Drones Archive

3dHP 3D metal printers are 50X more productive for final parts

0
HP Metal Jet printers are up to 50x more productive, delivering low-cost, high-quality final parts. New Metal Jet Production Service opens up world of applications to global customers; Partnerships with GKN Powder Metallurgy, Parmatech, Volkswagen, Wilo and more. HP today …

dronesBoeing making navy MQ-25A refueling drone

0
Boeing has an $805 million contract to build and support four large MQ-25A unmanned drones. The four drones will have initial operation in 2024. They will supply refueling. The Navy eventually plans to buy 72 more Stingray drones with a …

dronesUS Army will test laser power for long endurance drones

0
By early 2019, the US Army will start providing power to a drone via a laser beam. They hope to be powering airborne drones by 2020 as long as the necessary regulatory process is approved. DARPA will use the Silent …

dronesDrone Ambulance design wins $20,000 prize

0
A drone ambulance design has won a $20,000 prize the 2nd FAI International Drones Conference and Expo held in Lausanne on 1 September 2018. Vincenzo Navanteri and his team winning design is for a self-piloting drone ambulance that could carry …

futureNASA JPL update on progress to assembling giant 100+ meter space telescopes and starshades

0
Rudranarayan Mukherjee, NASA JPL gave an update on progress to Robotic Assembly of Space Assets: Architectures and Technologies. This is the path to making 100 meter and even multi-kilometer diameter space telescopes and starshades in space. The presentation was at …

airplaneNine-passenger all electric regional passenger aircraft by 2021

0
Israeli startup Eviation is making a nine-passenger all-electric regional passenger aircraft by 2021. It will take 9 passengers up to 650 miles at a cruise speed of 240 knots. Alice uses distributed propulsion with one main pusher propeller at the …

darpaDARPA prepares robotic arms to start servicing satellites in 2021

0
DARPA is on track to start a multi-year mission in 2021 to service at least 20 commercial and government spacecraft in geosynchronous orbit (GEO). Flight versions of two dexterous robotic manipulator arms, which will allow up-close inspection, repair, and installation …

dronesUS seeks next generation small drones and will have flyoff November 2018

0
The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) was soliciting for drones that can deliver a 5-pound package over 100 kilometers in hot and tough environment. They are looking for unmanned aerial vehicle system that supports refrigeration or other means of temperature …

militaryKalashnikov walker robot is smaller than Megabot’s Eagle Prime and will not be active til 2019

0
Russia’s Kalashnikov company built a 4-meter tall walking robot. It was shown at the Russian Army-2018 defence expo and there are plans for some capabilities demonstration in 2019. There have been US and Japanese fighting robots for several years. The …

artificial intelligenceNeural interfaces to connect humans and AI – SU Global Summit 2018

0
Tarin Ziyaee is Director of Algorithms, CTRL-Labs. Ctrl-labs is developing neural interfaces to connect humans and AI. Ctrl-labs is create a kit to enable neural control and interface AI Ctrl-labs Hardware Robust, multimodal biosensing Comfortable skin-contact sensors reveal the neural …