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dronesWill future war be about ultra-massive drones swarms and super-weapons somewhat like Ender’s Game?

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution is a 2017 book by economist Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum. The first three industrial revolutions are: 1. 1760 to 1840. the technologies were the steam engine, railroads, and machine …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

dronesCan US geopolitics and military interventions become more cost effective?

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China has a relatively profitable foreign policy by only investing in reconstruction, trade deals with dictators and not committing troops to alter other countries. China will let whoever is in power in Iraq, Iran, Syria and other places. Those leaders …

chinaChina will hav new drones to match US MQ-25 and UCLASS drones

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China is developing new drones that will allow synchronized operations between UAVs and military aircraft, and carrier-based UAVs are also being developed. Shi Wen, chief engineer and designer of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp (CASC) Caihong (CH) and his …