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HII Newport News Uses Digital Tech to Create Blueprints of Warships; Chris Miner Quoted

Engineers at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding business have started using laser scanners and other digital technologies to develop blueprints of aircraft carriers, submarines and other vessels to speed up ship design, construction and maintenance work, Defense One reported SundayChris Miner, vice president of in-service carriers at Newport News Shipbuilding, said digital data will help the company achieve business transformation.

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Northrop Subsidiary Unveils New Unmanned Ground Vehicle

A Northrop Grumman subsidiary has launched a new robotic platform that complies with the Defense Department’s Interoperability Profile initiative that seeks to maintain interoperability standards for unmanned ground vehicles. The Remotec-built Andros Nomad is a 164-pound UGV that has four independent track pods designed to climb uneven terrain and inclines up …

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Lockheed-Injaz-Tecgrant JV Debuts Portable Machine System for Automated Manufacturing

A joint venture between Lockheed Martin, Injaz National and Tecgrant has unveiled a robotic portable machine system designed to operate as a standalone tool or in conjunction with other production systems. Exechon‘s XMini manufacturing device combines the articulated-arm robot dynamics with the accuracy of a rigid machine tool and uses parallel kinematics machining to …

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IBM, Rice University Collaborate to Develop Eldercare Robot Assistant; Arvind Krishna Comments

IBM’s research business and Rice University have developed a robot assistant that uses Watson-based cognitive computing application to help manage care for elderly people. The prototype IBM Multi-Purpose Eldercare Robot Assistant is designed to measure an individual’s heart rate, heart rate variability and respiratory rate and provide answers to health-related queries as part of a study that …

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Endeavor Robotics Relocates to New Autonomous Systems Devt Facility in Massachusetts; Sean Bielat Comments

Endeavor Robotics has moved to a 35,000-square-foot facility in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, in an effort to accommodate robot design, development and manufacturing operations. Sean Bielat, CEO of Endeavor Robotics, said in a statement released Tuesday the new headquarters allowed the firm to keep 100 percent of its staff who build robots designed for …

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Shield AI Chosen for Pentagon’s Autonomous Tactical Airborne Prototyping Project

Shield AI has received a nine-month, $1 million “other transaction” agreement from the U.S. Army to develop an autonomous tactical airborne drone prototype. The Army’s Contracting Command-New Jersey awarded the OTA on behalf of  the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental and the Naval Special Warfare Command, according to a notice posted Thursday on FedBizOpps. San Diego, …

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Endeavor Robotics’ Ground Robots to Use Persistent Systems’ Radio Comms Tech

Endeavor Robotics has partnered with Persistent Systems to install the latter’s radio communications system on the former’s product line of ground robots. Endeavor Robotics said July 12 the MPU5 radio will work to help increase the range of unmanned ground operations and support single-controller operations for multiple robot assets over the Wave Relay mobile ad hoc network technology. “Networked connectivity …

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CyPhy Works Draws In-Q-Tel Investment for Hovering Robot; Matt England Comments

In-Q-Tel has made an investment in CyPhy Works to help the Massachusetts-based robotics company further develop a robotics platform for use in intelligence missions. CyPhy Works’ hovering robot has a microfilament tether designed to provide Ethernet-based access to users and facilitate long-distance communications, IQT said Monday. “The demand for mobile, …

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Air Force Selects Roboteam for Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robot IDIQ

Maryland-based Roboteam has received a $25 million contract to provide a small robot system for the U.S. Air Force to carry out explosive ordnance disposal operations. The Defense Department said Thursday the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract also covers logistics and maintenance services. Roboteam will perform contract work at international locations through Sept. 16, 2022, DoD added. The …

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Marine Corps Eyes Ground Robotic Systems; Capt. James Piniero Comments

The U.S. Marine Corps is examining land-based robotic technologies in order to help infantry soldiers with their patrolling, explosive disposal and combat missions, Defense Systems reported Tuesday. David Walsh writes the military service is working to modify a QinetiQ North America-designed unmanned ground vehicle as part of the branch’s Combat Robotics System …

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Maryland Teen Wins MIT Prize for Geolocation Software

A 17-year old Maryland resident has won top honors for his geolocation project at a Siemens-sponsored competition at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Frederick News-Post reports. Sam Pritt won $3,000 in the math, science and technology competition for a software application that can pinpoint a photograph’s location by mapping …

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