Robotics

Command, Control, & Navigation Systems

News: Unmanned Systems
The two-day event highlights cutting-edge products and services designed to protect DoD personnel, equipment, and infrastructure from hostile drones.
Application Briefs: Propulsion
This contract paves the way for the mass production of navigation units for subsequent launches of VEGA-C and other space missions.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Designing fast and unpredictable motion strategies for robotic surveillance agents in complex environments using Markov chain modeling and optimization methods.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Army researchers developed a technique that allows robots to remain resilient when faced with intermittent communication losses on the battlefield. The technique, called α-shape,...

Articles: Materials
A drop-in solution for stator production could translate into tactical, operational, and strategic battlefield advantages.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new study explores the dynamics behavior of the parallel mechanism mounted UAV.
INSIDER: Software

Through collaboration with industry, academia and other government organizations, the Michigan National Guard helps facilitate the development and integration of innovative technologies that fill...

Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The U.S. Government and Department of Defense will use Citadel's Titan systems to defeat drones.
Application Briefs: Defense
SRC recently demonstrated its Silent Archer® counter-unmanned aircraft system at Eglin Air Force Base.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The MRZR Alpha is the newest light tactical vehicle from the military provider Polaris Government and Defense.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
To maintain longer-range wireless communication, a new controller deploys robots that form antenna arrays.
INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Northrop Grumman's Huntsville Manufacturing Center has taken delivery of six shelters that will be outfitted as Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command...

Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
The technology is completely autonomous, lightweight, reusable and non-pyrotechnical.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A number of maxon's precision DC and BLDC motors were designed into the Perseverance rover.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

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...

Briefs: Defense
Recent technological advancements could enable the military to employ robotic platforms in swarms to help overcome operational challenges in an urban environment.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Steadicopter's Black Eagle 50 unmanned helicopter has been upgraded.
News: Robotics, Automation & Control
A Tech Briefs reader asks: What's next with military motion control?
Briefs: Transportation

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: Defense

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...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

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

Briefs: Software

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...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control

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: Unmanned Systems

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...

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control

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...

Articles: Design

System architects design distributed applications leveraging computer resources connected by a network infrastructure: CPU-intensive tasks may be located on powerful...

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