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Category: Drones & Autonomous Vehicles

Robotics | IoT

Lockheed Martin invests in autonomous vehicle developer

Lockheed Martin Ventures is investing in Ocean Aero, a company focused on autonomous vehicle development that created the Submaran unmanned maritime vehicle. The decision is part of Lockheed Martin’s larger efforts around unmanned systems. “Ocean Aero represents the next generation of environmentally powered, autonomous ocean systems,” Chris Moran, executive director and general manager of Lockheed…

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University of Maryland opens drone testing facility

The University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering opened an outdoor flight facility, called Fearless Flight Facility (F3), where students and faculty can test unmanned aircraft systems. The school hopes the facility will foster innovation in flight control, sensing, autonomy, collaboration and counter-UAS. “The University of Maryland continues to make incredible strides in…

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Graffiti-fighting drone wins San Jose competition

A drone designed to get rid of graffiti and tagging won first prize in San Jose, Calif.’s Unleash Your Geek graffiti removal competition and was demonstrated by its inventors at the Civil & Government Tech Showcase. The Graffiti Removal Automatic Drone could save the city millions of dollars in graffiti removal by covering up tags…

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