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The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 8/7/17

July 31, 2017 – August 6, 2017 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. [divide] At the Center for the Study of the Drone ...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 7/31/17

A U.S. Army soldier launches an RQ-11 Raven during an exercise in North Carolina on July 27. Credit: Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee/U.S. Air Force July 24, 2017 – July 30, 2017 If you would like to ...

Robots to the rescue!

This article was first published on the IEC e-tech website. Rapid advances in technology are revolutionizing the roles of aerial, terrestrial and maritime robotic systems in disaster relief, search...
19 July 2017, by

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 7/17/17

The South Korean Navy conducted shipboard flight tests for the TR-60 tilt-rotor UAV. Source: KARI July 10, 2017 – July 16, 2017 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox...

More efficient and safer: How drones are changing the workplace

Technology-driven automation plays a critical role in the global economy, and its visibility in our lives is growing. As technology impacts more and more jobs, individuals and enterprises find themsel...
23 June 2017, by

Engineers design drones that can stay aloft for five days

In the event of a natural disaster that disrupts phone and Internet systems over a wide area, autonomous aircraft could potentially hover over affected regions, carrying communications payloads that p...
09 June 2017, by


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Xponential 2017 in images

The Xponential 2017 national conference was held May 8-11 by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. The even...

As DJI dominates camera and commercial drone sales, drone funding falls

According to AgFunder's 2016 AgTech Investing Report (supported by The Robot Report's own research), 2016 drone funding fell 64% from 2015 levels. Also, the type of companies getting funded were sens...
03 May 2017, by

Cooperative payload transportation with UAVs

Delivery robots are touted as gaining widespread popularity in the near future. Wheeled models could be suitable for urban areas, while UAVs have great potential in accessing difficult areas and carr...
27 April 2017, by

Robolliance on-hand for ISC West’s Unmanned Security Expo

This week (April 05-07, 2017), the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas will host ISC West 2017 in what they say is "the largest security industry trade show in the U.S.", drawing an estimated 29,000+ secur...
03 April 2017, by

UgCS photogrammetry technique for UAV land surveying missions

 UgCS is easy-to-use software for planning and flying UAV drone-survey missions. It supports almost any UAV platform, providing convenient tools for areal and linear surveys and enabling direct ...
09 March 2017, by

Drones for good 2.0: How WeRobotics is redefining the use of unmanned systems in developing countries

Robotics undoubtedly has the potential to improve lives in the developing world. However, with limited budgets and expertise on the ground, putting this technology in place is no small task. Step forw...
22 February 2017, by

Cargo drones deliver in the Amazon rainforest

The Amazon is home to thousands of local indigenous communities spread across very remote areas. As a result, these sparsely populated communities rarely have reliable access to essential medicines an...
16 February 2017, by

No GPS, no problem: Next-generation navigation

A team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside has developed a highly reliable and accurate navigation system that exploits existing environmental signals such as cellular and Wi-Fi,...
28 October 2016, by

Human-robot disaster response team successfully deployed robots in earthquake damaged monuments

After the devastating earthquake in Amatrice, Italy, on August 24th, the Vigili del Fuoco (Italian fire brigade) requested assistance from the TRADR (Long-Term Human-Robot Teaming for Robot-Assisted...
08 September 2016, by

How might drone racing drive innovation?

Over the past 15 years, drones have progressed from laboratory demonstrations to widely available toys. Technological improvements have brought ever-smaller components required for flight stabilizatio...
10 June 2016, by

Performing rescue missions with drone networks: Interview with Samira Hayat

Samira Hayat is following her calling: She has been a member of the Mobile Systems research team at the Department of Networked and Embedded Systems since 2012. Before that, she studied in Trento. Ma...
13 April 2016, by

The Year of CoCoRo Video #51/52: Big Vision

Our penultimate video features the initial "Big Vision" trailer we produced at the beginning of this project. The video showcases the basic components of the robotic system we targeted (surface st...
22 December 2015, by

Scaling up underwater swarmbot research from tabletop ‘aquarium’ to the Venice Lagoon (CoCoRo Video #50/52)

Our underwater swarm research started in a few cubic centimeters of water with some naked electronics on a table. Over the next three and a half years, our swarm increased by a factor of 40, and ...
15 December 2015, by

The Year of CoCoRo Video #49/52: Base stations

During the past year we have shown many swarm algorithms in various experiments. The spotlight was always on the Lily and the Jeff robots. However, there is now another star in the team and this tr...
08 December 2015, by

The Year of CoCoRo Video #48/52: Workshops

Most of the videos from The Year of CoCoRo were shot during workshops we held throughout the project. These workshops, which were usually focussed on one or several specific demonstrators, were wha...
01 December 2015, by

The Year of CoCoRo Video #47/52: Underwater robots swarm at CEBIT consumer electronics show

In March 2014, we exhibited CoCoRo in Hannover, Germany at the CEBIT -- Europe's largest consumer electronics fair. At first we thought we might be out of place and that our exhibit would be overshad...
24 November 2015, by

The Year of CoCoRo Video #46/52: JeffShoaling

The EU-funded Collective Cognitive Robotics (CoCoRo) project has built a swarm of 41 autonomous underwater vehicles (AVs) that show collective cognition. Throughout 2015 – The Year of CoCoRo – w...
17 November 2015, by

The Year of CoCoRo Video #45/52: Swarm control

The EU-funded Collective Cognitive Robotics (CoCoRo) project has built a swarm of 41 autonomous underwater vehicles (AVs) that show collective cognition. Throughout 2015 – The Year of CoCoRo – w...
10 November 2015, by

Self-flying drone dips, darts and dives through trees at 30 mph: Video demo

By Adam Conner-Simons, MIT CSAIL A researcher from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has developed an obstacle-detection system that allows a drone to autonomously di...
03 November 2015, by

The Year of CoCoRo Video #44/52: Lily shoaling

The EU-funded Collective Cognitive Robotics (CoCoRo) project has built a swarm of 41 autonomous underwater vehicles (AVs) that show collective cognition. Throughout 2015 – The Year of CoCoRo – w...
03 November 2015, by

The Year of CoCoRo Video #43/52: Channel switching

The EU-funded Collective Cognitive Robotics (CoCoRo) project has built a swarm of 41 autonomous underwater vehicles (AVs) that show collective cognition. Throughout 2015 – The Year of CoCoRo – w...
27 October 2015, by

The Year of CoCoRo Video #42/52: Murky waters

The EU-funded Collective Cognitive Robotics (CoCoRo) project has built a swarm of 41 autonomous underwater vehicles (AVs) that show collective cognition. Throughout 2015 – The Year of CooRo – we...
20 October 2015, by

The Year of CoCoRo Video #41/52: Metacognition

The EU-funded Collective Cognitive Robotics (CoCoRo) project has built a swarm of 41 autonomous underwater vehicles (AVs) that show collective cognition. Throughout 2015 – The Year of CooRo – we...
13 October 2015, by

The Year of CoCoRo Video #40/52: Adaptive layers water column

The EU-funded Collective Cognitive Robotics (CoCoRo) project has built a swarm of 41 autonomous underwater vehicles (AVs) that show collective cognition. Throughout 2015 – The Year of CooRo – we...
06 October 2015, by







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