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Study Applies Motion of Running Birds to Robotics

By Scott Kesselman
30 October 2014

Researchers from Oregon State University, the Royal Veterinary College and other institutions have published a study that analyzes the benefits of using the evolutionary technique of running birds to...

Photo courtesy Oregon State University.
  

 


 

Aerial Imaging Companies Leica and Headwall Enter Partnership

By Scott Kesselman
29 October 2014

Lecia Geosystems and Headwall Photonics have announced a partnership to include Headwall’s advanced hyperspectral imaging sensors in Leica’s portfolio of mapping solutions and data products. ...


  

 


 


360-Degree Sensor Enables UGV Surveillance

By Scott Kesselman
29 October 2014

This week HGH Infrared Systems integrated its Spynel panoramic thermal infrared imaging system on a Robbox unmanned ground vehicle made by Nexter Robotics and SERA engineering group....

Photo courtesy SERA Engineering Group. 
  

 


 


Antares 130 Rocket Explodes on Inaugural Launch

By Scott Kesselman
29 October 2014

The Antares 130 rocket, designed to launch the Cygnus unmanned cargo spacecraft to resupply the International Space Station, exploded six seconds after launch last night at NASA’s Wallops Flight...

Photo courtesy NASA/Joel Kowsky
  

 


 


Insitu Announces New ScanEagle

By Scott Kesselman
29 October 2014

At the Euronaval Exhibition and Conference in Paris this week, Insitu announced its next-generation ScanEagle unmanned aerial system, ScanEagle 2. ...

Image courtesy Insitu.
  

 


 

AutonomouStuff to Offer YellowScan Surveying Tools

By Scott Kesselman
29 October 2014

AutonomouStuff, a leading supplier of autonomous components and services has entered into a sales, distribution and support contract with YellowScan L’Avion Jaune, a full aerial imagery service compan...


  

 


 


Antares 130 Launch and Space Station Mission Update

By Scott Kesselman
28 October 2014

Yesterday’s scheduled launch of Orbital Sciences Antares rocket with Cygnus automated cargo spacecraft at Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, was postponed due to a boat down range during the 10-minute...

Photo courtesy NASA/Joel Kowsky.
  

 


 

MDA to Bring UAS Support to Australia

By Scott Kesselman
28 October 2014

Australia has awarded global communications and information company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. a contract amendment worth 40 million Canadian dollars to provide unmanned aerial system ...


  

 


 


NIH Awards Grant for Pediatric Exoskeletons

By Scott Kesselman
28 October 2014

Ekso Bionics was awarded a P20 exploratory grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a pediatric version of its Ekso GT robotic exoskeleton in collaboration with the pediatric rehabilita...

Photo courtesy Ekso Bionics.
  

 


 

Michigan Police Select Aeryon SkyRanger

By Scott Kesselman
27 October 2014

The Michigan State Police have decided to standardize their unmanned aircraft systems program throughout all 83 counties statewide with the Aeryon SkyRanger small unmanned aerial system. ...


  

 


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