Robots go their own way deep in the ocean

Firms are building robots that can survey the seabed and underwater structures without human help.

By Ben Morris • bbcnews
Aug. 13, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: robotics artificial-intelligence wind-power renewable-energy drones

How to hide from a drone – the subtle art of 'ghosting' in the age of surveillance

Avoiding drones' prying eyes can be as complicated as donning a high-tech hoodie and as simple as ducking under a tree.

Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, Associate Professor of Political Sociology, University of San Diego • conversation
July 28, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: facial-recognition demonstrations surveillance gps drones infrared mit-press civil-liberties mass-surveillance surveillance-systems us-protests face-surveillance

With the help of trained dolphins, our team of researchers is building a specialized drone to help us study dolphins in the wild

Wild dolphins are fast, smart and hard to study, but it is important to understand how human actions affect their health. So we are building a drone to sample hormones from the blowholes of dolphins.

Jason Bruck, Teaching Assistant Professor of Integrative Biology, Oklahoma State University • conversation
July 1, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: robots hormones marine-biology drones whales bermuda dolphins dolphin stress-hormones marine-mammals innovation-and-invention

Watch an acrobatic drone pull off great stunts

A new drone can pull off acrobatic maneuvers like barrel rolls or loops. More than just looking cool, it could be a step to autonomous flying robots.

U. Zurich • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: robots sensors drones algorithms featured science-and-technology flight

Space Plane: Mysterious US military aircraft launches

The Atlas V rocket, carrying the X-37B space plane, launched from Cape Canaveral on Sunday.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 17, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: space-exploration drones us-armed-forces

Wireless charging method could power moving cars

A new wireless charging technique could keep robots, drones, and, one day, potentially moving cars juiced up, researchers say.

Edmund L. Andrews-Stanford • futurity
May 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: robots infrastructure electric-vehicles cars drones science-and-technology

Coronavirus: medical drones could soon be helping to beat the crisis

The usefulness of drones to the medical sector has been clear for several years – and well-funded start-ups have been trialling services around the world.

Olivier Usher, Lead, Research and Impact, Nesta • conversation
May 1, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: innovation covid-19 coronavirus drones medical-supplies

Robots are playing many roles in the coronavirus crisis – and offering lessons for future disasters

Robots are helping health care workers and public safety officials more safely and quickly treat coronavirus patients and contain the pandemic. They have something in common: They're tried and tested.

Vignesh Babu Manjunath Gandudi, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Texas A&M University • conversation
April 22, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: robotics covid-19 coronavirus robots automation pandemic quarantine disaster public-safety hospitals healthcare new-coronavirus drones disinfection

Tiny gyroscope is 10,000X more accurate than your phone’s

A new gyroscope, so small it can fit on the tip of your finger, could help drones and driverless cars stay on track without a GPS signal.

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan • futurity
March 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: gps drones glass science-and-technology navigation vibration gyroscopes

‘Dodgeball’ drone flies fast and avoids incoming stuff

Drones aren't great at avoiding obstacles—especially when they move quickly. New technology takes a step toward solving the problem.

Kurt Bodenmueller-U. Zurich • futurity
March 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: robots cameras drones algorithms featured science-and-technology

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