Lithuania Plans to Automatize Road Inspections, Will Switch to Pothole-Detecting Drones

21 Feb 2022, 13:26 UTC by Cristina Mircea Road inspections are normally conducted via conventional four-wheeled vehicles that have to travel thousands of miles a year, doing more harm than good, as they emit tons of CO2. But Lithuania is working on improving things and plans to start using UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) to video analyze […]

US Navy adopts new strategy prioritizing ‘the building blocks’ of unmanned tech

By Megan Eckstein   Friday, Jan 28 The Strategic Capabilities Office’s Ghost Fleet Overlord USVs, Nomad and Ranger, conduct underway operations off the coast of California in 2021. They were transiting waters almost entirely in autonomous mode. (Eric Parsons/U.S. Navy) ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy is unlikely to pursue a formal program for unmanned surface vessels in the next […]

JetPack Aviation speeds on with 2nd-gen flying motorcycle tests

By Loz Blain    January 26, 2022 The Speeder’s fast, long range, easily-deployed and modular architecture has drawn significant interest from the US Department of Defense JetPack Aviation We’ve chatted with JetPack Aviation’s David Mayman many times over the years. His company’s groundbreaking work on jetpacks and flying motorcycles seems to proceed at a dizzying pace, […]