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DARPA’s Transformer Project One Step Closer to Reality

DARPA’s Transformer Project One Step Closer to Reality

Back in April, a project that was originally found in some government documents a year before, broke cover thanks to a PDF document that had been made public. That project was known as the Transformer project, and the idea was to make an amalgamation of the military's Humvee (or any armored truck, for that matter), and a helicopter. Pipe dreams for those at DARPA was the general consensus, but it seems the government agency was very serious about their efforts, and now thanks to an aerospace defense company, the Transformer project is one step closer to becoming a reality.

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DARPA’s Transformer TX Combines Humvee With Helicopter

DARPA’s Transformer TX Combines Humvee With Helicopter

DARPA is one of those agencies that must have a room filled with geniuses, all sitting around trying to come up with the latest and greatest in technology and equipment. Of course, we don't think they get to see the most recent science-fiction movies, and that's why these ideas seem to always feel a little too reminiscent of something we've seen before, but we won't hold that against them. This time around, they've got something planned that will bring together the military's juggernaut vehicle, the Humvee, and combine it with something like a helicopter. Or a hover craft. Or just a flying car from Sim City 2000.

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Exclusive video walkthrough DARPA Challenge-winning Chevy Tahoe self-driving vehicle!

Exclusive video walkthrough DARPA Challenge-winning Chevy Tahoe self-driving vehicle!

General Motors (GM) showcased one of its latest projects – a vehicle that can operate without a driver. GM indicates vehicles that can park and drive themselves will give passengers the ability to multi-task and will also help reduce traffic congestion, save energy and reduce emissions.

The SlashGear team is about to be driven in the world’s first ever self-driving vehicle. The Chevy Tahoe self-driving car won the DARPA Challenge.

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The future of CPUs developed with $15m of DARPA’s cash

The future of CPUs developed with $15m of DARPA’s cash

Not so much something you'll be seeing on the shelves of Best Buy in the next few months, but a sign of the guts of future gadgets and tech-toys: a team at the University of Texas at Austin have managed to craft what they're calling a "supercomputer on a chip".  Unlike conventional multi-core processors, which rely on software being coded specially to take advantage of parallel data pathways, TRIPS (or Tera-op Reliable Intelligently Adaptive Processing System to be official) is a collection of CPU architecture streamlining techniques

Are we ready to embrace robots in everyday life?

Are we ready to embrace robots in everyday life?

Sentient machines have long been considered an inevitable part of our future, and every year we come a little closer to seeing that belief become reality. DARPA has resulted in an impressive array of powerful machines, and researchers across the globe have tasked themselves with ever-improving our mechanical counterparts. Though there's still a long way to go before humanoid bots are working alongside us, the reality of interacting with robots in our everyday life has never been closer, and that poses a serious question: are we ready?

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When Google finishes Skynet, only two will survive

When Google finishes Skynet, only two will survive

Google is building Skynet — that much we know. Robotics, location awareness, even self-driving cars. They’re in your home, in your pocket, and will soon be just about everywhere you turn. So, when the machines become self-aware and begin reasoning outside of interactions with humans, who lives? Two people, and only two people.

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