Applied Technotopia

We scan the digital environment to examine the leading trends in emerging technology today to know more about future.



We have added a few indices around the site. Though we look to the future, we need to keep an eye on the present as well:

Recent Tweets @leerobinsonp
Posts tagged "military"

A bit more on that railgun here.

I look at the US Navy`s railgun in action - sea trials to start in 2020 2016.

2020:

[The U.S. Navy’s] latest weapon is an electromagnetic railgun launcher. It uses a form of electromagnetic energy known as the Lorentz force to hurl a 23-pound projectile at speeds exceeding Mach 7. Engineers already have tested this futuristic weapon on land, and the Navy plans to begin sea trials aboard a Joint High Speed Vessel Millinocket in 2016.

http://www.wired.com/2014/04/electromagnetic-railgun-launcher/

25% of US combat personnel could be replaced by robots by 2030:

"General Robert Cone revealed the news at an Army Aviation symposium last week, noting that the Army is considering reducing the size of a Brigade Combat Team from 4,000 soldiers to 3,000, with robots and drones making up for the lost firepower." - See article above.

twicr:

Our new robot overlords will thank us one day for doing all the early groundwork. 

US Marines training with the LS3 - which looks like the working version of Boston Dynamic’s Big Dog.

"Pfc. Marcus Beedle looks over his shoulder at the robot following him. The machine’s four legs are eagerly stamping the grass, its sensor-laden head held high. "LS3, follow tight," Beedle says to the robot, and the Legged Squad Support System—which stands taller than a dog but smaller than a mule—follows in the exact footsteps of its Marine Corps handler." (via Popular Mechanics)

The LS3 in action:

A look at Russian combat Robots (by RussiaToday)

X-47B Completes its First Carrier-based Arrested Landing (by U.S. Navy)

Could this be the super soldier of the future?