robotics

  1. Grey Havoc

    Shturm and Soratnik series robot tanks (Russian Army)

    Via Feanor over at the Defencetalk forums: From back in January of 2020: https://www.c4isrnet.com/unmanned/robotics/2020/01/11/russian-army-will-develop-of-storm-robot-tank-and-ally/ Uralvagonozavod developed the Shturm while Kalashnikov was responsible for the Soratnik.
  2. Grey Havoc

    Cohort Program (United States Army Applications Laboratory)

    https://www.defensenews.com/land/2021/05/06/us-army-looks-to-non-traditional-business-to-tackle-robotic-vehicle-sustainment/
  3. T

    Jeffery Land Torpedo

    Hi, I found a big document (297 pages, 72 MBytes) about the Jeffery Land Torpedo, developed in 1941-1943 (i did not read every page...). Copy-pasteing the link from National Archives of Australia does not work (i.e. the pasted link points to a "session expired" page), so below there is the link...
  4. Grey Havoc

    Lunar Ark (Thanga team proposal, 2021)

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9345693/Ark-Scientists-want-store-animal-sperm-egg-samples-MOON.html https://aeroconf.org/
  5. Grey Havoc

    Mighty Eagle robotic lunar lander testbed program

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aw8kRZEvh_s
  6. Grey Havoc

    Wave Glider USV in USN service?

    From last October: https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidhambling/2020/10/07/mystery-deepens-around-unmanned-spy-boat-washed-up-in-scotland/?sh=c25f756541f3 https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/unmanned-spy-vessel-washes-up-in-scotland/
  7. Grey Havoc

    Effector Payload Module (USN/Strategic Studies Group)

    In a way, a cousin to DARPA's Upward Falling Payload.
  8. Grey Havoc

    International Lunar Research Station (Sino-Russian project)

    https://spacenews.com/china-is-aiming-to-attract-partners-for-an-international-lunar-research-station/ https://spacenews.com/russia-china-to-sign-agreement-on-international-lunar-research-station/
  9. Grey Havoc

    Mars Dogs (CoSTAR project)

    https://www.space.com/ai-mars-robot-dogs-agu View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOlF9DXyJdw
  10. F

    Tianwen-1 Chinese Mars orbiter and rover

    Now it has reached Mars orbit it might as well have its own thread. View: https://twitter.com/PRCMarsRover/status/1358403478284947459 View: https://twitter.com/Cosmic_Penguin/status/1359490712786460673
  11. Grey Havoc

    Autonomous Modular Optical Underwater Robot (AMOUR)

    https://groups.csail.mit.edu/drl/publications/papers/ICRA05b.pdf
  12. J

    Alien hunter

    Designed for fun The Pursuit Bot, with the look of one six-legged yellow spider and the size of a cat, designed to neutralize dangerous lifeforms operating in industrial environments. Mark-9 was built of electroactive polymers and carbon composites, its outer surface coated with graphene...
  13. Grey Havoc

    Lunar International Laboratory (1960s)

    Came across this while researching something totally different. This project was first proposed by Dr. Frank Malina (one of the founders of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory) in late 1960 as an ideal candidate for the first activity of the just formed Academy of Astronautics (now known as the...
  14. F

    Mars Sample Return

    https://spacenews.com/mars-sample-return-mission-plans-begin-to-take-shape/
  15. Grey Havoc

    USN 'Ghost Fleet' Large Unmanned Surface Vessel (LUSV)

    First directly mentioned on SPF back in 2017: Most recent development: https://news.usni.org/2019/03/13/navy-wants-ten-ship-3b-unmanned-experimental-ghost-fleet Likely related in some way to the CARACaS program.
  16. sferrin

    Swarms, small drones that could be used in swarms, etc.

  17. F

    Perseverance Rover

    NASA's Next Mars Rover Progresses Toward 2020 Launch http://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/news/whatsnew/index.cfm?FuseAction=ShowNews&NewsID=1922 http://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multimedia/images/?ImageID=7909
  18. Grey Havoc

    Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (DARPA, late 2000s)

    Since we don't seem to have a dedicated thread for this already: http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2015/10/remember-eatr-the-military-robot-that-was-supposed-to-eat-humans/ http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/09/eatr_beta/
  19. Grey Havoc

    DARPA Upward Falling Payload

    Paging Mr. David Mace, Paging Mr. Greg Bear. Via Slashdot: DARPA wants to dot ocean floor with network of robotic pods that can spy, explore (NETWORKWORLD) http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/Releases/2013/01/11.aspx...
  20. Grey Havoc

    USN Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR)

    From Wired.com: Navy’s Newest Robot Is a Mechanized Firefighter By Katie Drummond March 8, 2012 | 12:56 pm | Categories: robots Meet SAFFiR: Embedded sensors allow the 'bot to see through smoke, and sophisticated upper-body agility let the 'bot throw fire-squelching grenades. Illo: Naval...
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