The Pentagon's Super-Fast Robot Now Runs on Its Own

Last year, DARPA unveiled Cheetah: a robot that could run faster than Usain Bolt. Now, the same team has managed to create a version that doesn't need a power cord, making the electronic beast free to roam wherever it chooses. Be afraid. Be very afraid. » 10/04/13 6:34am 10/04/13 6:34am

We Are One Step (And Short Jump) Closer To Real Metal Gears

Terrifying robot watch update: in the video above, a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) robot called "Pet-Proto" is locked in a corridor and presented with two obstacles. The first is a step it must climb onto. The second is a gap it must inch across. » 10/26/12 12:00am 10/26/12 12:00am

US Government Turns To Gamers For New Military and Scientific Solutions

When I think of "DARPA," and "video games," my mind leaps to Metal Gear Solid. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), run by the U.S. Department of Defense, has shown up for many years in our games as a shadowy source of implausible technology and machinations. » 4/02/12 11:30am 4/02/12 11:30am