Category: Robotics

U.S. Army Converts Heat into Electricity to Power Autonomous Robots for Months

An energy-efficient generator intended to power private residences could power autonomous military vehicles for months, according to U.S. Army researchers. Continue reading “U.S. Army Converts Heat into Electricity to Power Autonomous Robots for Months”

Clever New Robot Rover Design Conquers Sand Traps

Built with wheeled appendages that can be lifted, a new robot developed with U.S. Army funding has complex locomotion techniques robust enough to allow it to climb sand covered hills and avoid getting stuck. The robot has NASA interested for potential surveying of a planet or the Moon. Continue reading “Clever New Robot Rover Design Conquers Sand Traps”

Additive Manufacturing Leveraged in Fight Against COVID-19

A tool being developed by the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency, can consolidate the U.S. Defense Department’s technical data into packages for advanced manufacturing, making it a new weapon in the battle against COVID-19. 

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Orbital UAV, Northrop Grumman to Develop New Hybrid UAV Propulsion System

Orbital Corporation Ltd is pleased to announce it has signed a contract with leading aerospace and defence technology company Northrop Grumman Corporation for the development of a hybrid propulsion system for a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle. Continue reading “Orbital UAV, Northrop Grumman to Develop New Hybrid UAV Propulsion System”

QinetiQ Leads Next Phase of Unmanned Systems Exploitation

As an important part of our ongoing work into unmanned vehicle command and control (C2) for defence applications, we are pleased to announce we have recently been awarded a significant new contract to lead phase five of the Maritime Autonomous Platform Exploitation (MAPLE) project for the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). Continue reading “QinetiQ Leads Next Phase of Unmanned Systems Exploitation”

U.S. Army Researchers Investigate Eye-Pupil Size Changes as a Means to Enable Teaming with Autonomous Agents

A team of U.S. Army and academic researchers are investigating how eye-pupil size changes can indicate a person’s cognitive state as a means to enable teaming with autonomous agents. Continue reading “U.S. Army Researchers Investigate Eye-Pupil Size Changes as a Means to Enable Teaming with Autonomous Agents”

French Defense Procurement Agency Receives First Terrestrial Micro-Robots

The French defense procurement agency (DGA) on December 18, 2019 took delivery of the first five NERVA-LG extended range reconnaissance micro-robots. They have already been transferred to the Army Technical Section (STAT) for further assessment in order to refine the concept of employment before being put into the forces, according to a statement from the DGA. Continue reading “French Defense Procurement Agency Receives First Terrestrial Micro-Robots”

ESA, European Defence Agency (EDA) to Jointly Explore AI, Drone Projects

Space-based services have fast become essential to Europe’s safety and security. In 2017, a previous European Space Agency – European Defence Agency Implementing Agreement demonstrated the use of space-based assets to respond to threats from toxic and hazardous materials, announced in a press release today. Continue reading “ESA, European Defence Agency (EDA) to Jointly Explore AI, Drone Projects”

U.S. Army Develops Multi-Purpose Robots

The Robotics University at Fort Leonard Wood, Training Area 211, is ready to field a new robot — the Man Transportation Robotic System Increment II (MTRS Inc II) — to be used by the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy for multiple purposes, including explosive ordnance disposal and detection of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear hazards.
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New Robot to Bolster Protection for EOD Soldiers

The U.S. Army has selected FLIR Systems to produce the Common Robotic System – Heavy, or CRS-H, (pronounced “Chris-H”) to bolster EOD Soldiers’ protection by increasing standoff to interrogate hazardous devices in the range of military operations and in homeland defense applications. Continue reading “New Robot to Bolster Protection for EOD Soldiers”