News Articles with Category: Research

New US Robotics Roadmap calls for increased regulations, education and research

November 2, 2016 - via University of California San Diego Researchers also are making a call to build a common, shared research infrastructure for robotics here in the United States. The research network would expand existing sites, with a focus on testing autonomous driving, medical and health care robotics, micro- and nanorobotics, agriculture robotics, UAVs and underwater robotics. Each site would need about $3 million to be revamped into a shared facility.

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China debuts portable 50-kg AUV

September 5, 2016 - via Globaltimes.cn China has developed its first portable 50-kg autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV)

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The Marines Are Building Robotic War Balls

February 12, 2015 - via GuardBot The GuardBot is a robot ball that swims over water at about 4 miles per hour and then rolls along the beach, at as much as a 30-degree incline and 20 miles per hour.

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CNO: Here's What We Need for the Future Force

February 5, 2015 - via Office of Naval Research Greenert's second challenge for the S&T community is to develop "greater stamina" in unmanned underwater vehicle propulsion systems, to maintain naval dominance in the undersea domain.

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Scientists ‘Bend’ Acoustic and Elastic Waves With New Metamaterials that Could Have Commercial Applications

January 22, 2015 - via University of Missouri Creation of an elastic metamaterial with engravings that allow for the negative refraction of elastic waves.

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Maritime Autonomous Systems Secure USD 15 Mln Funding

August 5, 2014 - via Defence Science and Technology Laboratory The opportunities presented by Maritime Autonomous Systems are very exciting. However if we are to fully exploit these opportunities we need to invest in key areas such as “Supervised Autonomy” and “Deployment & Recovery” in order to meet future requirements and position the UK as a world leader in next generation Maritime Mission Systems.

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DARPA Blue Wolf program seeks revolutionary breakthroughs in undersea vehicle speed and efficiency

July 11, 2014 - via DARPA TTO The Blue Wolf program will develop and demonstrate integrated underwater vehicle prototypes able to operate at speed and range combinations previously unachievable in fixed-size platforms, while retaining traditional volume and weight fractions for payloads and electronics. DARPA is seeking proposals for novel concept designs, dynamic lift and drag reduction systems, and innovative hybrid energy systems.

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Magnetic Shape Memory Material

April 9, 2013 - via Goodfellow Whilst not achieving the frequency of piezo-based materials or magnetostrictive materials, magnetic shape memory materials give much higher strain outputs (typically 10 to 100 times more)

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Batteries Made From World’s Thinnest Material Could Power Tomorrow’s Electric Cars

August 20, 2012 - via Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineering Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Use Intentionally Blemished Graphene Paper To Create Easy-To-Make, Quick-Charging Lithium-ion Battery With High Power Density

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Giving slime the slip

July 31, 2012 - via Harvard New coating prevents 99% of harmful bacteria from forming on surfaces

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