Geoff Dyer for CNBC: As it watches China build up its presence in the South China Sea, one reclaimed island at a time, the US military is betting on a new technology to help retain its edge — submarine drones. During the past six months, the Pentagon has started to talk publicly about a once-secret program to develop unmanned undersea vehicles, the term given to the drone subs that are becoming part of its plan to deter China from trying to dominate the region. Ashton Carter, US defense secretary, made special mention of drone subs in a speech about military strategy in Asia and hinted at their potential use in the South China Sea, which has large areas of shallower water. The Pentagon's investment in subs "includes new undersea drones in multiple sizes and diverse payloads that can, importantly, operate in shallow water, where manned submarines cannot", said Mr Carter, who visited a US warship in the South China Sea on Friday. Cont'd...
TraceParts publishes its annual report on the use of sensors and measurement systems in design projects
In 2015, industrial design professionals downloaded over 140,000 CAD models of sensors and measurement systems from the TraceParts platform.
Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo in Seoul to Co-locate with RoboUniverse and the Virtual Reality Summit in Association with the Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX)
The largest professional 3D printing event worldwide is confirmed to run alongside RoboUniverse and the Virtual Reality Summit at the Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) on June 22-24, 2016.
XPONENTIAL - Agenda Announced for Drones and Energy Summit, Co-Located at AUVSI's 2016 XPONENTIAL in New Orleans
Produced by UAS Magazine, this one-day event will highlight how the energy industry is using drone technology and services
This show has all of the tools to enable UAV developers, along with innovative software to manage your entire commercial UAS operation. It's a show you don't want to miss.
Here is a summary of what Tradeshows, Conferences & Exhibitions to look forward to in the coming months.
3DR will now be focusing more narrowly on enterprise customers that are interested in using drones for such projects as utility line and pipeline inspections, and construction site inspections.
Mr. Chiappetta is a high energy technology leader with over 20 years of experience in high growth, start-up and mid-size companies.
Opportunities for all ages, nationwide - including public lectures, open labs, hackathons, challenges, and state-of-the-art robotics showcase
The latest stream of cutting-edge software from 3DR includes augmented reality, interactive scene awareness and new Smart Shots, and it will dramatically enhance the aerial filming experience and all-around safety of drone flight.
VEX Worlds 2016 kicks off this week! Presented by the Robotics Education and Competition (REC) Foundation and the Northrop Grumman Foundation, this culminating event brings together the top 1,000 teams from around the world in one city and under one roof for one incredible celebration of robotics engineering, featuring the world's largest and fastest growing international robotics programs - the VEX IQ Challenge, the VEX Robotics Competition and VEX U. On April 20-23, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., over 16,000 participants from 37 nations will come together to put their engineering expertise to the test as they seek to be crowned the Champions of VEX Worlds. Follow the competition here:
Over 1,000 Student-Led Robotics Teams Converge At VEX Worlds - Gathering Under One Roof, In One City, From Around The Globe For One Epic Celebration
The largest 4-day robotics competition begins this week with teams from 37 nations in Louisville, Kentucky on April 20-23, 2016!
Researchers develop a microelectronic substitute for larger-scale magnetic components and open a pathway to more efficient communications and more capable radar systems
The new "pingRX" weighs 1.5 grams and requires 1/100th the power of conventional ADS-B receivers. It implements "Sense and Avoid" capabilities for small drones operating in the National Airspace (NAS).
MICROMO was been part of XPONENTIAL/AUVSI since 2010. Our team of Application Engineers will be at the show.
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