darpa News of 07/24/19
This New Autonomous Startup Has Designed Its Delivery Robot To Conquer Winter
Refraction, a new autonomous delivery robot company that came out of stealth Wednesday at TC Sessions: Mobility, sees opportunity where most AV startups are avoiding: regions with the worst weather. The company, founded by University of Michigan ...
Vector, Virgin And A Mystery Team Will Compete In DARPA’S $34m Launch Challenge
DARPA wants to be able to launch anywhere, any time, and several times in a row. Is that too much to ask? Not for Vector Space, Virgin Orbit, and an unnamed startup that just qualified to take place in the agency’s Launch Challenge, which ...
CMU Team Develops A Robot And Drone System For Mine Rescues
On our final day in Pittsburgh, we find ourself in a decommissioned coal mine. Just northeast of the city proper, Tour-Ed’s owners run field trips and tours during the warmer months, despite the fact that the mine’s innards run a constant 50 ...
Watch Rocket Lab’S First Launch Of 2019 Lift A DARPA Experiment Into Orbit
Rocket Lab, the Kiwi operation working on breaking into the launch industry with small but frequent launches, has its first launch of the year today, due to take off in just a few minutes. Tune in below! The company recently, after the numerous ...
Seraphim Attracts The UK’S Ministry Of Defence To Its SpaceTech Accelerator
In the US the links between private sector technology and the defense industry are long and well known. And in the realm of startups, DARPA , has long fostered new technologies such as those around drones . But despite the world-class defense ...
DARPA Wants Smart Bandages For Wounded Warriors
Nowhere is prompt and effective medical treatment more important than on the battlefield, where injuries are severe and conditions dangerous. DARPA thinks that outcomes can be improved by the use of intelligent bandages and other systems that ...
Rocket Lab Snags DARPA Launch Contract For First 2019 Mission
Launch startup Rocket Lab is following the success of its first couple commercial launches by adding a prestigious (and deep-pocketed) new client: DARPA. The New Zealand-based company will send an experimental satellite called R3D2 into low Earth ...
DARPA Wants To Build An AI To Find The Patterns Hidden In Global Chaos
That most famous characterization of the complexity causality, a butterfly beating its wings and causing a hurricane on the other side of the world, is thought-provoking but ultimately not helpful. What we really need is to look at a hurricane and ...