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Next-Gen Drones Could Learn from Bumblebees’ Flight

An international study, led by researchers from UNSW Canberra, has discovered the secret of bumblebees’ self-aware dexterous flight, that could have applications for the next generation of drones and autonomous vehicles. Research lead author, Dr Sridhar Ravi from UNSW Canberra, studied how bumblebees navigated through a tunnel with a series

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University at Buffalo Builds Outdoor Drone Test Facility

The royal blue poles stand upright, like birthday candles on a cake.They support a massive enclosed netted complex where University at Buffalo professors, students and partners will conduct experiments on unmanned aerial vehicles. The 24,000-square-foot research facility, dubbed SOAR (Structure for Outdoor Autonomy Research) is located on the university’s North

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GA-ASI Gets $93M Contract to Develop AI for Smart Sensor Prototype Unmanned Aerial Platform

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, was awarded a $93,293,554 hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) contract for research, development, test and evaluation of artificial intelligence for the smart sensor prototype unmanned aerial platform. Bids were solicited via the internet with 999 received. Work will be performed in Poway, California, with

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ICRISAT India receives permission to use drones for agricultural research activities

Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have granted a conditional exemption to the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, Telangana for the deployment of drones for agricultural research activities. Amber Dubey, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation said, “Drones

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SkySensus Selected for RTM Service Trials in Canada

SkySensus, an R&D project that is funded and led by Peraton Canada for the research and development, and commercialization of Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) in unmanned systems, announced that it was selected to fulfil Canada’s official Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Traffic Management (RTM) Service Trials. The RTM

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DARPA Selects Teams to Advance Dogfighting Algorithms

DARPA recently awarded contracts to five companies to develop algorithms enabling mixed teams of manned and unmanned combat aircraft to conduct aerial dogfighting autonomously. Boeing, EpiSci, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Heron Systems, and physicsAI were chosen to develop air combat manoeuvring algorithms for individual and team tactical behaviours under Technical

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MTSU and Tennessee Air National Guard to Partner on Unmanned Aircraft Research

Leaders with Middle Tennessee State University and the 118th Wing of the Tennessee Army National Guard signed an agreement, on Nov. 3, to collaborate in several areas, notably in research of unmanned aircraft systems operations and computer science. The memorandum of understanding signed by MTSU Provost Mark Byrnes, Tennessee Adjutant

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Consolidated report on SESAR U-space research and innovation results

The report provides the state-of-play of the technological capabilities and services required for making U-space a reality. The report consolidates the findings from 19 SESAR research and demonstrations projects, including an analysis of the coverage and level of maturity of each U-space service, and identifies areas requiring further research. What’s

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Direxion Launches Moonshot ETF

Direxion announced today the launch of the Direxion Moonshot Innovators ETF (Ticker: MOON). MOON invests in 50 early-stage companies, with the highest allocation of resources to research and development, along with the degree to which firms stress an innovative culture and mission. While President John F. Kennedy first inspired the

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Elios2 tested at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant

Researchers at Chernobyl used the Elios 2 to determine that no nuclear waste was present in Reactor Five for the first time since the 1986 disaster. November 12, 2020—Flyability partnered with DroneUA to conduct a mission at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant with the goal of determining whether nuclear waste

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TU Delft Hydrogen Drone Flies Longer and Greener

A drone that can fly sustainably for long distances over land and water, and can land almost anywhere, will be able to serve a wide range of applications. There are already drones that fly using ‘green’ hydrogen, but they either fly very slowly or cannot land vertically. That’s why researchers

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Snowdonia Aerospace Future Flight Challenge

Snowdonia Aerospace is pleased to announce that we have received a grant award from UK Research & Innovation for an 18-month drone development programme in partnership with Swiftflight Avionics as part of the UK Future Flight Challenge, a £33.5m element of the Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. The primary objective

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Dronecloud leads UK research and innovation consortium to integrate software systems required for BVLOS drone flights.

Project Rise provides a crucial building-block for the systems needed to unite mannedand unmanned aircraft safely in the same airspace. Project will culminate in field trials of an UAS delivery operation supporting BeyondVisual Line of Sight drone flights at Cranfield University test facility Project received grant of £500,000 from UK

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Drones that Patrol Forests Could Monitor Environment

Researchers at London’s Imperial College have created drones that can attach sensors to trees to monitor environmental and ecological changes in forests. Sensors for forest monitoring are already used to track changes in temperature, humidity and light, as well as the movements of animals and insects through their habitat. They

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New Drone Technology to Forecast Volcanic Eruptions

Specially-adapted drones developed by an international team have been gathering data from never-before-explored volcanoes that will enable local communities to better forecast future eruptions. The cutting-edge research at Manam volcano in Papua New Guinea is also improving scientists’ understanding of how volcanoes contribute to the global carbon cycle, key to

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SkySensus Announces Selection for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Traffic Management (RTM) Services Trials

CALGARY, Alberta – SkySensus, an R&D project that is funded and led by Peraton Canada for the research and development, and commercialization of Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) in unmanned systems, is proud to announce it was selected to fulfill Canada’s official Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Traffic Management

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Kawasaki Successfully Tests Ninja H2R-Powered K-RACER Unmanned Helicopter

Kawasaki Heavy Industries announced that it has successfully carried out the first flight tests of the K-RACER (Kawasaki Researching Autonomic Compound to Exceed Rotorcraft) at the Taiki-Cho Multipurpose Aerospace Park in Hokkaido. Interestingly, the unmanned compound helicopter was equipped with a supercharged Ninja H2R engine. The K-RACER is a special

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Canada launches major initiative in Advanced Air Mobility

The future of flight in Canada took a major step forward today with the launch of the Vancouver-based Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium (CAAM), a multi-stakeholder group that will streamline research, development and commercialoperations in the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) sector, globally recognized as the next frontier of commercial aviation.

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GA-ASI Seeks to Build Industrial Collaborations in Korea

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), the world leader in Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), wants to build on its industrial collaboration efforts in the Republic of Korea (ROK). GA-ASI has been active in exploring supply chain and research opportunities in ROK since 2017, with collaborative Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)

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Resilient Autonomy Project Develops EVAA Software

Autonomous aircraft systems have the potential to save lives, and NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s Resilient Autonomy project is at the forefront of development. These advanced software systems are preventing air-to-ground collisions in piloted aircraft, and the project is now focusing on developments to prevent aircraft from colliding with other

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TEKEVER demonstrates Manned – Unmanned Teaming at AWE19

TAKEVER demonstrates AR4 platform on Salisbury Plain with new software to enhance mission planning and target detection with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Dstl and the Army This Research Project developed new technologies to reduce operator burden in three key areas of Mission Planning, Mission Execution and Data Monitoring

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