20 Jun 2019

The Future of Enterprise IT: Insights that can drive your decisions today – An OODA Network Webinar

OODA Network Members can watch the on demand version of our webinar on predicting the future of IT. Predicting the future is hard. We have tried just about every way humanity has come up with, and frankly every model has flaws. But we have found some methods that can be

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01 May 2019

Robotics startup Anki shuts down after burning through almost $200 million

San Francisco-based robotics startup Anki has closed up shop after a recent round of funding failed and companies that had show interest in acquiring the firm, such as Amazon, Comcast and Microsoft, did not step up. Since it was established in 2010, Anki secured $200 million in funding, allowing it

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22 Apr 2019

The Pentagon is Investing in Space Robots to Repair Satellites

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is launching a five year program to build robots capable of repairing and upgrading satellites. The research agency will also develop spacecraft for moving the robots through space. The US government and US companies together have over 400 satellites orbiting the earth at

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07 Feb 2019

Robots dismantle and neutralize 100,000 mustard agent chemical weapons

While some areas of mechanization are challenged by workers and others, the sector of chemical weapons destruction has been happily transitioned to robots. Recently, a destruction plant for chemical agents in Colorado successfully destroyed 100,000 U.S. chemical munitions, as required under the Chemical Weapons Convention that the U.S. signed in

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26 Dec 2018

Watch a swarm of 300 robots reorganize autonomously

“Robotic swarms are compelling for researchers, civilian and military alike, because they offer functionality through interchangeable components. Much of the promise of swarm robotics wants the machines to be as cheap and disposable as possible, while the swarm as a whole is still capable of performing tasks, even when components

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07 Nov 2018

Russia’s Air Force Wants To Use Robots As ‘Automated Forward Air Controllers’

“Today’s smart bombs and artillery are astonishingly lethal. But for all their smartness, they need a pair of human eyes to tell the bombs where to hit. But that means those eyes—whether the forward air controllers (FACs) of Vietnam or the Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) of today—have to get

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