The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has been very active lately. Just a few months ago, TechCrunch reported that DARPA has been able to get its Humanoid Robot to walk on its own, which is pretty wild. Established in 1958, it is likely the organization that has been a big influence on all of the upcoming references in this article – except for Batman, who first appeared in 1939, but the article also addresses when DARPA has perhaps taken some queues from pop culture, itself.
DARPA uses many different fields of science, from biology to physics and many other fields, to advance the American military. Their goal is preventing tactical surprises from the [...]