JAXA, Japan aims to Achieve Moon Landing of Robot in 2018

JAXA, Japan aims to Achieve Moon Landing of Robot in 2018

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is moving forward with a plan to land an unmanned probe on the moon’s surface by as early as fiscal 2018.This would make Japan the fourth nation to achieve the feat, following the former Soviet Union, the United States and China. The plan calls for launching a “SLIM” probe […]

Drone used to Drop Beneficial Bugs on Corn Crop

Drone used to Drop Beneficial Bugs on Corn Crop

University of Queensland agricultural science student Michael Godfrey has developed a drone that spreads beneficial insects onto crops, potentially saving farmers time and money. During his Summer Science Scholarship, Mr Godfrey investigated if drones could be used to spread the beneficial Californicus mite onto crops infected with two spotted mites. Mr Godfrey said two spotted […]

ICRA Launches  4 Minute Trailer in 7 Different Languages

ICRA Launches 4 Minute Trailer in 7 Different Languages

ICRA is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s flagship conference and is a premier international forum for robotics researchers to present their work. The 2015 conference will be held May 26-30, 2015 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, USA. The conference will include plenary and mini-plenary sessions, contributed paper sessions, workshops and […]

X-47B Unmanned Aircraft Demonstrates the First Autonomous Aerial Refueling in History

X-47B Unmanned Aircraft Demonstrates the First Autonomous Aerial Refueling in History

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and the U.S. Navy successfully demonstrated fully autonomous aerial refueling (AAR) with the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D) aircraft today, marking the first time in history that an unmanned aircraft has refueled in-flight.    This is another historic aviation milestone for the X-47B, which in 2013 became the first […]