Week in Review: Autonomous Roundup
Carbon Robotics’ robot weeders—which are nearly three meters long, weigh 9,500 lbs, and resemble a car—clamber slowly across a field, scanning beneath them for weeds which they target with laser bursts. These machines are designed to reduce pesticide use and encourage a more sustainable food system.
The company recently opened a new UUV facility at its Taunton, Massachusetts manufacturing site. General Dynamics’ Vice President stated that “the era of maritime autonomy is very much upon us.”
These bright orange “sailboats” are designed to face some of the fiercest storms on the planet to acquire data about the formation of hurricanes.
In just over 10 years, Audi will be a fully electric car company, producing only all-electric vehicles. The Skysphere concept, which is fully electric, is worth remembering as the German automaker delves further into electrification.