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The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a warning notice to pilots that they may experience GPS outages this month. Skirting around the details of exactly why the GPS signals will be down during a series of pre-determined days and times across the month of June, the release only provides navigational coordinates from where the interference will be greatest, which also happens to coincide with the location of the US Navy's largest base located in the Mojave Desert. Neither the FAA or the US Navy have provided any further details to the press, despite requests.
A team of researchers have been given funds to develop a robot that behaves like MacGyver. A three-year, $900,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research has been handed to the Georgia Institute of Technology, to try and create a machine that can interact with the local environment as well as humans can.
Researchers are working on robotic members of the police force. The Discovery Lab of Florida International University is working with the US Navy Reserves on building telepresence robots, controlled by disabled police officers and members of the armed forces, that could be used to police the streets, according to CNET.