Ideas Contributed [ 6 ] [+]
The article describes using an EEG headset to control a robot remotely over Skype using triggering a reading on the EEG with your mind, facial gestures and head movements. It is similar to a motion capture suit but used for your head instead of body. Used together with a motion capture suit using similar technology (accelerometers and gyros), you could use it to operate a robot with limbs remotely. Used by itself, ...more »
The requirements for the "Transformer TX" look similar to the X-Hawk already being developed by Urban Aeronautics.
I read an article in Popular Science about the military wanting to reduce the size of nuclear reactors to produce jet fuel on bases. http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-03/mobile-nuclear-reactors-could-provide-power-and-jet-fuel-military-darpa-says It has already been done by Los Alamos National Laboratory and is being sold by Hyperion Power Generation. http://www.hyperionpowergeneration.com/ 1. 70 MW thermal ...more »
For public participation, a site like this one for crowd-sourcing technical ideas related to defense would be useful. There are a lot of combat veterans and civilians who probably have a lot of ideas of what kinds of weapons, equipment and improvements would be useful to have on the ground. Example: Helicopters are used to trim the vegetation around power lines (see video or search for 'helicopter tree trimming' on ...more »
Public information about defense contracts is published as text on:
It would be useful to have a regularly updated data set with contract information available for download (e.g. project name, project id, vendor/company, cost, link to description, link to earmarks, etc.).
It would make it easier to track costs.
Veterans with traumatic brain injury can't navigate the bureaucracy on their own to identify all the support available to them.
Making a data file containing a database of resources for disabled veterans available for download would allow other organizations to create interfaces to the data and services to help disabled veterans.
A similar data set for resources for military families world also be useful.