Category Archives: Military

Black Hornet, Microcopter

The tiny Black Hornet is a microcopter UAV designed by Prox Dynamics, a Norwegian company.  This microcopter is deployed by hand and controlled with a joystick, while viewing the action on a tablet.  The Black Hornet can fly for up … Continue reading

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CyPhy Works Unveiled

CyPhy Works, headed by Helen Greiner formerly of iRobot, has unveiled what it has been working on. The first robot is named EASE for Extreme Access System for Entry.   The second is called PARC for Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications. The … Continue reading

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DARPA’s Color Changing Robot

Researchers working for DARPA have created a soft robot that can walk and change colors. The work is performed under DARPA’s Maximum Mobility and Manipulation or M3 program headed up by Gill Pratt. This silicone robot that costs under $100 … Continue reading

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Sand Flea Jumping Robot

From Boston Dynamics comes another amazing robot with the ability to jump up on roofs. This 11 pound robot is driven like an RC car and can jump up to 30 feet high. The US Army’s Rapid Equipping Force is … Continue reading

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iRobot’s 110 FirstLook

iRobot unveiled their newest military robot this week. It is also their first throwable robot. The robot called FirstLook is a tread based robot with flippers to help it up stairs or over obstacles. FirstLook can also right itself if … Continue reading

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