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Take flight! Automating complex design of universal controller for hybrid drones
Hybrid unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, are drones that combine the advantages of multi-copters and fixed-wing planes. (2019-07-16)
New energy-efficient algorithm keeps UAV swarms helping longer
A new energy-efficient data routing algorithm could keep unmanned aerial vehicle swarms flying longer, report an international team of researchers this month in the journal Chaos. (2019-06-11)
Antireflection coating makes plastic invisible
Antireflection (AR) coatings on plastics have a multitude of practical applications, including glare reduction on eyeglasses, computer monitors and the display on your smart-phone when outdoors. (2019-01-29)
ETRI exchanged quantum information on daylight in a free-space quantum key distribution
The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) has reported a successful free-space quantum key distribution (QKD) in daylight with the self-developed polarization encoding chip for the first time. (2018-12-07)
RUDN University mathematicians proposed to improve cellular network coverage by using UAVs
RUDN University mathematicians simulated the work of a cellular network. (2018-09-17)
SwRI engineers are developing a small cooled turbine to make drones more efficient
Southwest Research Institute engineers are developing a cooled, radial gas turbine for a small generator that provides thousands of hours of electricity to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a significant improvement to current UAV turbines that only operate a few hundred hours before wearing out. (2018-09-04)
Robotic herding of a flock of birds using drones
Researchers made a new algorithm for enabling a single robotic unmanned aerial vehicle to herd a flock of birds away from a designated airspace. (2018-08-29)
UAV aircrafts provide new insights into the formation of the smallest particles in Arctic
Investigations of the atmosphere by means of unmanned mini-airplanes can contribute significantly to the investigation of the causes of Arctic climate change, as they provide an insight into ground-level air layers that are not monitored by other measuring stations. (2018-06-01)
Algae, impurities darken Greenland ice sheet and intensify melting
The Dark Zone of the Greenland ice sheet has major impact on the surface melt of this immense store of ice. (2018-04-04)
Arctic Ny Alesund sees rapid warming, but not the warmest
The IAP team finds Ny Alesund has experienced the fastest warmup in the Arctic, and highest temperature in the recent warm wave. (2018-03-05)
Approaching to autonomous controlling swarm of UAVs
Formation control is a key yet fundamental step to the development of fully autonomous swarm control of UAVs. (2017-07-23)
Special focus on formation control of unmanned systems
2017 No.7 issue of SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences published a special issue focus on formation control of unmanned Systems. (2017-07-21)
NRL tests autonomous 'soaring with solar' concept
NRL researchers at the Vehicle Research Section and Photovoltaic Section are building on the proven concept of autonomous cooperative soaring of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which enables long endurance flights of unmanned sailplanes that use the power of the Sun. (2017-05-17)
A novel hybrid UAV that may change the way people operate drones
Hybrid UAVs with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability as well as cruise flying capabilities have attracted the worldwide research interest. (2017-03-27)
UC researchers teach drones to land themselves on moving targets
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering and Applied Science are using artificial intelligence called fuzzy logic to get drones to navigate and land themselves on moving platforms. (2017-02-23)
Monitoring birds by drone
Forget delivering packages or taking aerial photographs -- drones can even count small birds! (2017-02-15)
Are drones disturbing marine mammals?
Marine researchers have made sure that their research drones aren't disturbing their research subjects, shows a report in Frontiers in Marine Science. (2017-02-13)
UAV performs first ever perched landing using machine learning algorithms
The very first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to perform a perched landing using machine learning algorithms has been developed in partnership with the University of Bristol and BMT Defence Services. (2017-01-11)
NTU to develop traffic management solutions so drones can fly safely in Singapore
Researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) are studying ways to allow hundreds of UAVs to fly efficiently and safely at any one time. (2016-12-28)
A skillful rescue robot with remote-control function
A group of Japanese researchers developed a prototype construction robot for disaster relief situations. (2016-12-13)
UTA researchers earn TxDOT contract to use UAVs to inspect highways, railroads
Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington will lead a collaborative effort to use unmanned aerial vehicles to inspect highways and railroads remotely and develop guidelines for how to safely complete the task. (2016-11-29)
Tech would use drones and insect biobots to map disaster areas
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a combination of software and hardware that will allow them to use unmanned aerial vehicles and insect cyborgs, or biobots, to map large, unfamiliar areas -- such as collapsed buildings after a disaster. (2016-11-17)
First complete sabotage attack demonstrated on a 3-D printed drone propeller
In their paper titled 'Dr0wned,' researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), the University of South Alabama and Singapore University of Technology and Design detail how to sabotage the quality of a 3-D-printed functional part, which leads to the destruction of a device. (2016-10-20)
Soil moisture for crop health topic of symposium
Soil management and crop productivity closely tied (2016-10-18)
UTA aerospace engineering graduate first to flight test UAV with mass-actuated controls
A recently graduated University of Texas at Arlington student is the first person to successfully flight test an unmanned aerial vehicle that uses moving weights in its wings instead of traditional control surfaces or ailerons to turn. (2016-08-02)
Teaching drones about the birds and the bees
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) of the future will be able to visually coordinate their flight and navigation just like birds and flying insects do, without needing human input, radar or even GPS satellite navigation. (2016-07-04)
Back to the future: Space-age exploration for pre-historic bones
Ashley Kruger, a Ph.D. candidate in Palaeoanthropology at the Wits Evolutionary Studies Institute, roped in the use of high-tech laser scanning, photogrammetry and 3-D mapping technology to map Homo naledi's Dinaledi chamber. (2016-05-30)
Call to minimize drone impact on wildlife
University of Adelaide environmental researchers have called for a 'code of best practice' in using unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for wildlife monitoring and protection, and other biological field research. (2016-05-23)
Using drones without disturbing wildlife
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more popularly known as drones, are increasingly employed to monitor and protect wildlife. (2016-05-23)
Binocular vision-based UAVs autonomous aerial refueling platform -- pilots are no longer needed
Most of the research in the area of autonomous aerial refueling (AAR) for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) concerns the verification of the algorithms while the experiments are conducted on the ground. (2016-05-12)
Terrific tech: BEMR, EMILY on display at Sea-Air-Space
Robotic lifeguards, virtual and augmented realities, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that can autonomously swarm and overwhelm an enemy -- all will be on display to the public during the Sea-Air-Space Exposition, at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) booth No. (2016-05-11)
From whales to silver foxes to refugees: EMILY robot is a lifesaver
She's tough -- capable of punching through 30-foot waves and riptides or smashing into rocks and reefs. (2016-05-05)
Louisiana Tech University team uses 3-D printing, sustainable materials to create UAV
A team of mechanical engineering students from Louisiana Tech University has used 3-D printing and sustainable materials to create a custom unmanned aerial vehicle that could help NASA improve its efforts to study UAV applications and establish an infrastructure to enable and safely manage the widespread use of low-altitude airspace. (2016-05-04)
New laser-based aircraft tracking system could aid disaster relief efforts
A ground-breaking tracking system called HYPERION based on eye-safe lasers could enable aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and even orbiting satellites to transmit vital data to ground stations more securely, quickly and efficiently. (2016-03-09)
Drones give scientists a new self-service approach
Scientists and engineers are seeing a range of opportunities to enhance their research with use of drones -- i.e., unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). (2016-02-12)
NRL tests cooperative soaring concept for sustained flight of UAV sailplanes
Researchers at the US Naval Research Laboratory and the Air Vehicle Intelligence and Autonomy Lab at Pennsylvania State University, demonstrate autonomous soaring algorithms used to keep unmanned sailplanes aloft for sustained flight durations. (2016-01-06)
Scientists variable vectoring technique for propeller powered unmanned aerial vehicles
The maneuverability of unmanned aerial vehicles can be greatly enhanced through the use of variable vectoring technique. (2015-12-29)
Three miles high: Using drones to study high-altitude glaciers
While some dream of the day that aerial drones deliver their online purchases, scientists are using the technology today to deliver data that was never available before. (2015-12-15)
Interdisciplinary research at Louisiana Tech University leading to new UAV technologies
Faculty from a number of academic disciplines at Louisiana Tech University are working together to develop new and innovative technologies in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that could impact industries from public safety to forestry to oil and gas exploration. (2015-09-03)
Drones used to track wildlife
Researchers at the Australian National University and the University of Sydney have developed a world-first radio-tracking drone to locate radio-tagged wildlife. (2015-08-25)
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