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Latest tech on board the unmanned aircraft Sagitta

Latest tech on board the unmanned aircraft Sagitta
The unmanned aircraft Sagitta has successfully completed its first two test flights at the Overberg test range in South Africa. The project is part of the "Open Innovation" initiative launched by aircraft manufacturer Airbus. The objective is the development of new technologies for unmanned aerial vehicles. Sagitta serves as a platform for testing these technologies and is not focused on any specific end-product.
17th August 2017

Underwater drone unlocks access to the ocean for researchers

Underwater drone unlocks access to the ocean for researchers
  Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity company, has announced that OpenROV, a developer of tools for marine intelligence and exploration, has selected RTI Connext DDS as the connectivity platform for its commercially available underwater drone, Trident.
16th August 2017

Controlling drones with the wave of a hand

Controlling drones with the wave of a hand
Researchers at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) have developed a new device that lets you control a drone with simple hand gestures. Designed to be easy and intuitive, the new Empa innovation works through 3D printing and original sensor technology: a wave to the left, and the drove moves to the left; a wave to the right, the drone moves to the right.
8th August 2017


Fly your ideas with LEGO

Fly your ideas with LEGO
Like many kids, Amir Hirsch ’06, SM ’07 grew up playing with LEGOs. But unlike many adults, he is still playing with them as part of his job as CEO and co-founder of Flybrix. Started in 2015, the company sells kits for children and adults alike to build their own reusable drones out of the popular plastic building bricks. “It lets you tinker around with LEGOs, come up with a design you like, and see it fly,” Hirsch says.
7th August 2017

Allianz and InsurTech Startup Flock to launch pay-as-you-fly drone insurance

Allianz and InsurTech Startup Flock to launch pay-as-you-fly drone insurance
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) has worked with InsurTech startup Flock to develop digital insurance solutions for the growing drones or ‘Unmanned Aircraft Systems’ (UAS) market. The partnership’s first product, to be launched later this year in the UK market, is a mobile app (for Android and iOS devices) enabling operators to purchase ‘pay-as-you-fly’ drone insurance at the touch of a button.
27th July 2017

How do you get a robot to recognise a surprise?

How do you get a robot to recognise a surprise?
  How do you get a robot to recognise a surprise? That's a question Artificial Intelligence (AI) researchers are pondering, especially as AI begins to change space research. A new article in the journal Science: Robotics offers an overview of how AI has been used to make discoveries on space missions.
13th July 2017

Miniaturising computer chips of drones

Miniaturising computer chips of drones
  In recent years, engineers have worked to shrink drone technology, building flying prototypes that are the size of a bumblebee and loaded with even tinier sensors and cameras. Thus far, they have managed to miniaturise almost every part of a drone, except for the brains of the entire operation — the computer chip.
13th July 2017

Kontron selected for small form factor rugged mission computers

Kontron selected for small form factor rugged mission computers
  Provider of Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), Kontron, has announced it has been selected by Safran Electronics & Defense to supply COBALT mission computers for the Patroller Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
11th July 2017

Drone can deliver parcels and save lives

Drone can deliver parcels and save lives
The CargoCopters are unmanned aircrafts that can lift off by themselves, cover fifty-kilometre distances, and reach speeds of up to 150 kilometres per hour. Aeronautical and robotics engineer Bart Theys from the Department of Mechanical Engineering came up with the idea for this new type of drone about five years ago and based it on two existing models. “The most commonly used drones are multicopters,” says Theys.
23rd June 2017

Course will teach how to fly drones and collect data

Course will teach how to fly drones and collect data
This summer, the University of Wisconsin–Madison College of Engineering added a new way for students to navigate the skies: a course on drones. The first of its kind at UW–Madison, the class will teach students how to fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, and the practical applications of the technology, said Chris Johnson, instructor of the new course.
13th June 2017


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DSEI 2017
12th September 2017
United Kingdom ExCeL, London
Defence Communications 2017
26th September 2017
Poland Krakow
Military Airlift 2017
26th September 2017
United Kingdom London
Defence Exports 2017
27th September 2017
Italy Rome
Naval Damage Control 2017
3rd October 2017
United Kingdom Portsmouth