Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are working on a human-scale rescue robot, named the CHIMP Highly Intelligent Mobile Platform, that can take on both humanoid and tank forms, like a Transformer.
DARPA‘s AlphaDog by manufacturer Boston Dynamics, could soon become a soldier’s best friend, autonomously following them across the battlefield and carrying their equipment. Watch the video
Former President Bill Clinton adds his support to the 100-Year Starship initiative, a project started by DARPA the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, to research interstellar travel. The massive craft, from Project Daedalus, needed to escape our solar system next to St Pauls cathedral. Image credit: Adrian Mann/British Interplanetary Society
DARPA’s Falcon HTV-2 unmanned aircraft has been launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, as part of a critical test flight at hypersonic speeds. The experimental aircraft is fast enough to travel from New York to Los Angeles in just 12 minutes.
update: The U.S. military said it launched the Falcon HTV-2, which reached speeds of 13,000 mph, but lost control after about nine minutes of flight and, they believe, crashed in the Pacific Ocean. Last year, the first Falcon vanished over the Pacific Ocean, leaving absolutely no trace.
Using the same ducted-fan technology as the SoloTrek XFV, as well as new technological advances in materials & electronics, the hybrid air car is a multi-passenger design the two hope can become a reality.