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Zoox gains approval to test autonomous vehicles without safety drivers in California

Amazon-owned Zoox today announced that it received a driverless testing permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). With it, Zoox becomes the fourth company to hit that milestone after Waymo, Nuro, and AutoX. The new permit will enable Zoox to test “at least two” autonomous vehicles on streets without a driver behind the [...]

By |2021-05-25T20:53:41+00:00May 25th, 2021|AV, News|

NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Flies on Mars

On Monday, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The Ingenuity team at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California confirmed the flight succeeded after receiving data from the helicopter via NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover at 6:46 a.m. EDT (3:46 a.m. [...]

By |2021-04-21T02:47:34+00:00April 21st, 2021|News|

Remote GeoSystems Awarded Patent for Essential Geospatial Full Motion “Video Geo-editing” Technology 10 March 2021

FORT COLLINS, Colorado, USA, – Remote GeoSystems, Inc., a global provider of immersive geospatial full motion video and survey data mapping software and recorder solutions, is pleased to announce the award of US Patent Number 10,893,287 on January 12, 2021 for essential elements of “video geo-editing” technology capabilities. The patent covers map-based GPS data and [...]

By |2021-03-11T01:57:24+00:00March 11th, 2021|News, UAV|

Executive Order on Protecting The United States From Certain Unmanned Aircraft Systems

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America,I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that additional actions are necessary to ensure the security of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) owned, operated, and controlled by the Federal Government; to secure [...]

By |2021-01-20T07:12:29+00:00January 20th, 2021|News|

The Post Covid Baloney Detection Kit

Carl Sagan’s rules for critical thinking offer cognitive fortification against propaganda, pseudoscience, and general falsehood. Carl Sagan (November 9, 1934–December 20, 1996) was many things — a cosmic sage, voracious reader, hopeless romantic, and brilliant philosopher. But above all, he endures as our era’s greatest patron saint of reason and critical thinking, a [...]

By |2020-12-24T03:04:29+00:00December 24th, 2020|News|

The first 9 attempts to retrieve swarming Gremlins drones failed. Here’s what’s next.

WASHINGTON — The idea behind DARPA’s Gremlins program is simple: Turn cargo aircraft like the tried-and-true C-130 into motherships capable of launching and retrieving swarms of small drones. But a recent test proves execution of that goal may be easier said than done. During a series of flight tests that started Oct. 28, the [...]

By |2020-12-13T21:33:59+00:00December 13th, 2020|News|

GUTMA is advancing this with its new paper.

GUTMA stands for the Global UTM Association. It’s a non-profit consortium of stakeholders in the Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) world. And its new paper, in its own words, “marks a significant milestone in the association’s history.” Let’s find out why. The members of GUTMA are spread over 25+ countries. And the members tend to be [...]

By |2020-11-30T06:42:32+00:00December 3rd, 2020|News|

Raptor-Inspired Drone with Morphing Wing and Tail

The northern goshawk is a fast, powerful raptor that flies effortlessly through forests. This bird was the design inspiration for the next-generation drone developed by scientifics of the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems of EPFL led by Dario Floreano. They carefully studied the shape of the bird’s wings and tail and its flight behaviour, and used [...]

By |2020-11-04T18:59:17+00:00November 25th, 2020|News|

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 sustaining life on Earth. The [...]

By |2020-11-04T18:57:21+00:00November 19th, 2020|News|
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