Tagged: military

US Army rejects $42m worth four-legged robot because it’s too noisy!

DARPA funded robotic mule developed by Boston Dynamics

DARPA funded LS3 quadruped robot a.k.a BigDog has been in the making for quite some time and now there is some bad news for the poor thing. The United States Marine Corp have abandoned the robotic mule for use in combat situations as it makes too much noise and gives away position of soldiers in battlefield. So, that means this soldier is not going to be in the plan of things for US Army who want to use thousands of robotic forces by 2030.
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RollEvac military rescue monocycle concept by Sadok Sakly

RollEvac military rescue monocycle concept by Sadok Sakly

RollEvac military rescue monocycle suited to all kind of battle situations

Inspired from the rolling golden spider of the Sahara desert, one idealistic designer has envisioned the future of military rescue operation vehicle. Young Tunisian designer, Sadok Sakly has put forth his project for futuristic military medical monocycle called RollEvac which takes us to the future of transportation in critical situations.
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DARPA’s Cognitive Technology Threat Warning System for precise enemy detection in battlefield chaos

Backed by four years of intensive research, DARPA has created a system called Cognitive Technology Threat Warning System (CT2WS) that will help soldiers in combat situations by improving US Army’s threat detection ability. Combining the soldiers EEG brainwave scan, 120-megapixel cameras and computers running cognitive visual processing algorithms too; is a kind of cybernetic hivemind for improving the existing system. There is 120-megapixel camera having tripod to pan all over the battlefield area and the computer system with a soldier is strapped to EEG in front of a PC. Now the images shot from the camera are send to the computer system running visual processing algorithms detecting possible enemy snipers, IEDs etc. which are shown to the soldier who has to determine if the threat is real or not.
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Introducing first fully automatic instant 360 degree panoramic camera


CCTV cameras and other type of surveillance and security cameras are a common site these days. Still one important facet that these cameras lack is the ability to see and record in all direction. Now, with an objective to relieve police, military, media and other sectors, NCTech has introduced, what they call, the world’s first fully automatic instant 360 degree panoramic camera (that consumes only 15 minutes to capture and generate a 50 megapixel spherical image) at the SPAR international 2012 in Texas.
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