Increasing Human Potential

Unmanned Systems are transforming our lives

Read the latest on how unmanned systems or intelligent robots are helping researchers, public entities and corporations in ways previously impossible.

Increasing Human Potential

Unmanned systems increase our human potential.They enable us to execute dangerous and difficult tasks safely and efficiently, saving lives.

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With help from its sales agent Air Canada, Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has entered into a commercial agreement with DSV Air & Sea Inc. Canada (DSV), the Canadian arm of the global transport and logistics company DSV Panalpina A/S.

Through the agreement, DSV will use DDC's Sparrow cargo drone to deliver healthcare related cargo from its warehouse in Milton, Ontario to DSV customers locally. 

Fetch Robotics, Build with Robots and the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico have launched the Breezy One disinfecting autonomous mobile robot (AMR), which is designed to protect employees and passengers from both harmful pathogens and cleaning agents.

Described as the first platform to offer efficient, hands-free, and safe sanitization specifically designed for large scale facilities, Breezy One uses a patented, environmentally safe disinfectant to quickly, safely and effectively decontaminate spaces over 100,000 square feet in just 90 minutes. The disinfected space can be re-entered in as little as two hours with no harmful residue or risk to employees or passengers.

WHILL has announced that its WHILL Autonomous Drive System will be used at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Japan to optimize current Passengers with Reduced Mobility (PRM) operation while helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The company says that this is a first-of-its-kind platform being applied to address the global pandemic.

With the assistance of Air Canada and the Pontiac Group, Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has entered into a commercial agreement with The David McAntony Gibson Foundation (operating as GlobalMedic) to use its drone delivery technology to provide service to the Beausoleil First Nation Community (BFN) in Ontario.

A variety of donors provided funding for the project, including the OEC Group (Canada), which is a global logistics provider that services clients in all major industries including aerospace, healthcare, global retail, automotive and manufacturing.

The U.S. Army will test software for off-road UGV driving on a Warthog UGV. Photo: Jim Nelson/Army Research Laboratory

This Week in the Unmanned Systems and Robotics World

University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) biomedical engineer Jacob Segil is working to restore the sense of touch for amputees, including veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

An instructor in the Engineering Plus Program and program director for the Center for Translational Research at CU Boulder, Segil is designing artificial limbs that may one day allow amputees to feel the world around them through electronic sensors.