U.S. Wants Nanobots and Exoskeletons To Win Futurewar

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology Thomas Killian has one word for you: "nanobot." He's thinking about how to sell that idea - along with many other potential methods of futurewar - to futurearmies, and the answer may be at Army Experience Centers, which introduce young people directly to… » 10/12/08 9:00am 10/12/08 9:00am

The U.S. Military Is Already Looking One War Ahead

What's the future of warfare? Factions within the U.S. military are battling over this very question. Some military leaders believe that after Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. will avoid ever getting embroiled in another "assymetrical" ground wars against an enemy that uses "irregular" methods. They believe the United… » 9/15/08 9:30am 9/15/08 9:30am

Japanese Military Continues Its Quest to Make Gundam Real

Since late last year, the Japanese military has been working on projects aimed at "realizing" Gundam, the mobile armor suit that is both combat exoskeleton and A.I. in several popular anime and manga series. Just yesterday, the Defense Ministry of Techinical Research and Development Institute in Japan rolled out these… » 2/14/08 7:00am 2/14/08 7:00am