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