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Small, Cheap UAVs are Making the Pentagon Nervous, so DARPA is Stepping in to Help

by Darien Cavanaugh. Cavanaugh is a contributor for War is Boring and Reverb Press. He serves on the Board of Directors for Auntie Bellum. The Video below, supposedly recorded near Aleppo in August 2016 shows what appears to be drones … Continue reading

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The U.S. Navy Has Created Genetically Modified Bacteria to Serve as Nanowires in Tiny Devices

by Darien Cavanaugh. Cavanaugh is a contributor for War is Boring and Reverb Press. He serves on the Board of Directors for Auntie Bellum. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced in mid-August that a team of microbiologists it sponsors … Continue reading

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The unmanned underwater future

Text by Rosalyn Turner. Rosalyn Turner is an intern of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) with research interests in counterterrorism, international security and emerging defence technologies. This article was published there at first. As Australia wrestles with the difficult … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Pentagon’s Formation-Flying Satellite?

by DAVID AXE The U.S. military has cancelled a seven-year, $200-million effort to develop a new kind of satellite — one comprising groups of small, formation-flying craft orbiting in tight-knit formations and sharing data wirelessly. The Future, Fast, Flexible, Fractionated … Continue reading

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Openness and Risk in Robotics

by DAVID AXE In May 2010 Willow Garage, a startup robotics firm in California’s Silicon Valley, hosted a graduation for some of the world’s first humanoid robots. Eleven PR2 robots — two-armed ‘bots with wheeled bases, sensors and open-source software … Continue reading

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Infanterist der Zukunft – Update 01

Der Artikel “Infanterist der Zukunft” gehört zu den am meisten aufgerufenen Seiten auf offiziere.ch. Es ist deshalb höchste Zeit den ursprünglich am 02. April 2007 geschriebenen Artikel zu erweitern und upzudaten. Die 6. Militärrevolution kennzeichnet sich durch eine Asymmetrierung des … Continue reading

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I robot: Entminung für Fortgeschrittene

Was machen eigentlich unsere Blechkameraden auf dem Feld? Die Leute von Boston Dynamics schrauben immer noch an ihrem Big Dog herum. Ursprünglich wog der artifizielle Packesel noch 75kg, mittlerweile ist er mit einer Höhe von 1m und einer Länge von … Continue reading

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I robot: Wired for war

Auf meinem Büchergestellt gab es letzte Woche Zuwachs:”Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century” von P.W. Singer. Sein erstes Buch “Corporate Warriors: The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry” gilt als Grundlagenarbeit im Bereich “Private … Continue reading

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I robot: Kleine Drohnen

Size matters! Unter diesem Aspekt haben wir die grossen Drohnen in einem früheren Artikel näher betrachtet. Doch auch bei den kleinen Drohnen tut sich einiges. Ursprünglich hatte sich die DARPA 1997 zum Ziel gesetzt, mit rund 35 Millionen US-Dollar die … Continue reading

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