Drones Archive

dronesAlibaba and JD.com invest billions in drones and robots working to global delivery under 72 hours

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Robots and drones for delivery were all over the annual Global Smart Logistics Summit. Several automated guided vehicles (AGVs), reminiscent of Roomba’s robot vacuum cleaners, were moving metal racks stacked with piles of boxes. There were autonomous drones that can …

militaryUS Marines deploy drone killing vehicles

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Ground-Based Air Defense (GBAD) Counter-UAS system were developed over the last two years to detect, identify, track and defeat drones. GBAD combines systems like the existing RADA RPS-42 S-band radar, the Sierra Nevada Modi electronic warfare system, Lockheed Martin visual …

artificial intelligenceGoogle will not seek follow up Artificial Intelligence for military drone contracts

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Google will not seek another contract for its controversial work providing artificial intelligence to the U.S. Department of Defense for analyzing drone footage after its current contract expires. Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene announced the decision at a meeting with …

artificial intelligenceDubai building museum of the future and a blockchain future – C2 Montreal #C2M18

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C2 Montreal talk and forum on Blockchain There was a futurist talk by Dubai’s futurist Noah Raford. Dr Noah Raford – Dubai Future Foundation What does the world look like in 2068 (next 50 years) Dubai is the intersection of …

dronesAirMap enables 30 second authorization for urban drone flights in restricted airspace instead of 90 days

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AirMap is the world’s leading airspace management platform for drones, supporting more than 100,000 drone flights per day. The only platform that powers millions of flights today with APIs and SDKs built for tomorrow. Millions of drones, hundreds of drone …

droneUS Marines want armored robot recon by 2023

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The US Marines want an armored robotic scout vehicle that can launch a UAS (Unmanned Aerial System), scout deep, and then use precision fires and electronic warfare. Wishlist but not all of this equipment has to fit on one vehicle. …

dronesDARPA and Dynetics working to reusable volleys of Gremline drones by 2019

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Dynetics, Inc. has been selected as the top performer for Phase 3 of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Gremlins program. Managed out of DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office (TTO), the objective of Gremlins is to accelerate the ability to …

dronesChina targeting long range drone with 20 tons of payload by 2020

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China drone company Tengoen’s has the Tb-001 drone which is twin-engine, double-tail drone. It has a maximum takeoff weight of 2.8 tons, a range of more than 3,700 miles, and provisions to carry two 220-pound bombs or missiles. Tengoen has …

artificial intelligenceBetter AI and processors will deliver breakthrough mainstream drones

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Teal is already selling its dumbed down but ultra-fast Sport version (at a suggested retail of $799). And in 2018, the company says its Teal 2 will hit the market powered by Nvidia’s Jetson GPU and Neurala’s artificial brain. The …

dronesUS will accelerate drone taxi approvals but trails Dubai, China and New Zealand

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U.S. Department of Transportation said it would use the same process to consider approval of drone taxis that would carry passengers and cargo for hire as it does for approving traditional commercial air carriers. Under U.S. law, the agency must …