Tag Results for unmanned vehicles (6)

  1. Crusher robotic vehicle drives itself, obliterates cars but not our reporter

    Update: Some folks have had problems watching the QuickTime videos -- man, I did test this on Firefox running on both Mac OS X and Windows XP and it worked for me, but apologies anyway. And here's the solution: you can now watch the full video of the Crusher field trials without QuickTime. Last week, our correspondent Sally Adee went to Fort Bliss, Texas, to attend the field trials of DARPA's 6.5-ton unmanned, autonomous off-road vehicle, Crusher, developed by Carnegie Mellon's National Robotics Engineering Center. On the obstacle course, Crusher proved true to its name by …

    • |
    • 0
  2. Crusher smash Delta Airlines, pls

    Yesterday I attended Crusher's "graduation" from DARPA. It's going to be leaving its creators at Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Engineering Center, and going into the army: specifically, to the Army's Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center. The ceremonies took place at Fort Bliss, a base outside El Paso, TX, that is essentially 1.12 million acres of desert. But feast your eyes on some video of the "urban" part of the field trials. I'm sitting on one of those corrugated steel containers you see in the background, and hoping the thing's batting eyelashes--lidar, in …

    • |
    • 0
  3. Forward Bias

    September 28, 2007 This Weekâ''s Theme: Unmanned UAVs are branching out. We now have: The Robo-Copter (via Danger Room) The flying robo-ethernet hub Various Robo-Peppered Moths â''Swarms of mini unmanned aircraft infiltrate ventilation systems, perch somewhere or morph into the scenery and await the opportunity to personally deliver their one-pound explosive.â'' and a Robo-jet-ski! (An unmanned maritime reconnaissance vehicle, from QinetiQ, a "UK defense contractor with poor spelling.â'') But, you may ask yourself, how will I carry all my drones around? Why, in the UXV Combatant Warship Made for Drone Battles, of course. …

    • |
    • 0