Unmanned Vehicles & Robotics

Robotics

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For the first time, the winners of the Create the Future Design Contest will be announced live! Join us for this special one-hour presentation as we honor our 2020 Grand Prize...

The Self-Propelled Crane Aircraft Maintenance and Positioning (SCAMP II) is an Army aviation maintenance enabler, the primary mission of which is to remove and replace...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Army Researchers Augment Combat Vehicles With AI

When soldiers enter a new environment, their mission demands they stay one step ahead of the enemy; however, they may find it challenging to maintain a high level of alertness if they're...

Using advanced machine learning, drones can be used to detect dangerous “butterfly” landmines in remote regions of post-conflict countries.

Learn how digital twins improve the use and performance of robotic systems.
Recent technological advancements could enable the military to employ robotic platforms in swarms to help overcome operational challenges in an urban environment.
The U.S. military is prioritizing development of drone swarms as a means to reduce risk to our warfighters.
Combat is being transformed by Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUMT) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technologies that improve a warrior’s situational awareness.
Application Briefs: Defense
Anti-Drone Remote Weapon System
Weighing only 70 kilograms, the Pitbull-3 delivers Point & Shoot technology
Using the relationship of system architecture products and model-based systems engineering analysis, a UAV-UGV team can collaboratively conduct the structured, rudimentary tasks necessary to find a person in distress.
A raft of companies have emerged to provide counter-UAS technologies, but challenges remain.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Robotic Combat Vehicles: Putting the Brains Behind the Brawn
A new era of Robotic Combat Vehicles (RCV) is about to begin
This research explores the development of a UGV capable of operating autonomously in a densely cluttered environment such as the tropical jungles or plantation estates commonly found in Asia.
NASA is adding a new antenna for communicating with the agency’s farthest-flung robotic spacecraft.
Accurate measurement of deformations occurring within or on soft materials will advance the next class of soft robotics and wearable biomedical sensors.
Understanding the mechanics of insect flight could help improve the agility, autonomy, robustness and integrated sensing and processing of unmanned aerial vehicles.

New Jersey Army National Guard soldiers train daily to operate the RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle for surveillance, targeting and communications relay.

Flexible testing systems; mission-defense tech; high-speed comparators; and more.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Products: December 2019 Aerospace & Defense Technology
Metal 3D Printers, Dispensing Robots, Resistance Spot Welding, and More
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Marking Aircraft Components
Although marking adds no intrinsic value to a component, it is central to the smooth operation of the industry.
Application Briefs: Communications
Robotic Helicopter
Steadicopter's Black Eagle 50 unmanned helicopter has been upgraded.
Editor Bruce A. Bennett offers a look at the Association of the United States Army's 2019 Annual Meeting.
A Tech Briefs reader asks: What's next with military motion control?
Application Briefs: Software
Drone Control System
Kongsberg Geospatial recently introduced a new multi-domain control system for coordinating the use of drones in the battlespace.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
Unmanned Helicopter Drone
A Robinson-22 helicopter converted into an unmanned drone successfully completed in-air programmed missions.

Many medical devices — from robotic surgery to autonomous delivery robots in hospitals, to dialysis equipment — use motion control products to operate. Allied Motion’s long and successful experience as a...

Editor Bruce A. Bennett takes us through the unusual — and completely unexpected —at this year's LASER World of Photonics.
Lange Couplers

The construction and port orientation of the Lange Coupler from SemiGen (Londonderry, NH) makes it useful as both a power combiner and splitter for RF and...

Articles: Aerospace
Underwater Drone Technology

Finding ways to overcome physical limitations so that humans can dive deeper and stay underwater longer has been an ongoing quest. Back in the 15th century, Leonardo Da Vinci drew sketches of a submarine and a...

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