Interesting article and video showing an Oculus Rift being used to control an industrial robot - article from IEEE Automation BLOG.
The Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded Systems (ARES) is a vertical takeoff and lift (VTOL) flight module from Lockheed Martin - it is proposed that this be an autonomous vehicle capable of delivering different payloads depending on the need of the soldiers in the field - full article at IEEE Automation BLOG.
Oh I’m a lumberjack and I’m OK …. 'No Tree Is Safe From This Chainsaw-Wielding Robot' - article at IEEE Automation BLOG.
Interesting article on news.com.au about Australian kids Mathematical ability …. first interesting point is that kids of IT workers are the ‘best performing students in Australia’ and the second more alarming point is that Australia ranked 18th out of 63 countries for performance in Maths - "The gap between Australia and the top maths performers is so big that the son or daughter of a Shanghai (China) subsistence farmer will perform as well as the offspring of an Australian health or teaching professional".
Interesting couple of articles (IEEE Automation BLOG & Singularity Hub) on the TERMES project where robots co-operate to perform a complex task. In the video at IEEE it shows how a group of TERMES can build a structure, co-operating in a similar manner that termites use to build their mounds.
Article in Brisbane Times on collision avoidance development for UAV’s devloped by QUT.
ABC have an article on the first flight of the "Taranis drone: Britain’s $336m supersonic unmanned aircraft launched over Woomera"
Article on a team of robots that can be used to monitor river enviroments - article at IEEE Automation BLOG.