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BSHARK Launch Hydrogen Drone, Narwhal 2

BSHARK, an expert on hydrogen-powered drone research, has partnered with MicroMultiCopter (MMC)-a manufacturer of the first hydrogen-powered drone HyDrone 1550. BSHARK released a new hydrogen-powered drone Narwhal 2. MMC provided production service for BSHARK. The new drone is an upgraded hydrogen quad-copter with LTE module and 30 km video transmission

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Emergency Robots Challenge 2019 to be Held in Seville

The Center for Advanced Aerospace Technologies (CATEC) will host the II Local Tournament on the ERL Emergency Robots Challenge of the European Robotics League (ERL), to be held in February 2019. This event will bring together technology and research centers and international entities linked to the application and use of

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SRC to Implement Phase 2 of New York State UTM Corridor

The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR) has awarded SRC, Inc. a contract to provide surveillance equipment and services for phase two of the implementation of the Initial Operating Capability (IOC) of the Unmanned Secure Autonomous Flight Environment (U-SAFE) corridor project. Phase two of the U-SAFE program continues

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Teaching Drones to Fly Through Small Holes

 The University of Maryland’s Perception and Robotics Group has just published a paper on a system that allows a drone to fly through very small and completely unknown gaps using just a single camera and onboard processing. The UMD researchers tested their theory with a Bebop 2 drone

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Drones Give Scientists New Insights into Gray Whales

 Research, led by Oregon State University scientists have revealed newly documented behaviours resulting from the use of small “unmanned aerial systems,” or drones, that allow researchers to observe the whales from above with minimal disturbance. “Initially, we began using drones to observe the whales’ physical conditions,” said Leigh

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DARPA Controls Drone Swarm with Brain Waves

A person with a brain chip can now pilot a swarm of drones — or even advanced fighter jets, thanks to research funded by the U.S. military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA. The work builds on research from 2015, which allowed a paralyzed woman to steer a virtual

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Robotic Herding of a Flock of Birds Using Drones

 Researchers in Korea have made a new algorithm for enabling a single robotic unmanned aerial vehicle to herd a flock of birds away from a designated airspace. This novel approach allows a single autonomous quadrotor drone to herd an entire flock of birds away without breaking their formation. Professor

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3D printed impeller allows unmanned aircraft to operate for thousands of hours without need for repairs

San Antonio TX (SPX) Sep 06, 2018 –

Southwest Research Institute engineers are developing a cooled, radial gas turbine for a small generator that provides thousands of hours of electricity to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a significant improvement to current UAV turbines that only operate a few hundred hours before

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DroneShield joins Information Warfare Research Project Consortium

DroneShield has today released an ASX announcement with regards to joining the Information Warfare Research Project (“IWRP”) consortium. The announcement is as follows: DroneShield becomes a member of the Information Warfare Research Project (“IWRP”) consortium. A faster path to contracting with the U.S. Government. DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO) (“DroneShield” or the

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Raytheon System Lets Artificial intelligence Explain Itself

Under the Defense Research Project Agency’s (DARPA) Explainable Artificial Intelligence program (XAI), Raytheon BBN Technologies is developing a first of its kind neural network that explains itself. The XAI program aims to create a suite of machine learning techniques that produce more explainable models while maintaining a high level of

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NASA Prepares Future Supersonic Experimental Flight

Six decades of NASA’s supersonic research is leading the way into a new era of aviation. This research has resulted in cutting-edge technology and a unique aerodynamic design that will demonstrate the ability to fly faster than the speed of sound without creating a loud sonic boom. This will be

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NUAIR Alliance Announces Partnership with Unifly Strategic Partnership Complements “CNY Rising”

Syracuse, NY – The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR Alliance) and Griffiss International Airport announced today a new partnership with Unifly, a European company with a unique software application that enables unmanned traffic management (UTM) systems to visualize and manage drone traffic in the airspace. The partnership will

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NUAIR Alliance Partners with Unifly

The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR Alliance) and Griffiss International Airport announced a new partnership with Unifly, a European company with a unique software application that enables unmanned traffic management (UTM) systems to visualize and manage drone traffic in the airspace. The partnership will provide enhanced unmanned traffic

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AeroVironment MacCready Works Donates Quantix Systems to West Point Military Academy to Support Its Robotics Research Center

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both defense and commercial applications, today announced its MacCready Works lab has donated automated Quantix™ hybrid drones, spare parts and AeroVironment’s Decision Support System (AV DSS™) analytics software to West Point to support the military academy’s Center for

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BVoLS Fights Launch at Grand Sky

Grand Sky, the first and only fully operational commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS)-focused research and development park in the U.S., announced beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flight operations for large UAS have begun at the park. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, Grand Forks Air Force Base leaders, legislators, industry

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Beyond Visual Line of Sight flights launch at Grand Sky

Dignitaries, industry leaders gather to mark new BVLOS capabilities for large UAS (Grand Forks, N.D.) – Aug. 20, 2018 ­– Grand Sky, the first and only fully operational commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS)-focused research and development park in the U.S.,announced beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flight

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Drone Walks, Flies, and Dances!

This walking, dancing, flying robot hits the drone trifecta! (And the video narrator sounds suspiciously robotic, so perhaps it talks as well!)

Designed more for entertainment than anything utilitarian, the amusing prototype robot from the University of Tokyo researchers looks like it’s walking or dancing using its slim dangly legs. Bipedal

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VTOL Swift020 Flies Forestry Mission in Japan

The Swift020 UAS successfully flew over densely forested areas within the Ishikawa prefecture in Japan. Working with members of the Ishikawa Prefecture Research Center for Agriculture and Forestry, the local forest cooperative association and key forestry industry leaders, the flights were held July 23-25, 2018. Due to the density of

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NASA Awards $2.3 Million in Grants to Minority Serving Institutions to Expand STEM Education

NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Program (MUREP) Aerospace Academy (MAA) has selected seven Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) for cooperative agreement awards totalling nearly $2.3 million. The grants will be used to build the interest, skills and knowledge necessary for K-12 students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)

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DroneMatrix brings companies, governments and pilots a little closer together with the launch of their Drone-as-a-Service platform “DroaS”

Today, the Belgian drone and technology builder, DroneMatrix, launches its Drone-as-a-Service platform “DroaS” to the general public, laying the foundation stone for a new shared ecosystem. After years of experience in research and manufacture of drone devices, this DroaS platform is the glue that will connect companies and/or authorities with

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General Atomics Expands Footprint at Grand Sky

Grand Sky, the first and only fully operational civil unmanned aerial systems (UAS)-focused research and development park in the U.S., announced tenant General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) will significantly expand the company’s presence on the property. Under the agreement, GA-ASI’s leased space will be expanded from its current 5.5

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Kongsberg Geospatial Concludes UTM System Trials with Transport Canada

Kongsberg Geospatial Ltd., an Ottawa-based developer of geospatial visualization software, announced today the conclusion of the final trials of a new situational awareness system for emergency airspace management, in a project funded by Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC). The trials were conducted at an abandoned airfield near Pembroke, Ontario,

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Kongsberg Geospatial Concludes Final Trials of Drone Airspace Management System with Transport Canada, RCMP, and National Research Council

Multiple Government Organizations evaluate new situational awareness platform for managing airspace and emergency response units during disaster scenarios Ottawa, CA: Kongsberg Geospatial Ltd., an Ottawa-based developer of geospatial visualization software, announced today the conclusion of the final trials of a new situational awareness system for emergency airspace management, in a

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