Week in Review: Autonomous Roundup

Posted on June 16, 2021
Posted in News, Updates

A Robot Is Killing Weeds By Zapping Them With Electricity

Tom, Dick and Harry— the name of three autonomous robots developed by the Small Robot Company—were developed to rid farmland of unwanted weeds with minimal use of chemicals and heavy machinery.

Drones for Organ Transplants: MissionGO and AlarisPro Transport First Human Pancreas via UAV

On June 14, 2021, MissionGO, LifeSource, and Mercy Hospital announced that the first-ever test flight carrying a human pancreas via an unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) was conducted on May 5. This game changing technology is both critical and complex.

Waymo and J.B. Hunt to Test Self-Driving Trucks in Texas

The U.S. truck fleet operator and the autonomous vehicle technology company will test human-supervised, self-driving trucks to deliver cargo between Houston and Forth Worth, Texas.

A Flying Car Could Be the Air Force’s Next Medevac Transport

The Air Force is working on an initiative to develop “organic resupply buses,” better known as flying cars, to save lives, deliver critical equipment, and decrease the military’s carbon footprint.

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