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DARPA is working on 100 Gbps wireless technology with 120-mile range

DARPA is working on 100 Gbps wireless technology with 120-mile range

DARPA works with some the most insanely cool projects for the military and other uses in the world. Some of the coolest projects that DARPA works on have to do with robotics and aircraft, but DARPA has many other projects in the works as well. One of those other projects is work that recently began on the development of a wireless communication system capable of 100 Gbps data transfers with a range of 124 miles.

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DARPA Cheetah robot runs 28.3 mph: There is no escape

DARPA Cheetah robot runs 28.3 mph: There is no escape

The gang over at DARPA likes to work on some really wild projects from time to time. The part that impresses me the most about some of the wild projects DARPA works on or funds is that the researchers actually get many of them to work. One of the things that DARPA has been pushing hard on is robotics in an attempt to design robots for the military and other applications.

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DARPA kickstarts research into robot Viagra

DARPA kickstarts research into robot Viagra

Researchers at DARPA are working on robots with hugely increased power efficiency, chasing human-style actuation that would prolong battery life and significantly extend robotic runtime. The M3 Actuation program has set an ambitious 2,000-percent increase in power-transmission and application in robots, improving performance not only in areas like search & rescue and drones, but advanced prosthetic limbs and other fields.

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DARPA to get prototype dual focus contact lenses for testing

DARPA to get prototype dual focus contact lenses for testing

DARPA will be taking possession of a new set of prototype contact lenses that could be available to the public as early as 2014. DARPA will be testing the lenses, which can be paired with a compact heads-up display to allow images to be projected onto the lenses of the glasses. DARPA hopes that contact lenses will help increase the situational awareness of soldiers on the battlefield.

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Latest DARPA Grand Challenge is for humanoid robots

Latest DARPA Grand Challenge is for humanoid robots

DARPA has issued another Grand Challenge and this time it's for humanoid robots. The details aren't final just yet for the competition. However, unofficial details on the competition are available. These unofficial details come from Dr. Gill Pratt's talk at DTRA Industry Day. According to his details, the challenge is for preferably bipedal robots.

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DARPA director jumps ship to Google

DARPA director jumps ship to Google

Regina Dugan, current director of DARPA, is leaving the government body to assume an as of yet unannounced position at Google. Google confirmed the move this morning, saying “Regina is a technical pioneer who brought the future of technology to the military during her time at DARPA”, and that she would “be a real asset to Google”.

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