Robots can go where humans can't in a disaster. See what the innovative machines in DARPA's next robotics challenge can do.
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RoboSimian is being designed and built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab. Inspired by simians, this robot will complete difficult tasks under supervised tele-operation. JPL is using design methods, system elements and software algorithms already in use in other JPL robots. RoboSimian's design allows its four general-purpose limbs and hands to hold passively stable positions; create multipoint connections to ladders, railings, stairs and other supports; and brace itself when it carries out forceful manipulations.
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security EnterpriseTo learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
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