Week in Review: Autonomous Roundup

Posted on July 31, 2020
Posted in COVID-19, News, Updates

Texas Stadiums Helping Fight Coronavirus with Disinfectant-spraying Drones

Stadiums are looking for ways to bring fans back to the stands in time for fall sports despite the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, leading some Texas facilities to turn to drones for help.

Ford Fetches Robot Dogs to Work in Factory

The car-marker will be leasing two robotic dogs, known as Spot, for its Van Dyke Transmission plant.  Spot will walk the floor capturing plant data and dimensions that will be used to retool the assembly line. Although they don’t bark, for now they are being handled on leashes.

DHS tests anti-drone tech

The Department of Homeland Security is testing counter-drone systems that track, disrupt, disable and destroy unmanned aircraft threats.

Northrop Teaming with Startups to Build Autonomy Chops

Northrop Grumman held a ‘pitch day’ seeking innovative startups to help it with developing cutting-edge autonomous systems.

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