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Islamic State fighters are launching an ever-wider assortment of deadly drones, even as their UAV factories come under heavy attack.

Grenade launchers, kamikaze bombers, flying decoys, eyes-in-the-sky, and soapbox-derby dinosaurs: as the Islamic State group loses neighborhood after Mosul neighborhood, it is still dispatching a wide variety of UAVs on deadly missions.

“Over the last two months, coalition forces have observed about one adversary drone every day around Mosul,” a U.S. Central Command official told Defense One.
http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2017/01/drones-isis/134542/?oref=d-river
 

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"ЮЖНЫЙ ВОЕННЫЙ ОКРУГ ПЕРВЫМ ПОЛУЧИТ КОМПЛЕКС "УРАН-10"

РОСТОВ-НА-ДОНУ, 20 янв — РИА Новости, Иван Капустин. Южный военный округ первый в РФ получит робототехнический комплекс "Уран-10" для разминирования территорий в 2017 году, сообщил журналистам начальник инженерных войск ЮВО Константин Смешко.

"В 2017 году мы планируем разминировать 4 тысячи гектаров горно-лесистой местности в Чечне и Ингушетии. Будем работать с использованием новых средств. Нами применяются робототехнические комплексы для сплошной очистки местности, это система "Уран-6", в данный момент работают три образца, в 2017 году до начала летнего сезона поступят две машины "Уран-10". Южный военный округ получит их единственный в РФ", — сказал Смешко.

Он добавил, что за три года в Чечне и Ингушетии было разминировано более 13 тысяч гектаров, эта территория сейчас используются в народном хозяйстве, в частности в качестве посевных площадей, площадок для строительства.

"Комплекс "Уран-10" обладает более тяжелыми характеристиками. Если "Уран-6" работает по противопехотным минам, то "Уран-10" будет работать по противотанковым боеприпасам весом от 10 килограммов", — подчеркнул Смешко.
" (ria.ru: https://ria.ru/arms/20170120/1486132306.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter )

Eli Venäjällä Eteläinen sotilaspiiri saa käyttöönsä tämän vuoden puolella Uran-10 miinanraivausrobotteja. Aiemmin alueella on Tshetsheniaan ja Ingushiaan ollut sijoitettuna miinanraivaustehtäviin Uran-6 miinanraivausrobotteja. Aiemmin käytössä ollutta Uran-6 miinanraivausrobottia on käytetty jalkaväkimiinojen raivaamiseen, Uran-10 käytetään panssarimiinojen ja vastaavien räjähteiden raivaamiseen (ilmaisevat asian siten, että "työskentelee anti-tank -aseet, joilla painoa 10 kg" - päättelen, että tarkoittavat miinaa/räjähdepanosta, jonka räjähdelataus vastaa max. 10 kg TNT:tä).

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A heat-sensing film could let robots detect when humans are around, like pit vipers hunting out warm-blooded prey.

The flexible, transparent coating is made of pectin, a low-cost plant material used to set jam. Unlike conventional electronics, it relies on currents of ions rather than electrons to detect temperature variations – just like natural membranes used by the snakes.

The film can sense temperature changes as small as 10 millikelvin, which is twice as sensitive as human skin. It can detect a warm body the size of a rabbit from a metre away, something the researchers tested by microwaving a teddy bear and setting it at different distances from the film. Changes in temperature cause the film’s resistance to vary, which is picked up by electrodes along the edges and transmitted to a computer.

Applying it over a robot’s entire body could provide 360° thermal sensing, says Raffaele Di Giacomo at ETH Zurich in Switzerland, who led the research. That could help machines navigate crowded areas without hitting people, or help search and rescue robots locate humans in rubble or smoke-filled rooms. It could also help them to avoid damage and be more helpful to people. A robot assistant might need to know if a cup of tea is too hot to hand over, for example.

For Di Giacomo, helping robots learn about their environment is key. “The most important thing about combining AI and humanoid robots is that this AI needs to be shaped by its senses like we are,” he says. “You need to provide full sensory feedback so the AI can build up a picture of the world.”
https://www.newscientist.com/articl...arm-bodies-like-a-snake-locating-nearby-prey/
 
"ЮЖНЫЙ ВОЕННЫЙ ОКРУГ ПЕРВЫМ ПОЛУЧИТ КОМПЛЕКС "УРАН-10"

РОСТОВ-НА-ДОНУ, 20 янв — РИА Новости, Иван Капустин. Южный военный округ первый в РФ получит робототехнический комплекс "Уран-10" для разминирования территорий в 2017 году, сообщил журналистам начальник инженерных войск ЮВО Константин Смешко.

"В 2017 году мы планируем разминировать 4 тысячи гектаров горно-лесистой местности в Чечне и Ингушетии. Будем работать с использованием новых средств. Нами применяются робототехнические комплексы для сплошной очистки местности, это система "Уран-6", в данный момент работают три образца, в 2017 году до начала летнего сезона поступят две машины "Уран-10". Южный военный округ получит их единственный в РФ", — сказал Смешко.

Он добавил, что за три года в Чечне и Ингушетии было разминировано более 13 тысяч гектаров, эта территория сейчас используются в народном хозяйстве, в частности в качестве посевных площадей, площадок для строительства.

"Комплекс "Уран-10" обладает более тяжелыми характеристиками. Если "Уран-6" работает по противопехотным минам, то "Уран-10" будет работать по противотанковым боеприпасам весом от 10 килограммов", — подчеркнул Смешко.
" (ria.ru: https://ria.ru/arms/20170120/1486132306.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter )

Eli Venäjällä Eteläinen sotilaspiiri saa käyttöönsä tämän vuoden puolella Uran-10 miinanraivausrobotteja. Aiemmin alueella on Tshetsheniaan ja Ingushiaan ollut sijoitettuna miinanraivaustehtäviin Uran-6 miinanraivausrobotteja. Aiemmin käytössä ollutta Uran-6 miinanraivausrobottia on käytetty jalkaväkimiinojen raivaamiseen, Uran-10 käytetään panssarimiinojen ja vastaavien räjähteiden raivaamiseen (ilmaisevat asian siten, että "työskentelee anti-tank -aseet, joilla painoa 10 kg" - päättelen, että tarkoittavat miinaa/räjähdepanosta, jonka räjähdelataus vastaa max. 10 kg TNT:tä).

vlad
Edelleenkään maailmassa ei ole rullaa tai muuta raivausvekotinta joka ei tottelisi lisäpanostettua tellua. Tellu rulez.
 

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SkyGuardian, a new variant of the Predator B unmanned aerial system that meets international standards for flying in civilian airspace, has been launched.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. said the "Type-Certifiable" variant is fully compliant with NATO's UAV System Airworthiness Requirements (defined in STANAG 4671) and Britain's DEFSTAN 00-970 standards.

The company also collaborated with the German Military Aviation Authority in developing the aircraft.

"The SkyGuardian name reflects the system's role in protecting ground forces, as well as its performance of non-military missions like border-surveillance, maritime patrol, and relief over-watch in cases of natural disaster," said Linden Blue, chief executive officer of GA-ASI.

The system, developed over five years, SkyGuardian has a flight endurance of more than 35 hours and has a speed of more than 210 knots. It is capable of flying higher than 46,000 feet.

The SkyGuardian can carry a variety of sensor and communications payloads and can transmit high-resolution video to manned aircraft and ground forces.

GA-ASI said it is building three company-owned aircraft, along with two airframes designed specifically for full-scale fatigue and static testing. It expects to deliver the first production SkyGuardian in 2018.
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/New_SkyGuardian_variant_of_Predator_B_drone_announced_999.html
 

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Boston Dynamics is best known for its bipedal and quadrupedal robots, but it turns out the company has also been experimenting with some radical new tech: the wheel.

The company’s new wheeled, upright robot is named Handle (“because it’s supposed to handle objects”) and looks like a cross between a Segway and the two-legged Atlas bot. Handle hasn’t been officially unveiled, but was shown off by company founder Marc Raibert in a presentation to investors.
http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/2/1/14468126/boston-dynamics-new-wheeled-robot-handle
 

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San Francisco R&D firm Otherlab is developing a low-cost, precision air-delivery system using paper drones. The drones have no propellers and use an autopilot and servos to glide and steer themselves.
http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/drones/otherlab-apsara-aerial-delivery-system

Otherlab’s APSARA drones are made almost entirely of cardboard, with some packing tape mixed in. They’re about a meter in size and don’t have propellers: They are designed to be launched from other aircraft and glide, using some very basic hardware (GPS, an autopilot, some small servos, and a disposable battery) to steer themselves. Otherlab says the drones can travel distances of up 150 kilometers, and land within 10 meters of their target. And once they deliver their 1-kilogram payloads, you’re supposed to just forget about them—they’ll degrade and disappear on their own. At the moment only the cardboard airframe is degradable—Otherlab used low-cost conventional electronic components for the hardware—but DARPA is funding a separate program called Vanishing Programmable Resources (VAPR), to develop electronics capable of “physically disappearing in a controlled, triggerable manner.”
 

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uskomaton lepakkodrone. Hyvin tehtynä sopiva vakoiluun.


With a few exceptions, quadrotors are the go-to aerial robot when you need something small, fast, and maneuverable. This is because quadrotors are relatively cheap and easy to fly, and not because they’re the best aerial platform. In fact, you may have noticed that there aren’t a lot of rotary fliers in the animal kingdom—this is because (among other reasons) flapping wings offer high efficiency and incredible maneuverability as long as you’re able to manufacture and control them.

Those last two things are what make wings tricky for robots, which is why we don’t see nearly as many useful robot birds as we do useful quadrotors. Alireza Ramezani, Soon-Jo Chung, and Seth Hutchinson from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Caltech have decided that making robot birds is just not tricky enough, so they’re working on something even better and even more complex: a robotic bat.
http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/...ety-and-maneuverability-in-bioinspired-design

Bats can do some absolutely amazing things: Besides being able to perch upside down (which is tricky if your initial condition is rightside up and flying), they can actually catch insects in their wings and carry them back home. The researchers mentioned both of these capabilities, saying that they’re specifically working on the upside down perching thing, but our guess is that catching insects (or anything else) in mid air is probably not going to happen soon, especially if the robot is intended to keep flying after it happens. But while B2 may not be able to replicate everything that a real bat can do (yet), it’s already helping us to understand how real bats work: You’ll have a lot of trouble trying to convince a real bat to fly the same path 10 times in a row to see how it moves its wings to maneuver, but a robot will quite happily do all of the experiments you could ever want.
 

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Itsenäisesti ajavan mobiilin kehitysalusta. Vaikka on pieni, niin tuo drone kepittää mutkissa kuin parhain rallikuski.


Itsenäisesti itsensä kasaava drone (juna).

 

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InnoCorp announces SubMurres - its revolutionary, unrivaled, unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV), unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) drone-transitioning from water to air to land without any individual or multiple deployments, fission of elements, (as in rockets), or complicated maneuvering. It's here-what the top tech companies and governments around the world are vigorously seeking!

Like the Murres, a unique seabird which can circumnavigate in air and in water, SubMurres does both in unprecedented fashion. Patent-protected SubMurres has all the key features of a submarine, including complete marine functionality, communication tower with periscope for panoramic viewing of above-water landscape, dual propulsion blades, fully-articulated rotors that emerge as needed, sensors, and more. But it doesn't end there.

The dual submarine aircraft moves ubiquitously from water to air. As a submarine, SubMurres glide silently underwater performing its mission as it surfaces. Once on the water surface its flight system is engaged and its four rotors emerge from their compartments as vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) is initiated. Once airborne, there is no expulsion of parts. SubMurres simply flies unfettered, with all components intact.

Its landing apparatus allow it to settle on terrain, and its second camera system allows it to fully capture surroundings. From land, it can be directly re-dispatched to water. No need to redeploy or to be picked up by another carrier aircraft, unlike any of the chief aeronautic industry or Navy-funded university's latest submersive drone models!

SubMurres can return to the water without redeployment from another submarine or any other transport vehicle. Unlike other drones in use today, the device is controlled by command rather than by a thin tethered wire or other medium.

SubMurres is a diesel/battery powered vehicle. It has a main diesel engine, a generator, and a battery bank. The diesel's engine can either power the vehicle or run the generator that recharges the battery bank.
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/U...e_turns_into_Unmanned_Aerial_Vehicle_999.html
 
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Rakka 3000 is a remote controlled multipurpose vehicle platform designed and built to
negotiate rough terrain and arctic conditions. The platform is able to carry high loads and can
be equipped with a manipulator arm with various tools. Rakka has a wheeled continuous 4WD
drivetrain and articulated steering. Excellent maneuverability is achieved with a unique active
chassis. Rakka platform can transport very high loads, equaling its net weight of 3000 kg.

Rakka platform is controlled by a remote controller. In the current
version, the operator is located within a line-of-sight, in order
to keep visual contact and awareness of the terrain.
 

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Uskomaton kävelijä.

Today, Agility Robotics, a spin-off of Oregon State University, is officially announcing a shiny new bipedal robot named Cassie. Cassie is a dynamic walker, meaning that it walks much more like humans do than most of the carefully plodding bipedal robots we’re used to seeing. This makes it better at handling the kind of diverse and complex terrain that we walk over all the time without even thinking, a talent that’s going to be mandatory for robots that want to tackle the different environments and situations that they’ll need to master to be actually useful around people.

In addition to search-and-rescue and disaster relief, Agility Robotics has one particular environment and situation in mind: They want Cassie to be scampering up your steps to deliver packages to your front door.
http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/...a-dynamic-and-talented-robot-delivery-ostrich