Week in Review: Autonomous Roundup

Posted on July 8, 2021
Posted in News, Updates

Walmart Drone Delivery Soars Ahead

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.

Amazon To Collaborate With Self-Driving Startup Plus

The multinational technology company entered into an agreement with a self-driving freight startup, Plus, to retrofit 1,000 trucks with self-driving technology.

Air Force’s THOR Microwave Weapon Instantly Ends Simulated Enemy Drone Attack

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.

Navy Drone Ship Completes 5,000-Mile Trip Autonomously

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.

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