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Thanks to a five-year, $27 million government grant from a United States Army Research Laboratory program that seeks to advance robotic technology, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania will develop a team of autonomous, specialized and resilient robots for the United States military.

One of the researchers for this project, Electrical and Systems Engineering Chair George Pappas, says that this research is unique because its focus will be on specialized teams of robots, instead of individual robots.

These robots will also be able to learn from one another in unknown environments.

During ASIS 2017, Sharp Electronics' Sharp INTELLOS Automated Unmanned Ground Vehicle (A-UGV) was named “New Product of the Year for Outdoor Perimeter Protection” by Security Today magazine, and the A-UGV also received the “Security Solutions Award for Security Monitoring” by Security Sales & Integration.

These industry honors come a year after the Sharp INTELLOS A-UGV officially launched during ASIS International 2016.

Being that personnel are still responsible for manually loading and unloading cargo from an air vehicle for cargo missions today, the U.S. Navy has tasked RE2 Robotics with developing an Autonomous Robotic Cargo Handling (ARCH) system.

This system will be demonstrated in concurrence with the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) equipped UH-1H Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA), which will provide the ability to deliver supplies autonomously.

AUVSI News

According to NBC4 Columbus, a UAS was recently used to locate a stolen ATV in Franklin County, Ohio.

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In an effort to help members of its department fight fires, the Syracuse Fire Department has launched a new UAS program.

According to Fire Capt. Timothy Gleeson, the department expects to use the technology for stubborn fires or on fires in large commercial buildings.

A team of aerospace engineers from the University of Colorado (CU) recently spent the first half of June traveling across the Midwest in search of monster storms.

During this time period, the CU team, which was made up of 16 CU employees and students, encountered a storm on June 8 outside Norris, South Dakota, and used one of its three “TTwistor” UAS to fly through the dark skies to collect data from the storm.

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