Robotics

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Reference designs extend flight time of industrial drones

Reference designs extend flight time of industrial drones
Two circuit-based subsystem reference designs have been introduced by Texas Instruments (TI) which will help manufacturers add flight time and extend battery life to quadcopters and other non-military consumer and industrial drones used to deliver packages, provide surveillance or communicate and assist at long distances.
18th January 2017

Students challenged to build the best drone

Students challenged to build the best drone
Some of the most talented young engineers from the UK and overseas will compete to design and build the best Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), also known as a drone, as part of the annual competition run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Nineteen student teams from the UK and three international teams are set to compete.
16th January 2017

Drone training offered for EuroUSC students

Drone training offered for EuroUSC students
Many were disappointed to learn that EuroUSC lost its NQE status for drone training recently. In light of this news, many current clients who enrolled on its BNUC-S course to attain a PfCO are left wondering what will happen to their training and of course, their money.
13th January 2017


Will you soon need to pass a test to fly your drone?

Will you soon need to pass a test to fly your drone?
UK government ministers have today proposed a safety test for drone users following a consultation on drone safety. This follows a raft of developments around the world as governments begin to crack down on irresponsible drone use.
21st December 2016

NASA's $1m space robot programming challenge

NASA's $1m space robot programming challenge
In partnership with Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center, and NineSigma, a global innovation consultant organisation, has opened registration for a new competition. The Space Robotics Challenge seeks to develop the capabilities of humanoid robots to help astronauts on the journey to Mars.
19th August 2016

Next stop ‘Robocop’?

Next stop ‘Robocop’?
The recent shootings in Dallas saw US police forces utilise a robot in a show of lethal force for the first time in history. Could this be a watershed moment in the development and deployment of autonomous policing? Electronic Specifier Editor Joe Bush investigates.
3rd August 2016

Space robot partnership brings 'Power' glove to life

Space robot partnership brings 'Power' glove to life
Robotic glove technology developed out of a partnership between General Motors and NASA for use on the International Space Station is being brought to life in health care, manufacturing and other applications through a licensing agreement between GM and Bioservo Technologies AB, a Swedish medical technology company.
7th July 2016

Drone hunter recognises & prevents remote microdrones

Microdrones, that fly above prohibited areas are an increasing security risk. R&S ARDRONIS enables users to identify drone control signals early on, locate and even stop the drone.
17th June 2016

3D-printed pilotless aircraft navigates Antarctic ice

3D-printed pilotless aircraft navigates Antarctic ice
A tiny pilotless aircraft, built by the University of Southampton, has launched from the Royal Navy’s ice patrol ship HMS Protector for the first time to assist with navigating through the Antarctic. The 3D-printed aircraft, along with a quadcopter, scouted the way for the survey ship so she could find her way through the thick ice of frozen seas.
15th April 2016

Self-driving warship helps reduce naval operating costs

Self-driving warship helps reduce naval operating costs
Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been employed in military applications for some time. However, in a major advancement, driverless military vehicles may soon be a common sight on the world’s oceans as well as in the skys.
8th April 2016


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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
Combat Helicopter 2017
17th October 2017
Poland Krakow