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Insect-inspired motion sensing

November 5, 2019

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory took inspiration from flying insects to demonstrate a…
In many places in U.S. you can see these large concrete arrows – what are they for?

May 23, 2019

If you ever found yourself traveling in U.S., look around – in some places you may find large…
Maps for autonomous vehicles will be generated from satellite images

April 25, 2019

Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development (TRI-AD), Maxar Technologies and NTT DATA collaborate to build high-definition maps for autonomous vehicles…
Two different brain regions are responsible for navigating new and familiar locations

April 2, 2019

Navigation is hard. Places change all the time and yet we are still great at orienting ourselves to…
Helping the Blind to Navigate

November 29, 2018

Picture yourself going to an unfamiliar supermarket for the first time. If you are a person who can…
Model helps robots navigate more like humans do

October 4, 2018

When moving through a crowd to reach some end goal, humans can usually navigate the space safely without…
A mobile game helped to see which nations have the best spatial navigation

August 15, 2018

Being aware of your surroundings is a very good skill to have. If you are able to navigate…
Molecular clock could greatly improve smartphone navigation

July 17, 2018

MIT researchers have developed the first molecular clock on a chip, which uses the constant, measurable rotation of…
Following nature’s example: animals are prototypes for robotic

July 16, 2018

Bumblebees have a small brain but they cover considerable distance in the search for food. Depending on the…
Scientists are taking inspiration from insects to create efficiently navigating robots

July 12, 2018

Insects have tiny brains because they are tiny themselves. And yet they have pretty good navigation abilities that…
Deep Space Navigation: Tool Tested as Emergency Navigation Device

June 20, 2018

A tool that has helped guide sailors across oceans for centuries is now being tested aboard the International…
Shrimp-inspired camera may enable underwater navigation

April 5, 2018

The underwater environment may appear to the human eye as a dull-blue, featureless space. However, a vast landscape…
Galileo satellites a top rocket for next Tuesday’s flight

December 10, 2017

Europe’s next four Galileo navigation satellites are in place atop their Ariane 5, ready to be launched next…
Space technology to drive autonomous ships

December 3, 2017

ESA Director General Jan Wörner signed a Memorandum of Intent with Rolls-Royce today, as the two entities agree…
Galileo in place for launch: then there were four

October 24, 2017

Two more Galileo satellites have reached Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, joining the first pair of navigation satellites…
Bees always find the most direct route home – how can they do that with such small brain?

October 7, 2017

Bees are nothing short of amazing. They are a crucial part of our planet‘s nature, they are hard…
New Insights Into How People Navigate Through the World

June 5, 2017

The ability to assess surroundings and move through the world is a skill shared by many animals, including…
‘Indoor GPS’ Apps Closer to Reality With New NIST Challenge

April 10, 2017

GPS usually works great outdoors, but what if you’re disoriented in a large building such as a museum…
Researchers to explore how seabirds navigate using infrasound

April 6, 2017

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have been awarded a £1million grant to undertake a research project to…
Cutting-edge Mobile LBS Technology Trends

March 15, 2017

When a consumer drone flies too close to the White House, it might stop in mid-air as if…
Navigation Device That Shows Only Direction

January 31, 2017

Many cyclist are very mobile, they can go anywhere they want in anytime. The Beeline is a navigation device that shows…
No GPS, No Problem: Next-Generation Navigation

October 13, 2016

A team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside has developed a highly reliable and accurate navigation…
NIST’s Compact Gyroscope May Turn Heads

August 24, 2016

Shrink rays may exist only in science fiction, but similar effects are at work in the real world…
Now 40, NASA’s LAGEOS Set the Bar for Studies of Earth

May 5, 2016

On May 4, 1976, NASA launched a cannonball-shaped satellite that transformed studies of Earth’s shape, rotation and gravity…
Leopard sharks navigate with their nose

January 7, 2016

Olfaction contributes to ocean navigation in sharks Olfaction may contribute to shark ocean navigation, likely based on their…
Following their noses to Lake Victoria – seagulls use smells to navigate

November 25, 2015

There’s not much you can teach seagulls about navigation. On their migratory journeys, they cover thousands of kilometres…
Freshwater fish, amphibians supercharge their ability to see infrared light?

November 6, 2015

Evolutionary adaptation helps navigation in murky waters Salmon migrating from the open ocean to inland waters do more…
Engineers develop sonar navigation, mapping system for unmanned aircraft

October 12, 2015

Researchers at the University of Georgia are working to bring a new level of precision to the navigation…
Ready-to-use robotics development kit

September 8, 2015

SentiBotics is a ready-to-use robotic kit designed to provide a starting point for researchers and developers, who would…
A shape-shifting navigation device for both the sighted and visually impaired

August 27, 2015

Combine mechanical engineering, experimental theater, and an old dark church, and you’re bound to get some interesting results…
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