New process uses multicopters to catch fixed-wing drones at sea

New process uses multicopters to catch fixed-wing drones at sea March 13th, 2019 A sea-going drone such as this could benefit from the linecatch system(Credit: Maritime Robotics AS) Because fixed-wing drones are faster and more energy-efficient than multicopters, they’re often used for tasks such as mapping areas of the ocean. Many of them do require landing strips, however, which […]

George Mason students have a new dining option: Food delivered by robots

George Mason students have a new dining option: Food delivered by robots (Starship Technologies) George Mason University is receiving 25 wheeled robots that will be used to deliver meals to students and faculty via an app. (Jeff Elkins/(Photo courtesy of Starship Technologies)) By Peter Holley January 22 At most universities, meal plans allow college students to […]

Drones poised to play bigger role in wind energy operations and maintenance

Sean McMahon March 11, 2019 Autonomous drones are revolutionizing wind turbine operations and maintenance processes. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Drones are rapidly becoming the go-to option for wind farm owners/operators looking to optimize operations and maintenance programs and improve safety. Cutting-edge drones can inspect a turbine in a matter of minutes and generate levels of data […]