Aerospace & Defense

Dutch start-up launches next generation mapping drone


Drone company Atmos UAV has launched Marlyn, a lightweight drone which flies automatically, effortlessly and at high wind speeds. One of the first customers that signed up is Skeye, Europe's leading unmanned aircraft data provider. "With her unique properties, Marlyn allows us to tackle even our most challenging jobs," says Pieter Franken, co-founder of Skeye, one of Europe's leading unmanned aircraft data providers. About Atmos UAV Atmos UAV is a high-tech start-up that designs and manufactures reliable aerial observation and data gathering solutions for professional users.

China's new powerful military drone image released

Daily Mail

In addition, the alleged drone would be able to avoid radar detection as it could fly at an extremely low altitude above the waters, according to Chinese news website Sina. It's said to be a member of the CH drone series and can fly at a low altitude above the sea The picture, thought to be of China's new military drone, was first posted by a Chinese internet user on Weibo on May 3. According to the report, the alleged drone could carry up to one tonne of aerial torpedoes, and could strike and defend at altitudes as low as one metre (3.2 feet) above the sea. The military channel of Chinese news website Sina said the aircraft is an anti-ship drone that could carry out'lethal strikes' on warships with aerial torpedoes It is also said to be the latest member of China's military drone series, known as Rainbow or CH.

Mining the moon could give us rocket fuel to get to Mars

Daily Mail

A second rover, the Constructor, would follow along behind, building a launch pad and packing down roadways to ease movements for the third rover type, the Miners, which actually collect the ice and deliver it to nearby storage tanks and an electrolysis processing plant that splits water into hydrogen and oxygen. The Constructor would also build a landing pad where the small near-moon transport spacecraft we call Lunar Resupply Shuttles would arrive to collect fuel for delivery as newly launched spacecraft pass by the moon. The fuele depot (artist impression) would have large solar arrays powering an electrolysis module for melting the ice and then turning the water into fuel, and large fuel tanks to store what's made Our plans also require a few small robotic shuttles to meet up with nearby deep-space mission vehicles in lunar orbit.

A Successful Approach to the 2016 RobotX Challenge

IEEE Computer

Discover how the University of Florida's team prepared for the most difficult collegiate-level robotic competition.

SpaceX's most recent rocket landing looks like something out of science fiction


The Elon Musk-founded private spaceflight successfully landed a Falcon 9 rocket back on Earth after launching a secret payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office to orbit. The landing -- back on solid ground at SpaceX's Landing Zone 1 in Cape Canaveral, Florida -- looked surreal against the backdrop of a clear blue sky just after sunrise. Because SpaceX was launching at the Cape and not on a drone ship in the ocean, the company was able to track almost every stage of the landing using cameras on the Falcon 9 booster and off. Split screen shot of Falcon 9 first stage as it returns to Earth and lands at Landing Zone 1. These landings look incredibly cool, yes, but they're also key to SpaceX's business plan.

Video Friday: RoboCup, Drone Magic, and NotBot Is Pedro

IEEE Spectrum Robotics Channel

Over the past five weeks, NASA and Masten teams have prepared for and conducted sub-orbital rocket flight tests of next-generation lander navigation technology through the CoOperative Blending of Autonomous Landing Technologies (COBALT) project. This successful, collaborative campaign has provided the COBALT and Xodiac teams with the valuable performance data needed to refine the systems and prepare them for the second flight test campaign this summer when the COBALT system will navigate the Xodiac rocket to a precision landing. The ICRA 2017 DJI RoboMasters Mobile Manipulation Challenge asks competitors "to develop a lightweight mobile manipulator that can autonomously pick, transport and stack building blocks." This time we are aiming for the DJI RoboMasters ICRA Mobile Manipulation Challenge in Singapore with our new robot Grimey, named after Frank "Grimey" Grimes.

Submarines could be controlled using virtual reality

Daily Mail

And a new system from BAE Systems could allow submariners to monitor and control their vessel from virtual reality. Defence and aerospace firm BAE Systems has created software that could allow submariners to monitor and control their vessel from virtual reality. Bristol engineer Paul Perera was in attendance and shared an image of the demo on Twitter. The software could one day be used to control BAE's submarines The military already makes extensive use of simulators to train personnel.

US Navy's MQ-4C Triton drone prepares for deployment in 2018


Northrop Grumman announced this week that it has completed formal lab testing, and also successfully flew for the first time with a software upgrade adding "Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), multi-aircraft control and additional Multi-Function Active Sensor (MFAS) radar modes." Once it's ready, this autonomous vehicle is intended for providing intelligence and recon during flights that can last up to 24 hours at a time, allowing it to monitor 1 million square miles of the ocean. The plan now is for the MQ-4C to enter "Early Operational Capability (EOC)" deployment next year.

SpaceX: Falcon 9 makes space flight history as the first ever recycled rocket launch

The Independent

The first-stage booster, described by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk as the "most expensive part of the rocket", had previously been launched on 8 April last year. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.

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