Week in Review: Autonomous Roundup
The retail company announced that has invested in the drone service provider, DroneUp, to bring drone delivery to Walmart stores. Walmart plans to open its first drone delivery center at its founding store in Arkansas.
The multinational technology company entered into an agreement with a self-driving freight startup, Plus, to retrofit 1,000 trucks with self-driving technology.
The portable counter-UAS energy system is designed to use powerful microwaves to take out swarms of incoming drones at long range by disrupting their electronics.
In a step towards achieving the U.S. Navy’s goal of developing a completely unmanned, autonomous, robotic ship fleet, the unmanned vessel, named NOMAD, traveled 4,421 nautical miles while in autonomous mode for 98 percent of the voyage.