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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BlueBotics Leads and Succeeds with ANT

BlueBotics Leads and Succeeds with ANT

The mission statement for BlueBotics SA, a 2001 spin-off from the Autonomous Systems Lab (ASL) at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, reads, “to market innovative and promising mobile robotics technologies.” The company has made good on...

NASA Collaborates with Cal Fire for Wildfire Management, Mitigation

NASA Collaborates with Cal Fire for Wildfire Management, Mitigation

The five-year agreement formalizes a working relationship between the two agencies to explore new technologies and capabilities for wildfire management. Shown below is a 3D illustration, courtesy of NASA, of the real-time, mid-mission flight track of NASA's Ikhana remotely piloted...

LaserMotive Offers Novel UAV Power Solution

LaserMotive Offers Novel UAV Power Solution

LaserMotive is pioneering the use of laser power beaming systems, a technology that has the potential for use in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other types of applications. The privately held company, based in Kent, Wash., took top honors at...