Robotics Education Journal

01/31/2023 reported that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA ) has taken a major step forward toward creating an experimental airplane that can be maneuvered without traditional ailerons or other mechanical devices, instead using short bursts of air.


As reported by, weapons maker Northrop Grumman is working with NASA to develop the architecture to allow fleets of drone cargo jets to criss-cross America’s skies.  It’s part of the Pathfinding for Airspace with Autonomous Vehicles project, which itself is part of NASA’s Air Traffi


Hitec has announced the addition of David Ronnefalk as their Flagship Racing Driver to the Hitec Factory Team. David’s illustrious R/C career began when he was a young boy, and at age 13, he became the youngest winner to secure the Swedish Nationals title.


January 24, 2023, Wind River, a global leader in delivering software for mission-critical intelligent systems, announced it has worked with Airbus to support the A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft for automatic air-to-air refueling (A3R).


Prospect Heights School District 23 is located in Prospect Heights, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. Eighth graders at MacArthur Middle School in Prospect Heights are designing, building and programming a robot — and getting high school credit for it.


China’s diamond-wing WZ-7 Soaring Dragon drones have suddenly expanded their operations, which is likely a sign of what’s to come.


Current autonomous travel technologies rely greatly on a combination of digital cameras and graphics processing units designed to render graphics for video games. A problem is that these systems typically transmit a great deal of unnecessary visual information between sensors and processors.


Congratulations to Hitec RCD on its 50th anniversary!


At CES 2023 in Las Vegas, Aeolus Robotics introduced aeo, a dual-arm humanoid robot that can perform several service tasks, including delivery, security, eldercare, kiosk operation and ultraviolet germicidal disinfection.


As reported by, the Royal Navy is planning to buy a submarine the size of a double-decker bus to protect Britain’s underwater cables.


Xenobots, hybrid frog-derived dermal cells “liberated” to a petri dish and given mouths using CRISPR gene editing technology, feed, do new things on their own, and even reproduce.


TeamViewer, a provider of remote connectivity and workplace digitalization solutions, has announced that the global semiconductor manufacturer GlobalFoundries (GF) has deployed TeamViewer's Augmented Reality (AR) platform Frontline for its warehouse operations in Dresden, Germany.


Bridgestone will demonstrate its comprehensive vision for sustainable mobility at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas from January 5-8.


As recently reported by, “NASA has contracted Virginia's Advanced Air Company to design and build a prototype of a new type of transition-capable eVTOL drone – a tilt-wing concept that uses aerodynamic forces instead of actuators to tilt the wings and propulsion systems.


Turkish firm Baykar has begun ground tests of its Bayraktar Kizilelma drone, described as the country’s first unmanned fighter aircraft.


Australian UAV producer Carbonix and H3 Dynamics are jointly developing the first Australian hydrogen-electric VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) unmanned aircraft system (UAS).


NASA proudly notes that the Artemis trial lunar circumnavigation surpassed expectations. The mission came to an end, after 25 days in space, like clockwork. Solar arrays generated more power than expected throughout the mission.


Watch the Artemis moon capsule reentry and splashdown in the next hour at these links.



Soft robots, or those made with materials like rubber, gels and cloth, have advantages over their harder, heavier counterparts, especially when it comes to tasks that require direct human interaction.


Bishop Wisecarver (BW) delivers linear motion systems for use in harsh and extreme conditions.  LoPro linear actuators are actuated linear motion systems based upon DualVee guide wheel technology designed for smooth and quiet motion over long lengths.


Golf is a notoriously difficult sport—professionals and amateurs alike spend countless hours attempting to improve their game. One of the most difficult parts of the game is putting the ball into the hole.


Elbit Systems has unveiled a small unmanned quadcopter designed to locate, identify, and attack enemy personnel. Based on a racing quadcopter, the Lanius is highly maneuverable and capable of flying inside buildings.


China teased its air launch munition capabilities at the recent Zhuhai Airshow, and this included a never-before-seen standoff weapon, the AKF98A. The interesting polygon-shaped nose is designed to reduce radar cross signature.


Airobotics Ltd. in Petah Tikvah, Israel announced that the company has been tapped by a government entity in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to provide additional drone systems and services.