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by   -   October 21, 2015
Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (South Korea). Source: Minseong Kim via Wikimedia Commons
Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (South Korea). Source: Minseong Kim via Wikimedia Commons

The South Korean government funded Samsung $14.8M to develop and manufacture industrial robots; the US FDA just gave approval to Corindus Vascular Robotics for a new medical device; and the US FAA set up a task force and put them on a tight deadline to figure out how to register drone owners.

by   -   October 31, 2010

A consortium of U.S. government agencies, lead by DARPA, has jointly issued a solicitation for small business proposals: Joint-Agency SBIR Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

The participating agencies are:

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), (http://www.defenselink.mil/)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) (http://www.nsf.gov/)
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Each agency’s interest in the initiative is described within the document.

 

I noted the presence of USDA on the list with extreme interest, as you might expect, and am pleased to report that an effort to develop the sort of system I’ve previously described (replacing traction with dextrous manipulation) should be fundable within their guidelines.

 

Found on Danger Room.

 

Reposted from Cultibotics.



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