Google just bought military-grade robotics company Boston Dynamics. Check out their robots and others competing in the next DARPA challenge.
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Valkyrie is a robot being developed by the NASA Johnson Space Center. The next-generation humanoid robot and control paradigm can perform a variety of dynamic, dexterous, and perception-intensive tasks. The Space Center is applying the same successful practices to Valkyrie that have been used to build generations of Robonaut, the humanoid robot it's developing to assist humans in space.
Security Job #1 For FedsThe 2014 InformationWeek Government IT Priorities Survey shows federal IT pros care about security - itís rated as very important by 69% of respondents, 30 percentage points ahead of the No. 2 priority, disaster recovery. Will the upcoming NIST cyber-security framework help manage risk?
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