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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British RAS Community Rallies Around Manufacturing, Logistics

The U.K. manufacturing and logistics sector has joined several events focusing on how British RAS can help improve efficiency and provide competitive advantage. However, can academic-industrial partnerships overcome the U.K.'s lag in industrial automation?

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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

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...

There?s a Lot You Can Do With a Drone

There?s a Lot You Can Do With a Drone

Writing in the academic news site, The Conversation, Brian Lovell, who is research director of the Security and Surveillance Research group at the University of Queensland, believes we are on the threshold of a revolution in aviation ? thanks to...

NASA Demonstrates New Fuel Cell on Mobile Rover

NASA Demonstrates New Fuel Cell on Mobile Rover

In February, NASA demonstrated a new fuel cell that will allow rovers on extraterrestrial surfaces to go farther and last longer. The new type of fuel cell will extend the range of surface operations for rovers that will explore new...