Week in Review: Autonomous Roundup

Posted on August 23, 2021
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”Ten Years Ago This Was Science Fiction”: The Rise Of Weedkilling Robots

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.

General Dynamics Opens New Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Manufacturing Center

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.”

New Hurricane-Hunting Drones Deployed To Help Warn Of Intensifying Storms

These bright orange “sailboats” are designed to face some of the fiercest storms on the planet to acquire data about the formation of hurricanes.

Meet The Audi Skysphere, A Self-Driving GT

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.

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