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LA sheriff says feds should restore military gear for police

The sheriff told the House Judiciary Committee that it was critical for the federal government to reconsider the curtailment of a program that provided the equipment Michael Balsamo Associated Press via PoliceOne LOS ANGELES — The leader of the nation’s largest sheriff’s department said Wednesday that federal officials should restore […]

The Military is Using Human Brain Waves to Teach Robots How to Shoot

Patrick Tucker DefenseOne Modern sensors can see farther than humans. Electronic circuits can shoot faster than nerves and muscles can pull a trigger. Humans still outperform armed robots in knowing what to shoot at — but new research funded in part by the Army may soon narrow that gap. Researchers […]

Russian Humanoid Robot ‘Fedor’ Learns to Shoot Using Both Arms

S putnik Humanoid robot F.E.D.O.R., set to fly into space in 2021, is now capable of shooting using both of his arms, according to Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. “The robot of the F.E.D.O.R. platform showed skills of firing using both arms. Currently the work on fine motor skills and decision algorithms is […]

Light war: space-based lasers among Beijing’s high-tech arms

Bill Gertz Asia Times China’s military is developing powerful lasers, electromagnetic railguns and high-power microwave weapons for use in a future “light war” involving space-based attacks on satellites. Beijing’s push to produce so-called directed-energy weapons aims to neutralize America’s key strategic advantage: the web of intelligence, communication and navigation satellites enabling military […]