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Weekend Roundup

Courtesy of: “Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International” . . A roundup of noteworthy news in the unmanned systems and robotics world this week, including NASA GROVER task completion at great heights and explained uses for unmanned systems in the postal system Go To The Original …

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DARPA Robotics Challenge Track B/C Teams Meet ATLAS Robot

Courtesy of: “Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International” . . DARPA unveiled its ATLAS robot that will be used in its Robotics Challenge competition. Go To The Original News Item

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Unmanned Systems AG Merges into Swiss UAV

Courtesy of: “Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International” . . July 8 marked the merger of Swiss-based Unmanned Systems AG, parent company of the Unmanned Systems Group, and Swiss UAV. UMS will acquire a majority of SUAV. This change allows Unmanned Systems AG’s overseas operating focus …

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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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