Archive for the ‘drones’ category: Page 135

Dec 1, 2016

Growing Drones

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Are you ready to GROW drones?

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Nov 30, 2016

ULTEM 3D printed drone with embedded electronics

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Nanyang Technological University (NTU) researchers in Singapore have embedded electronics into a 3D printed drone. Using Stratasys’ 3D printers and the advanced ULTEM 9085 material Phillip Keane produced the device as part of the Singapore Center for 3D Printing (SC3DP) at NTU. The quadcopter, it has four propellers, with its impressive construction and embedded electronics is impressive, but still has some way to go to catch up with TERN, DARPA’s military drone currently under development.

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Nov 29, 2016

3D printing the future of drones as Northrop Grumman hit TERN milestones

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DARPA recently performed a critical design review (CDR) in mid-October of the design’s General Electric engine. The GE engine will enable the drone to fly both vertically and horizontally. GE are rarely far from 3D printing news, not just for developing their 3D printing portfolio but also for repairing 3D printed engines with 3D printing. Naturally, the details of TERN’s engine have not been made public by DARPA but it may be fair to speculate that GE would have looked to use their latest developments with 3D printing in the project, especially given the value of 3D printing for making low volume or one-off complex components.

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Nov 28, 2016

This ridiculous drone gun can shoot down UAVs from 2km away

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DroneGun blocks drones flying at 2.4 and 5.8 GHz frequencies and can also jam GPS.

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Nov 27, 2016

Drones for Delivery in Healthcare | By Andreessen Horowitz | SoundCloud

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” … discuss using drones to leapfrog infrastructure, and save lives by doing it in less than 15 minutes.”

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Nov 26, 2016

The new frontier for drone warfare: Under the oceans

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As unmanned aerial drones have become a critical part of modern warfare, the Pentagon is now looking to deploy autonomous robots underwater, patrolling the sea floor on what one top Navy official called an “Eisenhower highway network,” complete with rest stops where the drones could recharge.

Although still in the development stages, the technology has matured in recent years to be able to overcome the vast difficulties of operating underwater, a far more harsh environment than what aerial drones face in the sky.

Saltwater corrodes metal. Water pressure can be crushing at great depths. And communication is severely limited, so the vehicles must be able to navigate on their own without being remotely piloted.

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Nov 14, 2016

Technology that Counters Drone Swarms

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Lockheed Martin engineers are collaborating with customers and academia to research, develop and implement the technology that will detect and defeat swarms.

“We are currently developing a 60-kilowatt system that combines multiple fiber lasers to generate the high power weapon beam,” said Rob Afzal, senior fellow with Lockheed Martin’s Laser and Sensor systems division.

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Nov 13, 2016

Russia unveils killer robots with deadly range more than FOUR miles

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Lookout the Russian Robots are coming.

A new pair of Russian robots has been developed that can track and attack humans from more than four miles away. The devices are designed for use on the Russian border and claim to accurately detect and attack ground and aerial threats long before they reach Russian soil.

Key technology at the robots’ disposal includes radar, HD and thermal video imaging, and multiple long-range grenade launchers. The first of the two new robots will act as a pair of scrupulous eyes for Russian border guards.

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Nov 13, 2016

Killer Russian robot can detect a human from over four miles away before shooting them dead in an instant

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The device is said to be employed at the border and can be used from anything to detecting low-flying drones to targeting a vehicle from six miles away.

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Nov 9, 2016

US military successfully tests electrical brain stimulation to enhance staff skills

Posted by in categories: drones, military, neuroscience

US military scientists have used electrical brain stimulators to enhance mental skills of staff, in research that aims to boost the performance of air crews, drone operators and others in the armed forces’ most demanding roles.

The successful tests of the devices pave the way for servicemen and women to be wired up at critical times of duty, so that electrical pulses can be beamed into their brains to improve their effectiveness in high pressure situations.

The brain stimulation kits use five electrodes to send weak electric currents through the skull and into specific parts of the cortex. Previous studies have found evidence that by helping neurons to fire, these minor brain zaps can boost cognitive ability.

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