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  • 33:32 "Voices From DARPA" Podcast, Episode 15: The DARPAnthropologist

    "Voices From DARPA" Podcast, Episode 15: The DARPAnthropologist

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    In this episode of Voices from DARPA, sociocultural anthropologist Adam Russell, a program manager with the Agency’s Defense Sciences Office (DSO), discusses his vision for a range of technologies that can help usher in a next-generation social science. A

  • 29:19 "Voices From DARPA" Podcast,   Episode 14: The Mix and Matcher

    "Voices From DARPA" Podcast, Episode 14: The Mix and Matcher

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    In this episode of Voices from DARPA, Jim Galambos, a program manager with the Agency’s Strategic Technology Office (STO), talks about the opportunities and challenges of rethinking military platforms like submarines and aircraft as systems of systems, mu

  • 23:30 DARPA's Bay Area SDR Hackfest

    DARPA's Bay Area SDR Hackfest

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    Dr. Thomas Rondeau talks about the DARPA Bay Area SDR Hackfest, which will be held at the NASA Ames Conference Center in Mountain View, California November 13-17, 2017. #DARPAhackfest

  • 01:51 What Is a Swarm?

    What Is a Swarm?

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    While people often think about swarms as simply being large collections of robots, swarms, in fact, have five defining characteristics: number, agent complexity, collective complexity, heterogeneity, and human-swarm interaction. DARPA's OFFensive Swarm-En

  • 04:33 OFFSET Program Calls for Participants in Swarm Sprints

    OFFSET Program Calls for Participants in Swarm Sprints

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    DARPA’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program envisions future small-unit infantry forces using small unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) and/or small unmanned ground systems (UGSs) in swarms of 250 robots or more to accomplish diverse missions in

  • 28:42 "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 13: The Squad Transformer

    "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 13: The Squad Transformer

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    In this episode of Voices from DARPA, Maj. Christopher Orlowski, a program manager with extensive military experience and now at the end of his tenure of the Agency’s Tactical Technology Office (TTO), draws a line from his research programs in mechanized

  • 01:16 The Urgent Origin of ARPA

    The Urgent Origin of ARPA

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    On October 4, 1957, there was a beeping sound "heard" round the world. It came while the United States and Soviet Union were caught in the fervor of the Cold War, but also at a time when people believed that American ingenuity and industry could overcome

  • 08:07 Design of and Rapid Manufacturing Technology for a Flying Missile Rail

    Design of and Rapid Manufacturing Technology for a Flying Missile Rail

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    For more information visit https://sbir_industryday.darpa.mil/

  • 05:11 The ABCs of DARPA

    The ABCs of DARPA

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    DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is known for the wide range of research and development programs it runs to open pathways toward technologies that can further the cause of national security. Each program is most often known by its ve

  • 01:28 Voices from DARPA: Episode 12 "The Neobiologist" Promo

    Voices from DARPA: Episode 12 "The Neobiologist" Promo

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    Listen and subscribe to the "Voices from DARPA" podcast at: https://www.blubrry.com/voices_from_darpa/25962695/episode-12the-neobiologist/ In this episode of Voices from DARPA, synthetic biologist and program manager Justin Gallivan of the Agency’s Biolog

  • 02:12 TALONS At-Sea Demo on USS Zephyr Patrol Coastal Ship

    TALONS At-Sea Demo on USS Zephyr Patrol Coastal Ship

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    DARPA’s Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems (TALONS) research effort recently demonstrated its prototype of a low-cost, elevated sensor mast aboard a U.S. Navy vessel for the first time. The crew of USS Zephyr, a Cyclone-class patrol coastal ship, tried

  • 32:48 "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 12: The Neobiologist

    "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 12: The Neobiologist

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    In this episode of Voices from DARPA, synthetic biologist and program manager Justin Gallivan of the Agency’s Biological Technologies Office (BTO) shares his vision of leveraging biology’s astonishing, evolution-honed abilities for making molecules and ma

  • 00:27 DARPA's Strategic Technology Office

    DARPA's Strategic Technology Office

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    DARPA's Strategic Technology Office seeks to turn complexity into a powerful new asymmetric weapon via rapidly composable networks of low-cost sensors, multi-domain command and control nodes, and cooperative manned and unmanned systems. Using the concept

  • 2:07:27 Cyber Grand Challenge: The Analysis

    Cyber Grand Challenge: The Analysis

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    "Cyber Grand Challenge: The Analysis" takes a in-depth, post-game look at the CGC Final Event competition data, providing expert analysis of the complex gameplay executed by the novel autonomous cyber reasoning systems that competed in the Challenge.

  • 01:23 Voices from DARPA: Episode 11 "The Thin-Air Specialist" Promo

    Voices from DARPA: Episode 11 "The Thin-Air Specialist" Promo

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    Listen and subscribe to the "Voices from DARPA" podcast at: https://www.blubrry.com/voices_from_darpa/25217980/episode-11-the-thin-air-specialist/ In this episode, get inside the full-spectrum engineering head of Dr. Troy Olsson, a program manager since 2

  • 27:22 "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 11: The Thin-Air Specialist

    "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 11: The Thin-Air Specialist

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    In this episode of Voices from DARPA, get inside the full-spectrum engineering head of Dr. Troy Olsson, a program manager since 2014 in the Agency’s Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). Listen in as Olsson describes progress toward vanishing materials th

  • 03:48 Inventor Dean Kamen Discusses DARPA's LUKE Arm

    Inventor Dean Kamen Discusses DARPA's LUKE Arm

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    "...Somewhere around 2007 I got a visit from a guy who was frenetic. He was in full uniform; he's a colonel; and within a few minutes you realize besides being a colonel who had done a couple of rounds in Iraq and Afghanistan, he's also a neurosurgeon, an

  • 03:13 Veterans Receive DARPA’s LUKE Arm

    Veterans Receive DARPA’s LUKE Arm

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    On Friday, June 30th, at a ceremony at the Manhattan campus of the Department of Veterans Affairs' New York Harbor Health Care System, two veterans living with arm amputations became the first recipients of a new generation of prosthetic limb that promise

  • 04:39 Smart Quadcopters Find their Way without Human Help or GPS

    Smart Quadcopters Find their Way without Human Help or GPS

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    Phase 1 of DARPA’s Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program concluded recently following a series of obstacle-course flight tests in central Florida. Over four days, three teams of DARPA-supported researchers huddled under shade tents in the sweltering Flo

  • 07:48 DARPA's Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) Technology Explained

    DARPA's Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) Technology Explained

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    DARPA FLA researchers discuss their unique approaches to achieving autonomous flight without GPS or remote control (RC) communication links.

  • 28:17 "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 10: The Social Simulator

    "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 10: The Social Simulator

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    In this episode of Voices from DARPA, get to know Dr. Jonathan Pfautz, a program manager since 2015 in the Agency's Information Innovation Office (I2O), where he epitomizes the Agency’s deliberate blindness to traditional disciplinary boundaries. With a b

  • 05:37 Science in Service to National Security

    Science in Service to National Security

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    Bill Regli, DARPA's Defense Sciences Office (DSO) acting director, describes how DSO scours the frontiers of science and engineering to look for disruptive ideas or revolutionary insights that could open up entirely new domains for innovation and discover

  • 00:43 Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) Phase 2/3 Concept Video

    Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) Phase 2/3 Concept Video

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    DARPA has selected The Boeing Company to complete advanced design work for the Agency’s Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program, which aims to build and fly the first of an entirely new class of hypersonic aircraft that would bolster national security by p

  • 08:04 Service Academies Swarm Challenge Live-Fly Competition

    Service Academies Swarm Challenge Live-Fly Competition

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    They came, they flew, they wildly exceeded expectations. More than 40 Cadets and Midshipmen from the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy helped expand the capabilities of swarms of highly autonomous unmanned aeria

  • 03:44 HACMS: Protecting Military Systems from Hackers

    HACMS: Protecting Military Systems from Hackers

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    Today's world is a network of interconnected, embedded computer systems with components ranging in size and complexity from large supervisory control and data acquisition systems that manage physical infrastructure such as electrical grids and dams, to sm

  • 01:36 Service Academies Swarm Challenge Recap Teaser

    Service Academies Swarm Challenge Recap Teaser

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    From April 23-25, 2017, the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy competed in unmanned aerial swarm battles in the skies over Camp Roberts, California, as part of DARPA's Service Academies Swarm Challenge... Full re

  • 28:35 "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 9: The Datamancer

    "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 9: The Datamancer

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    In the latest episode of our podcast series, Voices from DARPA, Mr. Wade Shen of the Agency’s Information Innovation Office talks about his fascination with language of all kinds and about the challenge of getting human beings and their computers to put t

  • 03:42 An Overview of DARPA's Service Academies Swarm Challenge

    An Overview of DARPA's Service Academies Swarm Challenge

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    DARPA created the Service Academies Swarm Challenge to help make effective unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) swarm tactics a reality. The Challenge is a collaboration between the Agency and the three U.S. military Service academies—the U.S. Military Academy,

  • 06:38 Service Academies Swarm Challenge: Game Play and Challenges

    Service Academies Swarm Challenge: Game Play and Challenges

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    DARPA's Service Academies Swarm Challenge is an aerial game of Capture the Flag played by swarms of unmanned aerial vehicles overseen by human operators. The competition, being waged by students from the three U.S. military Service academies, is an opport

  • 07:28 DoD SBIR Topic SB172-002

    DoD SBIR Topic SB172-002

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    Dr. Blake Bextine discusses DoD SBIR Topic SB172-002, "Improved Mass Production of Beneficial Insects" For more information visit https://SBIR_IndustryDay.darpa.mil

  • 03:24 DoD SBIR Topic SB172-005

    DoD SBIR Topic SB172-005

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    Dr. Jan Vandenbrande discusses DoD SBIR Topic SB172-005, "Plug and Play Analysis and Simulation" For more information visit https://SBIR_IndustryDay.darpa.mil

  • 07:26 TTO Virtual Proposers Day 2017: The Power of Working with DARPA

    TTO Virtual Proposers Day 2017: The Power of Working with DARPA

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    Register for the 2017 TTO Virtual Proposers Day at http://events.sa-meetings.com/2017TTOVirtualProposersDay DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office (TTO) focuses on conceiving, designing, developing, and testing advanced technology platforms that provide U.S.

  • 02:07 DARPA Completes Testing of Subscale Hybrid Electric VTOL X-Plane

    DARPA Completes Testing of Subscale Hybrid Electric VTOL X-Plane

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    DARPA has completed flight-testing of a sub-scale version of a novel aircraft design as part of its Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) X-Plane program, and is proceeding with work to develop a full-scale version of the groundbreaking plane. Developed and

  • 03:17 Battle of the ModRecs

    Battle of the ModRecs

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    If human ears could hear the electromagnetic spectrum, the noise levels these days would be overwhelming. The skyrocketing use of wireless devices in military and civilian domains has created a complicated and cacophonous environment, filled with signals

  • 30:51 "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 8: The Uncertainty Wrangler

    "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 8: The Uncertainty Wrangler

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    In this episode of DARPA’s podcast series, Voices from DARPA, join program manager Fariba Fahroo of the Agency’s Defense Sciences Office as she discusses how important mathematics can be for, in her words, “keeping our models honest.” By characterizing th

  • 01:13 Voices from DARPA: Episode 8 "The Uncertainty Wrangler" Promo

    Voices from DARPA: Episode 8 "The Uncertainty Wrangler" Promo

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    Listen and subscribe to the "Voices from DARPA" podcast at: https://www.blubrry.com/voices_from_darpa/21832693/episode-8-the-uncertainty-wrangler/ In this episode of DARPA’s podcast series, Voices from DARPA, join program manager Fariba Fahroo of the Agen

  • 02:36 Radioactive Threat Detection System Completes Emergency Vehicle Test Deployment in Nation's Capital

    Radioactive Threat Detection System Completes Emergency Vehicle Test Deployment in Nation's Capital

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    DARPA’s SIGMA program—whose goal is to prevent attacks involving radiological “dirty bombs” and other nuclear threats—concluded its biggest and longest test deployment of vehicle-mounted radiation detectors in Washington, D.C., in February 2017. For appro

  • 01:16 Voices from DARPA: Episode 7 Promo

    Voices from DARPA: Episode 7 Promo

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    Listen and subscribe to the "Voices from DARPA" podcast at: https://www.blubrry.com/voices_from_darpa/20981037/episode-7-the-geolocator/ In “The Geolocator,” the latest installment of DARPA’s podcast series, Program Manager Lin Haas of the Agency’s Strate

  • 16:12 A DARPA Perspective on Artificial Intelligence

    A DARPA Perspective on Artificial Intelligence

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    What's the ground truth on artificial intelligence (AI)? In this video, John Launchbury, the Director of DARPA's Information Innovation Office (I2O), attempts to demystify AI--what it can do, what it can't do, and where it is headed. Through a discussion

  • 31:43 "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 7: The Geolocator

    "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 7: The Geolocator

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    In “The Geolocator,” the latest installment of DARPA’s podcast series, Program Manager Lin Haas of the Agency’s Strategic Technology Office shares his expansive view on the current and future roles of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) technology,

  • 01:53 Tern Phase 3 Concept Video

    Tern Phase 3 Concept Video

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    Tern, a joint program between DARPA and the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR), seeks to greatly increase the effectiveness of forward-deployed small-deck ships such as destroyers and frigates by enabling them to serve as mobile launch and recover

  • 57:41 Arati Prabhakar: An Overview of the DARPA Research Portfolio

    Arati Prabhakar: An Overview of the DARPA Research Portfolio

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    In her final "all hands" presentation to Agency staff, Former DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar walked through a selection of DARPA research programs, highlighting the Agency's objectives for the research and its potential impact. Prabhakar described the pre

  • 01:39 Tern SideArm Capture System Tests & Concept Video

    Tern SideArm Capture System Tests & Concept Video

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    DARPA’s SideArm research effort seeks to create a self-contained, portable apparatus able to horizontally launch and retrieve unmanned aerial systems (UASs) of up to 900 pounds. In December 2016, Aurora Flight Sciences successfully tested a full-scale tec

  • 24:10 "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 6: The Insectophile

    "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 6: The Insectophile

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    Blake Bextine of the Agency’s Biological Technologies Office talks about his virus- and insect-mediated vision for protecting food crops from natural and human-wrought threats, including drought and biological warfare. With his Insect Allies program, Bext

  • 01:31 Tactical Undersea Network Architecture (TUNA) - Phase 1 Completed

    Tactical Undersea Network Architecture (TUNA) - Phase 1 Completed

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    DARPA’s Tactical Undersea Network Architecture (TUNA) program recently completed its initial phase, successfully developing concepts and technologies aimed at restoring connectivity for U.S. forces when traditional tactical networks are knocked offline or

  • 02:24 The LUKE Arm: Fulfilling a Promise to Wounded Warriors

    The LUKE Arm: Fulfilling a Promise to Wounded Warriors

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    The holiday season is bringing high-tech offerings for U.S. war veterans this year in the form of sophisticated bionic arms developed under the direction of DARPA's Revolutionizing Prosthetics program. In a ceremony December 22 at Walter Reed National Mil

  • 26:57 "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 5: The Mind Mixer

    "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 5: The Mind Mixer

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    In this episode of DARPA’s podcast series, "Voices from DARPA," join program manager Paul Cohen of the Agency’s Information Innovation Office as he talks about his efforts to develop better and more seamless ways for human intelligence and machine intelli

  • 17:54 "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 4: The Terahertzian

    "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 4: The Terahertzian

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    In this episode of DARPA’s podcast series, Voices from DARPA, join program manager Dev Palmer of the Agency’s Microsystems Technology Office as he talks about turning an early interest in the vacuum tubes of his guitar amplifiers into a career as an elect

  • 01:54 SIGMA Deployment Test of 1,000 Detectors

    SIGMA Deployment Test of 1,000 Detectors

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    On a recent sunny fall day in the nation’s capital, several hundred volunteers—each toting a backpack containing smartphone-sized radiation detectors—walked for hours around the National Mall searching for clues in a “whodunit” scavenger hunt to locate a

  • 16:18 "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 3: The Semiconductor Whisperer

    "Voices from DARPA" Podcast, Episode 3: The Semiconductor Whisperer

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    Dr. Dan Green, a program manager in DARPA’s Microsystems Technology Office, discusses the Agency’s work to develop semiconductor materials, among them gallium arsenide and now gallium nitride, that open pathways to both military and civilian technology in

  • 04:58 DARPA's Space Surveillance Telescope: How It Works

    DARPA's Space Surveillance Telescope: How It Works

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    The innovative design of DARPA's Space Surveillance Telescope (SST) allows for a short focal length, wide field of view, and a compact optical train. The SST's mirrors are some of the steepest aspherical curvatures ever to be polished and allow the telesc

  • 00:45 ACTUV/TALONS Joint At-Sea Demonstration

    ACTUV/TALONS Joint At-Sea Demonstration

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    DARPA’s Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program has developed and built a technology demonstration vessel that is currently undergoing open-water testing off the coast of California and recently set sail with its firs

  • 03:00 Space Surveillance Telescope Transition Ceremony

    Space Surveillance Telescope Transition Ceremony

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    On October 18, 2016, DARPA handed over the Space Surveillance Telescope—the most sophisticated instrument of its kind ever developed—to U.S. Air Force Space Command. Called SST for short, this telescope embodies breakthroughs in telescope design, camera t

  • 04:30 DARPA's Space Surveillance Telescope: What It Does

    DARPA's Space Surveillance Telescope: What It Does

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    Current deep space telescopes do not provide a comprehensive picture of all objects in orbit around the Earth. Existing search telescopes have relatively narrow fields of view and cannot reliably detect and track faint objects, including small objects in

  • 02:17 Providing a Sense of Touch through a Brain-Machine Interface

    Providing a Sense of Touch through a Brain-Machine Interface

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    A DARPA-funded research team has demonstrated for the first time in a human a technology that allows an individual to experience the sensation of touch directly in the brain through a neural interface system connected to a robotic arm. By enabling two-way