7 DARPA Robots That Will Eventually Rule The World

DARPA. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Founded in 1958 as a response to the Soviet Union’s Sputnik launch, this agency has been at the absolute forefront of new technologies, ranging from the Internet (they created ARPANET) to sophisticated military systems. They also play a large role in the development of unique and often terrifying …

DARPA’s Pet-Proto Robot Learns To Navigate

“In this video, the Pet-Proto, a predecessor to DARPA’s Atlas robot, is confronted with obstacles similar to those robots might face in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC). To maneuver over and around the obstacles, the robot exercises capabilities including autonomous decision-making, dismounted mobility and dexterity.” DARPA: Keeping you terrified of the future since 1958.

Soft Robots Use Camouflage, Are Watching You

The mad scientists over at Harvard University (in a collaboration with DARPA) aren’t content with simple robotic Meshworms and artificial jellyfish. Now, they’ve created “soft robots” that can change their colors and patterns like cephalopods. The robots are made of silicone layers, with molds used to create “micro-channels” underneath. These channels are then filled with colored …