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Drone Mapping of Vineyards Will Support New VISTA Project
dronelife | 11/06/2023
While flying and alcohol don't usually go together, new open standards supporting further data integration in the world of wine has the potential to modernize and streamline the operation of vineyards both in the UK and across the world.
Could Tiny Drone Swarms Help Pollinate Crops? WPI Researcher Develops RoboBees
dronelife | 11/03/2023
Researcher Nintin Sanket is working to develop a drone-based solution to the population decline of pollinating species around the world. A third of the world's food is dependent on pollination from bees, yet they are increasingly threatened by climate change and harmful agricultural practices[1]. Sanket and his team are developing a new strategy to tackle this challenge, utilizing automated drones.
Ship to Shore Drone Delivery: Connect Robotics in “World’s Largest Robotics Exercise”
dronelife | 09/19/2023
Connect Robotics recently took part in what has been described as the "World's Largest Robotics Exercise." They utilized UAVs to deliver emergency medical kits over the ocean in the Robotic Experimentation and Prototyping Augmented by Maritime Unmanned Systems or REPMUS exercise.
Reliable Robotics Demos Integration of Automated Aircraft into the National Airspace System
inside unmanned systems | 08/21/2023
Reliable Robotics completed a series of simulations and flight tests demonstrating successful integration of remotely piloted aircraft systems into congested airspace as part of the FAA's Urban Air Mobility Airspace Management Demonstration, or UAMD.
How will the aerospace industry attract the skilled employees it needs?
Aerospace Manufacturing & Design | 08/07/2023
Five pitches to persuade young talent with valuable technical skills to join the A&D sector.
Study Offers Objective Insights to Near-Miss Collisions Between Drones, Airplanes
Cision | 07/25/2023
Between August 2018 and July 2021, researchers with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Unmanned Robotic Systems Analysis (URSA) identified 24 near-midair collisions (NMACs) in which sUAS or "drones" came within 500 feet of piloted aircraft around Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.
North Texas Innovation Alliance launch Official Tech Program
UAS Magazine | 07/12/2023
In an era where drones and robots are nearly as commonplace as smartphones, we can sometimes overlook the transformative power of their technological advances.
North Texas Innovation Alliance and Dallas County Launch UAS and Robotics Technology Program to Drive Smart County Vision
sUAS News | 06/27/2023
North Texas Innovation Alliance (NTXIA) – a 501(c)3 regional consortium of more than 40 municipalities, agencies, corporations and academic institutions across North Texas with a mission to build the most connected, smart and resilient region in the country – has partnered with Dallas County to launch a UAS and Robotics Technology Program in support of Dallas County's Smart County Blueprint.
Drones take flight to go where scientists dare not
Chemistry World | 06/15/2023
Drones are changing the way industry and science operate. Small, manoeuvrable, unmanned aircraft allow access to difficult or dangerous-to-reach sites and equipment, so it isn't surprising that the chemical industry, as well as fields like atmospheric chemistry and astrochemistry, are investing in them. But what is surprising is the sheer diversity of how they are being applied.
Virginia Tech students use 3D printing to make working drones
suas News | 05/18/2023
3D printing typically involves a single machine creating an object. But a team of undergraduate researchers has taken that paradigm far outside its box in the Design, Research, and Education for Additive Manufacturing (DREAMS) Lab, led by L.S. Randolph Professor Chris Williams.
Liquid Neural Networks Empower Drones to Explore Uncharted Territory
UAS | 04/24/2023
In the vast, expansive skies where birds once ruled supreme, a new crop of aviators is taking flight. These pioneers of the air are not living creatures, but rather a product of deliberate innovation: drones.
The future of drone and robot delivery: Opportunities and challenges
Logistic | 04/22/2023
Last-mile delivery is undergoing perhaps the biggest transformation in its history, especially with robots and drones emerging as potential game-changers in the rapidly evolving segment.
Autel – Getting your UAV program off the ground
sUAS News | 04/12/2023
Join drone industry pioneers as they share their experiences building out their UAV programs.
Oklahomans taking lead in drone technology and advanced air mobility
NonDoc | 04/10/2023
Oklahoma aerospace engineers told members of a U.S. House high tech committee that they are using drone technology and advanced air mobility to leverage aerospace programs within the state's Native American tribes.
Oklahomans taking lead in drone technology and advanced air mobility
Stillwater News Press | 03/28/2023
Oklahoma aerospace engineers told members of a U.S. House high tech committee that they are using drone technology and advanced air mobility to leverage aerospace programs within the state's Native American tribes.
Inside the Drone Mission to Study Volcanos: Autel’s EVO Lite+ on Irazú
dronelife | 02/28/2023
An international team of scientists has deployed an Autel Robotics drone to monitor activities on Costa Rica's Irazú Volcano.
Improving trust in autonomous technology
MT Technology Review | 02/22/2023
The combined power of AI and robotics is revolutionizing mobility and manufacturing. Automated vehicles, airplanes, people movers, and warehouse robots are improving in their range, flexibility, situational awareness, and intelligence, while better technology, a hunger for increased productivity and efficiency, and the pressures of covid-19 lockdowns have fueled investment in autonomous systems. In 2020 and 2021, market debuts for self-driving vehicles alone boasted a collective initial valuation of over $50 billion.
Army Research Lab scouting new autonomous capabilities, natural language processing
FCW | 02/21/2023
The Army is on the hunt for air-ground robotic and autonomous systems, voice-guided technology and other capabilities as part of its second tech assessment event. 
Are Autonomous Drones and Robots the Workforce of the Future? WiBotic’s VP of Engineering Brian Crowley
dronelife | 01/12/2023
The last few years have brought labor shortages, supply chain issues, and geopolitical turmoil.  These shifts necessitate major changes in the way that industry thinks about operations: and even the most traditional industries are adopting new technology solutions to become more efficient and more effective.
American Robotics, Infrared Cameras Partner for Oil and Gas Inspection
dronelife | 11/06/2022
American Robotics Announces Partnership with Infrared Cameras Inc.
Robotican’s Goshawk drone interceptor system successfully completed a “Safe Guard” mission at Snir national UAV & drone test range
sUAS News | 09/22/2022
A Robotican ( Goshawk drone supervises a UAV test range near Yeruham to prevent drone "leakage" into  populated areas.
3D printers that fly and work as a team like bees
Morning Express | 09/21/2022
Bees have the ability to know their job without anyone telling them. They split up to care for the young, keep the hive clean, and collect pollen to make honey at a high level of sophistication. Nature teaches that collective, scalable, robust and adaptive construction is possible. And robotics has now learned to take advantage of similar properties.
AeroVironment Introduces VAPOR 55 MX helicopter unmanned aircraft system, heavier payloads and longer distances
sUAS News | 09/13/2022
AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems, today announced the launch of the next-generation VAPOR® Helicopter unmanned aircraft system (UAS), VAPOR 55 MX. Delivering new levels of operational performance with a completely redesigned modular autonomy framework, VAPOR 55 MX enables increased endurance and expanded payload capacity to meet the current and emerging needs of defence, commercial and industrial customers.
R2HOME is ready to bring back your high-altitude payload
sUAS News | 08/02/2022
Every day, 1800 radiosondes are sent into the atmosphere to collect data for weather forecasts. However, only 20% of these devices are retrieved worldwide, because they return to the ground at an unknown location. That means they are single-use.  
Drones in Oil and Gas: American Robotics Reveals New Features
drone life | 07/27/2022
American Robotics has announced the addition of new capabilities to its autonomous Scout System drone to allow visual inspections of oil and gas facilities to be carried out autonomously.
It’s Takes a Bird to Stop a Bird: The RoBird® Flying Robot Defends Airports Against Bird Strikes
dronelife | 06/10/2022
At the Edmonton International Airport and Grand Forks International Airport in North Dakota, a Peregrine falcon soars near the runway to deter birds from interfering with air traffic. It looks real. But it's not. It's a flying robot called the RoBird®.
It’s Takes a Bird to Stop a Bird: The RoBird® Flying Robot Defends Airports Against Bird Strikes
dronelife | 06/10/2022
At the Edmonton International Airport and Grand Forks International Airport in North Dakota, a Peregrine falcon soars near the runway to deter birds from interfering with air traffic. It looks real. But it's not. It's a flying robot called the RoBird®.
ZeroEyes partners with Asylon Robotics to develop Drone-Enabled Active-Shooter Response
sUAS News | 06/09/2022
ZeroEyes, Inc., creators of the only A.I.-based gun detection video analytics platform that holds the US Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation, today announced a formal partnership with Asylon Robotics, a firm that automates security operations by leveraging aerial and ground robotics for perimeter and drone security and intelligence services.
AgEagle Evolves: from Agricultural Drones to Flying Robots and More
dronelife | 06/06/2022
Recently, the company announced that sales of its NDAA-compliant eBee TAC Unmanned Aerial System have increased substantially with shipments to both U.S. and NATO forces in the United States and Europe. The news follows the March announcement by the Department of Defense's Defense Innovation Unit that it was adding the eBee TAC to its list of drones approved for DOD use, the first drone to be added as part of the Blue sUAS 2.0 project.
Blue Robotics – Navigator Flight Controller
sUAS News | 06/02/2022
The Navigator is an ROV and robotics flight controller for the Raspberry Pi 4. It has an onboard IMU, compass, barometer, and ADC sensors as well as 16 PWM outputs and numerous serial and I2C expansion ports. The Navigator is used on the BlueROV2 in conjunction with the BlueOS software, but can also be used for a wide range of robotics applications!
American Robotics Reese Mozer on the Many Types of BVLOS Flight: EVLOS, True BVLOS, Automated, and More
dronelife | 05/18/2022
The Many Flavors of BVLOS – an explanation of the different types of BVLOS flight, and what they mean for regulators and industry.
American Robotics and Railway Inspection: Leveraging Their Automated Drone Platform and Advanced Analytics Software
drone life | 05/11/2022
American Robotics looks to get into the railway inspection business, with new Ondas acquisition of AI-Powered software company Ardenna
Drone swarms can now fly autonomously through thick forest
Tech Xplore | 05/04/2022
A swarm of 10 bright blue drones lifts off in a bamboo forest in China, then swerves its way between cluttered branches, bushes and over uneven ground as it autonomously navigates the best flight path through the woods.
The experiment, led by scientists at Zhejiang University, evokes scenes from science fiction—and the authors in fact cite films such as "Star Wars," "Prometheus" and "Blade Runner 2049" in the opening of their paper published Wednesday in the journal Science Robotics.
"Here, we take a step forward (to) such a future," wrote the team, led by Xin Zhou
Autonomous Drones use AI for infrastructure inspection with technologies from Auterion and Spleenlab
sUAS News | 04/20/2022
Auterion, the company building an open and software-defined future for enterprise drone fleets, is excited today to welcome Spleenlab to the growing Auterion ecosystem. Spleenlab's VISIONAIRY® technology delivers AI-based safe perception software for drones to complete fully autonomous infrastructure detection, inspection, and collision avoidance. 
Lord of the Trees Raises $1.25 Million Pre-Seed Round Led by Draper Associates
sUAS News | 04/04/2022
Lord of the Trees, a full ecosystem restoration company that uses precision drone planting technology to restore degraded landscapes, today announced a $1.25 million Pre-Seed funding round led by Draper Associates, a global venture capital firm investing in industry transforming companies.
ICOR and BRINC: Combining the Power of Air and Ground Robotics
dronelife | 03/30/2022
ICOR and BRINC Partner on Air/Ground Robot Integration for First Responders
The Cysero Fund invests in FlyingBasket, an innovative startup in the UAS field
UAS | 03/20/2022
New series A investment for the fund Cysero from AVM Gestioni SGR S.p.a., manager of EuVECA Benefit
corporation promoted jointly with Kilometro Rosso, the science and technology park of Bergamo to invest in startups and innovative SMEs to develop a true Italian center of cybersecurity and humanoid robotics.
Center for Autonomous Robotics Launch in Austin
businesswire | 03/13/2022
The nation's first and only land, sea, and air robotics innovation lab is launching during SXSW with robot and drone demonstrations
Disaster Response Training Offered for Women Drone Pilots
Newswires | 03/08/2022
The Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR), the world leader in robotics for disasters, is partnering with Women and Drones for 3.5 days of drone pilot training. The purpose is to introduce female pilots to the missions, skills, and regulations applicable to different types of disasters and enable them to work with local agencies. The training will take place during the highly realistic Public Safety Interoperability Institute (Interop 22) exercise with Texas emergency management agencies, Texas National Guard, and other groups at Disaster City® and surrounding facilities.
Nevada Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site transitioning to University
Nevada Today | 03/03/2022
University launches Nevada Autonomous to continue and strengthen Nevada's national leadership role in autonomous testing
Artificial Intelligence Guides Drones to Navigate Oceans
Tech Briefs | 02/28/2022
Engineers at Caltech, ETH Zurich, and Harvard are developing artificial intelligence (AI) that will allow autonomous drones to use ocean currents to aid their navigation, rather than fighting their way through them.
Chevron Places Order for American Robotics’ Automated Drones
sUAS News | 01/30/2022
Ondas Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:ONDS), a leading provider of private wireless data, drone and automated data solutions through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Ondas Networks Inc. and American Robotics, Inc. ("American Robotics" or "AR"), announced today that American Robotics received a new purchase order from Chevron for its fully autonomous, FAA-approved, Scout Systems. This will be American Robotics' second Fortune 100 customer in the oil and gas space.
Drone Training for Public Safety Agencies: BRINC Drones Platinum Sponsor of Texas Public Safety Robotics Summit
dronelife | 01/27/2022
BRINC Drones to Sponsor Leading Robotics Summit offering critical drone training for public safety personnel.
Delek US Gains First BVLOS Approval for U.S. Refineries Using Percepto Drone and AI Solution
sUAS News | 01/26/2022
Percepto, pioneering autonomous inspection by industrial robotics, announced today the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations for Delek US Holdings' refineries in Tyler, Texas and El Dorado, Arkansas. Percepto drones inspected its facilities and provided visual data management and analysis. The approval makes Delek US's refineries the first to receive such an approval, and one of the first among US energy companies as well. The operational approval is one of a number received by Percepto customers, including Florida Power & Light, Verizon Skyward and at other industrial sites in Australia, Italy, Spain, Norway, Portugal and Israel.
AUVSI Announces Advocacy Department Expansion
Homeland Security Today | 01/12/2022
AUVSI's investment in building its advocacy capacity will allow the association to expand its work on critical issues across domains and sectors.
Voliro collaborate with David Knukkel and GDI team to introduce aerial robotic NDT inspection in confined spaces
sUAS News | 12/29/2021
Global Drone Inspection (GDI), the new subsidiary company of robotic inspection specialists RIMS BV, have announced today a partnership with Voliro AG, a Swiss-based startup and a spin-off from ETH Zurich that specializes in developing advanced aerial robotics for inspection and maintenance of critical infrastructure.
The Director of AFWERX, US Air Force announced to speak at the UAV Technology USA 2022 Conference
Robotics Tomorrow | 12/02/2021
SMi Group reports: Colonel Nathan P. Diller from the US Air Force will be giving an update on the AFWERX program at the UAV Technology USA Conference, taking place in Arlington, VA, in February 2022.
This bird-legged quadcopter can easily perch in the treetops
Popular Science | 12/01/2021
Birds have mastered the art of landing on complex surfaces such as rough, textured tree branches. Now, a new robot developed by Stanford engineers has a useful set of bird-like features such as claws, toe pads, curving feet, and bending legs that allow it to land smoothly anywhere. 
MBZIRC Maritime Grand Challenge Provides Opportunity for Unmanned Sysytems Competition, Collaboration, Innovation
AUVSI | 11/16/2021
The Mohammed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC) is a global competition designed to push the boundaries of autonomous robotics. With a total prize purse of over US $3 million, the challenge is held every two years in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and provides universities, research centers, companies, and individual innovators an opportunity to address global challenges through the development of autonomous robotic technology.
Drones, Robots, and More: Will Automation Create Jobs – or Unemployment?
drone life | 11/11/2021
On Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 10:00am ET, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), the Chairman of the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth, held a hearing titled "Our Changing Economy: The Economic Effects of Technological Innovation, Automation and the Future of Work," to look at the impact that technology like drones, robots, and technology advances in automation and digitization will have on the American economy and workers nationwide.  Will automation create jobs, or more unemployment and wage stagnation?

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