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.
Kinova, GreyOrange, RightHand among those collaborating with integrators and other customers/partners.
Tests next year to determine combat and support role for unmanned combat system.
Short news briefs to keep you informed of goings-on in the world of robotics, drones, and more.
Event celebrates partnership between military and robotics industry researchers.
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.
Teams face technology obstacles in having robots locate objects in underground mine environment.
Subterranean Challenge will test how ground and aerial robots can map underground areas in rescue and other scenarios.
How exoskeletons and robots are augmenting human capabilities in the industrial workforce.
Higher speed, lower latency opens up abilities for robots, IoT sensors, and software.
Researchers aim to create a hard and soft robotic suit that can treat and stabilize soldiers injured in remote locations.
The Office of Naval Research provided the funding for the development of an underwater robotic hand equipped with a variety of sensors.
Optimism abounded at last week’s AUVSI-sponsored event in the unmanned systems space, but they also acknowledged challenges ahead.
Slow week features transactions in robotics and military unmanned systems spending.
Safety and security options tested in Netherlands competition where drones battled each other.
Helping to keep humans out of dangerous environments, robotic disaster cleanup proved a success at Tyndall Air Force Base following Hurricane Michael.
Tethered drone company was in process of rebranding to provide analytics and AI support for commercial customers.
The company will develop variations of its Guardian XO exoskeleton for military use.
Acquisition gives FLIR access to unmanned ground vehicle systems for military, security, and infrastructure markets.
Funding includes money for drone companies, smart building software makers, and AI services.