Tags Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DARPA wants to teach machines to handle new situations like ‘biological systems’ do

by Samantha Ehlinger • 4 months ago

The military agency wants ways to build "substantially more capable systems that are continually improving and updating from experience."

Trump urged to set up civilian cyber DARPA

by Shaun Waterman • 9 months ago

The incoming Trump administration should create a cybersecurity version of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, experts urge.

DARPA tries to cut red tape in new program announcement

by Samantha Ehlinger • 11 months ago

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced Wednesday it is looking for private sector technology in areas such as Internet of Things security and data processing, spectrum access and hardware security.

At DARPA, virtual reality is more than a toy

by Samantha Ehlinger • 11 months ago

For virtual reality to become more than another quick-to-fade fad like 3-D televisions or the overhyped Google Glass, it needs the type of careful nurturing that only government can give it through long-term developmental investments, a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency​ program manager​ told a crowd of VR enthusiasts Monday.

DARPA tests smartphone-sized sensor’s ability to detect radiation

by Samantha Ehlinger • 12 months ago

One agency program announced this week that it has now developed and tested wearable cost-effective devices that can detect radiation. Those sensors would be part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s SIGMA program, focused on creating a continuous radiation-monitoring network that could cover a city or region. SIGMA said it has “successfully developed and demonstrated” networked, low-cost smartphone-sized devices that can detect radioactive materials, and be paired with larger detectors attached to major infrastructure or inside cars.

DARPA explores counterdrone technology

by Samantha Ehlinger • 1 year ago

The Pentagon's research arm wants ideas on how to protect ground and naval forces from small drone threats.