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AFRL Completes Demonstration of New Maintenance Robotic System

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s Manufacturing Technologies Division has showcased a new a robotic system for aircraft maintenance. The Advanced Automation for Agile Aerospace Applications or A5 robot uses sensor feedback to perform factory work in localized environments, Wright-Patterson AF Base said Thursday. The robot weighs 22,000 pounds and is expected to reduce the …

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Army Seeks to Facilitate Robotic Vehicle Deployment Through New Acquisition Program; Bryan McVeigh Comments

The U.S. Army has put a robotic vehicle into a new program that seeks to expedite the acquisition process and facilitate the deployment of new technology platforms to soldiers, the National Defense Magazine reported Friday. Stew Magnuson writes service branch officials told Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference attendees …

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NASA Develops Clean Room to Support the ISAAC Robot with Composite Materials Devt Mission

NASA researchers have constructed a clean room to support the Integrated Structural Assembly of Advanced Composites robot with a mission to discover new methods of composite material development for air and space vehicles. The space agency said Saturday construction of the $750,000 air-tight temperature- and moisture-controlled enclosure finished in July and the facility will support ISAAC robot …

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Army Research Lab Builds New Tools for Soldier-Robot Teams; Joseph Conroy, William Nothwang Comment

Researchers at U.S. Army Research Laboratory have begun to develop new platforms and functionalities that aim to make autonomous robots work like teammates for uniformed personnel on the battlefield, the Army reported Thursday. David Vergun writes Joseph Conroy, an electronics engineer with ARL’s electronics for sense and control team, said ARL …

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