Monthly Archives: November 2012

  • Washington Post: Robot subs to look into new sheen spotted near site of Deepwater Horizon disaster

    Posted on November 30, 2012 by auvsiadmin in Disaster Response, News.

    Washington Post: Robot subs to look into new sheen spotted near site of Deepwater Horizon disaster The Coast Guard says it has approved plans to investigate another oil sheen spotted near the site of BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. The sheen was spotted earlier this month, days after the company plugged an abandoned piece of [...]

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  • The Economist: An Internet of Airborne Things

    Posted on November 30, 2012 by auvsiadmin in News, Spotlight on Programs.

    The Economist: An Internet of Airborne Things The spread of mobile phones in developing countries in the past decade has delivered enormous social and economic benefits. By providing a substitute for travel, phones can make up for bad roads and poor transport infrastructure, helping traders find better prices and boosting entrepreneurship. But although information can [...]

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  • Corn and Soybean Digest: Put Crop Scouting on Auto-Pilot

    Posted on November 29, 2012 by auvsiadmin in News, Spotlight on Programs.

    Corn and Soybean Digest: Put Crop Scouting on Auto-Pilot Dale Crawford has his own crop-scouting drone…sitting in the basement. The Sullivan, Ill., corn and soybean grower bought the Canadian-built, CropCam fixed-wing-style, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) after seeing one at Commodity Classic about five years ago. He was intrigued by the idea of doing aerial photos [...]

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  • Design News: Robots Take Human Factor Out of Mining

    Posted on November 28, 2012 by auvsiadmin in Jobs + Economy, News, Uncategorized.

    Design News: Robots Take Human Factor Out of Mining More and more robots are making a variety of tasks and operations — such as factory work, picking crops, and even noodle making – more efficient, and mining is no exception. Engineers have developed robots to take the human factor out of mining work and provide automation in the [...]

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  • Wired: Students 3D-Print Their Own UAS

    Posted on November 28, 2012 by auvsiadmin in News, STEM Education and Learning.

    Wired: Students 3D-Print Their Own UAS It was supposed to be a big moment for the two brothers — both University of Virginia engineering students — the culmination of months of designing and refining. On a sunny day last August, Steven Easter and Jonathan Turman stood in the middle of a verdant field at the Milton [...]

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  • Galileo Group Completes Environmental UAS Imaging Over Florida Keys

    Posted on November 27, 2012 by auvsiadmin in Environmental Protection, News, Uncategorized.

    Galileo Group Completes Environmental UAS Imaging Over Florida Keys Galileo Group, Inc., announced today that it has completed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) flight operations and hyperspectral data collections for a series of missions supporting a NASA sponsored project to map sea grass beds and coral reefs in the Florida keys. The information contained in the [...]

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  • World News Australia: Bushfires can be predicted: data expert

    Posted on November 26, 2012 by auvsiadmin in Disaster Response, News.

    World News Australia: Bushfires can be predicted: data expert The cutting edge of bushfire surveillance will use drones and social media updates to feed an incredibly sophisticated data engine, making it possible to predict and monitor the unpredictable. Fire authorities arewarning this summer’s fire risk is the highest since Black Saturday. The Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission into [...]

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  • The Californian: Robotics approaching Salinas Valley

    Posted on November 23, 2012 by auvsiadmin in Jobs + Economy, News.

    The Californian: Robotics approaching Salinas Valley Robotic weeding might sound distant and foreign, but it now sits at the doorstep of the Salinas Valley. Come March, Blue River Technology, a Mountain View-based startup company, plans to open a sales office in Salinas to showcase its robotic lettuce weeder and thinner —the “Lettucebot.” Co-founder Jorge Heraud [...]

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  • Nanowerk: Toshiba shows four-legged robot for nuke disaster

    Posted on November 22, 2012 by auvsiadmin in Disaster Response, News.

    Nanowerk: Toshiba shows four-legged robot for nuke disaster Toshiba Corp. unveiled a robot Wednesday that the company says can withstand high radiation and help in nuclear disasters. But it remains unclear what exactly the new machine will be capable of doing if and when it gets the go-ahead to enter Japan’s crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear [...]

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  • Air & Space: UAS for Hire

    Posted on November 21, 2012 by auvsiadmin in News, Spotlight on Programs, STEM Education and Learning, Uncategorized.

    Air & Space: UAS for Hire On platforms and tables in a Las Vegas conference room, little machines crawled and jumped, floated and sank, and zoomed across the air-conditioned airspace. The variety of robots and potential robot buyers at the annual gathering of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International last August indicates the changes [...]

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