Robotics Education Journal

02/21/2021

A new Kongsberg autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), Hugin Endurance, is capable of shore-to-shore operations over long ranges up to 2200 km. The drone can perform uninterrupted shore-to-shore covert data collection operating independently for up to 15 days.

02/19/2021

Plumes of dust blown by rockets are visible below Perseverance as it was lowered to the ground.

02/19/2021

We were thrilled to report yesterday that Perseverance had successfully landed on Mars in Jezero crater just north of the planet's equator.

02/18/2021

We are thrilled to report that Perseverance successfully landed on Mars in Jezero crater just north of the planet's equator.  Its mission objectives include searching for signs of past life and collecting and preparing rock samples for return to Earth in the 2030s.

02/17/2021

As reported by Jonathan Amos, BBC science correspondent, Perseverance is heading for a touchdown on Thursday in a crater named Jezero just north of the planet's equator.  Its mission objectives will be to search for signs of past

02/13/2021

This remote delivery, multi-modal system is designed to traverse remote areas that cannot be reached by any other means than an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). It can extend its wheeled legs to navigate difficult terrain or climb stairs.

02/11/2021

Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark announced on Monday that Marine Corps Systems Command had selected the company to develop the so-called Long Range Unmanned Surface Vessel (LRUSV) for the service.

02/06/2021

NUWA Robotics Corp.showed off its latest AI robot aimed at STEM learning, the Kebbi Air, during the recent virtual CES event in Las Vegas. The Kebbi Air aims to provide a creative way to increase kids’ motivation to learn.

02/06/2021

LONDON, Feb. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Consequential Robotics, developers of the MiRo educational robot, announced the release of MiRoCLOUD, a new browser-based platform for people of all ages and abilities to understand and develop essential coding skills.

02/02/2021

Citadel Defense has entered into an agreement with an undisclosed U.S. government customer to provide the company’s Titan counter-drone platform to help defend assets such as military installations, ships and vehicles.

01/30/2021

As reported by Steve Trimble at AviationWeek.com, a recent USAF AI demonstration in a Lockheed Martin U-2S was an incremental step toward greater use of computer software

01/24/2021

In an advance release from the next edition of the UNMANNED SYSTEMS NEWS (USN), a video posted by Steve Jurvetson shows Spot, a Boston Dynamics robot dog, playing with Fido, a terrier reportedly belonging to Android co

01/20/2021

Rosemary Hattersley recently posted a description of this cute robotic canine on The MagPi and noted that the Raspberry Pi microcontroller provides the robot dog’s controls and artificial intelligence.  At around $225 for the Bittle kit, this robot is aimed at adult tech enthusiasts.

01/16/2021

After a bruising, year-long fight with Congress, part of the Navy’s plan to field unmanned ships appears to be on life support, making 2021 a crucial year for plotting a path forward.  In the 2021 appropriations and policy bills, lawmakers eviscerated funding for the Navy’s Large Unmanned Surface

01/08/2021

As reported by Thedrive.com in The War Zone, the new unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) Snakehead drones will be the largest carried by our nuclear submarines and will be deployed and recovered underwater.  Initial missions will include intel, surveillance and recon (ISR), and Snakehead drones wil

01/06/2021

Defensenews.com reported that Russia is developing a helicopter drone to complement anti-aircraft systems in the counter-UAS mission.

01/05/2021

2021 will likely be a break-out year for drone businesses, and a host of new jobs may emerge as career options mushroom.

01/02/2021

Parallax has been a pioneering company in educational and hobby robotics for decades. It is well known for its BASIC Stamp line of microcontrollers, as well as its Boe-Bot, Activity Bot, Scribbler, Elev8 quadcopter and other robotics platforms.

12/29/2020

The new Rotrics DexArm is an eye-opening addition to the array of table-top robot arms commercially available to hobbyists and professionals.

12/25/2020

Daniel Rogge of TORMACH has presented a YouTube video on the new TORMACH Robot Arm, or “ROS-Based Open Industrial Manipulator.” TORMACH is an employee-owned company of about 40 people based in Madison, WI. Their mission is to help people make things, and TORMACH has been offering computer controlled (CNC) machining equipment such as milling machines, lathes, surface grinders and similar tools for many years. TORMACH controllers are built on top of the open-source LinuxCNC framework.

12/18/2020

The U.S. Marine Corps wants to equip its infantry units with a man-portable, swarming loitering munition to help counter China’s growing military with a light and deadly seaborne infantry force. The “Organic Precision Fires - Infantry Light” program is pursuing ground-launched drones that have a range of up to 20 kilometers, can loiter for 90 minutes, swarm, be jam resistant and able to take out both enemy troops and equipment.

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