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First-time Demo of Wireless Through-the-earth Command and Control of a Robotic Vehicle
06/12/12 — ChronicleHerald—An abandoned coal mine near Springhill, Nova Scotia was the test site this winter for an underground robot communications system developed by Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems Inc. of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. “We wanted to validate the capabilities of the system under the most realistic conditions possible,” Steve Parsons, business development manager at Ultra, said Monday in an interview. It was a first-time demonstration of wireless through-the-earth command and control of a remotely operated robotic vehicle, Parsons said. “It’s the first time the capabilities of this technology have been successfully placed on a robot,” he said. “There are a few other…

LaserMotive Unveils Strategy for First Laser-Powered Fuel System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
05/05/10 — Using laser power beaming – the wireless transfer of energy from one location to another using laser light, the new power system will supply unlimited power, extending the capabilities of unmanned aerial systems and enabling new missions. LaserMotive, a R&D company specializing in laser power beaming and winner of the NASA-sponsored 2009 Power Beaming Competition, has unveiled its blueprint for creating the first endless power system for unmanned aerial vehicles. The proposed system is based on technology LaserMotive developed for its winning entry in the Power Beaming Competition for a prize of nearly $1 million – the first time any…

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