Week in Review: Autonomous Roundup
In an effort to save oyster farmers from losing about a quarter of their annual earnings, a team of scientists at North Carolina State University are building robot boats and drones that can quickly take water pollution samples on coastal waterways.
Plans to build the world’s first off-grid transport hub for drones and air‑taxis in the UK have just received government funding. This project aims to lay the groundwork for a web of green, clean transport hubs.
The U.S. Army is seeking proposals for the development of an unmanned launcher vehicle prototype capable of firing long-range, surface-to-surface missiles.
German drone technology startup, Wingcopter, has raised $22 million in its first significant round of venture capital financing. This venture capital financing was led by Silicon Valley VC Xplorer Capital, as well as a German growth fund. The addition of a Silicon Valley based investor is particularly important since Wingcopter is in the process of preparing its entry into the U.S.