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Mike Osborn, second from right, program manager, Naval Research Laboratory, explains the Meso-scale Robotic Locomotion Initiative (MeRLIn) to Rear Adm. Mat Winter, chief of naval research, during a visit to the Office of Naval Research exhibit at the 2016 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, on May 16, in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo by John F. Williams/U.S. Navy)

Navy Developing ‘Robot Squirrel’ as Scout

The next critter in the Defense Department’s menagerie of robotic prototype animals is designed to jump and climb and conduct scouting and reconnaissance missions for…




General Robotics DOGO. Photo: General Robotics.

General Robotics Unveils Newest Combat Robot

General Robotics Ltd., recently unveiled, DOGO, a lightweight tactical combat robot capable of carrying light weapons. Weighing roughly 26 pounds, DOGO was designed for Special…



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Darpa’s Robotic Hand Restores Sense of Touch

The Pentagon’s research arm has achieved another breakthrough in a project designed to revolutionize the technology behind prosthetic limbs and potentially help wounded troops. The…


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Darpa: Calling All Robot Enthusiasts

  The Pentagon’s research arm wants to award robot enthusiasts $150,000 apiece to crank out prototypes that could support troops. The Defense Advanced Research Projects…


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Navy Develops Mini-Drone Sensor

The Naval Research Laboratory is testing a new mini-drone about the size of a compact disc designed to glide into areas with special acoustic, meteorological…





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Israel Deploys Robots to Clear Hamas Tunnels

Israel’s Iron Dome missile-defense system isn’t the only high-tech hardware the country’s military is deploying in its latest fight against the Islamist militant group Hamas…



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Scientists Develop Night Vision Contact Lens

Troops might be able to replace those heavy night vision goggles strapped to their helmets and replace them with contact lenses. The University of Michigan…


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Google Rejects Military Funding in Robotics

Google doesn’t want the U.S. military’s money. Even though the Internet search giant owns two companies that have contracts with the Pentagon, Google is choosing…



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Pentagon Orders Hundreds more FirstLook Robots

The Pentagon has ordered hundreds more FirstLook robots, a 5.2-pound, lightweight transportable robot equipped with cameras, sensors and an ability to share or mesh images…


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Google Buys Pentagon’s Robotics Lab

Google has acquired the robotics company that the Pentagon typically leans on to develop next generation robots doing everything from carrying troops’ gear to searching…