On May 20, DARPA is taking part in Military Invention Day at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, an event produced by the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. The event will showcase examples of today’s leading-edge military inventions alongside historical technologies from the Museum’s collections.
The daylong festival celebrates the crucial role of invention for the United States, explores the changing relationship between military research and commerce, and gives visitors an opportunity to envision how advances in military technology could impact their daily lives in the future. More than 30 new inventions from the Armed Forces and associated technology firms will be on display, and visitors will have a chance to talk to scientists and engineers and try hands-on invention challenges. DARPA is displaying technology from its VTOL X-Plane, Revolutionizing Prosthetics, and Cyber Grand Challenge programs.
The event runs from 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM EDT. Admission to the museum and event are free. For more information and to plan a visit, go to: http://invention.si.edu/military-invention-day.
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