From Xponential to UTM framework: ICAO seeks harmonized approach

Continuing a process that kicked off at AUVSI’s Xponential conference in Dallas earlier this year, the International Civil Aviation Organization is seeking to develop a global concept of operations for an unmanned aircraft traffic management syste

Weekend Roundup

This Week in the Unmanned Systems and Robotics World

AeroVironment delivers UAS to DoD customers, unveils new Pocket Digital Data Link AE

AeroVironment, Inc. has delivered M1/M2/M5-compatible Raven and Puma All Environment (AE) UAS to two DoD customers.

Real-Time Innovations announces connectivity software that can be used for autonomous vehicles

Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity company Real-Time Innovations (RTI) has announced its RTI Connext DDS 5.3, which is the “first connectivity software designed to build layered-databus architectures for IIoT systems of systems.”

Self-driving shuttles being tested in Japan to help rural elderly population

According to, self-driving buses are being tested in rural communities in Jap

Lyft and partner to work on self-driving cars

In an effort to bring self-driving cars to the Bay Area on its open platform, Lyft has announced a partnership with, which is a Silicon Valley startup that uses deep learning to create artificial intelligence (AI) software for autonomous

May Mobility to test autonomous vehicles in Detroit in October

From October 9 to 13, Ann Arbor, Michigan-based May Mobility Inc., which is a startup that became incorporated in January of this year, will operate a pilot program using autonomous vehicles to shuttle Bedrock LLC employees in downtown Detroit to

Washington state’s Spokane Fire Department to add fourth UAS to its fleet

According to The Drive, the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) in Washington state is preparing to welcome a fourth UAS to it

Aeroprobe adds two new micro air data computers to its product line

Aeroprobe Corporation, which is a global producer of air data measurement tools to aerospace, automotive, turbomachinery, wind turbine, and wind tunnel industries around the world, has added