This page is a natural progression from Bongard Pattern Recognition Puzzles/Problems -- to Artificial Intelligence = AI

and Machine Learning (including Androids, Actroids, and Drones) -- to DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, USA Government). Robotics: including the articles about promoting teenager involvement in R & D (Research and Development) of "Better Robots" and the DARPA "Cheetah" robot program/project -- to today's online news, March 1, 2011: about DARPA's new engineering achievement via the AeroVironment Corporation contract which developed a working model, a real remote controlled "Hummingbird Spy Robot" (Drone) that is already functional and can be manufactured...



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Here is a youtube video documenting their early stage test flights, from a couple of years ago...with 400,000+ views...

The way the world is, and has been for centuries, is that Military Priorities often drive Engineering Research and Development...

and if Laboratory Research and Development occurs of its own accord, it will immediately be Engineered for Governmental, Industrial, Commercial, and even Personal use... such as Ancient Battle Use of Catapults, Metallurgy to build Cannons, Alfred Nobel's invention

of Dynamite, Airplanes for Warfare, and now Robotics for Warfare and National Security, and most current in the news: Drones for military, commercial, and even personal use. In the 20th century, as Industry and Technology revolutionized our "Way of Life" on a Global Scale, the concept and phrase "The Military-Industrial Complex" became commonly accepted... and that is the "Way It Is..." now...

United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower in the 1950's, publicly cautioned Government and Industry Leaders about this

growing-out-of-control "Arms Race"... And he used the emerging influence of the United Nations, as an International Governance Organization to promote and pursue International Treaties and Sanctions for resolving conflicts, wars, humanitarian crises, etc...

Here is part of his Presidential Farewell Address to the Nation on January 17, 1961 recorded from a television, and now on youtube

for your generation and you to view...



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And as you know from current World Events, this is ongoing...and no easy solution...

Your Generation, born with The Internet and Global Instantaneous Communications, is at the threshold of a new 21st Century

Global Society... Your Classroom can have a Skype Live Video Conference with a classroom almost anywhere on the Planet...

Wednesday March 2. 2011

Robotics for Heart Surgery: A Technology Innovation with Amazing Results


September 25, 2014

And how robotics (quad-copters) can be used theatrically and cinematically, etc.

Of course...it is Cirque du Soleil...again...

November 29, 2014

Cornell University Engineers join DARPA Robotics Challenge


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and here is a link to the original VIGIR Robotics Research and Development Program


to be continued...