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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?
New Perception Engine and Micro-Development Drone Released
Unmanned Systems News | 11/11/2021
ModalAI has released two new products that help developers create smaller, smarter and safer robots and drones quickly and easily: the VOXL CAM perception engine and the Seeker micro-development drone, the world's first micro-development drone optimized for development of both indoor and outdoor autonomous navigation.
Robotic Skies Gets Strategic Funding From Hearst Ventures
Flying | 11/09/2021
Robotic Skies, a maintenance marketplace for drones, says it has entered a strategic funding partnership with Hearst Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Hearst.
Experts: Unmanned Air Travel Is Close to Becoming a Reality
government technology | 10/08/2021
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International and Longbow Group hosted an event to showcase how drone technology — such as air taxis and other unmanned cargo transport — can be incorporated into society.
WiBotic’s Commander will autonomously charge drone fleets
DroneDJ | 02/11/2021
Autonomous charging solutions company WiBotic has launched its Commander drone and robot fleet energy management software for companies with large fleets. The software package allows the charging state of all drones in the fleet to be managed and monitored.
Brookhaven Police drone program flies into uncharted territory
Reporter Newspapers | 11/27/2020
The Brookhaven Police Department is launching itself into a new world of drone policing, with the aerial robots set to respond to 911 calls in a program officials say will save time and money. But that also means flying into uncharted territory of legal and ethical implications, as experts say there are no national standards for police drones.
FAA presses on anti-UAS testing | 10/15/2020
The Federal Aviation Administration is looking for four airports to help it test drone detection systems, as well as a contractor to facilitate those tests and other capabilities.
U. Illinois-Chicago partners with Army on drone recharging research
EdScoop | 10/14/2020
Researchers at University of Illinois at Chicago, through a partnership with the U.S. Army, are developing a new power supply system that will allow drones to recharge wirelessly from vehicles on the ground.
Offshore deliveries, carrying people are new UAV developments
GPS World | 09/16/2020
A new offshore service opportunity for an already proven mini-helicopter UAV, a possible alternative to flying cars, and bulking up UAVs to carry cargo – just a few of this month's new developments in unmanned aircraft.
Advancing Drone Technology Innovation in Government
FedTech | 09/08/2020
For decades, government led the way on the development and use of new technologies. Today, there is a similar emphasis on government "spinning in" commercial technologies to improve its own operations. However, the transformational benefits of new technologies may not come solely from either a spin-in or spin-off alone. Rather, "spinning on" may be the key.
Amazon Delivery-Drone Fleet Gets Preliminary FAA Clearance
Forbes | 08/31/2020
The Federal Aviation Administration recently cleared Amazon's Prime Air drone delivery fleet as an official air carrier, marking the next step in the tech and online-retail giant's effort to deliver packages via drones.
Drones used for deliveries, agriculture and claims inspections after Cedar Rapids derecho storm
The Gazette | 08/21/2020
Whether it's for examining high-voltage power lines and natural gas pipelines, or seeding and spraying crops in a field, drones are getting a lot of attention, in Iowa and elsewhere.
The U.S. Military Wants Start-Ups to Help It Build Better Drones and Robots
The National Interest | 08/04/2020
Northrop Grumman and hundreds of small technology defense firms are making new efforts to fast-track robotics and autonomous systems to war, by seeking new, non-traditional, start-up firms to explore unique new innovations. 
Using drones to reduce disease-spreading mosquito populations
Tech Xplore | 07/20/2020
Researchers have recently developed a system that sterilizes male mosquitoes by using unmanned aerial vehiclesto manage and reduce vector-borne-disease-transmitting mosquito populations.

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