Digital delivery trucks

Postal Service envisions Internet of packages and things

The Postal Service explores how best to interconnect postal operations with the future Internet of Things, when the network can spot delays before the customer does.

DARPA to test neuroprosthetic devices that help restore memory loss

DARPA to test devices that help restore memory

DARPA researchers aim to develop 'neuroprosthetics,' implantable wireless interfaces to help restore memory to victims of traumatic brain injury.

Army tests driverless vehicles in 'living lab'

Federal installations and universities are test beds for implementing autonomous vehicles in public environments.

HP Apollo 8000 water-cooled system packs more power, less heat for data centers

Water-cooled system packs more power, less heat for data centers

Because of its cooling power, the HP Apollo 8000 can pack more servers in a smaller space than traditional systems – up to 144 servers per rack.

RFID and NFC enabled government identification

The future of government ID cards

Employee IDs cards are incorporating some relatively mature technologies that increase the level of interaction and tracking potential.

3D printed model of an influenza virus

NIH launches 3D print exchange

The public website lets users share, download and edit biomedical 3D print files that can be used to print custom laboratory equipment or models of bacteria and human anatomy.

A convoy of driverless U.S. Army trucks uses Lockheed Martin AMAS technology to move along a South Carolina roadway at 40 mph.

Unmanned convoy passes second driving demo

The Army’s Autonomous Mobility Appliqué System successfully completed the latest round of tests validating the concept of driverless military-truck convoys.

Robotics Assisted Bridge Inspection Tool

Robots stand guard on bridges and ports

The attributes of precision, repetition and scale make robots ideal for tackling one of the country's biggest economic challenges: maintaining the deteriorating infrastructure of the U.S. highway system.

robot built by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory for DARPA Robotics Challenge

Robots step up for government work

As robots have gotten more sophisticated and their costs have dropped, they are now taking on new roles in the broader civilian government workspace.

DaVinci Surgical system

Hands-on robots: From surgery to bomb disassembly

Although robots are not yet "smart," a new breed is emerging that can reach out and manipulate its environment in routines so precise and synchronized that a form of electronic intelligence seems to be at work.

Man testing ULTRA Vis heads up display at DARPA Demo Day

DARPA shows 100+ projects at Demo Day

The all-day event showcased the wide array of DARPA projects addressing national security challenges posed by the information revolution and the availability of sophisticated information technologies.

Robonaut 2 with legs

Robonaut 2 gets its space legs

Robonaut's new legs have prehensile feet, which will give it an edge over humans, letting it climb ladders while its hands are free to work or hold objects.

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