Tag Archives: DARPA

Brain-controlled prosthetic limb most advanced yet

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) were awarded no less than $34.5 million by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to continue their outstanding work in the field of prosthetic limb testing, which has seen them come up with the most advanced model yet. Their Modular Prosthetic Limb (MPL) system… Read More »

Flapping-wing Nano Air Vehicle (NAV) from AeroVironment

According to a recent press release, DARPA has agreed to continue financing a research program for creating a small flapping-wing flying robot. AeroVironment are the happy recipients of 2.1 million dollars to continue NAV’s development after achieving several breakthroughs during the now completed phase I of the project; phase I started in 2007 and lasted… Read More »

Urban Challenge teams down to 36

DARPA has completed their site visits with all registered teams for the Urban Challenge and they have selected 36 teams for the semifinals. In late October, the total number of teams will be further reduced to 20 during the National Qualification Event; these last few teams will be allowed to participate in the final Urban… Read More »

CMU Tartan Racing is the 2nd team to qualify for the Urban Challenge

Carnegie Mellon’s Tartan Racing team successfully passed the qualifying test for the upcoming Urban Challenge. They join Stanford University’s team which qualified last week. The CMU team that is led by William “Red” Whittaker has outfitted a Chevy Tahoe, nicknamed Boss, with all the necessary sensors and smarts to obey the most basic rules of… Read More »

What does Stanford’s robot car Junior see?

Stanford researchers were the winners of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA’s) Grand Challenge not long ago. They are now preparing their new vehicle for the upcoming Urban Challenge. We have talked about the new challenge in previous posts. Currently, DARPA is visiting qualified teams and testing their vehicles during a second qualifying round… Read More »

DARPA makes the first cuts for the Urban Challenge

Last Friday, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced the 53 teams out of a total 89 teams that qualify for the next round of the Urban Challenge. The teams selected will now be visited by DARPA personnel who will conduct additional tests to evaluate the abilities of the robots in preparation for the… Read More »