darpa darpa  /ˈdɑr pə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the central research and development organization for the United States Department of Defense; responsible for developing new surveillance technologies since 9/11

Usage(s):

  • Lovley's unyielding faith in the microbe's potential, along with financial backing from the Department of Energy and the military think tank darpa, has expanded his lab from five .

News

  1. New Technology Allows the Mind to Control Prosthetic Limbs

    Our brains, which control our movements, may soon be able to control the movement of prosthetic limbs as well. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is working with civilian researchers to develop prosthetic limbs that the wearer can control with his thoughts SEE ALSO: DARPA BigDog Robot Throws Cinder Blocks, Proves It's Boss The product that is the closest to completion uses a ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Mashable

  2. A Prosthetic Limb, Controlled by an Amputee's Thoughts

    Thanks to new DARPA technology, things like picking up a coffee cup could be, literally, within grasp.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Atlantic

Quotes

  1. "Our successes with prior phases of the HELLADS program have enabled our continued and enthusiastic involvement with this important DARPA project," says Textron Systems' Dr. John Boness, chief technical officer and vice president of Applied...
    on Dec 3, 2008 By: Dr John Source: Earthtimes (press release)

  2. "Consistently developing new approaches to solve warfighter challenges with robots has made us a trusted DARPA partner," said Helen Greiner, co-founder and chairman of iRobot. "Through this program, robots that reconstitute size, shape and...
    on Jun 17, 2008 By: Helen Greiner Source: Business Wire (press release)

  3. "David's accomplishments at DARPA, Intel and Amazon reflect his deep understanding of the IT research community," said John Seely Brown, former Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation. "His background and experience are a great fit with New...
    on Nov 1, 2007 By: John Seely Brown Source: PR Newswire (press release)

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