Using an all-terrain wheelchair as a platform, the undergraduates are building a communications network and algorithms for autonomy, navigation, and vision processing as part of a student challenge
These embedded module solutions or COM are being used in an increasing number of drone applications because they allow for a greater degree of flexibility, scalability, as well as longevity, within a very small form factor.
Mariella Moon for EnGadget: While the team's UAVs are scanning the skies, their tactical plane will focus on what's happening down below. The plane is equipped with high-resolution CCTVs with facial recognition
The Economist: "Slaughterbots" is fiction. The question Dr Russell poses is, "how long will it remain so?" For military laboratories around the planet are busy developing small, autonomous robots for use in warfare, both conventional and unconventional.
David Z. Morris for Fortune: Mountain View-based Knightscope has said in a statement that the robot "was not brought in to clear the area around the San Francisco SPCA of homeless individuals," but only to "serve and protect the SPCA."
Robotic bugs are a game changing technology, opening up possibilities that were fiction a generation ago.
David McNally, ARL Public Affairs: Teams of researchers gave 17 live demonstrations of the technologies they've been working on over the past several years. The University of Pennsylvania showcased a group of autonomous quadcopters that self-organize into formations.
Future of Life: Open letter by leaders of leading robotics & AI companies is launched at the world's biggest artificial intelligence conference as UN delays meeting till later this year to discuss the robot arms race
Rich Haridy for New Atlas: In an interview with Defense One, Atuar states the current device can carry and fire a variety of different weapons up to a weight of 22 lb (10 kg),
Kris Osborn for Defense Systems: "SCORCH is a system consisting of intelligent UAS autonomous behaviors and an advanced user interface that allows a single operator to effectively control up to three UAS simultaneously,"
SMP Robotics S5 Security Robot lineup enhanced with NVIDIA Jetson TX2 platform was presented at NVIDIA GTC Conference in San Jose. TX2 enables the robots to learn from their environment and make decisions according to what is happening around them.
Selection focuses on corporate culture and policy that serves veterans
Melia Robinson for Business Insider: On a recent night outside the offices of Knightscope, a robotics startup in the heart of Silicon Valley, a middle-aged man allegedly toppled a five-foot tall, 300-pound robot to the ground.
First customers include U.S. and Canadian Militaries
Proterisco, the official distributor of SMP Robotics in Brazil chose ISC Brazil to introduce S5 Security Robot (Robocom) to the Brazilian market
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With the SLS, SOS, and STO functionalities, the SCHUNK EGN gripping system certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 13849 enables safe human/machine collaboration. If the production process is interrupted by an emergency shut-off, the SCHUNK EGN goes into either a safely limited speed mode or a safe stop mode depending on the activated protection zone. In contrast to other solutions available on the market, the SCHUNK safety gripping system is continuously powered even in the safe operating stop so that the gripped parts are reliably held even without mechanical maintenance of gripping force. As soon as the protection zone is released, the gripper immediately switches back to the regular operating mode without the system having to be restarted.