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Aug 13, 2023

Tesla Cybertrucks are now coming out of Giga Texas in numbers

Posted by in categories: drones, sustainability

A new drone flyover of Gigafactory Texas shows that Tesla Cybertrucks are now coming out of the factory in numbers.

If Tesla sticks to its latest production timeline for the Cybertruck, we are just weeks away from the start of production and the first deliveries to employees.

We have been following closely to determine if that’s possible and now we get one of the best indications to date.

Aug 5, 2023

Police use drone to find missing person with dementia

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, drones, engineering, neuroscience

The device was equipped with infrared technology.

A police drone equipped with infrared capabilities has risen as a hero in the search for a missing person with dementia that disappeared from a Delta hospital on July 29. Delta is a city located in British Columbia, Canada.

This is according to a report by Global News published on Wednesday.

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Aug 2, 2023

Meet Qibbot: World’s fastest human-controlled fighting bot

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI

A three-member team spent four years building the low-latency bot which responds faster than the time it takes for an eye to blink.

Shandong, China-based Qibot Robot Company claims to have built the world’s fastest boxer bot. Standing over six feet (1.9 m) tall, the bot is a single-handed robot that can be teleoperated and has a response delay time of just 12 milliseconds, which according to the company, makes it the world’s fastest, the South China Morning Post.

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Aug 1, 2023

China curbs drone exports, citing invasion of Ukraine and concerns about military use

Posted by in categories: drones, government, military

BEIJING (AP) — China imposed restrictions Monday on exports of long-range civilian drones, citing Russia’s war in Ukraine and concern that drones might be converted to military use.

Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s government is friendly with Moscow but says it is neutral in the 17-month-old war. It has been stung by reports that both sides might be using Chinese-made drones for reconnaissance and possibly attacks.

Export controls will take effect Tuesday to prevent use of drones for “non-peaceful purposes,” the Ministry of Commerce said in a statement. It said some drone exports still will be allowed.

Jul 28, 2023

What is PHASA-35? Cutting edge stratosphere drone passes key test in U.S.

Posted by in categories: drones, military, robotics/AI, sustainability

A new solar-powered high-altitude drone has successfully navigated a stratospheric test, opening the door to a new set of possibilities for unmanned vehicles, not least in modern warfare.

The PHASA-35 solar and battery-powered unmanned aerial system reached an altitude of 66,000 feet during a 24-hour test flight launched from New Mexico in June, British defense giant BAE Systems said in mid-July.

The stratospheric test, which comes after the system’s maiden flight back in 2020, “marks a significant milestone” in the development program started in 2018, BAE said in a press release.

Jul 24, 2023

Scientists Working on Merging AI With Human Brain Cells

Posted by in categories: biological, drones, government, robotics/AI

A team of researchers just got a $600,000 grant from Australia’s Office of National Intelligence to study ways of merging human brain cells with artificial intelligence.

In collaboration with Melbourne-based startup Cortical Labs, the team has already successfully demonstrated how a cluster of roughly 800,000 brain cells in a Petri dish is capable of playing a game of “Pong.”

The basic idea is to merge biology with AI, something that could forge new frontiers for machine learning tech for self-driving cars, autonomous drones, or delivery robots — or at least that’s what the government is hoping to accomplish with its investment.

Jul 22, 2023

Drones with AI targeting system claimed to be ‘better than human’

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI

An artificial intelligence targeting system is better than humans at identifying valid targets, claim its makers, though the full results are classified.

By David Hambling

Jul 21, 2023

Software system can find, track moving objects as small as a pixel

Posted by in categories: computing, drones, satellites, security, surveillance

Remember what it’s like to twirl a sparkler on a summer night? Hold it still and the fire crackles and sparks but twirl it around and the light blurs into a line tracing each whirl and jag you make.

A new patented software system developed at Sandia National Laboratories can find the curves of motion in streaming video and images from satellites, drones and far-range security cameras and turn them into signals to find and track moving objects as small as one . The developers say this system can enhance the performance of any remote sensing application.

“Being able to track each pixel from a distance matters, and it is an ongoing and challenging problem,” said Tian Ma, a computer scientist and co-developer of the system. “For physical security surveillance systems, for example, the farther out you can detect a possible threat, the more time you have to prepare and respond. Often the biggest challenge is the simple fact that when objects are located far away from the sensors, their size naturally appears to be much smaller. Sensor sensitivity diminishes as the distance from the target increases.”

Jul 20, 2023

New dual-resolution technique opens door for faster drone exploration

Posted by in categories: drones, mapping, robotics/AI

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a new technique that could lead to faster and more efficient drone exploration.

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University has successfully developed a new dual-mapping technique that could help robots explore areas faster and more efficiently. By producing both a site’s high-and low-resolution map, this new technique enables robots to explore areas using only a fraction of the computing power typically needed for a similar task.

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Jul 14, 2023

Drones Reach Stratospheric Heights in Race to Fly Higher, Longer

Posted by in categories: drones, military, satellites

New military and commercial craft aim to go far higher than jumbo jets and stay there for months, offering a more flexible alternative to satellites.

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