Volocopter and Grab to study the feasibility of deploying air taxi services in Southeast Asia https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/18/volocopter-and-grab-to-study-the-feasibility-of-deploying-air-taxi-services-in-southeast-asia/
Innovating in Defence organisations
My article in Belgian Military Revue was pusblished recently.
You can read it here.
Innovating alternative for cargo delivery
Drones for organ transport
Drones could get donor organs to recipients more quickly than traditional transport methods, increasing the likelihood that the organs will still be “viable” by the time they reach their destination. The test: On April 19 a drone delivered a donor kidney to surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center, ferrying it from a hospital…
Tesla develops the hardware for self driving
Tesla held an event for its investors called Autonomy Investor Day at its office in Palo Alto, CA. The event showcased software upgrades to the self-driving ...
– Tesla considers LIDAR as a bad technology for self driving
– Tesla cars and the required neural networks for self driving are becoming very good because they collect a lot of data and can retrain the networks for all kind of exceptions. This is for Defence a enormous problem because we operate in a non structured world where very little structural data acquisition is being done… so even with the best hardware, we probably won’t be able to have self driving vehicles that can operate cross country and in the unusual conditions we find in operations.
Using HoloLens xR to improve soldier performance
Small inflatable UAS
French Company Diodon presents its new inflatable drone DIODON MP40 which is now able to carry up to 4 kg of payload at SOFINS 2019
RAS as mobile protection platform in MOUT
Jetpacks for boarding Ops?
Motion sickness resolved with small box on head?
Could use one of these for myself as I get motion sickness from VR
Future firefighters for dangerous missions
Large scale UGV testing in UK MOD
British troops will today begin testing out over 70 examples of futuristic technology including enhanced surveillance drones and unmanned vehicles on the fields of Salisbury Plain, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced. The game-changing Autonomous Warrior experiment will last four weeks and test a range of prototype unmanned aerial- and...
The UGV domain is taking off… We need to keep up!
Interesting development for energy storage
innovative fuel for heat capture and storage
US Airforce Software Experimentation Lab to drive innovation
The US Air Force (USAF) has officially opened the Kessel Run Experimentation Lab (KREL) to carry out the development of next-generation combat software.
Software drives the future battlefield and an adaptive organisation needs to be able to quickly modify or create new software to addres this. This demands agile development and a client oriented approach.
Love this concept, combining this with flexible insourcing of talent could be a (better?) alternative than the system currently used by us.