Week in Review: Autonomous Roundup

Posted on September 11, 2020
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Walmart Testing Drones for Deliveries

Walmart has launched a pilot program using drones to deliver groceries and household essentials in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

U.S. Army Researchers Explore Using Self-Healing Materials for Autonomous Systems

The Army Research Laboratory and Texas A&M have developed a new material that can autonomously heal in air and underwater. The researchers envision a future platform with the reconfiguration characteristics of the T-1000 character in the Hollywood film Terminator 2.

U.S. Navy Preparing for Major Unmanned Battle Test in the Pacific

The Navy will deploy drones that operate in the air, underwater and on the surface to the Pacific next year in a test of how the service can incorporate unmanned technology into combat situations.

First Unmanned ‘Robot’ Ship Set Sails for Transatlantic Voyage

A new captain, an all-powerful AI, will pilot the Mayflower Autonomous Ship, taking it across the Plymouth Sound and controlling the self-sufficient ship throughout the entire voyage.

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