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Real-time appearance-based mapping in action at the Microsoft Kinect Challenge, IROS 2014

Last month at IROS the SV-ROS team Maxed-Out won the Microsoft Kinect Challenge. In this post Mathieu Labbé describes the mapping approach the team used to help them win....
03 October 2014, by

Liquid Robotics continues its growth by partnering with Boeing

Sunnyvale-based Liquid Robotics continues their growth-by-partnering formula by striking another collaboration, this time with Boeing....
24 September 2014, by

PrecisionHawk raises $10M

According to a press release from today: PrecisionHawk, an information delivery company that uses a small, lightweight UAV and cloud-based software to collect, process and analyze aerial data, today...
18 September 2014, by

UAV Surveys Argyle Diamond Mine in Australian | Aibotix

According to a press release: East Kimberly Region, Australia / Kassel, Germany, September 4, 2014 – CADS Survey, an Australian supplier of marine, pipeline, and civil surveying services, C.R.Ken...
04 September 2014, by

Martha Stewart: Why I love my drone | TIME

Last year, while celebrating my birthday in Maine, I was given a drone fitted with a high-definition camera. After a quick introduction to the mechanics of operating the contraption and a few words ab...
30 July 2014, by

Rescue drone that finds survivors using their cellphones’ WiFi signals

Search and rescue operations are increasingly using drones, and the speed and ease with which UAVs can be launched is especially important when applying them as an emergency response tool. Jonathan C...
25 July 2014, by


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Winners of hurricane-tracking UAS design challenge announced | NASA News

From a NASA press release: A team of students from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg captured first place in NASA's University Aeronautics Design C...
09 July 2014, by

Aerial drone maps show Philippine typhoon devastation, aid in reconstruction

A drone's eye view of the many coconut trees that were uprooted when Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines. Photo Essay Six months ago, Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippine’s South East coast....
07 May 2014, by

Underwater ROV aids in investigation, searches for victims in South Korean ferry tragedy

The search and rescue team involved in the recent South Korean ferry tragedy has deployed a remotely-operated underwater robot to help in the investigation and hopeful search for possible survivors in...
02 May 2014, by

PulsedLight, Project Tango, Occipital and the Prime Sense problem

Ever since Apple bought Prime Sense, roboticists have been asking what’s going to fill the gap. Robots need to know where they are and what’s around them. The Carmine, and the unveiled but undeliv...
24 March 2014, by

ROV operations expenditures to grow to $1.5 billion by 2017

Douglas-Westwood, an energy research group, says (in their $5,000 World ROV Operations Market Forecast 2013-2017 report), that ROV operations expenditures will grow 80% over the next 5 years....
24 March 2014, by

Using geometry to help robots map their environment

This post is part of our ongoing efforts to make the latest papers in robotics accessible to a general audience. To get around unknown environments, most robots will need to build maps. To help the...
26 February 2014, by

Lay of the land: Unmanned systems coming to commercial agriculture

Yamaha is testing spraying vineyards in Napa Valley through a COA with the FAA. Photo courtesy Yamaha Corp. With the global market for unmanned systems in agriculture on the rise, companies that ma...
25 October 2013, by

Matching technology to value creation: Drones in agriculture

‘Drones in agriculture’ has been a topic hot lately, but is it a real business? As a former Army UAV platoon leader and a current founder of an aerial data collection start-up, I believe so, bu...
24 October 2013, by

DARC talks about the elephants in the room – freight planes and fighters

It was fitting that Missy Cummings had the last word at the DARC drones and aerial robotics conference in NY. As an ex-TopGun navy pilot who saw drones taking over her job, she was the one to talk abo...
23 October 2013, by

Ten lessons for farm drones

3D Robotics's Vice President of Sales and Marketing John Cherbini prepares to launch a plane at Small Vines Wines in Sebastopol, Ca Sept. 13, 2013. The plane can help day-to-day operations on a farm...
22 October 2013, by

Start-up profile: Knightscope

What happens when you mix big data analytics, a policeman, homeland security, some funding from an insurance company and robotics? You get Knightscope, a Santa Clara, California start-up developin...
19 October 2013, by

Robotic cornucopia: Robohub focuses on the state-of-the-art and the future of agricultural robotics

With an ever-increasing need to feed the world's hungry, the agricultural sector has long been an important boon to the field of robotics: the sector's widespread acceptance and use of automation tec...
18 October 2013, by

Students hope their ship inspection robot will significantly reduce dry-dock time for maritime transport industry, improve safety for inspectors

Students take a research tour with Damen ship repairs in Rotterdam. A team of students from ETH Zurich and ZHdK have developed a prototype for a robotic ship inspection unit that is capable of cond...
30 September 2013, by , and

Drones for Schools

To understand what the Drones for Schools program is, and how it came about, it helps to know a few things about my background. I didn't originally set out to be a STEM educator. I had some science ed...
24 September 2013, by

SpaceX awarded launch reservation contract with MDA Robotics for Canadian satellite program

The Falcon 9 rocket in the hangar at SpaceX's launch site at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photo credit: SpaceX. Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) announced today that, in 2018, it will...
30 July 2013, by

Two small drones approved by FAA for civilian use in the US

Insitu's Scan Eagle x200. Two small drones, Insitu's Scan Eagle X200 and AeroVironment's PUMA, have become the first federally certified unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for civilian use in the US. O...
27 July 2013, by

Active military robots around the world

This is a brief presentation of some of the most widely used robots (or remotely controlled, semi-autonomous systems) from militaries around the world. There are numerous other projects that are curre...
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