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July 10, 2019 | Source: FCW, fcw.com, Mark Rockwell, 6 June 2019
FAA Moves Ahead on Commercial Drones
The Federal Aviation Administration has signed off on two approvals for key commercial unmanned aircraft projects. On June 5, the agency granted a "special airworthy certificate"...
July 5, 2019 | Source: New Scientist, newscientist.com, Donna Lu, 26 June 2019
Four-Winged Flying Insect Robot Weighs Under a Gram
Solar-powered winged robot has become the lightest machine capable of flying without being attached to a power source. Weighing just 259 milligrams, the insect-inspired RoboBee X-...
June 29, 2019 | Source: Defense Systems, defensesystems.com, Mark Rockwell, 24 June 2019
Chinese Drone Maker Tries to Quell Talk of Data Siphoning
After a bruising Senate hearing over drone security issues last week, Chinese drone maker DJI told U.S. lawmakers that some claims made by witnesses were "inaccurate" and "...
June 21, 2019 | Source: Breaking Defense, breakingdefense.com, Sydney J. Freedberg Jr., 17 June 2019
Army Buys 9,000 Mini-Drones, Rethinks Ground Robots
This summer, Army soldiers will deploy to Afghanistan with air support literally in the palm of their hands: the 1.16-ounce Black Hornet mini-drone. New ground robots are entering...
June 18, 2019 | Source: Military Aerospace, 7 Jan 2019
U.S. Army Considers German-Built Armored Combat Vehicle, With U.S. Sensors and Embedded Computing
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army is pursuing a new armored combat vehicle able to launch attack drones, carry longer-range, tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided (TOW) missiles...
June 4, 2019 | Source: C4ISR Net, Kelsey Atherton, 21 May 2019
Are Non-Lethal Laser Drones the New Stun Guns?
With a less-lethal weapon, there is always the risk that it might be bested by more-lethal means. Escalation and immediate response needs can lead to a shoot-first mentality, with...
June 4, 2019 | Source: U.S. Army, Patrick Ferraris, 17 May 2019
Soldiers Train With Army’s First Personal Unmanned Aerial System
FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Imagine a battlefield where Soldiers have access to near-real time video transmitted back to them on a handheld device. Program Executive Office Soldier (PEO...
May 29, 2019 | Source: Military & Aerospace Electronics, militaryaerospace.com, 29 April 2019
Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Enable UAVs to Detect and Avoid Nearby Aircraft
Iris Automation Inc. in San Francisco is introducing Casia computer vision technology detect-and-avoid technology to enable beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) of unmanned aerial...
May 22, 2019 | Source: Digital Trends, digitaltrends.com, Luke Dormehl, 5 May 2019
DroneBullet: the Kamikaze Drone Missile to Knock Out Enemy UAVs
According to a recent Goldman Sachs report, consumer spending on drones will likely total around $17 billion worldwide by 2020. That’s a whole lot of drones, with virtually no...
May 20, 2019 | Source: Purdue University, purdue.edu, Kayla Wiles & Xinyan Deng, 9 May 2019
Hummingbird Robot Using AI to Go Soon Where Drones Can’t
What can fly like a bird and hover like an insect? Your friendly neighborhood hummingbirds. If drones had this combo, they would be able to maneuver better through collapsed...