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VIDEO: Demo Door Open

Cooperation between morphologically distinct robots can give rise to new capabilities. Here the capability for perching quadrotors and spool-equipped crawling robots to open doors is demonstrated. This particular behavior allows these robots to explore previously inaccessible regions and improves the capability of MAST platforms for use in ISR applications. Courtesy …

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VIDEO: Tactical Undersea Network Architecture (TUNA) – Phase 1 Completed

DARPA’s Tactical Undersea Network Architecture (TUNA) program recently completed its initial phase, successfully developing concepts and technologies aimed at restoring connectivity for U.S. forces when traditional tactical networks are knocked offline or otherwise unavailable. The program now enters the next phase, which calls for the demonstration of a prototype of …

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VIDEO: Space Station Crew Members Conduct a Spacewalk for Battery Replacement on the Outpost

On the International Space Station, Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough and Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson of NASA floated outside the Quest airlock for a spacewalk to complete half of the work involved to swap out nickel-hydrogen batteries on the station’s truss with new lithium-ion batteries. Kimbrough and Whitson installed adapter …

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