Robotics

Command, Control, & Navigation Systems

Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Mars Rover Electric Motors
A number of maxon's precision DC and BLDC motors were designed into the Perseverance rover.
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...

Recent technological advancements could enable the military to employ robotic platforms in swarms to help overcome operational challenges in an urban environment.
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.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
Robotic Helicopter
Steadicopter's Black Eagle 50 unmanned helicopter has been upgraded.
A Tech Briefs reader asks: What's next with military motion control?

The main goals of this research are to enhance a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software platform to support unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) exploring the complex...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Autonomous “Wingman” Vehicles

The US Army’s Futures Command is the most important administrative reorganization of the modern Army. Responding to the world’s changing priorities— especially the “near peer” threat of ascendant...

The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL), US Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), DCS Corp., and Naval Surface...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
GPS Enabled Semi-Autonomous Robot

The primary objective of this research is to integrate GPS and local sensory data to allow a robot to operate semi-autonomously outside of a laboratory environment. The Pioneer 3-AT, a robust platform...

Unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) are currently being used or developed for operational maneuvers (e.g., reconnaissance and IED defeat), maneuver support (e.g., route clearance), and...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Making Unmanned Ground Vehicles Operate More Autonomously

The US Army has announced plans to increase the autonomy of its Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs). “We are moving along that spectrum from tele-operating to semi-autonomy where you...

So far, defense companies have done a credible job fielding Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs), Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), or other water-borne robots to address critical...

Webcasts

On-Demand Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Machine Vision for Industrial Inspection

Upcoming Webinars: Materials

Protecting Power Electronics from EM and RF Interference

Upcoming Webinars: Electronics & Computers

Vehicle Electrification

Upcoming Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The Evolution of SOSA

Upcoming Webinars: Software

Next-Gen Vehicle Architectures and the Role of HPCs

Tech Talks: Medical

Testing Home Healthcare Medical Devices

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