In this wide-ranging interview, ModalAI CEO Chad Sweet describes the development of the company’s VOXL Flight solution, a development platform for GPS-denied autonomous drone localization and navigation, along with computer vision for AI-powered object recognition, depth sensing and obstacle avoidance.
The capabilities spectrum for robotics systems has been expanded from fixed manipulators and teleoperated mobile robots to now include their intersection – mobile manipulation systems. To reach their full potential, however, mobile manipulation robots must be able to move, interact, see, think, and communicate.
As this case study from Boston Engineering attests, the process of developing and testing exoskeleton technologies for military applications requires a capabilities alignment across all program participants, including military, industry and academic contributors. Direct feedback from soldiers, including their insights into the effect of exos on cognitive function, is also critical.
Autonodyne provides a HW and SW ‘platform’ for commercial, civil and defense unmanned aerial systems (UASs) including a control station, on-board mission computer, and advanced autonomy behaviors. Recent partnership deals are a capabilities signifier.
Robotics fundings, mergers, and acquisitions in July 2020 stayed at comparable levels with transactions from a year ago and June.
Drone providers AeroVironment and Draganfly are widening distribution of the Quantix Mapper system, just in time for planting season in the Northern Hemisphere.
AeroVironment, which claims to be the largest supplier of drones to the U.S. military, is also an example of a pure-play robotics company that is profitable.
Incident management, rural communications among most cited use cases.
New capabilities include stair-climbing robots and bouncing off obstacles.
Kinova, GreyOrange, RightHand among those collaborating with integrators and other customers/partners.
New systems are helping to make emergency response less dangerous and provide more data.
Tests next year to determine combat and support role for unmanned combat system.
Group of companies to explore use of AI and 5G connectivity on first-response applications.
Short news briefs to keep you informed of goings-on in the world of robotics, drones, and more.
Made in the U.S., the RangePro X8 offers commercial and industrial applications across several markets for inspection, surveying, and first response scenarios.
Event celebrates partnership between military and robotics industry researchers.
Security robot maker offers shares to retail investors as it readies for public listing.
AI and IoT-based system monitors health and safety in real-time and over long term.
Deal with UAS Pioneer, Formerly CyPhy Works, Includes Intellectual Property, Multiple Patents.
Autonomous rover finds land mines, aerial drone deploys payload to safely detonate munitions that kill or maim up to 20,000 people per year.
Rounding up recent developments in unmanned aerial vehicle testing for deliveries, first response, and scientific research.
How technologies like AI, robotics, and self-driving cars will create new challenges for companies within those cities.
Teams face technology obstacles in having robots locate objects in underground mine environment.
ROAMEO joins stationary systems to assist companies with security operations.
Subterranean Challenge will test how ground and aerial robots can map underground areas in rescue and other scenarios.