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US10216188B2 - Autonomous ground vehicles based at delivery locations - Google Patents
Amazon patent for a UGV that stays at your home/apartment complex and goes out to cargo truck retrieve packages when it rolls by. As opposed to FedEx, where their UGV rolls from the truck to your door.
Amazon  cargo  UGV  package  parcel  retrieval  delivery  patent  robot 
10 weeks ago by asteroza
Delivering the Future: FedEx Unveils Autonomous Delivery Robot
DEKA designed ibot chassis derivative parcel delivery bot, which suggests it's got some Segway self-balancing tech in there for obstacle clearance, and perhaps stair climbing? As opposed to the recent Amazon patent, where they have a UGV based in your home, that goes out to meet the large cargo truck to retrieve packages.
DEKA  ibot  segway  self  balancing  vehicle  cargo  UGV  parcel  package  delivery  FedEx  hardware  electroncis  devices  robotics 
11 weeks ago by asteroza
Meet Scout
So amazon is testing those Starship cargo UGV's
amazon  delivery  cargo  UGV  robot  ecommerce 
february 2019 by asteroza
Press releases | Volvo Trucks
Looks like the low slung Steinwinter tractor-trailer, featured in the Highwayman TV series in the 80's...

It's an interesting retrofit solution for the existing 5-th wheel trailer fleet, though I would have expected a better windbreak in front of the trailer front end.
Volvo  concept  design  truck  cab  tractor  autonomoous  cargo  5th  wheel  trailer  vehicle  transportation  UGV  unmanned  electric 
september 2018 by asteroza
A fully autonomous terrestrial bat-like acoustic robot
A test to replicate bat echolocation using wideband ultrasound to get better SLAM
UGV  drone  biomimicry  echolocation  wideband  ultrasound  SLAM  computational  biology  navigation 
september 2018 by asteroza
Nuro
Last mile package delivery UGV run by ex google autonomous vehicle engineers
last  mile  package  cargo  delivery  UGV  startup 
june 2018 by asteroza
Aircraft Tug – Anthony DiPilato
DIY wheel tug for very small general aviation aircraft
DIY  wheel  tug  general  aviation  aircraft  ground  handling  UGV  ROV 
june 2018 by asteroza
AWR1642 Single-Chip 76-to-81GHz Automotive Radar Sensor Integrating DSP and MCU | TI.com
TI is making their automotive radar sensor chips available for general industrial use now
radar  chip  sensor  autonomous  navigation  UGV  UAV  hardware  electronics  devices 
april 2018 by asteroza
Biobot: Innovative Offloading of Astronauts | NASA
having a "rover" with a long term ECLSS pack you can jack into that follows you along, say something like a Boston Dynamics BigDog, would work alright, but then you get to the problem of what sort of bare minimum ECLSS system must exist aboard the spacesuit?
NASA  NIAC  offload  ECLSS  life  support  spacesuit  space  research  technology  following  rover  UGV  drone 
april 2018 by asteroza
Exotec Solutions
Okay, this seems like an actual improvement over Amazon's Kiva whole shelf moving UGV's. Using the drones as both UGV's carrying single trays as well as elevator pickers to pull from dense/high tray stacks means you can multiplex tray picking from the stacks, rather than the typical separate elevator picker bot permanently mounted on the shelves.
UGV  robot  drone  robotics  shelf  picker  elevator  hardware  electronics  devices  warehouse  retrieval  cargo  EU  europe  france 
december 2017 by asteroza
Microsoft/AirSim: Open source simulator based on Unreal Engine for autonomous vehicles from Microsoft AI & Research
environmental simulator for training autonomous UAV's/UGV's, apparently used to training a glider to use thermal soaring without an IR sensor...
unreal  engine  UAV  UGV  drone  environment  simulator  software  flightsim  microsoft  opensource  testing 
october 2017 by asteroza
Einride - Future of transport
This seems to be the right idea, using autonomous systems for highway, and remote drivers for assisted local driving.
autonomous  cargo  truck  UGV  EU  europe  vehicle  transportation  remote  driver  Delicious 
april 2017 by asteroza
AprilTag
Cut down QRcodes suitable for outdoor environments being viewed from extreme distance/angles for better machine vision recognition.
AprilTag  long  distance  machine  computer  vision  object  tracking  2D  barcode  QRcode  recognition  unmanned  vehicle  navigation  UAV  UGV  Delicious 
march 2017 by asteroza
LastMileRobotics
No kickstand seems to be asking for trouble though.
cargo  UGV  bicycle  robot  robotics  delivery  Delicious 
march 2017 by asteroza
激光灭蚊炮&激光灭蚊机器人-镭神
Courtesy of CES 2017, a mosquito killing laser RC tank. I wonder if this differentiates between male and female mosquitos?
mosquito  insect  pest  extermination  laser  RC  tank  robot  UGV  drone  Delicious 
january 2017 by asteroza
Exotec Solutions
Looks like a new alternative to Amazon's kiva robots.
UGV  warehouse  mule  robot  hardware  electronics  devices  cargo  robotics  alternative  amazon  kiva  Delicious 
december 2016 by asteroza
Ghost Minitaur — Ghost Robotics
Interesting biarticulated legs with direct drive motors
UGV  drone  quadruped  direct  drive  motor  2DoF  leg  locomotion  walking  hardware  electronics  device  Delicious 
october 2016 by asteroza
KOMATSU : Komatsu Develops Innovative Autonomous Haulage Vehicle and Will Unveil...
Mine UGV truck, AWD with all wheel steering, and can run the same backwards and forwards.
komatsu  UGV  mine  cargo  haulage  drone  truck  reversible  AWD  all  wheel  steering  mining  vehicle  transportation  Delicious 
september 2016 by asteroza
Research & Development | Milrem
Weird tracked UGV, where each track set is functionally independent (basically a monotrack with power/engine)that is linked by a bridge platform.
THeMIS  modular  tracked  UGV  military  drone  vehicle  research  technology  autonomous  unmanned  Delicious 
february 2016 by asteroza
Segway Robot
SInce Segway got bought out by a chinese group, I suppose it shouldn't come as surprise that the base chassis for this robot actually is a generic "hoverboard" type.
robot  surveillance  UGV  self  balancing  segway  hoverboard  hardware  electronics  devices  robotics  Delicious 
january 2016 by asteroza
Cleaning Robots, Workers in Powered Suits to Help Out at Japan Airport
Only lower torso/leg suits, not the full HAL suit, but it's a start. Surprised Cyberdyne is diversifying into drone UGV's though.
Cyberdyne  HAL  exoskeleton  commercial  use  japan  tokyo  haneda  airport  luggage  UGV  Delicious 
july 2015 by asteroza
iRobot uPoint Multi-Robot Control System
Need some sort RF bridge if the robot isn't on wifi...
iRobot  android  app  software  RC  remote  control  UGV  drone  robot  Delicious 
october 2014 by asteroza
Hexapod Hexcopter
Interesting proof of concept for a walking/flying hybrid drone. Next step is on the fly splitting/joining of the two main parts, so you can have either an ad-hoc hybrid heterogeneous drone, or in the more general case a UAV/UGV hybrid that can do autonomous launch/recovery of ground assets.
walker  helicopter  VTOL  flying  walking  devices  electronics  hardware  proof-of-concept  UGV  UAV  drone  hybrid  hexacopter  hexapod  Delicious 
december 2012 by asteroza
Oculus netbook robot by Xaxxon
Uses a netbook/laptop as host for the hardware and uses webcams for machine vision/navigation. Seems to be capable of autonomous action though.
Oculus  wifi  RC  remote  control  robot  hardware  electronics  devices  DIY  kit  webcam  ROV  telerobotics  motorized  frame  autonomous  UGV  vehicle  drone  rover  Delicious 
december 2011 by asteroza
http://shop.dension.com/en/wifi_radio_control_unit_/
Interesting wifi receiver to control RC vehicles with an iPhone/Android app. Sorta takes the brains out of an AR.drone for general use.
wifi  wireless  RC  remote  control  unit  hardware  electronics  devices  android  iPhone  app  software  DIY  UAV  UGV  USV  Delicious 
september 2011 by asteroza
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