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X-47B UCAS-D Makes Historic Carrier Landing

Courtesy of: “Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International” . . On July 10, Northrop Grumman’s X-47B’s aircraft completed an important catapult launch and landing from aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush while using Wind River’s VxWorks real-time operating system software platform. This launch and landing is …

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Shadow Test Marks UAS Control Segment’s Flight Debut

Courtesy of: “Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International” . . A recent U.S. Army Shadow unmanned aircraft flight marked a major milestone for the development of the UAS Control Segment (UCS) architecture, which aims to establish common control between Army, Air Force and Navy UAS. Go …

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EUROCONTROL Update

Courtesy of: “Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International” . . The July EUROCONTROL Corporate newsletter includes an update on their UAS integration efforts. According to the newsletter, 15 European countries are now conducting routine small UAS operations under visual line-of-sight operations, and some have even allowed …

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NASA Bill Calls for More UAS Data Cooperation

Courtesy of: “Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International” . . On 8 July, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.), introduced the 2013 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Authorization bill (H.R. 2616). The bill would continue NASA’s cooperative work with the FAA and other federal agencies on the …

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Evolutionary Robotics

Now imagine if you could teach your robot what to do. Evolutionary Robotics seeks to present a method of doing just that. The book was published in 2000; a bit ahead of its time, but the then advanced concepts are now starting to become necessary in the mainstream. The book will challenge you to make a leap in thinking about how you build control programs for your robots.

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Robots As Potential Colleagues And Friends

LOVING THE MACHINE: The Art and Science of Japanese Robots by Timothy Hornyak Kodansha International, Ltd., First Edition, 2006 Author Timothy Hornyak, on the opening page of this wondrous and charming work, talks about his first encounters with robots in Japan. This is enthralling prose, and …

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2013 Multi Rotor Challenge Gallery

On the second day of the March 23 – 24, The 2013 Multirotor Challenge was held at the Palomar RC Flyers field in Fallbrook, CA. A feature article on the event will appear in the July-August 2013 Issue of Robot Magazine, www.botmag.com. The event was hosted by Lucien Miller of www.innov8tivedesigns.com and cosponsored 3D Robotics, Aeroquad, Scorpion Motors, DIY Drones and many more. For details, please visit www.multirotorchallenge.com.

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Revolution 19

When the robots designed to fight our wars abandon the battlefields and turn their weapons upon mankind, humanity is enslaved and those not under the rule of robots live hidden in the wilderness. This is the terrain “Revolution 19,”

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Android Angels

Gen Manga’s Android Angels explores HRI Manga-style Wouldn’t it be great to live with the perfect woman or perfect man in android form? However, there is one catch: After four years the android’s memory would be erased and you would both need to move on.

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The Engine

Looking for a dark alternate reality Soviet-era robot hero in graphic novel form? Check out Madefire’s “The Engine,” created by Liam Sharp and Christina McCormack. Madefire is a new graphic novel company that is creating interactive “motion books.”

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The Secret Life Of Droids

No other group of robots have inspired and intrigued builders, programmers and developers more than the droids of the Star Wars Universe. The publishers at DK have released their latest book on them, called “The Secret Life of Droids,”

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2 cute robots: one funded by Japan’s Space Agency the other by Kickstarter

“Courtesy Of:” … Japan’s cute talking robot will take off August 4th for the Space Station. Kirobo, a 13” 2# mini-humanoid robot remembers faces, can move its head and arms, and is expected to help keep company and have conversations with the Japanese astronaut aboard the …

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Oxford Martin School founder and GF2045 keynote speaker James Martin dies

“Courtesy Of:”   … At Global Future 2045, in NYC, June 15-16, the keynote speaker represented rampant technological change as both a problem and a benefit, and it needed to be addressed as such. He died on June 24. … Martin established the Oxford Martin School …

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