04 Mar 2021

Police Departments Experiment With 70-Pound Robot Dog

The New York Police Department is currently experimenting with a robotic dog that is outfitted with cameras, lights, communication systems, and other high-tech features that allow law enforcement agencies to see and hear its environment in real-time. The NYPD allegedly acquired the robot in December of last year and has

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09 Feb 2021

Government Seeks ‘Dog-Like,’ Throwable and Other Robots

The Air Force is seeking prototypes for two small dog-like robots that could help patrol small battle spaces and provide the military with additional data resources. The request for information was released on Sunday and seeks to stay up to date on evolving technology such as robotics. The robot would

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09 Dec 2020

Army Looks to Launch Next-Level, Automated Warehouse at Fort Hood

The Army is seeking to transform an existing Supply Support Activity warehouse in Fort Hood into a model of technology use to be implemented in other locations. The warehouse will tap into artificial intelligence, robotics, and other cutting edge technology to speed up operations and reduce the workload on staff.

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11 Sep 2020

DoD Intentions With Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Systems for Ground Forces

Unmanned ground systems have been around and in use in DoD for decades. They were used throughout WWII for various functions considered too dangerous for humans, like demolition missions or advancing on a battle front to draw enemy fire. What’s exciting today is the explosion of possibilities as we couple artificial intelligence with modern day sensors and a versatile all-terrain ground platform. The FY21 President’s Budget dedicates serious funding to the R&D of Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Systems (IRAS). Systems that can perform autonomously, make intelligent decisions based on what they “sense” and carry our successful missions (with or without a human in the mix) are critical to DoD’s strategy over the next decade.

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20 Aug 2020

OODA Video: The Future of Enterprise IT

The megatrends of Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, IoT and Cybersecurity are interacting together in ways that will deliver great new capabilities to the enterprise. But there are risks as well. Studying the future of these megatrends will help enterprises make optimal decisions today. 

This video provides a concise overview of these trends and concludes with actionable recommendations. 

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06 Aug 2020

The Future Includes Manned Vertical Lift and Attack Helicopters

Manned Attack Helicopters will remain an essential part of the Vertical Lift Force in the United States for the foreseeable future, despite the recent proliferation of unmanned aerial vehicles.  As the existing fleet of manned attack helicopters approaches end of life, the U. S. Military prepares to replace, update and repair these critical assets. 

This special report, prepared for OODA Network Members, will be of interest to any executive in the aerospace and defense sector as well as strategists seeking insights into the near future of military capabilities.

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02 Jul 2020

These Robots Are The Key To Reopening After The Pandemic

CO-founder of Akara Robotics Conor McGinn has been exploring opportunities in robotics that would help prevent the spread of COIVD-19. One of these possibilities is combining UV light and AI-based robots that could effectively clean surfaces and areas with the capability of UV light to kill pathogens, such as viruses,

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22 Jun 2020

Robot Divers Could Use Artificial Intelligence To Save Coral Reefs

A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration organization claims that humans will not be able to save the coral reefs dying at an alarming rate across the globe. In optimal conditions, human divers can still only spend three to four hours per day working underwater in restoration efforts. Tom Moore, program

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09 Mar 2020

Prosthetic Offers Real-Time Mind Control of Robotic Hand

Scientists have figured out how to tap nerves and amplify their signals to create precise finger control in robotic hands using muscle grafts around nerve endings and brain-machine interface algorithms. This is groundbreaking technology for individuals with amputations. This approach to amplifying nerve signals is unique because it allows lets

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20 Dec 2019

Robotics Can Solve The Construction Skills Shortage—If Handled Properly

The construction industry currently experiences skill shortages, limited resources, and outdated information collection practices. Experts believe that automation and robotics could save the industry from stagnation, as robotics in construction offer capabilities infeasible for humans and crucial accuracy. Alongside the mining, oil, and gas industries, construction has lagged behind when

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