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Back in 2020, California-based startup Pyka launched an autonomous electric crop duster called the Pelican. Now the company has developed a cargo-carrying version that's billed as the world's largest autonomous electric cargo airplane.Continue ReadingCategory: Aircraft, TransportTags: Cargo, Delivery drones, Autonomous flight
Carrying up to 96 small USPS packages in its internal cargo bay, the new Cento needs nothing more than two parking spaces for takeoff, landing and automatic unloading. Bay Area company MightyFly is working with the FAA to expand its long-range flight authorization.Continue ReadingCategory: Drones, TechnologyTags: Cargo, Delivery drone, Logistics, Autonomous flight
Flapping-wing ornithopter drones may potentially be more agile and energy-efficient than their fixed-wing counterparts, but most of them still can't loiter in one spot. A new model addresses that limitation by using a claw mechanism to temporarily perch in a bird-like fashion.Continue ReadingCategory: Drones, TechnologyTags: EPFL, University of Seville, Wings, Birds
The line between crewed and uncrewed aircraft has blurred even more after a Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopter carried out a demonstration cargo mission as well as a medical "emergency rescue" entirely on its own without anyone aboard or human guidance.Continue ReadingCategory: Military, TechnologyTags: US Army, DARPA, Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky, Helicopters, Autonomous flight
To counter increasingly dangerous low-level, close-quarters surface and aerial threats, Nexter and Thales have unveiled the latest version of the RAPIDFire autonomous gun turret at the Euronaval 2022 naval defense exhibition in Paris.Continue ReadingCategory: Military, TechnologyTags: French Navy, Thales, drones
HP has put forward a small robot it says can dramatically speed up construction work, by autonomously printing guidelines straight from the blueprints onto the floor. Rugged, roadworthy and extremely accurate, Siteprint is a super-quick layout tool.Continue ReadingCategory: Robotics, TechnologyTags: Hp, Robot, Construction, Building
While pilots commonly use an autopilot when cruising at high altitudes, they typically switch to manual control when entering crowded lower airspaces. However, what if the plane has no pilot? Well, a new AI autopilot system for busy airspaces may be the answer.Continue ReadingCategory: Aircraft, TransportTags: Delivery drones, Carnegie Mellon, autopilot, Air Taxis, Artificial Intelligence
A lot less technologically optimistic than the Hyperloop-TT Hyperport project, Cargo Sous Terrain looks considerably more likely to happen, with its first 10-stop, 70-km (43-mile) series of underground tunnels scheduled to begin taking cargo in 2031.Continue ReadingCategory: TransportTags: Autonomous Vehicles, Cargo, Switzerland, Logistics, Tunnel
Researchers from Sweden's Chalmers University of Technology are working on a new autonomous search and rescue system made up of a marine vessel that can launch a fleet of fixed-wing drones to scout a predefined area, along with live-feed quadcopters.Continue ReadingCategory: Marine, TransportTags: Chalmers University of Technology, Search, Rescue, Camera drone, Fixed-wing drones, Catamaran, Auton
Lars Riemann has designed an autonomous car with an extremely narrow footprint that can be latched onto a building's exterior to save space for Dezeen's Future Mobility Competition powered by Arrival. Read more


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