The DARPA YouTube 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 2017, our videos were watched more than two million times, and viewers cumulatively spent almost eight 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 2017, based on the number of views (and three bonus "Staff Picks"):
10. TALONS At-Sea Demo on USS Zephyr Patrol Coastal Ship (August 15, 2017)
9. An Overview of DARPA's Service Academies Swarm Challenge (April 23, 2017)
8. Smart Quadcopters Find their Way without Human Help or GPS (June 28, 2017)
7. Veterans Receive DARPA’s LUKE Arm (July 3, 2017)
6. Tactical Undersea Network Architecture (TUNA) - Phase 1 Completed (January 5, 2017)
5. Tern Phase 3 Concept Video (February 13, 2017)
4. DARPA Completes Testing of Subscale Hybrid Electric VTOL X-Plane (April 4, 2017)
3. A DARPA Perspective on Artificial Intelligence (February 15, 2017)
2. Tern SideArm Capture System Tests & Concept Video (February 6, 2017)
1. Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) Phase 2/3 Concept Video (May 24, 2017)
In addition to these Top Ten, the DARPA Public Affairs staff offers the following three Staff Favorites:
A full list of the Agency’s online updates is available at http://www.darpa.mil/news.
In addition to its ongoing outreach through the DARPA news page, DARPA also regularly publishes a 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 2017 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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Image Caption: The DARPA YouTube channel received more than two million page views in 2017. Throughout the year, we shared information about new efforts the Agency was launching and announced milestones reached in existing programs. Here is a look back at the ten most popular videos, based on views. Click below for high-resolution image.
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