Unmanned Systems

AGVs, UGVs, UAVs, and UUVs are just some of the unmanned systems relying on machine vision and mapping for increasing levels of autonomy. Unmanned systems include mobile robots in warehouses, drones in the air or underwater, and self-driving cars on the streets. See how these autonomous vehicles are improving and how they're being used.

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Satellite House Calls By Robot Space Doctor

Satellite House Calls By Robot Space Doctor

ViviSat's Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV) is designed to dock with the orbiting satellite, securely latch on to it, and serve as a back-up propulsion system. This enables a mission extension for satellites which have run out of maneuvering fuel yet...

$262M For Fire Scout Robot Choppers

$262M For Fire Scout Robot Choppers

According to press reports, the upgraded Fire Scout will provide greater range, endurance and payload capacity as compared to its predecessor. The Fire Scout endurance upgrade has been designated as the MQ-8C.

AeroVironment: Missed Estimates Cause Stock Stumble. Rebound Ahead?

AeroVironment: Missed Estimates Cause Stock Stumble. Rebound Ahead?

AeroVironment recently developed the smallest unmanned aerial vehicle to date. Named one of the "50 best innovations of 2011" by TIME Magazine, the Nano Hummingbird was designed by AeroVironment as a compact surveillance unit capable of covert and controlled observation.

Are Airborne Systems Next for ReconRobotics?

Are Airborne Systems Next for ReconRobotics?

ReconRobotics, Inc., engaged in the design and development of micro-robot systems for defense and law enforcement, announced today that it has acquired Xollai LLC, a systems engineering firm with a broad base of intellectual property in automated guidance technology, optics-based...

ANT localization?Even more simple

ANT localization?Even more simple

Since its release on industrial vehicles in 2009, ANT is continuously expanding the market which had hitherto been less automated. Contrary to conventional guidance systems, such as wire-guidance or laser guidance, ANT® requires no additional infrastructure. The system is based...

Aircraft in Search of Robotic Assembly

Aircraft in Search of Robotic Assembly

Aircraft manufacturing is a multi-billion dollar worldwide industry ?but one that's still in search of a completely automated set of solutions. The first ones to achieve that target will surely steal a segment of the industry --with very profitable results.

Where No Robot Has Gone Before

Huffington Post blogger Dr. Richard Garriott de Cayeux calls himself ?the first second-generation astronaut,? and his credentials offer ample proof. A video game entrepreneur who is the son of an astronaut, Garriott bought his own ticket to the International Space...

“Disaster Bots” Controlled by Multi-touch

“Disaster Bots” Controlled by Multi-touch

The point of using robots in search and rescue missions is to send them where it's too dangerous for humans to go, something Mark Micire knows very well. Micire has worked with FEMA as a technical specialist and was with...