This Week in News

 


Weekend Roundup

By Scott Kesselman
24 October 2014

A roundup of noteworthy news in the unmanned systems and robotics world this week including space tech, aerial video prizes and programmable children’s robots that recognize patterns. ...

Photo courtesy Ozobot.
  

 


 


G2R Starts Security Robot Pilot Program

By Scott Kesselman
24 October 2014

Denver-based Gamma 2 Robotics announced a pilot program to structure the installation of its security robots for prospective clients. ...

Photo courtesy Gamma 2 Robotics.
  

 


 


Fire Scout MC-8C Sea Ready

By Scott Kesselman
23 October 2014

Northrop Grumman Corp. successfully completed testing of its MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned aerial system at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu in preparation for at-sea testing later this year. ...

Photo courtesy Northrop Grumman. 
  

 


 


Open for Business: UAS Symposium Highlights Need for Cooperation

By Scott Kesselman
22 October 2014

Yesterday, at the University of Maryland, UAS industry leaders met for a commercial VTOL and precision delivery symposium. ...

AUVSI Photo.
  

 


 


UGV Geology: Husky Gets Dirty in Tailings Deposit Ponds

By Scott Kesselman
22 October 2014

The University of Alberta and Copperstone Technologies are working together using a Clearpath Robobitcs’ Husky unmanned ground vehicle outfitted with a variety of sensors for soil sample research. ...

Photo courtesy Clearpath Robotics. 
  

 


 


Wave-Powered AutoNaut Returns Safely After Stormy Mission

By Scott Kesselman
22 October 2014

The MOST (Autonomous Vessels) Ltd. AutoNaut unmanned surface vessel returned from a 13 day long scientific mission for the National Oceanographic Centre sustaining Atlantic storm gales of up to 70 mph...

Photo courtesy MOST (Autonomous Vessels) Ltd.
  

 


 


Wind On The Water: ASVs May Reduce Wind Farm Costs

By Scott Kesselman
22 October 2014

ASV Ltd. and Planet Ocean Ltd. have, together, received funding from the GROW:OffshoreWind initiative to explore how autonomous surface vehicles can reduce costs involved in supporting offshore wind f...

Photo courtesy ASV Ltd.
  

 


 


Commercial UAS Users Tout Achievements at London Conference

By Brett Davis
21 October 2014

Monitoring miles of railroad tracks. Filming news segments in remote corners of the world for the BBC. Mapping potential oil drilling sites. ...

AUVSI photo.
  

 


 


AgEagle Launches New Autonomous Control System

By Scott Kesselman
20 October 2014

AgEagle LLC., announced a new unmanned aerial systems automation and post-flight data processing management system, AgEagle RAPID, for precision agriculture. ...

Photo courtesy AgEagle LLC.
  

 


 


BMT and MSubs Plan to Develop Maritime AUV Sea Range

By Scott Kesselman
20 October 2014

BMT Isis, provider of safety and environmental risk management, and MSubs Ltd., supplier of manned and unmanned underwater systems, are collaborating to develop a fully instrumented maritime sea range...

Photo courtesy MSubs Ltd.
  

 


 


CybAero Will Reapply for Export License After Rejection

By Scott Kesselman
20 October 2014

Swedish producer of unmanned helicopter surveillance systems, CybAero, plans to apply for a new export license after the ISP, the Swedish agency overseeing exports, announced late last week that it...

Photo courtesy CybAero. 
  

 


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