Tag Results for uuv (7)

  1. Industry news roundup

    There's been quite a bit going on with the Boston-based robotics companies lately. Here's a quick roundup: iRobot can't seem to go long without making news, and the last couple weeks have been no exception. Not only did CTO Rod Brooks leave to start a new company (as reported last week), but a couple new Roomba versions were released and news of another underwater robotic technology acquisition was announced. The Nekton purchase, together with the Seaglider license they acquired back in June, shows they're making an aggressive grab for a piece of the UUV market. …

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  2. US DoD releases Unmanned Systems Roadmap through 2032

    The United States Department of Defense has released its roadmap through 2032 (link to actual report at the bottom of the page; large PDF warning) for unmanned systems in the military. For this first time, this report includes not only unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) but also unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned underwater and surface vehicles (UUVs and USVs); previous reports had focused primarily on UGVs. This is a very long but pretty fascinating read, particularly the president's budget through 2013 for funding in the three areas (section 2.4). It's really interesting to see that the UGVs like PackBots …

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