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Remote Inspection Evolves With Lidar Drones
Lidar drones, or aerial robots equipped with lidar sensors and mapping software, can save time, money, and even lives in inspection, maintenance, and search and rescue operations.

Merlin Labs Raises $105M Series B to Help it Build Its Aerial Autonomous Technology
Investor interest is high in Merlin Labs' autonomous aviation vehicle technology as it works to allow airplanes to fly with minimal human involvement.

Sarcos Defense Wins Air Force Research Laboratory Contract for Collaborative Sensing
Sarcos Defense has been awarded a DoD contract to develop a system that can quickly spot, follow, and identify objects. It could also help civilian robotics applications.

10 MassRobotics Resident Startups to Watch
MassRobotics' headquarters and co-working space in Boston's Seaport District hosts numerous innovative startups. Here's a look at several from a recent site visit.

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.

MBZIRC Maritime Grand Challenge With $3M Prize Launches in Abu Dhabi
In the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge, to be held by ASPIRE in the United Arab Emirates in June 2023, teams will deploy unmanned vehicles in a GNSS-denied environment.

Shield AI Raises Series D Funding for Autonomous Piloting of Military Aircraft
Shield AI, which takes a software-first approach to military drones, has raised funding bringing its valuation to $1 billion after recent purchases of Heron Systems and Martin UAV.

Pipistrel to Use Honeywell Satellite Communications Tech in New Drones
Honeywell Aerospace said its satellite communications system for small unmanned aerial vehicles will enable Pipistrel's Nuuva and Surveyor drones to provide data for fleet management.

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.

Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Deployed by Scripps Find Thousands of Barrels of Toxic Waste Near Los Angeles
A REMUS 6000 and a Bluefin underwater robot conducted a survey off the coast of Los Angeles and identified more than 100,000 debris objects, including barrels of DDT.

Optimizing Engine Design with Metal Additive Manufacturing
To optimize the design of its engine cylinders and to gain expertise in AM, Cobra Aero visited a Renishaw Additive Manufacturing Solutions Center.


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