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New book on disaster robotics

A new book by MIT's Robin Murphy documents the use and performance of tactical ground, aerial, or marine robots at 34 incidents between 2001 and 2013....
25 February 2014, by

Robots, soldiers and cyborgs: The future of warfare

Boston Dynamics' BigDog. When we imagine the future of warfare, we often envision a battlefield where humanoid robots and other machines fight alongside or in the place of human soldiers. From the dr...
05 February 2014, by and

DoD Unmanned Air, Sea & Ground Budget 2014-2018

Within the defense sector, demand for unmanned air, ground and sea systems continues unabated. Drivers include combat operations, reduced military budgets, a changing national security environment and...
03 February 2014, by

GuardBot: From protecting territory to playing with dolphins

What has the capability to strengthen homeland security, produce a ball’s-eye view of a soccer match and swim underwater with dolphins? GuardBot: the latest development in unmanned amphibious vehicl...
30 January 2014, by and

The 400lb CHIMP in the room: CMU’s Tartan Rescue Team prepares for the DRC

Carnegie Mellon University’s Tartan Rescue Team has completed assembly of its 400 pound 5-foot-2 inch tall simian-like robot that will compete in the first annual DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) in H...
17 December 2013, by

The DARPA Robotics Challenge, with Paul Oh

Link to audio file (40:39)In this episode, Sabine Hauert interviews Paul Oh, the Director of the Drexel Autonomous Systems Lab at Drexel University. His team, spanning 10 universities, is competing in...
13 December 2013, by


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Unmasking the RQ-180 | Ares blog

The Air Force has long debated how to conduct penetrating intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions since the venerable, high-speed SR-71 retired in 1998. But despite the need and a linge...
06 December 2013, by

Working with EOD Personnel, with Julie Carpenter

Link to audio file (34:30) In this episode, AJung Moon talks to Julie Carpenter, a recent graduate of the University of Washington who interviewed 23 U.S. Military Explosive Ordnance Disposal person...
29 November 2013, by

14 teams qualify for euRathlon land competition

Teams participating in ELROB land robotics competition tune up their robots. Photo credits: ELROB Buildings that are collapsed or on fire, tunnels flooded with smoke or water, unstructured areas subj...
17 September 2013, by

AUVSI conference brings robots to drone debate epicenter

AUVSI returned to D.C. for 2013. Amidst a climate of fiscal austerity and vibrant debates over the growing importance of unmanned vehicles in foreign policy and homeland security, the 2013 AUVSI Unma...
23 August 2013, by

DARPA Virtual Robotics Challenge results

The first competition of the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) was a software simulation of humanoid rescue work. The 6 best teams were to be allocated ATLAS robots for the next stage of the challenge, b...
27 June 2013, by

Autonomous lethal weapons, with Peter Asaro

Link to audio file (29:07)In this episode, AJung talks to Peter Asaro from The New School in New York city about autonomous weapons systems. Peter tells us about the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, an...
17 May 2013, by

Campaign to Stop Killer Robots: Let’s all stop them, shall we?

Killer robots. Looking at the two words together is enough to conjure up images of chaos and destruction.  They're an image far too familiar in science fiction settings such as Isaac Asimov or Ar...
27 April 2013, by

iRobot stock jumps 15% on Q1 earnings and 2013 projections

iRobot’s stock (ISRG:NASDAQ) jumped 15% today on yesterday’s earnings report which exceeded analysts’ expectations for both the quarterly earnings and the annual projections....
24 April 2013, by

Blimp-in-a-box contract causes acquisition

Global Telesat Corporation (think Globalstar, inmarsat and Iridium), and Lighter Than Air Systems, were awarded a DoD contract to provide the Army with two Blimp-in-a-box systems....
06 April 2013, by

How will robots shape the future of warfare?

Updated March 17, 2013 | This month we've asked our experts to weigh in on the future of robotics in warfare, and the broadness of this topic has prompted some of our panelists to push back and reques...
15 March 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...
15 March 2013, by

Robohub focus: Robots and warfare

For the rest of this week, Robohub will have a special focus on the use of robots in warfare.  All kinds of robots are being developed for strategic defence and military action (in space, in the...
13 March 2013, by

Swedish UAV ready for lift-off

In December 2012, Swedish CybAero AB,  a company developing and manufacturing autonomous unmanned helicopters, signed a strategic partnership agreement with the world's leading UAV company, Aer...
10 January 2013, by

The nEUROn maiden flight

On December 1st, the nEUROn, Europe’s unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) stealth technology demonstrator, successfully completed its maiden flight from the Dassault Aviation company’s flight test ...
05 December 2012, by
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Demining and defusing, with Frédéric Guerne and Paul Bosscher

Link to audio file (46:31)In this episode we speak with Frédéric Guerne, director of Digger DTR, and with Paul Bosscher, chief robotics engineer at Harris Corp., about robots which assist us in demi...
15 July 2011, by

Prioria Maverick, flexible wing UAS

Maverick is a small uav made by Prioria, a company founded in 2003 by business and engineering graduates from the University of Florida. It is portable, very light and has most of the features a comme...
30 May 2011, by

Global Hawks in the crowded Mediterranean airspace

The use of UAVs has skyrocketed, a wide variety of systems ranging from extremely small flying bots to large airframes like the Predators or Global Hawk drones is currently in use, mostly from armed ...
24 March 2011, by







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