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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...

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09. 05. 2014
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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...

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29. 04. 2014
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A circuit board modeled on the human brain

              Source: Earth Sky Stanford bioengineers have developed a new circuit board modeled on the human brain, possibly opening up new frontiers in robotics and computing. For...

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22. 04. 2014
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DARPA Is Developing The Ultimate Autopilot System

        Source: Fast Company One of the problems the military faces with several decades of working aircraft is that the command interfaces are all slightly different, therefore requiring them to...

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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...

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28. 03. 2014
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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...

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19. 03. 2014
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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...

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11. 02. 2014
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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,...

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04. 02. 2014
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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...

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Transhumanism and War

Source: Institute for ethics &emerging technologies Throughout the transhumanist movement there is a strong belief, that transhuman technology will eventually end all wars and poverty. On the other hand there is a very...

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20. 01. 2014
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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....

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17. 01. 2014
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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...

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

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,...

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05. 11. 2013
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Future Army: Telepresence Battledroids and Smartguns Will Change Warfare Forever

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...

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09. 10. 2013
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The Next Step For U.S. Special Forces: Cybernetic Exoskeletons

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...

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23. 08. 2013
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DARPA: Network of unmanned undersea platforms would assist manned vessels

DARPA: Network of unmanned undersea platforms would assist manned vessels

Source: Phys Org Today’s naval forces rely primarily on highly capable multifunctional manned platforms, such as ships and submarines. Even the most advanced vessel, however, can only be in one place at a...

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16. 08. 2013
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Intelligent wars

Intelligent wars

Source: The News International One area where research is highly secretive and very little details are released to the media is that of robotics and machine intelligence. A very sinister and relatively recent...

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21. 07. 2013
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After Af-Pak, US to deploy drones to fresh frontiers

After Af-Pak, US to deploy drones to fresh frontiers

Source: DC The US is shifting its huge fleet of drones from combat zones in Afghanistan and Pakistan to fresh frontiers, where these planes will spy on a melange of armed groups, drug...

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08. 07. 2013
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Going Under: Elite Navy Units Call on Water-Based Drones

Going Under: Elite Navy Units Call on Water-Based Drones

Source: USN Navy SEALs and other elite units are turning over some of the riskier parts of their jobs to a new underwater drone that is learning to “think and do” more on...

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08. 07. 2013
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DRDO:Unmanned technology will be the focus of future warfare

DRDO:Unmanned technology will be the focus of future warfare

Source: ET Future warfare scenario requires multiple functionality unmannedtechnology with human intelligence interface and ability to coordinate multiple systems in consonance, DRDO Director General Avinash Chander said here today. Space, cyber space and asymmetric dimensions of warfare are assuming greater importance...

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02. 07. 2013
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Israel Defense Forces:Tomorrow’s Wars — No Longer Science Fiction

Israel Defense Forces:Tomorrow’s Wars — No Longer Science Fiction

Source: HS Today What will tomorrow’s wars look like?  What was once considered science fiction is fast becoming a reality. The characteristics of the battlefield of the future will  demand an even faster...

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08. 06. 2013
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India developing robotic soldiers to replace humans in warfare

India developing robotic soldiers to replace humans in warfare

Source: Indian Express With futuristic warfare in mind, India is working to develop robotic soldiers as part of efforts to boost unmanned fighting capabilities, joining a select group of countries in this endeavour....

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15. 04. 2013
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Pain Rays and Robot Swarms: The Radical New War Games the DOD Plays

Pain Rays and Robot Swarms: The Radical New War Games the DOD Plays

Source: Atlantic In the year 2025, a rogue state–long suspected of developing biological weapons–now seems intent on using them against U.S. allies and interests. Anticipating such an event, we have developed a secret...

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09. 04. 2013
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DARPA Building Robots With ‘Real’ Brains

DARPA Building Robots With ‘Real’ Brains

Source: National Defense The next frontier for the robotics industry is to build machines that think like humans. Scientists have pursued that elusive goal for decades, and they believe they are now just...

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DARPA looks to use small ships as drone bases

DARPA looks to use small ships as drone bases

Source: IET The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) wants the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN) programme to combine the strengths of both land- and sea-based approaches to supporting airborne assets. TERN...

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03. 02. 2013
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Nano helicopter drone for UK troops in Afghanistan

Nano helicopter drone for UK troops in Afghanistan

Source: BBC The drones can fly around corners and obstacles to identify potential hidden dangers, the Ministry of Defence said.The Norwegian-designed Black Hornet Nano features a tiny camera and relays video and still...

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28. 01. 2013
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US military plans drone base near Mali: Official

US military plans drone base near Mali: Official

Source: Times of India The US military plans to set up a base for drones in northwest Africa to bolster surveillance of al-Qaida’s affiliate in the region as well as allied Islamist extremists,...

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16. 01. 2013
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Undersea pods to hold US war supplies

Undersea pods to hold US war supplies

Editors Notes: Pentagon has plans to relocate equipment for future conflicts on land.  Pentagon shift toward Asia Pacific – lots of water and little land. Related Article: Army’s Plans to Relocate Gear Offer...

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Russia prepares to Robot warfare

Russia prepares to Robot warfare

Source: RBTH It is difficult to judge the validity of the opinion that the very idea of using robotics in the field is criminal and conjures up images of “terminators” — cold-blooded killing...

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06. 12. 2012
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Army Black Hawk flies autonomously over California

Army Black Hawk flies autonomously over California

Source: US Army Over the skies east of San Jose, a Black Hawk helicopter was seen flying low and slow Nov. 5. There were pilots aboard the aircraft, but all maneuvers during this...

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25. 11. 2012
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Terminator war scenario no longer a joke

Terminator war scenario no longer a joke

Source: SMH THE use of drones to kill suspected terrorists is controversial, but so long as a human being decides whether to fire the missile, it is not a radical shift in how...

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05. 10. 2012
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Robotic weapons to replace present generation of US drones

Robotic weapons to replace present generation of US drones

Source: AFP/Australian THE US military’s current fleet of drones will soon be overtaken by a new wave of robots that will be faster, stealthier and smarter – operating virtually without human intervention, experts...

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20. 06. 2012
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The Future of Drone Surveillance: Swarms of Cyborg Insect Drones

The Future of Drone Surveillance: Swarms of Cyborg Insect Drones

Source: Network World Forget the roachbots and the swarm of MIT humanoid robots dancing in sync, as well as “disposable” quarter-sized kilobots which are “cheap enough to swarm in the thousands,” and think...

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14. 06. 2012
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64 Drone Bases Located On American Soil

64 Drone Bases Located On American Soil

Source: SlashDot “We like to think of the drone war as something far away, fought in the deserts of Yemen or the mountains of Afghanistan. But we now know it’s closer than we...

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31. 05. 2012
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Robots go to war

Robots go to war

Dragonflies, fleas and dogs Military robots come in an astonishing range of shapes and sizes. DelFly, a dragonfly-shaped surveillance drone built at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, weighs less than...

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Nano Drones, Ethical Algorithms: Inside Israel’s Secret Plan for Its Future Air Force

Nano Drones, Ethical Algorithms: Inside Israel’s Secret Plan for Its Future Air Force

Nano drones that an infantryman can pull out of his pocket; helicopters piloted by robots who extract wounded soldiers from the battlefield; micro satellites on demand; large spy balloons in the upper reaches...

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09. 05. 2012
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U.S. military embraces robots with greater autonomy

U.S. military embraces robots with greater autonomy

The unattended steering wheel on the 15-ton military truck jerked sharply back and forth as the vehicle’s huge tires bounced down a rain-scarred ravine through mounds of mine rubble on a rugged hillside...

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07. 05. 2012
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Pilotless autonomous fighter jet project begins test flights over Irish Sea

Pilotless autonomous fighter jet project begins test flights over Irish Sea

BAE Systems has taken a step closer to removing pilots from fighter jets by launching the first major test flights for a new generation of intelligent drone aircraft. The defence group is assessing...

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04. 05. 2012
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Now, drones to keep eye on trouble-makers in crowd

Now, drones to keep eye on trouble-makers in crowd

Source: Zee News/IANS Eyebot drones, the latest in surveillance technology, would promptly spot mischief makers during major sporting or social events, or act as high-resolution 3D street imaging systems, according to its developers....

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26. 04. 2012
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Predicted: In 15 Years, 90% of News Stories Will Be Written by Algorithms

Predicted: In 15 Years, 90% of News Stories Will Be Written by Algorithms

If you have not figured it out yet, the news is already scripted with lies and truth. Whether the news is produced by algorithms or journalists, it is a script intertwined with deception...

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25. 04. 2012
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What Are Israeli Drones Doing in Azerbaijan?

What Are Israeli Drones Doing in Azerbaijan?

Source: Fars News Agency Azerbaijan has recently purchased military equipment from Israel for an amount of $1.6 billion. Details of this purchase were never mentioned, but now the veil of secrecy is being...

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16. 04. 2012
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The Rise of the Killer Drones: How America Goes to War in Secret

The Rise of the Killer Drones: How America Goes to War in Secret

[…] The first use of modern drones came during the Vietnam War, when the Pentagon tested unmanned aerial vehicles for what the military called ISR: intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. “Vietnam was decisive to...

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15. 04. 2012
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DARPA’s Creepy Robotic Humanoid Becomes a Stair Master

DARPA’s Creepy Robotic Humanoid Becomes a Stair Master

Source: Geekosystem When we last saw a robotic humanoid from Boston Dynamics, it was PETMAN strutting it’s stuff on a moving walkway and doing pushups. Now, the bot’s developers and the Defense Advanced...

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11. 04. 2012
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Drones to Increase 45% in Pentagon 30-Year Aviation Plan

Drones to Increase 45% in Pentagon 30-Year Aviation Plan

Source: Bloomberg The Pentagon plans to increase its fleet of armed and long-haul surveillance drones by at least 45 percent over the next 10 years. The U.S. military’s inventory of unmanned aerial vehicles,...

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10. 04. 2012
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Unmanned Surface Vehicle threatens to redefine naval warfare

Image: Zyvex Source: GizMag [……] Zyvex is positioning its ultra-modern boats for a new era of naval supremacy, in which huge fleets of colossal ships are not only prohibitively expensive but also undesirable....

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09. 04. 2012
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Pentagon competition to design specialized robots that can work in disaster zones

Pentagon competition to design specialized robots that can work in disaster zones

The Pentagon’s research and development agency is to announce a competition on Tuesday to design specialized robots that can work in disaster zones while operating common tools and vehicles. And while such tasks...

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02. 04. 2012
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US draws up plans for nuclear drones

US draws up plans for nuclear drones

American scientists have drawn up plans for a new generation of nuclear-powered drones capable of flying over remote regions of the world for months on end without refuelling. The blueprints for the new...

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21. 03. 2012
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Scientists Warn of Ethical Battle Concerning Military Mind Control

Scientists Warn of Ethical Battle Concerning Military Mind Control

Source: US News A future of brain-controlled tanks, automated attack drones and mind-reading interrogation techniques may arrive sooner than later, but advances in neuroscience that will usher in a new era of combat...

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14. 03. 2012
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Guiding robot planes with hand gestures

Guiding robot planes with hand gestures

MIT researchers are developing a system that would allow aircraft-carrier crews to direct autonomous planes using ordinary hand gestures. Aircraft-carrier crew use a set of standard hand gestures to guide planes on the...

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06. 03. 2012
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IBM’s Watson Gets Wall Street Job After ‘Jeopardy’ Win

IBM’s Watson Gets Wall Street Job After ‘Jeopardy’ Win

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)’s Watson computer, which beat champions of the quiz show “Jeopardy!” a year ago, will soon be advising Wall Street on risks, portfolios and clients. Citigroup Inc. (C), the...

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05. 03. 2012
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Darpa’s Robotic Cheetah Sets Racing Record

Darpa’s Robotic Cheetah Sets Racing Record

Source: Wired

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02. 03. 2012
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The traffic intersection of the future – busy, computer controlled and very nerve-wracking

The traffic intersection of the future – busy, computer controlled and very nerve-wracking

The technology behind autonomous driving is advancing by the day, with engineers at General Motors believing that in 10 to 15 years time, cars that don’t require us to control them in the...

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01. 03. 2012
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Genetic algorithms let Chinese drones hunt submarines

Genetic algorithms let Chinese drones hunt submarines

Source: New Scientist Chinese navy researchers have revealed how they plan to hunt submarines using ship-launched uncrewed air vehicles (UAVs). The plan, developed by the naval academy in Dalian, China, is to choose...

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29. 02. 2012
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The six million dollar question

The six million dollar question

Like Steve Austin in the 1970s sci-fi show, it is now possible to implant microchips into the body to control everything from weapons to wheelchairs. But is it the start of a sinister...

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29. 02. 2012
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Russian Mogul’s Plan: Plant Our Brains in Robots, Keep Them Alive Forever

Russian Mogul’s Plan: Plant Our Brains in Robots, Keep Them Alive Forever

Itskov’s project, also called “Avatar,” actually precedes the Pentagon’s. He launched the initiative a year ago, but recently divulged more details to a group of futurists — including Ray Kurzweil — at a...

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28. 02. 2012
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Ford boss: the self-driving car is essential — and coming soon

Ford boss: the self-driving car is essential — and coming soon

Ford believes the move towards such high-tech cars will happen in three stages: Near-term – In the next five years, he said vehicles will be equipped with car-to-car warning systems and will be...

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28. 02. 2012
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US-led drone airstrike kills terrorists in the Philippines

US-led drone airstrike kills terrorists in the Philippines

The aerial strike was significant not only because it killed three top JI and Abu Sayyaf leaders but also because it underscored the effectiveness of the AFP’s adoption of drones in its battle...

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22. 02. 2012
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British drone secrets stolen from Paris train station

British drone secrets stolen from Paris train station

In what had all the hallmarks of a covert operation by spies, two men are believed to have stolen a briefcase at the Gare du Nord station in Paris. A high-level executive working...

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21. 02. 2012
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Archetype by Aaron Sims

Archetype by Aaron Sims

RL7 is an eight-foot tall combat robot that goes on the run after malfunctioning with vivid memories of once being human. As its creators and the military close in, RL7 battles its way...

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18. 02. 2012
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US drones monitoring clashes in Syria

US drones monitoring clashes in Syria

Source: MSNBC The officials said this surveillance is not in preparation for U.S. military intervention. Rather, the Obama administration hopes to use the overhead visual evidence and intercepts of Syrian government and military...

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17. 02. 2012
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Nevada gives green light to self-driving cars

Nevada gives green light to self-driving cars

The state’s legislature on Wednesday approved regulations for self-driving vehicles, the first state in the country to do so. “These regulations establish requirements companies must meet to test their vehicles on Nevada’s public...

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16. 02. 2012
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Guarding Ground Zero: A look at the amazing and terrifying artificial intelligence that will protect the new World Trade Center

Guarding Ground Zero: A look at the amazing and terrifying artificial intelligence that will protect the new World Trade Center

Unfortunately, the rebuilding of the World Trade Center also reestablishes it as Target #1 for would-be terrorist. To combat this gruesome threat, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and other...

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16. 02. 2012
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Pentagon’s Project ‘Avatar’

Pentagon’s Project ‘Avatar’

In the agency’s $2.8 billion budget for 2013, unveiled on Monday, they’ve allotted $7 million for a project titled “Avatar.” The project’s ultimate goal, not surprisingly, sounds a lot like the plot of...

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16. 02. 2012
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5 new technologies helping the police state

5 new technologies helping the police state

Throw-able robotic cameras, gunshot detection systems, iPads , drones and GPS darts are among the tech tools in the police state’s arsenal. Read More: ComputerWorld

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13. 02. 2012
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Pentagon working with FAA to open U.S. airspace to combat drones

Pentagon working with FAA to open U.S. airspace to combat drones

The drones flying in U.S. continental airspace will be used for domestic surveillance and the Global Hawks, MQ-1 Predators and MQ-9 Reapers will be weaponized. FYI:  Army to hold large-scale manned-unmanned air system...

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09. 02. 2012
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Nerve probe controls cyborg moth in flight

Nerve probe controls cyborg moth in flight

Image: Wright-Patterson USAF GOVERNMENT spooks want cyborg insects to snoop on their enemies. Biologists want to tap into the nervous systems of insects to understand how they fly. A probe that can be...

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07. 02. 2012
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Robots: coming to a neighborhood near you

Robots: coming to a neighborhood near you

Via: Wired Source: youtube-iRobot   Adunok-M robot can hit targets at 800 meters   Source: Youtube:RIAnews   Robot Crawl on a High-Voltage Power Line   Source: youtube-HiBot Source : Video: Boston Dynamics- youtube

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07. 02. 2012
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Congress OKs FAA bill allowing drones in U.S., GPS air traffic control

Congress OKs FAA bill allowing drones in U.S., GPS air traffic control

After five years of legislative struggling, 23 stopgap measures and a two-week shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, Congress finally has passed a bill aimed at prodding the nation’s aviation system into a...

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07. 02. 2012
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2 Billion Jobs to Disappear by 2030

2 Billion Jobs to Disappear by 2030

Industries that will be eliminated and the new jobs created The power industry (micro grids) Automobile transportation ( driverless) Education (OpenCourseware) Manufacturing (3D printers and robotics ) Futurist Speaker – 2 Billion Jobs to...

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05. 02. 2012
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Human Waste-Powered Robots May Be Future of Machines

Human Waste-Powered Robots May Be Future of Machines

The vision of robots capable of plugging themselves into the natural world of living organisms has begun taking shape in several labs around the world, and even NASA has shown renewed interest in...

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03. 02. 2012
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Super Bowl 2012 Security Patrols Use Robots, Toxin Monitors, F-16s

Super Bowl 2012 Security Patrols Use Robots, Toxin Monitors, F-16s

NDAA : activated     The U.S. military, police and federal agencies, including NORAD and Customs and Border Protection, all have officers on the ground, who specialize in multiple types of emergency situations....

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03. 02. 2012
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Congress Calls for Accelerated Use of Drones in U.S.

Congress Calls for Accelerated Use of Drones in U.S.

Source: Secrecy News A House-Senate conference report this week called on the Administration to accelerate the use of civilian unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or “drones,” in U.S. airspace. The pending authorization bill for...

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03. 02. 2012
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NATO implementing a drone-based high-altitude surveillance project

NATO implementing a drone-based high-altitude surveillance project

Source: Reuters The Alliance Ground Surveillance project (AGS) project, which is scheduled to come into use from 2015, will have its main base at Sigonella in Italy and several associated command-and-control base stations....

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01. 02. 2012
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Synchronized Quadrotor Drones

Synchronized Quadrotor Drones

Source: Gizmodo   Video: Youtube

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30. 01. 2012
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Israeli drone the size of a Boeing 737 crashes

Israeli drone the size of a Boeing 737 crashes

Source: Telegraph The Heron TP drone is also known locally as the Eitan. It has a wingspan of 86 feet, making it the size of a Boeing 737 passenger jet. It is the...

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25. 01. 2012
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Rise of the Machines: Autonomy is the Future

Rise of the Machines: Autonomy is the Future

It is not science fiction. It is “Rise of the Machines”   The Navy’s new drone being tested near Chesapeake Bay stretches the boundaries of technology: It’s designed to land on the deck...

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24. 01. 2012
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Fault Lines: Robot wars

Fault Lines: Robot wars

  Source: Youtube- Aljazeera FYI:  Autonomous robotic weapon systems starts at~19m:20s   Headless, Humanoid Robot Preps for Army Duty ,  U.S. Army Roadmap for Unmanned Aircraft Systems: 2010-2035 ,  U.S. building secret drone...

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24. 01. 2012
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Europe’s first stealth drone, nEUROn

Europe’s first stealth drone, nEUROn

Western militarism is transitioning from combat missions conducted by human soldiers to a fully robotic military force either controlled by humans or operating  autonomously. FYI: UK’s development of autonomous fighting machines New Army...

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20. 01. 2012
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Scientists want to replicate the instinctive flying ability of birds in built-up areas to improve unmanned robots

Scientists want to replicate the instinctive flying ability of birds in built-up areas to improve unmanned robots

Scientists have discovered that birds intuitively know how fast to fly through heavily built up areas – and hope to use this research to improve unmanned robots. A team of researchers found that...

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19. 01. 2012
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US deploys Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS-D) drone to track Iran military

US deploys Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS-D) drone to track Iran military

 Source: Khaleej Times The US Navy has confirmed deployment of a high-altitude Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or drone which can keep keep track of Iranian military moves and monitor ships passing through the...

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17. 01. 2012
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Army’s Panopticon Drone Will Collect 80 Years’ Worth of HD Video

Army’s Panopticon Drone Will Collect 80 Years’ Worth of HD Video

Just how powerful is ARGUS? You know, just a 1.8 gigapixel camera package, consisting of 92 five-megapixel imagers. One blink of ARGUS’ eye covers up to 36 square miles, depending on the quality...

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12. 01. 2012
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Who Is Flying Unmanned Aircraft in the U.S.?

Who Is Flying Unmanned Aircraft in the U.S.?

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed suit today against the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), demanding data on certifications and authorizations the agency has issued for the operation of unmanned aircraft, also known...

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12. 01. 2012
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US Navy developing app-summoned robotic helicopters for Marines

US Navy developing app-summoned robotic helicopters for Marines

ONR’s chief of naval research, Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, describes AACUS as a “leap-ahead technology” which eliminates the need for a skilled operator while maintaining “the central and critical role of the human...

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10. 01. 2012
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Almost 1 In 3 U.S. Warplanes Is a Robot

Almost 1 In 3 U.S. Warplanes Is a Robot

Remember when the military actually put human beings in the cockpits of its planes? They still do, but in far fewer numbers. According to a new congressional report acquired by Danger Room, drones...

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05. 01. 2012
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June Beetles Conscripted Into Cyborg Army

June Beetles Conscripted Into Cyborg Army

Image: Wright-Patterson USAF Military, commercial and academic defense research teams have been busy turning beetles and bees into cybugs, eeny-weeny cyborgs that will serve as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — tiny, living versions...

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02. 01. 2012
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2012 counterterrorism: NYPD acquires fleet of underwater drones

2012 counterterrorism: NYPD acquires fleet of underwater drones

The nation’s largest, most sophisticated law enforcement agency, the New York City Police Department, announced its acquisition of new, high-tech equipment to help police officers keep the city safe from terrorists: the NYPD’s Harbor Unit now possesses unmanned underwater...

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30. 12. 2011
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Air Force buys an Avenger, its biggest and fastest armed drone

Air Force buys an Avenger, its biggest and fastest armed drone

The Air Force has bought a new hunter-killer aircraft that is the fastest and largest armed drone in its fleet. The Avenger, which cost the military $15 million, is the latest version of...

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27. 12. 2011
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U.S. adds surveillance drone on Mexico border

U.S. adds surveillance drone on Mexico border

The Predator-B drone is based at the National Air Security Operations Center in Sierra Vista, a few miles north of the Mexico border in southeast Arizona, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency...

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26. 12. 2011
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The U.S Navy preparing to test launch kamikaze drone from submarines

The U.S Navy preparing to test launch kamikaze drone from submarines

According to Defense tech , the US navy is planning to test launch the Army’s Switchblade Kamikaze Drone through the submarine trash chute. The drone will float to the surface in Raytheons specially designed...

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14. 11. 2011
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A new Nano Unmanned Aerial System (NUAS) that sits on the palm of a hand

A new Nano Unmanned Aerial System (NUAS) that sits on the palm of a hand

BCB International’s Robotics Projects Manager, Barry Davies, said: “The SQ-4 takes surveillance to new heights. Weighing in below 60 grams (2.9 oz) 2 units fits snugly into a soldier’s daypack from which it...

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14. 11. 2011
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DARPA and MIT Are Making a Robo-OSTRICH That Runs Faster Than You

DARPA and MIT Are Making a Robo-OSTRICH That Runs Faster Than You

Not merely satisfied with having the the top research labs develop robotic dogs and cheetahs and humans, DARPA’s latest endeavor will see the military agency team up with MIT to develop FastRunner, a...

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12. 11. 2011
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Feds use more unmanned aircraft to secure border

Feds use more unmanned aircraft to secure border

Two Border Patrol agents walked by a patch of brush on a remote ranch and saw nothing. But 19,000 feet overhead in the night sky, a Predator unmanned aircraft kept its heat-sensing eye...

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09. 11. 2011
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Army’s Tiny Flea-Bot Can Jump 24 Feet High

Army’s Tiny Flea-Bot Can Jump 24 Feet High

The military’s taken plenty of big steps towards fortifying battlefields with robot armies. Now, they’re taking a giant leap. One that’s twenty-four feet high, to be specific. That’s the elevation achieved by the...

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07. 11. 2011
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Artificial Intelligence and the Loss of Even More America’s Jobs

Artificial Intelligence and the Loss of Even More America’s Jobs

It’s not just the recession that killed American employment. And it’s not just robots taking jobs from autoworkers. The scary new dimension is artificial intelligence, which could replace as many as 50 million...

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07. 11. 2011
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Military robots can leave operators at home

Military robots can leave operators at home

MILITARY robots could soon be carrying out dangerous missions abroad while their operators control them remotely from back home in the US. Ground robots, unlike drones, are limited to line-of-sight control, but the...

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05. 11. 2011
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Foxconn to build Taiwan ‘robot kingdom’

Foxconn to build Taiwan ‘robot kingdom’

Foxconn aims to manufacture its own robots and automation equipment at a new production and R&D facility at the Central Taiwan Science Park to replace some of its human laborers. Chairman Terry Gou...

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03. 11. 2011
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Foreign spies seeking data on underwater drones

Foreign spies seeking data on underwater drones

The types of information being sought by foreign cyber-spies run a huge gamut, according to a report issued Thursday to Congress. There’s data on communications systems, on weapons programs and on health care...

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01. 11. 2011
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Texas Sheriff’s office receives weaponizable drone, alarms local news station

Texas Sheriff’s office receives weaponizable drone, alarms local news station

Ready to supersize your favorite RC helicopter and bullseye some perps with an aerial bean bag launcher? The Sheriff’s office in Montgomery County, Texas is, and it’s really freaking out the local news....

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31. 10. 2011
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Phantom Eye drone:stay in air for 4 days and conduct dog fights at 65,000ft

Phantom Eye drone:stay in air for 4 days and conduct dog fights at 65,000ft

The Phantom Eye, made by Boeing’s secretive Phantom Works division, is powered by hydrogen and is designed to carry out surveillance and reconnaissance missions while remaining at high altitude. It will produce only...

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31. 10. 2011
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Headless, Humanoid Robot Preps for Army Duty

Headless, Humanoid Robot Preps for Army Duty

That’s the PETMAN, the latest creation of Boston Dynamics, the robotics shop best known for its eerily lifelike BigDog, a quadrupedal robot that wants to carry troops’ gear. The PETMAN, in development for...

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