One of the best places to learn how DARPA is redefining what’s possible is the DARPA YouTube channel. The channel is home to hundreds of videos showing the depth and breadth of DARPA’s research and the amazing people behind it. All told in 2016, our videos were watched nearly 3.5 million times, and viewers cumulatively spent almost 11 years looking at our footage.
For everyone whose list of New Year’s resolutions includes staying on top of breakthrough technologies for national security (and whose list doesn’t?), a full list of our videos is available at https://www.youtube.com/user/DARPAtv/videos?sort=dd&view=0&flow=grid. Meanwhile, here are the ten most popular clips released in 2016, based on the number of views (and three bonus "Staff Picks"):
10. DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: Final Event Program (August 8, 2016)
9. DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: Early Highlights from the Competition (August 5, 2016)
8. Welcome to DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge (July 1, 2016)
7. ACTUV/TALONS Joint At-Sea Demonstration (October 24, 2016)
6. Providing a Sense of Touch through a Brain-Machine Interface (October 16, 2016)
5. GXV-T Mobility Video (April 26, 2016)
4. ACTUV Speed and Maneuverability Tests (April 4, 2016)
3. ACTUV Launch and On-Water Speed Tests (March 30, 2016)
2. VTOL X-Plane Phase 2 Concept Video (March 3, 2016)
1. Fully Loaded Quadcopter Achieves 20 m/s Flight (February 12, 2016)
In addition to these Top Ten, the DARPA Public Affairs staff offers the following three Staff Favorites:
In addition to its ongoing outreach through the DARPA news page, DARPA in 2016 launched a new podcast series, “Voices from DARPA”. “Voices from DARPA” is based on the three-pronged truism that technology is a driver of our times; that since its founding in 1958 in the midst of the Cold War, DARPA has been a driver of technology; and that it’s the Agency’s program managers who are the heart and soul of DARPA and who therefore can be the best point of entry for truly understanding what the future will bring. In each episode, a program manager from one of the Agency’s six technical offices—Biological Technologies, Defense Sciences, Information Innovation, Microsystems Technology, Strategic Technology, and Tactical Technology—discusses in informal and personal terms why they are at DARPA and the breakthrough technologies for national security they are striving to create. “Voices from DARPA” can be accessed via BluBrry, YouTube, and iTunes.
Curious what other DARPA activities captured the public’s interest in 2016 and even earlier? The links below reveal the top videos and social media posts from this year, as well as content from prior years:
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