Robotics Education Journal


Solus-XR XLUUV, built by Cellula Robotics Ltd., is the 1st Canadian Extra-Large UUV, and the largest ever fielded by Canada. It is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. The company has initiated testing on the system, which has a projected range of 5,000 Kilometers, for port-to-port missions.


As reported by, Toyota Motor has shown off a prototype of its new gigacasting equipment that can make a third of a car body in about three minutes, a development that will be key to its plans to ramp up electric-vehicle production profitably in the coming years.


Polaris Spaceplanes, a German aerospace company, has successfully completed a 15-flight test campaign of its MIRA-Light prototype spaceplane. The test-flights took place over the course of three days, between Aug. 22 and Sep.


Agility Robotics has unveiled the next generation of Digit, “the first human-centric, multi-purpose robot made for logistics work.” Digit, initially announced in 2020, is designed to do useful work safely in spaces designed for people, starting with bulk material handling within warehouses and di


MatrixSpace is addressing the next generation of AI-enabled sensing with the world’s smallest radar system both in physical size and power requirements. MatrixSpace’s unit operates in two modes, radar and communications. It consumes 25 Watts in radar mode, and 11 Watts in communications mode.


Poland recently unveiled the HAASTA prototype for drone-on-drone warfare at Poland’s 2023 MSPO Defense Trade Show.


Apollo, an all-electric bipedal humanoid robot made by Austin-based Apptronik, was unveiled August 23. Apollo is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds and can lift 55 pounds. "Science fiction has promised us these for a long time," said Apptronik CEO Jeff Cardenas.


Ukraine is using large cargo drones to carry injured soldiers from the battlefield in what is likely a battlefield first. The drones can carry 397-pound weights for up to 43 miles.


Pyka, a manufacturer of large-scale highly-automated electric aircraft for crop protection and cargo transport in Oakland, California, announced that it has received approval from the U.S.


PIBOT, developed in Korea, is the world’s first humanoid robot pilot. It can sit in the pilot’s seat and flip switches in the cockpit, and knows flight charts and emergency protocols. PIBOT remembers Jeppesen aeronautical navigation charts from all over the world and can access CHATgpt.


At the annual Chinese World Robot Conference (WRC 2023), Aug. 16 – August 20, 140 Chinese and overseas robot companies are showing 600+ robotics products designed for manufacturing, surgery, surveillance, education, entertainment and companionship, among other applications.


The Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) Foundation has organized the International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF) every two years, since 1993.  As reported by


In February 2021, three defense companies, General Atomics, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman, received contracts from DARPA for the first phase of the LongShot attack UAV program.  LongShot will be launched from aircraft like a missile and will be able to deploy several of its own air-to-air


On July 27, 2023, North Korea unveiled its new line of drones with a copy of the U.S.


Officials of the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., announced a $32 million order late last month to Boeing Insitu Inc. in Bingen, Wash., for four RQ-21A Blackjacks, 20 ScanEagles, 62 ScanEagle payloads and turrets, as well as support equipment and spare parts.


Lloret de Mar, Spain, is hosting the third edition of the Drone Show Festival July 28, 29 and 30.  This year’s show includes drone show companies from Spain, the United States, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Franc


The Phenix Ultra 2XL shown is a state-of-the-art heavy-lift UAS, featuring a unique and highly stable coaxial rotor design, making it ideal for large cargo payloads.


Certifications are coming for a variety of vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, and several of the leading firms entering the eVTOL market are revealing their cockpit layouts.  Because eVTOLs transition between vertical and horizontal flight modes, their cockpits combine elements of to


A new aerodynamic concept—“blown lift”—is in the news.


Mattern Aerospace, a leader in Vertiport design, announced it has successfully placed its first Vertiport design in Microsoft Flight Simulator.


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As reported by, U.S. Navy anti-air warfare experts needed an advanced unmanned aircraft for reconnaissance and strike that can be launched from unmanned submarines and surface vessels. They found their solution from Raytheon Technologies Corp.


Caltech Transformer Rolls, Walks and Flies


Leading aviation firms are developing 1-Megawatt (1,300hp) full-scale electric aircraft motors that will potentially be used in large drones as well as passenger aircraft, opening a new era in electric flight.