Category: INNOVATION

New Lithium Battery Design Could Mean Lighter, Safer Batteries for Soldiers

Less expensive, lighter and safer batteries are a vital need for warfighters; a new U.S. Army project may offer a solution. Continue reading “New Lithium Battery Design Could Mean Lighter, Safer Batteries for Soldiers”

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U.S. Army Testing New Goggles that Bring AI to Soldier training

The U.S. Army is now testing virtual-reality goggles that will allow Soldiers to rehearse combat missions that they are about to undertake. Continue reading “U.S. Army Testing New Goggles that Bring AI to Soldier training”

When it Comes to Robots, Reliability May Matter More than Reasoning

What does it take for a human to trust a robot? That is what U.S. Army researchers are uncovering in a new study into how humans and robots work together. Continue reading “When it Comes to Robots, Reliability May Matter More than Reasoning”

BAE Systems Unveils Robotic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle at AUSA 2019

BAE Systems debuted its Robotic Technology Demonstrator (RTD) representing leap-ahead advancements for unmanned combat vehicles today at the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition. The RTD prototype showcases advanced capabilities and is adaptable for future weapon systems, sensors and other payloads.
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EDA Expands Work on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

The European Defence Agency’s Steering Board has just approved the launch of a 4-year CAT B project aimed at developing a swarm of biomimetic underwater vehicles for underwater intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (SABUVIS II). Continue reading “EDA Expands Work on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles”

Raytheon Developing Advanced High-Power Microwave System for US Air Force Deployment

Raytheon will deliver a prototype high-power microwave system to be deployed to troops overseas under a U.S. Air Force contract. Troops will use the HPM system to destroy hostile drones. Continue reading “Raytheon Developing Advanced High-Power Microwave System for US Air Force Deployment”

Travis AFB Partners with VR Company to Enhance Training

Scanning the interior and exterior of the largest aircraft in the U.S. Air Force is no small feat. A team from Sketchbox Inc., an augmented and virtual reality prototyping company based in San Francisco, took six hours Sept. 6 to obtain multiple 3D scans of the C-5M Super Galaxy at Travis AFB. The data will be used to create virtual reality scenarios to enhance training for mobility Airmen. Continue reading “Travis AFB Partners with VR Company to Enhance Training”

Shape-shifting Robots Built from ‘Smarticles’ Could Navigate U.S. Army Operations

A U.S. Army project took a new approach to developing robots — researchers built robots entirely from smaller robots known as “smarticles,” unlocking the principles of a potentially new locomotion technique. Continue reading “Shape-shifting Robots Built from ‘Smarticles’ Could Navigate U.S. Army Operations”

US Air Force to Work With Blockchain Startup to Secure Defense Data

SIMBA Chain has been chosen to help the U.S. Air Force with Additive Manufacturing efforts on the battlefield and at home. Continue reading “US Air Force to Work With Blockchain Startup to Secure Defense Data”

General Dynamics Launches New Autonomous Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

General Dynamics Mission Systems released the new Bluefin-12 autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle at Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2019. Continue reading “General Dynamics Launches New Autonomous Unmanned Underwater Vehicle”