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U.S. Will Launch World’s Largest Battle Robot Ship In 2018

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U.S. Will Launch World’s Largest Battle Robot Ship In 2018

The United States just got one step closer to ushering in the era of robotic naval warfare. A 132-foot autonomous submarine known as the Sea Hunter successfully completed its first performance test this week off the coast of San Diego, keeping it on course to enter the Navy fleet by 2018. According to a statement from Leidos—the company developing the Sea Hunter—the vessel “surpassed all performance objectives for speed, maneuverability, stability, seakeeping, acceleration/deceleration, and fuel consumption.” For the first few tests, a pilot has to remain on the ship, but in upcoming trials the craft will cruise without any human...

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Air Force Spends Millions To Make Humans Trust Robots

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Air Force Spends Millions To Make Humans Trust Robots

The United States Air Force wants robots and service members to be best buds on the battlefield. Last Friday, the Air Force announced a grant of $7.5 million for research on ways to make humans trust artificial intelligence (AI) so that people and machines can collaborate on missions. Soon service members in every branch of the Armed Forces will be working with AI on a daily basis—be it unmanned ariel vehicles, underwater drones, or robot soldiers (the U.S. Military had to shelve the Boston Dynamic L3 “robotic mule” because it was too loud, but last week the company revealed the...

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The US military’s high-priority UFO reporting system

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The US military’s high-priority UFO reporting system

The U.S. Air Force’s (USAF) official investigation into UFOs ended in 1969, and since then, the military has claimed they have no interest in the topic, nor do they investigate UFOs. However, through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), investigators have uncovered several documents that would indicate UFOs have been of interest, and that the most important files were most likely never made public. The USAF began officially investigating UFOs in 1948 as Project Sign. This evolved into Project Grudge, and finally into the well-known, Project Blue Book. The best behind the scenes look into these projects was written by...

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