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PopSci.com: Autonomous Robots To Help Remove Car Bomb Threats

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Disaster Response, Enhancing Public Safety, News |

PopSci.com: Autonomous Robots To Help Remove Car Bomb Threats  OR POSSIBLY PARK YOUR CAR IN A REALLY TIGHT SPACE  Hopefully, you don’t have to fret about risks like car bombs in your everyday life, but it’s good to know that somebody is worrying about it—and coming up with technology to help deal with those sorts of threats when they do arise. The European Union-funded Autonomous Vehicle Emergency Recovery Tool (AVERT) project is a system intended to remove suspicious vehicles where there is concern over potential threats like...

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TakePart.com: UAS For Good: Jamaica Launches Patrol To Stop Illegal Fishing

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Enhancing Public Safety, Environmental Protection, Jobs + Economy, Spotlight on Programs |

TakePart.com: UAS For Good: Jamaica Launches Patrol to Stop Illegal Fishing Eyes in the sky may curb foreign poachers from raiding the Caribbean nation’s overfished coral reefs. The endangered coral reefs around Jamaica are getting some new protection from eyes in the sky: unmanned aerial vehicles, aka drones that will monitor the island’s marine territories for illegal fishing. After completing two test flights around the Pedro Cays last week, two drones are ready to take flight, say government officials, to alert marine law enforcement...

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Arstechnica: Tech Vs. Terror: UAS And The Data Fight A New Battle Against Poachers

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Environmental Protection, Spotlight on Programs |

Arstechnica: Tech Vs. Terror: UAS And Data Fight A New Battle Against Poachers When night falls, danger unfolds at the uMkhuze Game Reserve. And while some of the world’s most deadly predators—ranging in size from hyenas to lions—coexist next to African elephants, giraffes, and more within this massive, 140 square mile natural area, they aren’t the only creatures out hunting at night. This particular section of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa plays host to one of the country’s most profitable, albeit...

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IBTimes.UK: Robot Fish Set To Be Deployed To Rescue Sea Life

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Environmental Protection, Featured, News, Spotlight on Programs |

IBTimes.UK: Robot Fish Set To Be Deployed To Rescue Sea Life     Just before dawn on 28 February 2015, hundreds of dead fish washed up on Singapore’s north shore. They had been killed by a harmful algal bloom that eventually caused the deaths of more than 500 tonnes of local fish. Enter the robot fish. Scientists in Singapore have created a bio-inspired robot packed with sensors that can be used to monitor pollutants and other environmental factors in oceans so that measures can be taken to avoid such catastrophic losses in the...

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Daily Mail: Robot Porters Let Loose in NHS: New Hospital Introduces Fleet of 26 That Will Move Supplies Including Linen And Food Around Using Underground Tunnels

Posted by on Apr 19, 2015 in Jobs + Economy, Spotlight on Programs |

Daily Mail: Robot Porters Let Loose in NHS: New Hospital Introduces Fleet of 26 That Will Move Supplies Including Linen And Food Around Using Underground Tunnels   South Glasgow University Hospital will use futuristic drones from April 27 Robots will have their own lift to move equipment, food and linen around Hospital bosses say the technology will be a ‘huge asset’ to the centre A hospital has bought a fleet of 26 robots with their own network of underground tunnels to carry supplies. They will be used to move medical...

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Connecticut Mag: UConn Researcher Uses UAS to Track Looting in Middle East

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Enhancing Public Safety, Environmental Protection, News, Uncategorized |

Follow @UnmannedUpdate Tweet Connecticut Mag: UConn Researcher Uses UAS to Track Looting in Middle East When people hear Chad Hill uses homemade drones to track looting at ancient burial sites in the Middle East, he often has to do some clarifying. “We’re not using the drones to track people in any way,” says the archeologist, who is a researcher with the University of Connecticut. Instead, Hill is using drone images of massive swaths of land to spot displaced earth and other visible signs of looting from the air. And while the work...

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Wired: Brave Robots Are Roaming the Oceans for Science

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Environmental Protection, News |

Wired: Brave Robots Are Roaming the Oceans for Science AT THE CREST of a swell, an orange wing sticks straight up out of the ocean, like the fin of a miserable orca waving to the crowd at SeaWorld. That speck of color some 800 feet from the research vessel Paragon is part of an advanced seagoing robot, a drone, and the wing contains its antenna—which is talking to a satellite, which is talking to our skipper’s cell phone. Once we’re alongside the machine, a scientist stretches to snag a loop on the 100-pound robot with a hooked pole,...

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Government Executive: UAS Help Save Taxpayer Dollars in Hawaii

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Disaster Response, Enhancing Public Safety, Environmental Protection, Jobs + Economy, News, STEM Education and Learning |

Government Executive: UAS Help Save Taxpayer Dollars in Hawaii In the wake of the series of brutal winter snowstorms that slammed New England earlier this year, the local fire department in Plymouth, Massachusetts, used drones to survey the extent of the damage. It was one of many good examples of how the emerging technology can be used at the local level. Here’s another case study of how unmanned aircraft can be powerful tools for government operations: In Hawaii, agencies and researchers are integrating drones into their work to not only...

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Business Insider: 37 Incredible UAS Photos From Across The Globe That Would Be Totally Illegal Today

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Enhancing Public Safety, News |

Business Insider: 37 Incredible UAS Photos From Across The Globe That Would Be Totally Illegal Today Drones are everywhere from the battlefield to the backyards of America. For such a simple concept, the possibilities for how we can use drones is vast and still being explored. One of the most interesting ways to utilize drone technology is photography. Photographer Amos Chapple knows this better than most. As soon as consumer drones came on the market, Chapple knew he needed one. After purchasing one and learning how to fly it, he began...

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The Next Web: How UAS Are Being Used To Make The World A Better Place

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Advancing Agriculture, Disaster Response, Enhancing Public Safety, Environmental Protection, Jobs + Economy, News, Spotlight on Programs |

The Next Web: How UAS Are Being Used To Make The World A Better Place   Drones aren’t just being used to fight wars and help businesses rake in millions. They’re also be used to make the world a better place.   Here are a few examples of how this is being done.  1. Transporting medicine and aid Natural disasters and wars call for emergency distribution of medicine and aid, and drones make this more efficient. Aviation company Matternet is developing a network to transport medication to risk areas. The network is sold to aid...

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