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Robust Navigation System for Drones From InfiniDome, Honeywell Aerospace, and Easy Aerial Successfully Demonstrated
InfiniDome, Honeywell Aerospace, and Easy Aerial have demonstrated that a combination of their technologies can enable UAVs to safely function autonomously in GPS-denied environments.

Axon and Fotokite Offer Tethered Drones for Public Safety
The Fotokite Sigma UAS tethered drone doesn't require an FAA pilot's license for public safety personnel to operate it, and it now works with Axon's evidence management and livestreaming.

Gaumard Scientific Robotic Simulators Show Value in Training Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Gaumard Scientific's simulators have not only helped with training during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the humanoid robots have also been found to reduce medical malpractice claims.

ANA Avatar XPRIZE Competition Announces 15 Finalist Teams
After conducting semifinals testing in Miami last month, the ANA Avatar XPRIZE Competition has selected teams from eight countries to advance in demonstrating telepresence technology.

Team CERBERUS and Team Dynamo Win DARPA Subterranean Challenge Final Event
After three years and competition in real and simulated tunnels, urban environments, and caves, two teams took top spots in the $5 million final DARPA SubT Challenge.

Honeywell Technology for Light Drones to Triple Range With Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Honeywell said that its Beyond Visual Line of Sight suite includes hydrogen cells and radar for quieter, less polluting, longer-range, and more autonomous drone operations.

Champlain Towers Collapse Demonstrates Need for Disaster-Response Robots, Says Expert
The collapse of part of a condominium building in Surfside, Fla., is a reminder of the need for robots to be more available to local authorities, says IEEE Fellow Robin...

Forth Engineering Builds Rescue Robot for Hazardous Environments
Forth Engineering, which has developed robots for hazardous environments such as nuclear sites and underwater, has developed a non-tethered heavy-duty robot it says could find other uses.

Airwayz Partners With Digiland for AI-Driven Drone Fleet Management Services
Airwayz, which has developed AI-based software for fleet management autonomous drones, is partnering with investment, operations, and consulting firm Digiland to deploy services worldwide.

Airwayz to Deploy Multiple Public Safety Drone Fleets in Same Urban Airspace
Military and civil conflicts cost lives and property damage, but drone fleets such as those managed by Airwayz can help authorities assess the situation and prioritize responses.

ANA Avatar XPRIZE Selects Semifinalists in Telepresence Competition
The Avatar XPRIZE, sponsored by Japanese airline ANA, seeks to advance the projection of human presence for disaster recovery, healthcare, and other uses.


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