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Hackable Drones Worry Government Agencies
2012-07-20 12:44:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Like it or not, drones may be a very real part of our future -- regular drones, or civilian drones, as they´re called. Rather than being used to spy on our enemies, they´ll be used to deliver our packages and police our streets, and according to the FAA, there could be as many as 30,000 of these automated airborne vehicles before the end of the decade. So, when some University of Texas researchers were able to...

Automated Co-pilot Can Help You Avoid Collisions
2012-07-15 09:07:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With current automobile safety systems like crumple zones and air bags focused on mitigating the damage caused by a crash, MIT researchers have shifted their attention to preventing automobile accidents altogether. In pursuit of this goal, Sterling Anderson, a PhD student at MIT, and Karl Iagnemma, a principal research scientist in MIT´s Robotic Mobility Group, have developed an automated ℠co-pilot´ that guides the...

Earhart Project Making Waves As TIGHAR Sails For Nikumaroro
2012-07-06 11:17:13

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has been three days since the Niku VII Expedition left port in Honolulu, Hawaii aboard the Ka´imikai-O-Kanaloa research vessel carrying high-value sensitive equipment and the TIGHAR crew to the small uninhabited island of Nikumaroro where the hunt will begin for the lost wreckage of Amelia Earhart. Each day of the eight-day journey to the island, the team, headed by TIGHAR Executive Director Ric Gillespie, are...

DARPA Reaches Out To Public For UAV Unsuccessfully
2012-07-04 04:17:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online DARPA reached out to a community of unmanned air vehicle (UAV) enthusiasts to help create new military aircraft, but failed to find a worthy candidate to win the $100,000 prize. The agency said it set out to determine if a group of enthusiasts could develop a military relevant back-pack portable UAV with specific capabilities. The effort, according to DARPA, sought to inspire innovation and creative thought by lowering barriers to...

New Guidelines Set Out For Unmanned Aircraft
2012-07-03 14:24:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new form of piloting is evolving, and as unmanned vehicles continue to take flight, an industry code of conduct was drawn up and published recently in order to ensure safety. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) published the "Unmanned Aircraft System Operations Industry Code of Conduct" on Monday. These guidelines will help provide AUVSI members with a set of recommendations to follow in order to...


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