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Helicopter lands like an insect with DARPA's robotic landing gear

It's got legs and it knows how to use them. A new experiment by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency outfits an unmanned helicopter with legs that can land on uneven surfaces.

By 15 September 2015


DARPA seeks to treat bodies with light, electricity, sound and magnets

As part of its ElectRx program, which seeks to heal by treating the body like the electrical system it is, the government agency has awarded grants to seven teams.

By 10 October 2015


DARPA wants to engineer fake bacteria to patrol the human gut

By building synthetic bacteria that can be taken in pill form, DARPA-funded researchers seek to keep our digestive systems in fighting form.

By 17 June 2015


DARPA Robotics Challenge: Meet the contenders (pictures)

The two-day DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals event kicks off June 5. Here are the 24 robots competing in life-saving events for $2 million.

24 Images By 5 June 2015


DARPA guided bullet changes course mid-air to hit moving targets (Tomorrow Daily 169)

The EXACTO (short for Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordinance) program is tasked with developing a guided bullet for snipers in combat. DARPA just announced they're making progress, but we're a little freaked out by this futuristic firepower.

By 29 April 2015


DARPA just unveiled homing bullets (Tomorrow Daily 169)

Ashley and Khail try to figure out how to make DARPA's new bullets less terrifying, explain how Yahoo Labs is working on bringing biometric scanners to low-cost smartphones, and take a look at the kitchen of the future.

By 29 April 2015


Tricorder-like tech could detect bombs, tumors

Taking on a challenge from DARPA, Stanford scientists create scanning technology similar to the piece of Star Trek gear that's "the holy grail of detection devices."

By 14 November 2015


DARPA video puts you in cockpit of superhero-style combat vehicle

Move over, Batmobile! DARPA is planning a sleek tech-filled vehicle that could give US troops a new edge.

By 9 October 2014


NASA sets the challenge: Get this android Valkyrie ready for Mars

MIT and Northeastern teams will compete to make NASA's 6-foot-tall humanoid robot, also called R5, more useful for space exploration.

By 19 November 2015


Toyota invests $1B to tap Silicon Valley's AI know-how

The automaker hopes its new hub in Palo Alto, California, will develop technology to improve the safety of its vehicles.

By 6 November 2015