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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Breakthrough in Robot Communications Has Huge Upside

Breakthrough in Robot Communications Has Huge Upside

Through-the-earth command and control provides field operators with a capability to remotely control robotic and unmanned platforms in tunnels, culverts, buildings and basements. It was a first-time demonstration of wireless through-the-earth command and control of a remotely operated robotic vehicle....

AeroVironment Quickly Beating Swords into Ploughshares

AeroVironment Quickly Beating Swords into Ploughshares

When UAVs wing home from their war duties, what then becomes of them? Historically, as conflicts begin to wane, the Department of Defense reels in its wartime spending and the cutbacks begin, part of which will mean far fewer orders...

Robot to Robot: Dragon and Space Station Meet Up

Robot to Robot: Dragon and Space Station Meet Up

For the first time, a private American company has successfully launched a spacecraft into orbit and berthed it with the International Space Station?an achievement of historic scientific and technological significance and a key milepost in President Obama?s vision for America?s...