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DARPA Selects Six Teams for Wearable Neural Interface Project

DARPA has awarded funding to six organizations to support the Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology (N3) program, first announced in March 2018. Battelle Memorial Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Rice University, and Teledyne Scientific are leading multidisciplinary teams to develop high-resolution, bidirectional

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Flying Into the Storm

Researchers from CU Boulder will fly drones into severe storms this spring and in 2020 in one of the largest and most ambitious drone-based investigations of meteorological phenomena ever.

Project TORUS – or Targeted Observation by Radars and UAS of Supercells – is a partnership between CU Boulder, the University

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Autonomous Drone Plays Dodge-Ball

In this video, you’ll see how researchers at the University of Zurich have equipped an autonomous drone with an “event camera” that allows it to avoid moving objects while in flight. Event cameras only send data when the pixels in its field of vision change

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Hummingbird Flying Robot Using AI

 Purdue University researchers have engineered flying robots that behave like hummingbirds, trained by machine learning algorithms based on various techniques the bird uses naturally every day. This means that after learning from a simulation, the robot “knows” how to move around on its own like a hummingbird would, such

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Andhra Pradesh Drone Lab

Terra Drone India and Vignan’s Foundation for Science, Technology & Research (deemed-to-be University) have co-established a drone laboratory in Andhra Pradesh, India, to foster innovation in unmanned aerial platforms in the country. Here are some quick facts about this initiative. Location: The lab has been setup at Vignan’s campus in

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DARPA Competition for AI-Powered Aircraft Dogfighting

The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) plans to launch a competition to teach artificial intelligence (AI) software programmes how to control aircraft and their weapons in dogfights. The research agency sees the competition as the first step in developing software that would automate air-to-air combat. AI-controlled fighter aircraft

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Autopilot Software Allows UAVs to Soar on Thermals

A Navy scientist has re-engineered the software that allows long-endurance drones to powerlessly climb into the sky on bubbles of warm air. In a U.S. patent application published on May 2, Aaron Kahn, an engineer working on the Autonomous Locator of Thermals (ALOFT) project at the Naval Research Laboratory, reported

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NMSU Student Project Improves UAV Flight Time

A research project in the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University is focused on increasing the endurance of UAS, or unmanned aerial systems. Through a combination of solar power and the utilization of atmospheric updrafts called thermals, a UAS could fly for several hours as opposed to the

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AirMap Supports NASA and FAA UTM Research Projects

The AirMap team has also been busy with several exciting drone demonstration projects throughout the United States. AirMap was selected recently as a program partner for both NASA’s TCL4 trials in Texas and Nevada as well as the FAA’s UAS Traffic Management Pilot Program (UPP) at Virginia Tech. In both

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DARPA Air Combat Evolution (ACE) Proposers Day

U.S. military researchers are taking a step toward heavier reliance of artificial intelligence (AI)and machine autonomy in complex air combat maneuvering that involves manned aircraft and combat unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Officials of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., will brief industry next week on

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SU establishes a new institute for autonomous systems policy

From self-driving cars to drone delivery systems, from robotic underwater vessels to smart-home technologies, the increasing reliance on autonomous systems poses complex social, ethical and legal questions that demand interdisciplinary, multi-faceted research. At Syracuse University’s inaugural Autonomous Systems Policy Symposium, Chancellor Kent D. Syverud today announces the establishment of a

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Ohio UAS Center, AFRL to Test Skyvision Drone Detection

The Ohio Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) will soon begin testing groundbreaking aviation technology at the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Major General William Cooley, commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) made the announcement April

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Airlander to Develop Electric Propulsion Technologies

A partnership of Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), Collins Aerospace, and the University of Nottingham (UoN) has won grant funding in excess of £1m from the UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme to develop electric propulsion technologies using Airlander 10 as the initial platform. The project, named E-HAV1, will deliver a

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Supersonic UAVs Under Development in Canada

Unmanned aerial vehicles flying at supersonic speed will be launched this summer at CFB Suffield, says Atlantis Research Laboratories’ Avro Division in Medicine Hat. The Avro Mark X, with the appearance of a sleek jet, is 22 feet long, weighs a thousand pounds and can carry a load of 500

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NASA Tests Drone Swarms

More than 100 drones rained down in a spinning swarm over Beaver Dam Airpark, Virginia, March 19, 2019, as NASA researchers tested new autonomous data collectors. The test flight consisted of four larger unmanned aerial vehicles, nicknamed Hives, which are loaded pre-flight with more than 20 smaller drones. These smaller

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Black Swift S2 to Study East Greenland Ice-Core

Black Swift Technologies(BST), a specialized engineering firm based in Boulder, CO, announced that its advanced aerial research platform, the Black Swift S2 UAS, will be deployed in the coming months by the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR),part of the University of Colorado Boulder, to conduct high-altitude high-latitude atmospheric

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NUAIR Adds Five UAS Service Suppliers to Corridor

Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR) and the New York UAS Test Site at Griffiss International Airport, have successfully deployed and integrated five unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) service suppliers into the New York UAS Corridor: AirMap, ANRA, AGI/OneSky, Thales and Unifly. Each of these UAS service suppliers bring their unique

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Grand Sky and Harris Create UAS BVLOS Super Corridor

Grand Sky Business and Aviation Park and Harris Corp. have joined forces to enable the country’s first and largest unmanned aerial system (UAS) airspace to support beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flight operations and UAS Traffic Management (UTM) research. Stretching up to 100 miles, this BVLOS “super corridor” is

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