Unmanned & Other Topics - Articles, Stories & Interviews

LM Industries - A Digital OEM

LM Industries’ low speed, electric and autonomous vehicle, Olli, uses carbon fiber-reinforced polymer thermoplastics in its 3D printing process. Additionally, Olli’s chassis is nearly 90 percent 3D-printed

Autonomous Vehicles: The Impacts Are Huge, But How Quickly Will They Be Adopted?

I believe we’ll see at least 10 percent of all miles driven in Level 4 vehicles (fully autonomous in most situations) by 2030, with the initial deployment in large metro areas.

Boston Dynamics Parkour Atlas

Atlas does parkour. The control software uses the whole body including legs, arms and torso, to marshal the energy and strength for jumping over the log and leaping up the steps without breaking its pace.

Traffic Control Software Redefines Value Proposition of Mobile Robots

The flexibility and easy integration of AGVs with a Fleet Control System, coupled with a minimally invasive installation, mobile robot systems can provide a rapid return on investment and become a substantial contributor to reduced operating expenses.

How To Quickly Build Your Own Reliable, Inexpensive, And Precise Autonomous System

The OpenIMU open-source development chain is a big step forward — revolutionizing the development process of navigation in autonomous vehicles.

From Robot Farm to Table: Iron Ox Unveils the First Fully Autonomous Indoor Farm

Robotics startup with deep roots in plant science aims to feed the world through intelligent farming

When Cars Think for Us: Autonomous Vehicles and the Role of Energy Storage

In this article, I discuss the primary reasons why autonomous vehicles are emerging, what factors go into developing self-driving cars, and how energy storage is a vital part of autonomous vehicle design.

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Unmanned & Other Topics - Featured Stories

Toyota AI Ventures Goes on the Road to Meet Robotics Entrepreneurs

Calling robotics innovators in Silicon Valley, Austin, Boston, and Pittsburgh

"Robotics Skins" turn everyday objects into robots

Developed in the lab of Yale's Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio, NASA-inspired robotic skins enable users to turn soft objects - a stuffed animal or a foam tube, for instance - into robots.

More Than 69,000 Students Worldwide to Explore Teamwork and Advanced Technology with FIRST® Tech Challenge ROVER RUCKUS Presented by Qualcomm

7,000 Teams of Students Tackle New Space-Themed Robotics Challenge During 2018-19 Season

Unmanned & Other Topics - News Headlines

DENSO's Second Founding: Company Shift in Strategy to Craft the Core Technologies for the Future of Mobility

- Recent changes enable dedicated focus to the development of new software and products core to enhancing safety and reducing environmental impact -

Sinclair Construction Reinvents Concrete with launch of MEGASLAB™ Jointless Concrete

MEGASLAB™ Jointless Concrete System utilizes ground-breaking nanotechnology to create an incredibly dense and impermeable slab, eliminating the need for control joints and their associated costs and challenges--a game changer in the world of robotics and automation.

Schindler Debuts Breakthrough Robotic System for Elevators

Schindler forms robotics research collaboration with Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Unmanned & Other Topics - Featured Product

Swift Naviagtion - High-Precision GPS Accuracy for Robotics

Swift Naviagtion - High-Precision GPS Accuracy for Robotics

Duro® is a ruggedized version of the Piksi® Multi RTK GNSS receiver from Swift Navigation. Built to be tough, Duro is ideal for robotics applications and is designed for integration into existing equipment. This affordable, easy-to-deploy GNSS sensor is protected against weather, moisture, vibration, dust, water immersion and the unexpected that can occur in outdoor long-term deployments. Download the Duro vibration testing white paper from Swift Navigation.

Unmanned & Other Topics - Featured Company

Swift Navigation

Swift Navigation

Swift's GNSS solutions deliver an order-of-magnitude higher precision at a fraction of the cost of traditional GPS solutions and are designed and assembled in California, USA. With customers around the world, Swift is already at work navigating an automated future in autonomous vehicles, UAV, robotics, survey, control, agriculture and other industries.