on massive clusters of computer chips, MIT researchers have created a digital chip with analog properties that emulates the flow of ions between connected brain cells and therefore can directly simulate how neurons actually fire across their synapses. (theregister.co.uk)
  • While other researchers have created chips that emulate the synaptic firing, this one can emulate the ion flows underlying the firing, and therefore do a better job simulating neurons. (theregister.co.uk)
  • Interestingly, there is a whole class of researchers who think that endo-cannabinoids, which have a structure similar to THC - the active ingredient in the pot you never inhaled - and which are involved in many brain functions including appetite, pain suppression, and memory, are affiliated with LTD. First, I knew my brain made its own opiates, but I did not know it made its own pot. (theregister.co.uk)
  • The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded UC Berkeley $21.6 million over four years to create a window into the brain through which researchers - and eventually physicians - can monitor and activate thousands to millions of individual neurons using light. (berkeley.edu)
  • UC Berkeley researchers have for the first time reconstructed the whisker map a mouse creates of its surroundings in order to navigate its world, catch insects and avoid cats. (berkeley.edu)
  • With partial funding from DARPA, researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) discover how to "see" around corners with. (sociable.co)
  • 2016
  • And more offers were made to first-generation college students and underrepresented minority students than in 2016-17. (berkeley.edu)
  • insects
  • Insects are just amazing fliers compared to anything we can build at that scale," said lead engineer Michel Maharbiz in and interview with WIRED. (entrynews.com)
  • Researches have created remote-controlled crawling insects before, forcing a bug's legs to move by electrically stimulating its muscles. (entrynews.com)
  • This project is, according to DARPA, "aimed at developing tightly coupled machine-insect interfaces by placing micro-mechanical systems [MEMS] inside the insects during the early stages of metamorphosis. (organicconsumers.org)
  • In other words, micro-electronics are inserted at the pupal stage of metamorphosis so that they can be integrated into the insects' bodies as they develop, creating living robots that can be remotely controlled after the insect emerges from its cocoon. (organicconsumers.org)
  • satellites
  • Straight from a possible sci-fi/horror movie mashup, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) wants to harvest components from dead, non-working "zombie" satellites to build new ones in space, all done remotely via a grasping, mechanical arm. (universetoday.com)
  • 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)
  • The goal of the Phoenix program is to develop and demonstrate technologies to cooperatively harvest and re-use valuable components from retired, nonworking satellites in GEO and demonstrate the ability to create new space systems at greatly reduced cost. (universetoday.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)
  • A new program established by DARPA is looking to build a spaceplane that is able to launch satellites into orbit. (redorbit.com)
  • 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)
  • Consortium For Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS) envisions consensus-based technical standards that would encourage responsible on-orbit commercial servicing operations Recent technological advances have made the longstanding dream of on-orbit robotic servicing of satellites a near-term possibility. (robotglobe.org)
  • Seeks
  • Tern, a joint program between DARPA and the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research (ONR), seeks to greatly increase the effectiveness of forward-deployed small-deck ships such as destroyers and frigates by enabling them to serve as mobile launch and recovery sites for specially designed unmanned air systems (UASs). (robotglobe.org)
  • autonomous
  • kenmacken]'s ultimate goal is to eventually remove the radio control to build a fully autonomous self-driving car, and you can see some initial experimenting with GPS waypoint driving at the end of his tutorial. (hackaday.com)
  • program manager
  • This challenge is going to test supervised autonomy in perception and decision-making, mounted and dismounted mobility, dexterity, strength and endurance in an environment designed for human use but degraded due to a disaster," said DARPA program manager Gill Pratt. (mashable.com)
  • These types of wounds are complicated to treat for a number of reasons, plus there is a time factor associated with this type of injury that is relatively greater than other types of injuries," said Brian Holloway, DARPA program manager for the Wound Stasis System. (stripes.com)
  • disaster
  • In addition to the main challenge, individuals and teams will have the opportunity to contribute to open-source development of a disaster Simulator Platform (details of which will be made available in a future announcement). (mashable.com)
  • goal
  • 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)
  • mobile
  • If you want to build a reliable mobile wallet service, you should probably avoid being hacked before you launch. (flipboard.com)
  • To enable the "mobile battlefield Network", DARPA is developing the Multifunctional On-the-Move Secure Adaptive Integrated Communications (MOSAIC). (defense-update.com)
  • systems
  • One integrating focus has been the development of core technologies for coordination and control of large-scale, multi-actor systems, and their application to domains spanning transportation, manufacturing, logistics, mission planning, and energy systems. (cmu.edu)
  • 3D Systems' solutions enable the design and manufacturing of consolidated parts for increased productivity and improved product lifespans. (3dsystems.com)
  • 3D Systems' solutions enable end-use parts to be manufactured on demand, allowing overhead to shrink and productivity to soar. (3dsystems.com)
  • Discover 3D Systems' solutions for tool and die manufacturing to maximize productivity. (3dsystems.com)
  • A contemporaneously-written technical description of the worm makes clear that Morris went to some trouble to get his program running on other people's systems, that it tried to do so with stealth and that it used the then-novel technique of a stack buffer overflow to get itself running. (zdnet.com)
  • SyNAPSE
  • What Rachmuth and his fellow boffins at MIT and UT have figured out how to do is to create a circuit that allows for current to flow through the transistors in an analog fashion, just like the ions in the ion channel in a synapse. (theregister.co.uk)
  • By simulating the ion flows directly, the synapse chip made by MIT will be able to test theories about how LTP and LTD occur. (theregister.co.uk)
  • compete
  • MRAM researcher Everspin has signed a new agreement to build 40nm MRAM with GlobalFoundries, but will the chips ever hit densities that compete with NAND flash? (extremetech.com)
  • possible
  • One thread of current research focuses on algorithms for constructing robust plans and schedules, which capture sets of possible execution futures and anticipate executional uncertainty. (cmu.edu)
  • full
  • Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life's great moments. (flipboard.com)
  • I said this before in the America's Assassination Problem thread where this was linked, but I made it about 2/3 of the way through that video before I had a full on panic attack. (metafilter.com)
  • kenmacken] demonstrates how to do both, by building himself a full-size 1:1 RC car. (hackaday.com)
  • orbit
  • The satlets would attach themselves to the antenna or solar array of a non-functional satellite, remove the part and move it to a different orbit where a satellite servicing spacecraft is waiting to robotically operate on and build a new satellite while in orbit. (universetoday.com)
  • At that point, one or more expendable upper stages would separate and deploy a satellite into Low Earth Orbit," DARPA said when announcing the program. (redorbit.com)
  • science
  • Many of these theories have been inspired by works of science fiction, from sources such as H.G. Wells' The Island of Dr. Moreau , which tells the story of an inspired, but mad, scientist who creates sentient beings from animals via vivisection, and the Planet of the Apes movie franchise, which depicts the genetic engineering of apes by humans, leading to an ape revolution unseating human dominance on Earth. (disinfo.com)
  • University
  • Through a DARPA-funded program, scientists at the University of California invented a tiny rig that connects to an insect's brain and flight muscles. (entrynews.com)
  • unless, of course, you are the University of Bristol's Dan Lunt, who has created a climate simulation of J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings . (slashdot.org)
  • DARPA created the CERT/CC (CERT Coordination Center) at Carnegie Mellon University to deal with such incidents in the future. (zdnet.com)
  • picture
  • Mice, unlike cats and dogs, are able to move their whiskers to map out their surroundings, much as humans use their fingers to build a 3D picture of a darkened room. (berkeley.edu)
  • computer
  • We wouldn't be surprised if this Apple I (which is still in fully working order, incidentally) sells for over $1 million, making it by far the most expensive computer relic in the world. (extremetech.com)
  • years
  • Some people speculate that Ivanov was given the task of creating an army of half-human, half-ape super soldiers by Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin, but evidence also suggests that Ivanov struggled throughout the years to continue conducting his research, and that Soviet support of his efforts was motivated more by their desire to prove an atheistic-Darwinist model for the evolution of life on Earth. (disinfo.com)
  • If someone improves upon [our polymer] in five, 10, 15, 20 years from now, this animal model will be the way testing and refinements are made to our product. (stripes.com)
  • After years of research, trials, and major funding, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is able to use a. (sociable.co)
  • For the past 50 years, work by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) - the Pentagon's blue skies research outfit - has led to some of the most lethal weaponry in the U.S. arsenal: from Hellfire-missile-equipped Predator drones and stealth fighters and bombers to Tomahawk cruise missiles and Javelin portable "fire and forget" guided missiles. (organicconsumers.org)
  • efforts
  • However, multiple contracts are normal in DARPA efforts of this type. (theregister.co.uk)
  • The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has recently created a new grant program called Prophecy that is geared towards investigations into how viruses might evolve in order to improve efforts by biopharmaceuticals to head off health threats. (bioprepwatch.com)
  • In the first half of the 20th century, Russian biologist Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov conducted numerous experiments in hybridization, including efforts to create a human-ape hybrid. (disinfo.com)
  • device
  • Imagine a smartphone-sized device that creates a real-time 3D virtual window into your internal organs when you hold it up to your body - at a much higher resolution than conventional ultrasonography. (extremetech.com)
  • national
  • Our national security is vulnerable to natural and man-made disasters and there are often limitations to what humans can accomplish to help remedy these situations or mitigate further damage. (federaljack.com)
  • DARPA is building an Artificial Intelligence Exploration (AIE) program to turn machines into "collaborative partners" for US national defense. (sociable.co)
  • world
  • 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)
  • Whether mastering 3D digitization and design or critical aspects of manufacturing, surgery and more, students equipped with real world skills are real world ready. (3dsystems.com)
  • research
  • The first stage of Ballston mixed-use mega-project Founders Square , a 13-story 350,000- square-foot office building at 675 North Randolph, is now complete, with the first (and only) tenant, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), now taking possession of the property. (blogspot.com)
  • DARPA, a secretive federal intelligence and research agency that, according to some reports, invented everything from the internet to GPS, was formerly headquartered down the road on Fairfax Drive in Virginia Square, and almost left the state on the recommendation of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission in 2005. (blogspot.com)
  • Focused on soldiers who have lost recollection of certain events due to traumatic brain injuries, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has been working on implants that allow for the restoration of memory. (blogspot.com)
  • Increasingly, my research has emphasized planning and scheduling problems that are inherently distributed and require mechanisms for coordinated decision-making by multiple agents. (cmu.edu)
  • This was an extensive program of faked results ( see this post at Retraction Watch from 2013, when the Office of Research Integrity made its report on the case). (sciencemag.org)
  • The research team needed to make sure the foam didn't mix or move with surging blood. (stripes.com)
  • But, as he pointed out, Robert Michelson, a principal research engineer, emeritus at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, laid out "on behalf of DARPA" some of the obstacles that remain. (organicconsumers.org)
  • Defense
  • Han said he initially accidentally mixed human blood with rabbit blood making the potential vaccine appear to increase an immune defense against HIV, the virus that can cause AIDS. (sciencemag.org)
  • Initially, the fastest defense against the worm is is to create a directory called /usr/tmp/sh. (zdnet.com)
  • Director
  • We're in the very final stages of completion of 675 North Randolph, the new DARPA headquarters," said Kevin Shooshan, Director of Leasing at the Shooshan Company. (blogspot.com)
  • The most successful and useful robots would do both via natural interaction with humans in shared environments," said DARPA Acting Director, Dr. Kaigham Gabriel. (mashable.com)
  • attempts
  • Social media companies like Twitter and Reddit have made many failed attempts at cracking down on bullies. (sophos.com)
  • million
  • Developer The Shooshan Company now has a clear runway to break ground on the next phase of the five-building, 1.2 million-square-foot complex, the 17-story, 257-unit residential building at 4000 Wilson Boulevard. (blogspot.com)
  • DARPA is paying $14.7 million a year on their lease. (blogspot.com)
  • The 1.2 million square foot Founders Square project, designed by RTKL Associates , is also slated to include a 183-room Marriott Residence Inn at 650 North Quincy, and a 420,000-square-foot office building at 4040 Wilson Blvd. (blogspot.com)
  • help
  • The L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising, with a staff of highly skilled and experienced college advisers, is here to help you make the best choices for your academic career and get the most out of your time at Berkeley. (berkeley.edu)
  • technical
  • DARPA scheduled an XS-1 Proposers' Day back in November last year, where it looked for technical proposals for how to best develop and implement the new program. (redorbit.com)
  • sure
  • Let's see - DARPA (who brought us email, the Internet and a few other minor inventions) has made sure their newest agency building is located on the Metro line, whereas the Army's newest building in Alexandria is creating traffic jams up and down that stretch of I-95, being nowhere near a Metro stop. (blogspot.com)
  • This new tech would, I'm sure, make for quite a selfie. (extremetech.com)
  • They don't make baby poop like they did in 1926, that's for sure. (freedomsphoenix.com)
  • Facebook
  • The built-in tools that Facebook offers to business pages and advertisers are robust and detailed. (flipboard.com)
  • Facebook similarly dismissed privacy concerns when a Harvard student created a tool called Marauder's Map , which tracked the location of contacts on Facebook Messenger. (sophos.com)
  • second
  • DARPA] is in the process of accepting the building, and transferring over floor by floor, a process which will go on the next few months, probably into the second quarter of 2012. (blogspot.com)
  • And second, of course these endo-cannabinoids make you hungry and forget stuff - like the fact that you already knew that before you started designing the chip. (theregister.co.uk)
  • Company
  • So King linked up with Massachusetts biomaterial products company Arsenal Medical Inc. to create an injectable foam that would stop internal bleeding. (stripes.com)