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Autonomous system improves environmental sampling at sea

November 5, 2019

An autonomous robotic system invented by researchers at MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) efficiently sniffs…
Wave Glider surfs across stormy Drake Passage in Antarctica

September 21, 2017

The Southern Ocean is key to Earth’s climate, but the same gusting winds, big waves and strong currents…
MATE international ROV competition

December 14, 2016

The MATE Center uses underwater robots – also known as remotely operated vehicles or ROVs – to teach…
MAN developed a safety truck to protect road workers

November 6, 2016

Have you ever seen people working on a highway and wondered how safe it is? In fact, despite…
Welcome to Springfield: world’s first large-scale, multi-use driving simulation environment

May 10, 2016

As driverless vehicles inch closer to becoming mainstream, there’s an important step between them and us: testing. Enter…
Bat-inspired design for Micro Air Vehicles

February 18, 2016

Researchers from the University of Southampton have designed innovative membrane wings inspired by bats, paving the way for…
Autonomous drones will look for lost people in the forests

February 11, 2016

People go to forest rather frequently – to hunt, to collect mushrooms or berries, or simply to take…
On their own: Autonomous aircraft

December 3, 2015

As a team of unmanned quadrotor aircraft hovers above, six small ground robots roll into an unfamiliar two-story…
Driver’s licenses for self-driving cars?

October 24, 2015

Just like people, self-driving vehicles should be required to pass a licensing test, say University of Michigan researchers.…
Life-Saving Maritime Rescue Drone Wins European Satellite Navigation Competition 2015

October 21, 2015

This evening, the global satellite navigation community gathered at the ddb forum in Berlin to recognise the year’s…
Vanishing Acts: A Call for Disappearing Delivery Vehicles

October 12, 2015

It sounds like an engineering fantasy, or maybe an episode from Mission Impossible: A flock of small, single-use,…
A yacht that pilots itself

October 8, 2015

Driverless technology is making inroads in maritime shipping, search-and-rescue operations and security work. But it has been conspicuously…
ONR Advances Cutting-Edge Unmanned Underwater Vehicles at Demo

October 5, 2015

Robotic arms help Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) techs to neutralize underwater mines. Autonomous underwater vehicles map out a…
Minnow Versus Shark: Robo-battles, ONR and the Future Force

August 12, 2015

Ahhh, summer. For most students, it’s a time to break from the rigors of math and science, spending…
Student-led robotics company wins top prize for self-navigating boat technology

August 3, 2015

Buffalo Automation Group, a startup robotics company founded by three University at Buffalo engineering students, won the top…
Centuries-old shipwreck discovered off North Carolina coast

July 27, 2015

Scanning sonar from a scientific expedition has revealed the remains of a previously unknown shipwreck more than a…
Robotic submarine team dives into competition

July 22, 2015

A group of engineering students hopes to make a splash with a robotic submarine they designed and built,…
In Competition for Water Supremacy, RoboBoats Rule the Waves

July 15, 2015

In a race for points, honor and cash, 16 teams—from the United States and as far away as…
Switzerland Commences the Country’s First Postal Drone Trials

July 8, 2015

Tuesday, July 7, Switzerland‘s postal service (Swiss Post) announced it had begun testing parcel deliveries by unmanned drones.…
Autonomous Taxis Would Deliver Significant Environmental and Economic Benefits

July 8, 2015

Imagine a fleet of driverless taxis roaming your city, ready to pick you up and take you to…
New technology makes drones safer and smarter

April 15, 2015

Quadcopters, commonly known as drones, currently are gaining public attention. They can be used in a variety of…
Motion sickness in autonomous cars: Don’t read and ride

April 13, 2015

Self-driving vehicles should make roads safer, save energy and improve mobility, but they also might make some people…
LDUUV-INP, Swarming UAVs on display at Sea-Air-Space exposition

April 13, 2015

For the first time ever, the Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle-Innovative Naval Prototype (LDUUV-INP) will be on display…
NOAA to explore depths of Caribbean Sea

April 9, 2015

Beginning April 10, scientists aboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will begin a series of 20 dives to investigate previously…
Killer robots maybe not be such bad news in modern warfare

April 9, 2015

As the Australian Defence Force prepares to buy armed drones, anti-drone campaigners continue to lobby for a moratorium…
Wanted: Technologies to Enable Automated Lookouts for Unmanned Surface Vessels

March 30, 2015

DARPA’s Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program seeks to develop a new type of unmanned…
Helicopter Drones on Mars

March 18, 2015

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently announced that it is developing a small drone helicopter to scout the way…
Modern technology monitors World Heritage forests

February 23, 2015

Drones, laser scanners, planes and sharp shooters have been put to work in the Tasmanian forest to better…
Zoom in, Zoom out: Speedy, Agile UAVs Envisioned for Troops in Urban Missions

December 23, 2014

Military teams patrolling dangerous urban environments overseas and rescue teams responding to disasters such as earthquakes or floods…
Using a graphical language to define UAV missions

December 8, 2014

As the complexity of unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs) grows, specialists have to deal with proportionally increasing difficulties of controlling…
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