ULC Robotics VTOL Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

ULC Robotics, Inc. is advancing the state-of-the-art in commercial utility industry aerial inspection after successfully flight testing a newly developed vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle last week. As a leading robotics, energy services and research and development company focused on the energy and utility industries, ULC Robotics’ commercial-grade VTOL fixed-wing UAV…

Drone Inspection of Offshore Wind Turbines

Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind, who began commercial operation of the first U.S. offshore wind farm in 2016, recently authorized deployments of drone technology to capture high-resolution data of all five of its offshore wind platforms just off Block Island. Imagery and data obtained during the flights will be used as a baseline for comparative data…

UAV Challenge – Medical Express 2018

The UAV Challenge Technical Committee has reviewed the Deliverable 2 documents and videos and are pleased to announce that twenty-one (21) teams were awarded a Go decision for their Deliverable 2 documentation and video(s). The list of teams (In alphabetical order) is as follows: Aerial Robotics Club at NC State University (USA) CanberraUAV (Australia) Cybirds…

Self-flying drone for Mars

NASA is working toward a future when humans will walk on the surface of Mars. But first it’s going to try flying a drone through the air. The Mars Helicopter, a small, self-flying aircraft designed specifically for the Red Planet, will be included in the space agency’s next rover mission in 2020 to beam back a…

Future of batteries and future with better batteries

Electric Jumper Jet This is the 3rd concept exhibition of Imaginarium of technology which explores the future with the advancement of batteries and how battery technology may be improved. Credit: Barmak Heshmat and Elliot De Vries

Canadian Navy to Integrate Maritime UAS Capabilities

MDA, a provider of robotics and defense technologies, has announced that it has signed a contract with Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) to provide Maritime Miniature Unmanned Aircraft Systems (MMUAS). The contract also includes services to support training, resource and equipment development activities and development and validation of naval tactics and new capability development….

Northrop Grumman Provides Test Bed for DARPA UAS & UGV Swarm Program

Northrop Grumman Corporation has announced that it has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as a Phase 1 Swarm Systems Integrator for the Agency’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program. As part of the program, Northrop Grumman will launch its first open architecture test bed and is seeking participants to create and test their own…

What jobs will flying robots be doing in future?

In the James Cameron blockbuster The Terminator and its follow up sequels, the world was ruled by machines. Flying robots patrolled the skies while land-based vehicles with minds of their own trundled along on the ground below. That future is fast becoming a reality. But thankfully, instead of trying to wipe out humanity, these drones…

Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV)

Prowler Marine and Six Maritime, develop Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) program for port security   Prowler Marine and Six Maritime, working in concert, have developed the first affordable Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) program designed to enhance port security.  John Watts, COO/Founder of Prowler Marine, has been working with private and military executives to develop problem-solving…

The Future Belongs to Flying Robots

The University of California system’s Center of Excellence on Unmanned Aircraft System Safety is hard at work looking into the future of unmanned aircraft. The director sees a lot of potential in the technology for agriculture, environmental, and even social opportunities. The once-small community of drone hobbyists has transformed into a worldwide phenomenon. In 2016…

Successful UAV applications

Successful UAV applications: Surveying of objects and ground on the basis of orthographic photos to generate point clouds, volume calculations, digital height and 3D models. Industrial inspection of solar parks, wind parks, power lines, engines and plants, and industrial parks. Offshore oil, gas and power plants and utilities – on- and offshore. Bridge inspection, visual…

These Autonomous Patrol Cars Keep Watch Over Our Nuclear Stockpiles

Monitoring America’s nuclear stockpiles is vital but mind-numbingly dull work. So rather than rely on easily distracted human guards, the storage facilities at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) are now being watched by the unblinking eyes of a mobile robotic patrol fleet. Learn more..