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  • DARPA Artificial Intelligence Colloquium Opening Video

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    Throughout DARPA’s history, artificial intelligence (AI) has been an important area of groundbreaking research and development (R&D). In the 1960s, DARPA researchers completed some of the foundational work in the field, leading to the creation of expert systems, or the first wave of AI technologies. Since then, DARPA has funded developments in the second wave of AI – machine learning – which has significantly impacted defense and commercial capabilities in areas such as speech understanding, self-driving cars, and image recognition. Today, DARPA continues to fund AI innovation, making multiple investments in research that aim to shape a future in which AI systems shift from tools to trusted, collaborative partners in problem solving.

    First announced in September, the DARPA AI Next campaign is a multi-year, upwards of $2 billion investment in new and existing programs to create the third wave of AI technologies. To increase awareness of DARPA’s expansive AI R&D efforts, the agency hosted an Artificial Intelligence Colloquium (AIC) March 6-7, 2019 in Alexandria, Virginia. This event brought together the DoD research community and defense stakeholders to learn more about DARPA’s current and emerging AI programs, as well as discover how the myriad technologies in development could apply to their diverse missions.

    This brief opening video highlights DARPA's history in AI and its outlook for the future. Show less
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    DARPA has long been a leader in the field of artificial intelligence, establishing the foundations of the field and leading creation of expert systems, and then supporting the expansion of machine learning. The agency’s most recent investments — undertaken as part of DARPA’s $2 billion AI Next campaign — are supporting a shift in AI systems from tools alone to trusted, collaborative partners in problem solving. To increase awareness of DARPA’s expansive AI R&D efforts, the agency hosted an Artificial Intelligence Colloquium (AIC) in March 2019. The event brought together the Department of Defense research community and stakeholders to learn more about DARPA’s current and emerging AI programs, and discover how the technologies in development could apply to diverse missions.
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  • D60: DARPA's 60th Anniversary Symposium Play all

    D60 was a three-day symposium hosted by DARPA to commemorate its 60th anniversary. The event, held September 5-7, 2018, highlighted DARPA’s innovative approach to creating breakthrough technologies and capabilities that represent the Agency’s past, present, and future.

    DARPA’s mission requires a constant stream of novel ideas and contributions from innovators looking beyond what is possible now. D60 provided attendees the opportunity to engage with up-and-coming innovators, along with some of today’s most creative and accomplished scientists and technologists, as they continue to provide these contributions. By sharing our record of achievements over the past 60 years, DARPA sought to inspire attendees to explore future technologies, their potential application to tomorrow’s technical and societal challenges, and the dilemmas those applications may engender. D60 participants had the opportunity to enter into new relationships, partnerships, and communities of interest that the event set out to foster, and to advance dialogue on the pursuit of science in the national interest.

    D60 featured six plenary sessions focused on topics of broad importance and interest, as well as 30 themed breakout sessions that dove more deeply into particular topics relevant to national security. An exhibit hall featured engaging displays from DARPA’s six technical offices, each of which showcased a selection of programs that reflected the breadth of DARPA’s research portfolio and the range of its performer base. Visitors to the exhibit hall also had the opportunity to review an extensive showcase of historical displays and artifacts featuring highlights from DARPA’s storied past.
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  • Electronics Resurgence Initiative Summit Play all

    DARPA’s Microsystems Technology Office hosted the first annual Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI) Summit July 23-25, 2018. The three-day event brought together those most impacted by the coming inflection in Moore’s Law, including senior representatives from the commercial sector, defense industrial base, academia, and government, to promote collaboration and cooperation on shaping the future direction of U.S. semiconductor innovation. The event also highlighted progress and opportunities within DARPA’s ERI research programs.
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    • Demonstrations of DARPA's Ground X-Vehicle Technologies - Duration: 3 minutes, 40 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 4,303,661 views
      DARPA's Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T) program aims to improve mobility, survivability, safety, and effectiveness of future combat vehicles without piling on armor. The demonstrations featur...
    • DARPA Cheetah Sets Speed Record for Legged Robots - Duration: 58 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 3,789,947 views
      This video shows a demonstration of the "Cheetah" robot galloping at speeds of up to 18 miles per hour (mph), setting a new land speed record for legged robots. The previous record was 13.1 mph, s...
    • EXACTO Live-Fire Tests, February 2015 - Duration: 60 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 3,557,553 views
      DARPA’s Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program, which developed a self-steering bullet to increase hit rates for difficult, long-distance shots, completed in February its most successful...
    • Meet ATLAS! - Duration: 2 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 3,333,026 views
      Say hello to ATLAS, one of the most advanced humanoid robots ever built!

      ATLAS was developed for DARPA by Boston Dynamics. Software-focused teams from Tracks B and C of the DARPA Robotics Challeng...
    • EXACTO Demonstrates First-Ever Guided .50-Caliber Bullets - Duration: 30 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 2,481,802 views
      DARPA's Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program recently conducted the first successful live-fire tests demonstrating in-flight guidance of .50-caliber bullets. This video shows EXACTO ro...
    • DARPA Legged Squad Support System (LS3) Demonstrates New Capabilities - Duration: 90 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 2,288,406 views
      This video depicts field testing of the DARPA Legged Squad Support System (LS3). The goal of the LS3 program is to demonstrate that a legged robot can unburden dismounted squad members by carrying ...
    • DARPA's Pet-Proto Robot Navigates Obstacles - Duration: 48 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 2,028,298 views
      In this video, the Pet-Proto, a predecessor to DARPA's Atlas robot, is confronted with obstacles similar to those robots might face in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC). To maneuver over and aroun...
    • LS3 Follow Tight - Duration: 4 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 1,771,562 views
      Working with the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL), researchers from DARPA's LS3 program demonstrated new advances in the robot's control, stability and maneuverability, including "Leader ...
    • DARPA's Cheetah Bolts Past the Competition - Duration: 77 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 1,367,945 views
      DARPA's Cheetah robot—already the fastest legged robot in history—just broke its own land speed record of 18 miles per hour (mph). In the process, Cheetah also surpassed another very fast mover: Us...
    • DARPA Robot Masters Stairs - Duration: 2 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 1,216,603 views
      This video shows versions of DARPA and Boston Dynamics robots climbing stairs, walking on a treadmill and doing pushups.

      A modified platform resembling these robots is expected to be used as g...
    • DARPA Legged Squad Support System (LS3) - Duration: 36 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 1,153,957 views
      Today's dismounted warfighter can be saddled with more than 100 pounds of gear, resulting in physical strain, fatigue, and degraded performance. To help alleviate the impact of excess weight on tro...
    • HTV-2 Test Footage - Duration: 71 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 1,075,398 views
      This video shows the August 2011 test flight of HTV-2. Learn more about DARPA's HTV-2 program at http://go.usa.gov/KXs
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