Getting-closer-to-human prosthetics

Getting-closer-to-human prosthetics

When I wrote about DARPA’s┬áRevolutionizing Prosthetics program in Popular Science back in 2007, the editors, without running it by me first, called it out on the cover with a headline that sold the project as creating a “bionic arm that’s better than...
PopMech: MAVEN Mars

PopMech: MAVEN Mars

NASA’s MAVEN Mars orbiter is set for Mars orbital insertion this weekend. The unmanned probe will fire its engines on Sunday at 9:37pm Eastern Time. And then mission controllers will have to white-knuckle it for 12.5 minutes┬áto find out whether the maneuver was...
PopMech: DARPA Jargon

PopMech: DARPA Jargon

DARPA, the government agency that gave us the Internet and stealth aircraft, has come up with some pretty interesting program names over the years. The names are as unique as the program managers who run them, and reflect the personalities of these mavericks of...
Pop Mech: DRC Finals

Pop Mech: DRC Finals

DARPA program manager Gill Pratt announced details of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, or DRC, Finals today in a call with reporters. Eleven teams that competed in last December’s DRC Trials in Florida are getting $1.5 million in DARPA funding to continue to...
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