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MIT Developing a Flying Car

MIT Developing a Flying Car

Jun 27, 2017 @ 05:46 | By Rachel Gordon | MIT News | CSAIL team’s system of quadcopters that fly and drive suggest another approach to developing flying cars. Being able to both walk and take flight is typical in nature — many birds, insects, and other animals can do both. If we could program […]

Laser-targeting A.I. Yields More Mars Science

Laser-targeting A.I. Yields More Mars Science

Jun 22, 2017 @ 05:00 | Artificial intelligence is changing how we study Mars. A.I. software on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has helped it zap dozens of laser targets on the Red Planet this past year, becoming a frequent science tool when the ground team was out of contact with the spacecraft. This same software […]

RE2 Robotics Receives Air Force Funding to Develop Robotic Pilot for Autonomous Aircraft

RE2 Robotics Receives Air Force Funding to Develop Robotic Pilot for Autonomous Aircraft

Jun 21, 2017 @ 19:31 | RE2 Robotics announced today that the Company was selected by the Air Force to develop a drop-in robotic system to rapidly convert a variety of traditionally manned aircraft to robotically piloted, autonomous aircraft under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. This robotic system, named “Common Aircraft Retrofit for […]

Intelligent Underground Robot for Urban Environments is Designed

Intelligent Underground Robot for Urban Environments is Designed

Jun 21, 2017 @ 18:57 | Researchers from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) are leading the implementation of a new kind of autonomous underground robot with intelligent navigation for urban environments. The system, developed within the framework of the European research project BADGER, aims to become a model for excavation technologies because of its […]

X-Ray Eyes in The Sky: 3D Through-Wall Imaging With Drones and Wifi

X-Ray Eyes in The Sky: 3D Through-Wall Imaging With Drones and Wifi

By Sonia Fernandez |Jun 20, 2017 @ 05:38 | University of California, Santa Barbara researchers have proposed a new method for 3D through-wall imaging that utilizes drones and WiFi. Researchers at UC Santa Barbara professor Yasamin Mostofi’s lab have given the first demonstration of three-dimensional imaging of objects through walls using ordinary wireless signal. The […]

Combatting Weeds With a Laser Robot

Combatting Weeds With a Laser Robot

Jun 19, 2017 @ 05:12 | Scientists at the University of Bonn have developed a laser robot that automatically identifies weeds in a field and combats them with a short laser pulse. A robot automatically identifies weeds in a field and combats them with a short laser pulse. Sustainable agriculture, which avoids the use of […]

Space Robot Technology Helps Self-Driving Cars and Drones On Earth

Space Robot Technology Helps Self-Driving Cars and Drones On Earth

By Sarah Derouin |Jun 17, 2017 @ 09:06 | Stanford engineer’s have developed a Space robots that are traveling through space, hauling debris and exploring distant asteroids, may hold the technological key to problems facing drones and autonomous cars here on Earth. The key to making fleets of self-driving cars and grocery delivery by drones […]

Into the Woods: This Drone Goes Where No GPS Can

Into the Woods: This Drone Goes Where No GPS Can

By Jamie Beckett | Jun 14, 2017 @ 13:50 | Most drones would be lost without GPS. Not this one. A drone developed by NVIDIA researchers navigates even the most far-flung, unmapped places using only deep learning and computer vision powered by NVIDIA Jetson TX1 embedded AI supercomputers. Although initially designed to follow forest trails to […]