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Unmanned Systems

Robotic Autonomy in Complex Environments

A University of Washington safety operator monitors a RACER Fleet Vehicle as it autonomously traverses a course at Fort Irwin.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

More Reliable Doppler LiDAR for Autonomous Navigation

The LiDAR sensor utilizes Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) technique to determine the distance to the target and the velocity between the sensor and target.

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Transportation

Playing Nice: How Self-Driving Cars and Human-Driven Cars Could Share the Road

Akin to when Model Ts traveled alongside horses and buggies, autonomous vehicles (AVs) and human-driven vehicles (HVs) will someday share the road. How to...

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Motion Control

The Distributed Extreme Environment Drive System (DEEDS)

DEEDS is made up of a highly capable avionic motion control system that is integrated with a modular mechanical drive system.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Armed Medium-Sized UGV

SMARTSHOOTER and Roboteam recently affirmed that this is just one example of the various possible integrations of their products.

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Transportation

Eyes on Self-Driving Cars Reduce Accidents

Robotic eyes on autonomous vehicles could improve pedestrian safety, according to a new study at the University of Tokyo. Participants played out scenarios in virtual reality (VR) and had to...

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Unmanned Systems

Pushing the Limits with Autonomous Driving Control

DARPA advances autonomous vehicle exploration with the new RACER program. See how the University of Washington takes on this challenge of high-speed driving in unstructured...

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Power

COMVEC 2022: Electrification Is the Future for Defense Vehicles

The M1 Abrams main battle tank developed for the U.S. Army in the late 1970s remains the best tank in the world, according to Allison Transmission’s VP of Defense...

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AR/AI

Aerospace & Military Robotics - September 2022

Autonomous robots explore the deep sea...AI-powered machines think for themselves in hazardous places...advanced bipedal robots combine walking with flying. These are just a few of the...

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Electronics & Computers

Leveraging New Technologies for Mil/Aero Electronic Systems

When new, critical technology becomes available, it must be quickly integrated into deployable systems for effective use by defense forces.

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Unmanned Systems

MOSA Enclosure Design for Military Systems

Modular Open Standard Architectures are popular for their inherent advantages of an open, multi-vendor system. They are the framework for Sensor Open Standard Architecture, which is widely mandated for projects in the tri-service community.

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Unmanned Systems

Vehicle-Mounted Tactical Radars

Blighter will be supplying its B422 180-degree ground surveillance e-scanning radar in a vehicle-mounted configuration to be fitted to a six-wheeled UGV.

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Unmanned Systems

Charting a Safe Course Through a Highly Uncertain Environment

An autonomous spacecraft exploring the far-flung regions of the universe descends through the atmosphere of a remote exoplanet. The vehicle, and the researchers who programmed...

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Unmanned Systems

US Army Tests Ground Robotics in Multinational Exercise

The U.S. Army’s most recent Soldier Operational Experiment (SOE) confirmed the value position of Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in a coalition environment. This is a...

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Defense

Registration Closing for the Military Robotics and Autonomous USA Conference 2022

With critical host nation support and an unrivalled speaker line-up, the Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems USA Conference, taking place on June 20th and 21st, 2022, at the Hilton Arlington, Virginia, will ensure delegates are provided with vital updates on...

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Weapons Systems

Army Programs Promote Strength and Agility of Long Range Precision Fires

The Army understands that preparing for fast-paced, multi-domain conflict requires developing breakthrough warfighting systems and technologies, including the...

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Unmanned Systems

Army Re-Envisions Land Warfare with Next-Generation Combat Vehicles

Readying the U.S. military for future warfare requires envisioning how next-generation warfighters will maneuver across all domains, including the fundamental land...

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Unmanned Systems

The Indy Autonomous Challenge

The Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) is a technical competition involving 9 teams from 21 universities competing for a $1-million grand prize to develop software and systems capable of controlling fully autonomous race cars at speed. SAE Media Group editor Bruce A. Bennett sat down with Paul Mitchell, CEO of Energy Systems Network and the driving force behind the IAC, to learn more about the project.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Army Special Operations Forces Train with Robotic Combat Vehicles

Army Green Berets from the 1st Special Forces Group conducted two weeks of hands-on experimentation with Project Origin unmanned systems at Dugway Proving Ground....

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Motion Control

Unmanned Systems - March 2022

Powering better battlefield drones...autonomous quadcopters that fly aerobatic maneuvers...a breakthrough in compact UAV satellite communications technology. Read about these and other advances in air, ground,...

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Unmanned Systems

Testing Sensors in Fog to Make Future Transportation Safer

Self-flying drones and autonomous taxis that can safely operate in fog may sound futuristic, but new research at Sandia National Laboratories’ fog facility is bringing the...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

High-Performance Lasers Make Waves in Self-Driving Cars, Quantum Devices

Navigating the solar system’s vast distances has, paradoxically, required NASA to master the physics of the universe’s tiniest particles.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Approach Makes Unmanned Agents Self-Sufficient

UAVs can land on moving unmanned ground vehicles without GPS.

Facility Focus
Unmanned Systems

Facility Focus: U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

The "ERDC" helps solve problems in civil and military engineering, geospatial sciences, water resources, and environmental sciences.

UpFront
Manufacturing & Prototyping

UpFront: November 2021 Tech Briefs

How to be a NASA intern; a new ideas for moon fabrics; and NASA's need for a better rover.

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Transportation

AUSA 2021: High Tech, Big Tech

One of the most impressive things about a trade show like AUSA 2021 is not just the tech on display, but the size of the tech on display.

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Aerospace

AUSA Comes Back Strong — Army Strong

After skipping a year in 2020 due to COVID, AUSA 2021 returned to Washington, DC and came back strong. Army strong some might say.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Facility Focus: Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering

Today, Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering performs research in robotics, cyberphysical systems, artificial intelligence, biomedicine, energy, and other topics.

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Aerospace

Developing Object Detection Systems for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Truly autonomous UAVs will require computer vision and navigation, cooperation between autonomous vehicles, and explainable and robust AI.