10 Videos That Show What DARPA Was Up To In 2015

Posted: January 1, 2016 in Tech

While DARPA is often described as “one hundred geniuses connected by a federal travel agent”, don’t assume it’s all for the betterment of man. DARPA was also the source of some of the most outlandish weapons systems the world has ever seen. DARPA’s current projects include a nifty little project titled Persistent Close Air Support. It’s goal is to provide soldiers in the field the ability to mark a location on a map display and then have a remote-controlled A-10 Warthog kill everything at that location. In a project that that sounds like something out of the X-Files, DARPA attempted to train honey bees to find landmines. When that didn’t work, they decided to build insect cyborgs. The agency is also working to build powered exoskeletons for soldiers to wear in combat. That high tech blimp the NSA lost recently? DARPA developed it to spy on everyone all the time.

Also see U.S. Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments (AEWE) Systems Book 2016.

10. Forward to the Future: Visions of 2045 – Pam Melroy (October 21, 2015)

9. New Concept for Air Warfare (March 31, 2015)

8. When Team KAIST Won the DARPA Robotics Challenge (June 7, 2015)

7. A Celebration of Risk (a.k.a. Robots Take a Spill) (June 6, 2015)

6. Revolutionizing Prosthetics – Drinking from a Water Bottle (February 11, 2015)

5. DRC Finals – Main (June 5, 2015)

4. Mission Adaptive Rotor Robotic Landing Gear Demonstration (September 1, 2015)

3. ALASA Concept Video (February 5, 2015)

2. ATLAS Gets an Upgrade (January 20, 2015)

1. EXACTO Live-Fire Tests, February 2015 (April 27, 2015)

Source: [The Fifth Column]

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