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Chaparral is an unmanned electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) bush plane that switches between hovering and forward flight using eight vertical fans and four swiveling propellers. Hybrid-electric power provides a range of 300 miles with a payload of 300-500 pounds.


The Ukrainian military has been using “Punisher” drones that can target fuel storage, ammunition supplies and electronic warfare stations up to 30 miles behind enemy lines. See details in a report by the U.K.


“Imagine a small autonomous vehicle that could drive over land, stop, and flatten itself into a quadcopter. The rotors start spinning, and the vehicle flies away. Looking at it more closely, what do you think you would see?


Flowcopter’s hydraulic drone uses pumps and gas engines to provide a range of hundreds of miles, far outreaching the range of the best electric drones. The energy density of gasoline is coupled with hydraulically powered rotors.


The University of Nevada, Reno has launched Nevada Autonomous, a new program to manage and enhance Nevada’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site activities.

03/02/2022 reported that AG robotics company Carbon Robotics has unveiled its 2022 LaserWeeder implement, an autonomous, laser-weeding towed robot that seamlessly attaches to the back of tractors.


As repoted by, the employee-owned non-traditional defense contractor, Phenix Solutions is flight testing their new aircraft with the U.S. Air Force under the Agility Prime program.


BVLOS technology developer Iris Automation (IA), has reportedly collaborated with regulators on 14 completed BVLOS test programs worldwide and has received approvals in the U.S., Canada, U.K., India and South Africa.  Working with the City of Reno and th


Applied Aeronautics’ Albatross UAV is a long range fixed wing drone that was purpose built to be one of the most efficient, affordable and scalable Group 2 UAS platforms on the market.


UAV noise can be an annoyance, especially over metropolitan areas. A Cranfield University study focuses on developing a better understanding of the noise produced by unmanned aircraft.


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Tevel Aerobotics Technologies is developing a patented airborne robotics platform that uses sophisticated algorithms for autonomous orchard harvesting and management.


The HUUVER is an emerging drone mobility solution that claims to activate both flying and driving capabilities in a single, compact, autonomous machine.


Epirus, pioneers of the world’s most powerful phased array, announced today the introduction of Leonidas Pod, a first-to-market, solid-state, multiple shot high-power microwave (HPM) system and the latest addition to the company’s suite of advanced electronic warfare (EW) solutions.


On Aug. 3, 1921, Lt. John Macready, who would soon become the head of U.S. Army flight testing, released 175 pounds of lead arsenate from a Curtiss JN-6 “Super Jenny” over a stand of catalpa trees infested with sphinx moth larvae. The experimental treatment killed the infestation.


The number of robots sold in North America set a new record in 2021, driven by a surge in non-automotive sectors, according to the Association for Advancing Automation (A3).


Pitsco Education has announced the TETRIX Virtual Robotics (VR) simulation software, a new digital/physical robotics experience that enables students to code a virtual TETRIX robot using Arduino C libraries.


As reported by the BBC, at the Olympics in China robots are taking on a significant workload cleaning, serving food and drinks and handling sundry errands. In scenes resembling a sci-fi movie, temperature checks, cooking and delivering food are all being efficiently handled.


Sir Ernest Shackleton's Endurance polar steam yacht sank in the Antarctic’s Weddell Sea between October and November 1915.  Unnavigable, encroaching sea ice closed in and crushed the ship. It sits on the ocean floor 3,000m down.


The Marine Corps is collecting information from industry this month on potential counter UAS interceptors it can add to the next block of its ground-based air defense vehicle.


As reported 21-January, NASA has selected 57 winning teams in an inaugural nationwide challenge designed to attract, engage, and prepare future science, technology, engineering, a


PROPEL specializes in concept-to-customer product development in technical industries, and brings that perspective to analysis of workforce supply & demand in the marketplace.


U.S. Drone Soccer is proud to announce a national launch of league events in Colorado, Ohio, and New York. Colorado academic championships will take place in May 2022 (location TBD) for more than a dozen participating schools in Colorado, with open enrollment for new programs during the spring.