Weekend Roundup: September 11, 2020

This Week in the Unmanned Systems and Robotics World

For the first time, liquid hydrogen and a unique refueling system have been used to power UAS. The demonstration was conducted by a Washington State University research team. The team says that the test demonstrated a key technology needed for long endurance, all-electric flights for medium-sized UAS. (Washington State University)

Next month, Britain's biggest retailer, Tesco, will trial using drones to deliver groceries to homes in Ireland. Tesco will conduct the deliveries in partnership with drone delivery company Manna, who has a has a license to operate in Ireland. (Reuters)

Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio has expanded its UAS curriculum. According to Associate Professor Adam Parrillo, the expansion will give students more experience in operating drones, as well as managing and analyzing the data that the devices collect. (Springfield News-Sun)

There are now 2,000 certified drone operators in Australia. The milestone was reached by one of the newest drone pilots of the Surf Life Saving Northern Territory (SLSNT), which is one of several live-saving groups using drone technology to make beaches safer in the country. (DroneDJ)

The police department in the town of Linn in Walworth County, Wisconsin is now using drone technology. The technology will assist in a variety of cases, while also allowing officers to patrol while maintaining social distancing. (MyWalworthCounty.com)

Auterion has announced the appointment of the Honorable Heidi Shyu to its Board of Directors. Possessing an immense amount of experience in the defense industry, Shyu has served on several advisory boards and has consulted for over a dozen companies. (Auterion)