Insect-inspired technology to extend battlefield situational awareness

Source: U.S. Army Soldiers’ missions frequently lead them to locations where they must assess the status of structures, and where the presence of threats is not immediately known or easily detectable.These threats include ambushes and chemical and biological threats that… Continue Reading

US military begins research into moral, ethical robots, to stave off Skynet-like apocalypse

Source: Extreme Tech The US Department of Defense, working with top computer scientists, philosophers, and roboticists from a number of US universities, has finally begun a project that will tackle the tricky topic of moral and ethical robots. This multidisciplinary… Continue Reading

Inside the Military’s New Office for Cyborgs:Biological Technology Office

                  Source: Defense One The ability to link human brains to machines, create new life forms and build Star Trek-style disease detectors will be the focus of a new Defense Department office soon. The… Continue Reading

Pentagon to adapt drones to communicate with each other during aerial battles

  Source: USA Today U.S. drones fly with virtual impunity over Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen, firing deadly missiles at targets with little concern the highly effective aircraft will be shot down. Pentagon planners expect such freedom will eventually disappear as… Continue Reading

DARPA’s Newest X-Plane Concepts Are All Robots

          Source: IEEE Spectrum Yesterday, DARPA announced the four companies that’ll be competing to develop a new experimental aircraft that combines the efficiency of an airplane with the versatility of a helicopter. It’ll be something like a V-22… Continue Reading

DARPA’s hot for futuristic helicopter-like delivery drones

Source: CNET In hard-to-reach warzones, it can be near impossible to get supplies to ground soldiers or conduct rescue missions without coming under enemy fire or landing in minefields. Given these logistical issues, the US Department of Defense in its… Continue Reading

Robotic turrets: Corps’ next-gen vehicles could feature remote weapons systems

Source: Army Times Lance Cpl. Dale Means, who deployed to Afghanistan in 2012 with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, was manning the turret on a 7-ton truck when a roadside bomb detonated. Three Marines inside the vehicle — its driver, vehicle… Continue Reading

Deep Future: US Army Studying Replacing Thousands of Grunts with Robots

Source: military times The postwar, sequestration-era US Army is working on becoming “a smaller, more lethal, deployable and agile force,” according to Gen. Robert Cone, head of the service’s Training and Doctrine Command. But just how much smaller might come… Continue Reading

Tiny robots to prowl US-Mexico border’s dark drug tunnels

Source: CSM The nation’s increasingly high-tech battle against drug smuggling along the Southwest border just got another ally: a wireless, compact, camera-equipped robot. Although the military for years has relied on robots for reconnaissance in conflict zones, the technology is… Continue Reading

Developing robots for warfare – Israeli research sees the future battlefield dominated by robots and unmanned devices.

Source: Globes The man, who was among of the throngs of people who filled the event hall of the luxury hotel in the Middle Eastern Arab capital, on a rainy afternoon in January, 2036, did not notice the fly. The… Continue Reading

Future Army: Telepresence Battledroids and Smartguns Will Change Warfare Forever

Source: H Plus Magazine The period from 1500 B.C. to A.D. 100 was a time during which there occurred a genuine revolution in most aspects of people’s existence and organization. It was a period also characterized by a revolution in… Continue Reading

The Next Step For U.S. Special Forces: Cybernetic Exoskeletons

Source: Fast Company The military’s elite special forces will be getting a sneak peek at our future of wearable computing and omnipresent sensors in the most direct way possible: Cybernetic exoskeletons with liquid body armor, night vision capabilities, robotic joint… Continue Reading