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DARPA SHRIMP challenge developing microrobots for disaster relief

The U.S. military has been studying microrobots for years, but they tend to be simple machines with limited intelligence. Earlier this week, however, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) launched a new initiative to improve microrobots that are limited by size, weight and power (SWaP). DARPA SHRIMP (SHort-Range Independent Microrobotic Platforms) is a new competition to…

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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through January 14th)

QUANTUM COMPUTING Quantum Computing Is Real, and D-Wave Just Open-Sourced It Klint Finley | WIRED “Qbsolv is designed to help developers program D-Wave machines without needing a background in quantum physics… today the company released Qbsolv as open source, meaning anyone will be able to freely share and modify the software… The goal, Ewald says, […]

Battle of the Bots: How AI Is Taking Over the World of Cybersecurity

Google has built machine learning systems that can create their own cryptographic algorithms — the latest success for AI’s use in cybersecurity. But what are the implications of our digital security increasingly being handed over to intelligent machines? Google Brain, the company’s California-based AI unit, managed the recent feat by pitting neural networks against each other. Two systems, called Bob and Alice, were tasked with keeping their messages secret from a third, called Eve. None… read more

Why You Should Pay Attention to DARPA’s New Robotics Award

DARPA has announced a new initiative, called Robotics Fast Track, offering awards up to $150,000 for prototype robots.
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This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Oct 10)

ROBOTICS: Honda Using Experimental New ASIMO for Disaster Response Research Evan Ackerman and Erico Guizzo | IEEE Spectrum “During the Fukushima crisis in Japan, the lack of Japanese robots that were available to… read more
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This Robotic Hand Wired to a Brain Implant Restored a Paralyzed Man’s Sense of Touch

In the last few years, experimental robotic limbs have made great advances, promising people who are paralyzed or have lost a limb the return of some sorely missed freedom. In… read more
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Is the Future of Drones Dastardly or Daring? This Week’s Ask an Expert Is Now Airborne [VIDEO]

Perusing the news, one might think the world of drones has quieted down. But hovering in the minds of those concerned about the impact of drones on society for better or worse are questions that that… read more
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Why Entrepreneurs, Not Government, Drive Innovation

It’s sad that the U.S. government doesn’t fund risky research anymore. After all, “the day before something is truly a breakthrough, it’s a crazy idea”… and if you’re not funding… read more
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How the Brain Makes Memories: Scientists Tap Memory’s Neural Code

Some of our most treasured memories begin with a simple association: the smiling face of that special someone, tied forever to the place where you first met. Sadly, these episodic… read more
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