Keyword: Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs)

Unmanned Systems

INSIDER: Transportation

Robotic eyes on autonomous vehicles could improve pedestrian safety, according to a new study at the University of Tokyo. Participants played out scenarios in virtual reality (VR) and had to...

INSIDER: Unmanned Systems

An autonomous spacecraft exploring the far-flung regions of the universe descends through the atmosphere of a remote exoplanet. The vehicle, and the researchers who programmed...

Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
Unmanned Systems - March 2022

Powering better battlefield drones...autonomous quadcopters that fly aerobatic maneuvers...a breakthrough in compact UAV satellite communications technology. Read about these and other advances in air, ground,...

INSIDER: Unmanned Systems

Self-flying drones and autonomous taxis that can safely operate in fog may sound futuristic, but new research at Sandia National Laboratories’ fog facility is bringing the...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
UAVs can land on moving unmanned ground vehicles without GPS.
Facility Focus: Robotics, Automation & Control
The "ERDC" helps solve problems in civil and military engineering, geospatial sciences, water resources, and environmental sciences.
UpFront: Manufacturing & Prototyping
How to be a NASA intern; a new ideas for moon fabrics; and NASA's need for a better rover.
Facility Focus: Wearables
Today, Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering performs research in robotics, cyberphysical systems, artificial intelligence, biomedicine, energy, and other topics.
UpFront: Sensors/Data Acquisition
NASA reveals winners of a CO2 conversion challenge.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
As the vehicle platform size decreases, the pulse power discharge rates of the Energy Storage System (ESS) increase.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
See how WiBotic — a maker of wireless charging and fleet energy management technologies — is preparing robots for the Moon.
Special Reports: Unmanned Systems
Unmanned Systems - March 2021

Drones that swarm and change shape mid-flight... autonomous combat vehicles on the battlefield...the latest in counter-UAS technology. Read about new advances in air and ground unmanned systems in this report...

Special Reports: Aerospace
Rugged Computing - March 2021

From the battlefield to the oceans to the extremes of space, electronics and computing advances enable missions in the harshest conditions. To help you keep pace with the latest developments, we present this...

Briefs: Aerospace
Hundreds of drones can recharge autonomously on unmanned ground vehicles.
Briefs: Energy
The battery could be used for drones, cars, or underwater applications at low temperatures.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A panel of experts explains how robots are playing a larger role in manufacturing.
Briefs: Communications
Any high-performance communication systems operating in RF or optical frequencies may benefit from this system.
Special Reports: RF & Microwave Electronics
Aerospace & Defense - October 2020

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology, you'll learn about NASA's return to the moon with Apollo's twin sister Artemis, how autonomous...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The learning approach allows swarms of unmanned vehicles to optimally accomplish their mission while minimizing performance uncertainty.
Blog: Imaging
A reader asks our expert: When it comes to autonomous vehicles, what’s best: Radar, LiDAR, or cameras?
Blog: AR/AI
A new modeling tool from USC engineers generates automatic indicators when data and predictions from AI algorithms are trustworthy.
Facility Focus: Robotics, Automation & Control
See how "APL" is developing ways to ensure the safety and performance of autonomous systems.
Briefs: Unmanned Systems
A fleet of “roboats” could transport people, collect trash, and self-assemble into floating structures.
Briefs: Imaging
This program provides a relative navigation capability for spacecraft, remotely operated terrestrial vehicles, and machine vision.
INSIDER: Test & Measurement

Carolyn Parcheta, a NASA postdoctoral fellow based at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and JPL robotics researcher Aaron Parness are developing robots that can explore volcanic...

News: Unmanned Systems
Rover Camera Upgrade Could Improve Discovery on Distant Worlds

As smart as the Curiosity rover has been about landing and finding its own way on a distant world, the rover is pretty brainless when it comes to doing the science that it was sent 567 million kilometers to carry out. That has to change if future rover missions are to make...

News: Unmanned Systems
NASA’s Polar Rover Passes First Greenland Test

Defying 30 mph gusts and temperatures down to -22 °F, NASA’s new polar rover recently demonstrated that it could operate completely autonomously in one of Earth’s harshest environments.

Who's Who: Software

While a single, peer-to-peer rover can cover a large territory and gather a wealth of information, an entire fleet of rovers could cover even more ground. However,...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

A prototype manipulator system that includes two different arms has been tentatively selected for use on a semiautonomous robotic vehicle called Rocky 7 (see figure). [A previous version of this...