The Navy's Future War Plan Includes Swarms Of Heavily Armed Sea Robots

There are three things that an aircraft carrier fears. One of them is a massive swarm of tiny boats, each of them carrying outsized armaments. Sure you might get one, five, even ten of them. But you can't stop 200. So to get in on the game, the US Navy's building a swarm of their own. But the Navy's has a computerized… » 10/06/14 6:14pm 10/06/14 6:14pm

Oshkosh M-ATV Is The Next War Machine Going To Battle Without A Driver

Oshkosh's freshly-updated M-ATV, a giant off-road war machine they consider "medium," is now being fitted with the company's TerraMax technology. This allows the M-ATV to drive itself, with the purpose of clearing paths for larger, clumsier cargo-transporting trucks that are more vulnerable to attack. » 5/13/14 3:09pm 5/13/14 3:09pm

DARPA Tried to Build Skynet in the 1980s

From 1983 to 1993 DARPA spent over $1 billion on a program called the Strategic Computing Initiative. The agency's goal was to push the boundaries of computers, artificial intelligence, and robotics to build something that, in hindsight, looks strikingly similar to the dystopian future of the Terminator movies. They… » 12/18/13 3:58pm 12/18/13 3:58pm