Tag: unmanned vehicles

DARPA Plans Long-Range Communications Without Large, Power-Hungry Antennas

Establishing long-range tactical communications for U.S. troops in remote locations currently requires giant parabolic dishes, tall pole-mounted antennas, large antenna domes, and high-power amplifiers. Continue reading “DARPA Plans Long-Range Communications Without Large, Power-Hungry Antennas”

Future U.S. Army Vehicles Could See an Improvement in Structural Materials

Materials used for a Soldier’s personal protection gear may be tough enough for vehicles too, according to a new U.S. Army study. Findings, released April 10 in the journal Polymer, show that polymers filled with carbon nanotubes could potentially improve how unmanned vehicles dissipate energy. Continue reading “Future U.S. Army Vehicles Could See an Improvement in Structural Materials”

Leonardo Invests in the World’s First Solar-Powered Drone Capable of Perpetual Flight

Leonardo is accelerating the progress of technology and innovation in autonomous flight by investing in Skydweller Aero Inc., a US/Spanish start-up specialising in large-scale solar-powered unmanned air systems. Continue reading “Leonardo Invests in the World’s First Solar-Powered Drone Capable of Perpetual Flight”

Robotic ‘Mules’ Set to Modernize Infantry Brigade Combat Teams

The U.S. Army has selected General Dynamics Land Systems to produce the Small Multipurpose Equipment Transport, or S-MET, to lighten Soldiers’ loads by providing Infantry Brigade Combat Teams a robotic “mule” capability.

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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”