Military research projects Video
Military research projects Video Transcript
Welcome to CNET Top 5, where each time we meet, we count down another hot CNET list. I'm Tom Merritt. The military can be a controversial topic for some, but consider this. They invented the Internet. In fact, the Defense Advanced Research Project Association, or DARPA, specifically invented the Internet. So what are those geniuses up to these days? Let's count down the Top 5 military research projects from DARPA. At No. 5, a PAL or Personalized Assistant that Learns. This is a computer system that acts as an executive assistant to military commanders. My guess is they'll eventually implant it in a friendly robot body. Just guessing. Coming in at No. 4, GALE or Global Autonomous Language Exploitation, an example of real-time accurate language translation. That's right, a universal translator. And DARPA thinks it'll be good enough to challenge human translators by 2011. Up to No. 3, PerceptOR. The Perception for Off-road robotics project for Unamanned Ground Combat Vehicles. If you didn't quite catch that, it means killer robot soldiers. By 2015, Congress requires that one-third of U.S. ground combat vehicles be unmanned. PerceptOR meet Skynet. Oh, speaking of Skynet, sliding in at No. 2, ORCA. The Optical RF Communications Adjunct. A high-data-rate backbone network operated from airborne "assets" at 25,000 feet. Yes it's a network. In the sky. Before we get to No. 1, it's time for another lame prize! Be one of the first 10 people to answer the following question at our Top 5 post at blog.cnettv.com and you could win. The Deluxe! Han Solo with smuggler flight pack featuring battle-pivoting blaster cannons and cargo claw. Now that's a military research project. The question is, what was the original name of the Internet. Blog.cnettv.com All right. Let's get to our No. 1. The top military research project is: HELLADS. The High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System. It's merely a 150 kilowatt laser used to shoot down rockets from the sky. The prototype was dubbed the HEL weapon. It can be either ground-based or integrated in planes. And we're not even making this up. I think it's obvious why a liquid laser rocket destroyer would be No. 1. Don't you? Well That's it for this edition of CNET Top 5. Don't forget to tell us the original name of the Internet at blog.cnettv.com for a chance to win the Han Solo robot kill us all thing. I'm Tom Merritt. See you next time.
What do you get when the military sponsors a 132-mile robot race across the desert with a $2 million prize? Some pretty sweet robots.
With U.S. military personnel increasingly spread throughout the world, the Navy has commissioned a prototype of a forward-thinking nerve center that would allow decision makers to get the information they need, regardless of where they are and whether they can be in the room or log in virtually. CNET News reporter Daniel Terdiman was given a tour of the prototype for the Navy's Command Center of the Future by the project's lead research engineer.
Known for his controversial approach to the music industry Gaz Reynolds returns to the ever competative world of POP with his new single 'Some Forgive' on World Domination Records, which includes remixes by Matt Stedeford, Marc Barnes and Starlet DJs, who are currently riding high on the Radio One playlist with their single 'Can't Stop Dancin'. Gaz also has a storming video to match! The video shows Gaz at his best with the back drop of a beautiful city (St Petersburg, Russia) steeped in magical history. The female role in this video is played by Russian model OLYA who is rapidly building her own fan base off the back of this video and it was recently rumoured in the music press that the two are a HOT item both on screen and off. The combination of both Gaz and OLYA is quite explosive and at times very sensual and sexual. Gaz and OLYA will quite literately take your breath away! A recent web cast from Russia on his website Gaz World gave fans a better insight into what to expect from Gaz in the future - more action, more fun, locations, more special effects and more importantly - more GAZ! Gaz Reynolds has an incredible back catalogue of 'HITS' including; 'I Don't Care', 'In This House', 'Where Will You Go?', 'Plastic Girl','On Holy Ground' and the international smash 'Electric Kama Sutra'. 'Some Forgive' certainly has 'HIT' written all over it! This is backed up by Ben Smith of Pressure Radio who recently said; "Nice vocals quality breakdowns pumpin beat wikid!" Judging by the radio spins its already recieving around the world its already a big 'HIT'!! Whilst the track takes Gaz's music in a new direction there is no doubt his fans will be pleased with the end result! The new single includes remixes by Matt Stedeford and guest vocals by the legendary JT The Bone Crusher. Having recently signed several international licensing deals on several of his songs and having bagged major radio air play on an international scale and a stack of major television contracts including BPM TV (4.5 million viewers) in Canada, YMN TV (98 million viewers) in USA and worldwide, and MAV TV (3 million viewers) in USA, and the airing of the video on Video C in UK, it seems the world is in the palm of Gaz's hands. The recent launch of his branded P2P Software and the new video being licensed to Intent Media has certainly helped Gaz climb the ladder of fame. You could even say he really is dominating the world with his World Domination Records Label and his hard headed approach to the ever changing world of pop! A recent article about Gaz published in Boston based magazine SKOPE by Melinda Green, described Gaz as; "A rising music star unlike any other who is a methodic genius". A spokesman for WNOK FM in USA recently said; "Gaz is a very popular Artist on our station which is why we regularly spin his tracks. 'Some Forgive' is just as popular!" KG95 FM, USA have been spinning Gaz tracks since 2004 when he had a major HIT on radio with 'In This House'. A recent rise in requests for his songs has guaranteed air play for 'Some Forgive' Recent additions to My Space, VH1, Aol Radio, MTV, All Music Guide, Rolling Stone, & LAUNCH websites provides further evidence that the interest in Gaz's music is indeed global!
The trouble with lasers.
A passenger with a deadly secret. Six rebels on the run. An assassin in pursuit. When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything - or anyone - to get the girl back and the bloodthirsty creatures who roam the uncharted areas of space. But, the greatest danger of all may be on their ship. From the mind of Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) comes a new edge-of-your-seat adventure loaded with explosive battles, gripping special effects and fantastic new worlds! Bonus Features on the DVD include: an introduction by Joss Whedon, over 20 minutes of deleted scenes and outtakes, Re-Lighting The Firefly (the story of how a television show gained enough of a cult following to become a major feature film), Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Joss Whedon, and much more!
From CES 2007: Bryan Adams, an iRobot senior researcher, gives CNET News.com's Michael Kanellos a demo of the iRobot Create, which lets users hack the popular hardware and program their own robot. Watch an example of what the robot is capable of as it attempts to find a piece of foam and pick it up on its own.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is showing off its Precision Urban Hopper robot, a wheeled ground unit being developed by Sandia National Laboratories and Boston Dynamics for surveillance operations in urban terrain. The shoebox-size rolling robot can leap over 25-foot-tall obstacles and keep going.
Step right up to the Canon ImageClass MF3110 for swift laser prints and scans but don't expect it to run your office.
Willow Garage hosted an open house Wednesday evening to introduce the first round of PR2 robots being made available to researcher and developers. With a mission to accelerate the advancement of open-source robotics software and development, the Menlo Park, Calif., company has now awarded 11 institutions a chance to see what they can do with the PR2 robots.
Robots. Giant robots. Giant robots fighting each other--just one of the many things to expect from the upcoming Gundam World title.