Week in Review: Autonomous Roundup

Posted on February 3, 2021
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Robot Boats and Drones Will Test Outer Banks Oyster Beds for Water Pollution

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.

Inside The World’s First Airport for Drones and Flying Cars

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.

Army Eyes Unmanned Launcher Trucks Able To Fire Missiles Loaded With Swarming Munitions

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.

Wingcopter Raises $22 Million to Expand to the US and Launch a Next‑Generation Drone

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.

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