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Dec 13, 2021

New AI Research Could Enable Ocean Monitoring and Exploration

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI

Further exploration of the unknown worlds of the deep sea may soon be possible, along with low-energy monitoring. Engineers at Caltech, ETH Zurich, and Harvard are developing an AI that will allow autonomous drones to navigate using the ocean’s currents rather than struggling to move through them.

According to one of the authors of a recent paper published in Nature Communications 0, John O. Dabiri, communications with robots exploring at depths of 20,000 feet is near impossible. They are difficult to control via joystick, and researchers are unable to feed them data about local ocean currents. So it becomes necessary for ocean-borne drones to be able to make their own decisions and move by themselves.

Dec 12, 2021

New Cyber Protections Against Stealthy “Logic Bombs” Targeting 3D Printed Drones, Prostheses and Medical Devices

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cybercrime/malcode, drones, health

Cyber attackers could target 3D printed objects in health care, aerospace, and other fields.

Cybersecurity researchers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and the Georgia Institute of Technology have proposed new ways to protect 3D printed objects such as drones, prostheses, and medical devices from stealthy “logic bombs.”

The researchers will present their paper, titled “Physical Logic Bombs in 3D Printers via Emerging 4D Techniques,” at the 2021 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference on December 10, 2021.

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Dec 12, 2021

Six Hurricane-Faring Autonomous Drones to Collect Data in Gulf Stream Region

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

The same Saildrones captured the first-ever video from inside a major hurricane from sea level in September.

Six autonomous Saildrones are taking off on a six-month journey to tackle some of Earth’s most challenging ocean conditions, in order to improve climate change and weather forecast computer models, reported CNN.

They will travel to the Gulf Stream throughout the winter months where they will collect data about the process by which oceans absorb carbon (carbon uptake). So far, the numbers on this type of activity have only been estimates produced by statistical methods that cannot, therefore, be relied upon.

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Dec 12, 2021

What can Google’s army of robots do?| Physicists have turned back time | High Tech News

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, drones, Elon Musk, governance, quantum physics, robotics/AI, space, sustainability

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Dec 11, 2021

This bipedal robot/drone hybrid can walk, fly and skateboard

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI

Dec 9, 2021

DARPA Is Working on A New Wireless Tech to Charge Drone Swarms Seamlessly

Posted by in categories: drones, energy

And it can be used on any aircraft that uses electric propulsion.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has funded a company called Electric Sky to build a prototype for a wireless charger for its drone swarms.

The concept of wireless power has been around for many years now, and innovators have used different techniques such as lasers and microwaves, to name a few. The most common complaint of these techniques, however, is that the charging gets weaker as the distance between the transmitter and the receiver increases. Seattle-based Electric Sky has proposed a solution that addresses this issue.

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Dec 9, 2021

Airobotics, Solar Drone to develop new drone for solar panels cleaning

Posted by in categories: drones, mapping, robotics/AI, solar power, sustainability

Israeli drone manufacturer Airobotics has collaborated with Israeli solar farm services company Solar Drone to develop and supply to Solar Drone a unique solar panel cleaning drone system. The fully automated system will include a drone docking station for automatic battery replacement and cleaning fluid replenishment, enabling the system to operate continuously.

While solar power and solar panels are essentially maintenance-free systems, but solar panels do require cleaning from time to time to enable proper function. Dirt, dust, mud, and bird dropping greatly reduce solar panel efficiency, impacting power output. Frequent cleaning is expensive and time-consuming, especially when panels are remote, difficult to access, or difficult to clean.

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Dec 8, 2021

2 new secret combat drones are in the works, Air Force secretary says

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

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The disclosure is the strongest indication yet that the service is banking on autonomous weapon systems to give it an edge in the increasingly fierce military competition with China.

Dec 8, 2021

Electric Sky wins DARPA grant to work on focused power beaming system for drones

Posted by in categories: business, drones, energy

Electric Sky says it’s begun building its first transmitter for providing tightly focused wireless power to drones in flight, thanks to funding from DARPA.


A startup called Electric Sky says it’s begun building its first Whisper Beam transmitter for providing tightly focused wireless power to drones in flight, thanks to a $225,000 award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Electric Sky will use the six-month Phase I award, granted through DARPA’s Small Business Innovation Research program, to explore ways to adapt its wireless architecture to power a swarm of drones.

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Dec 7, 2021

Kamikaze drones: A new weapon brings power and peril to the U.S. military

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

Americans have become accustomed to images of Hellfire missiles raining down from Predator and Reaper drones to hit terrorist targets in Pakistan or Yemen. But that was yesterday’s drone war.

A revolution in unmanned aerial vehicles is unfolding, and the U.S. has lost its monopoly on the technology.

Some experts believe the spread of the semi-autonomous weapons will change ground warfare as profoundly as the machine gun did.

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