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Autonomous Robotics

Education to Support a Robotic Future

Written by Natasha Shea, P-Tech, Robolliance Expert

As educators, we are always discovering new ways to motivate student learning. Robolliance encourages this discovery path offering up an ecosystem of like-minded support through the sponsor base.

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Cooperation between Man and Machine is the Key to the Future

Written by Mel Torrie, Chief Executive Officer of Autonomous Solutions, Inc., Robolliance Expert

Despite polarizing arguments, manned and unmanned vehicles both hold significant benefits for the security industry. Organizations should look at identifying what mix of human labor and automation is right for their operation.

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Machine Age: Mesh Networks Enable the Rise of Robots

Written by Todd Rigby, Director of Sales at Rajant Corporation, Robolliance Expert

It's the stuff of science fiction – robots that can build things, drive our cars for us, talk to us, and work longer, harder and smarter than humans – but it’s been the reality for several decades in industries such as oil and gas, mining, manufacturing and logistics. While the robots and autonomous applications in these industries aren’t as outwardly thrilling as science fiction’s sentient androids, they are highly effective at reducing human costs by taking over mundane, physically taxing or dangerous tasks, streamlining business operations, improving efficiency and ensuring extreme precision.

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Underwater Drones and Vehicles (UUV/ROV): Their Impact on the World of Filmmaking and Video

Article written by Mark I. Brodie, President MiB Mediaworks LLC, Robolliance Expert

Once upon a time, we were told that space was the final frontier. Generations inspired by explorers and television shows have led to a world where we now know more about the far side of the moon than the expanses that reach beyond our sandy beaches. Kubrick’s 2001: Space Odyssey was set in space, lightyears from any rolling waves where you’ll only find a hungry, great white shark who won’t show up until the end of the movie.

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Military Robots Use Interoperability Profile for Mobile Arms

Article written by Eugene Demaitre, Senior Editor, Robotics Business Review, Robolliance Expert

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have been used successfully in recent military operations and are in increasingly high demand by U.S. forces. These systems consist of an unmanned aircraft; sensor, communications, or weapons, carried on board the aircraft, collectively referred to as payloads; and ground controls. The U.S. Department of Defense’s need to adopt new UAS technologies has opened the door for two companies that the robotics industry can consider as case studies for new military opportunities.

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Testing and Evaluating an Autonomous System

Article written by William R Norris, Ph.D., MBA – CEO of iMS2 LLC, Robolliance Expert

A significant aspect of system design involves ensuring, through testing and evaluation of platforms, that requirements and quality standards are satisfied. There are several important benefits derived from platform evaluations. Evaluating systems, subsystems, and components, especially early in the development cycle, achieves two fundamental objectives. The objectives include: 1) determining system performance capabilities, and 2) identifying potential design problems to support timely improvements.

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Educating Drivers about Autonomous Vehicle Technology

Article written by A. Mufit Ferman, Ph .D., Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc., Robolliance Expert

Since the introduction of the modern cruise control in the Chrysler Imperial in 1958, automobile manufacturers have launched innovative technologies to ease the burden on the driver and prevent accidents. Especially in the last twenty years, driver-assist systems have become more commonplace in cars. Active cruise control, blind spot detection, lane departure warning, collision warning/prevention, and automatic parking are increasingly offered as standard features on many vehicles.

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IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Article written by Basil Jesudason, Principal Engineer and Software Lead of the current Sharp Autonomous Development Project at SLA Sharp Labs of America, Robolliance Expert

This year I had the opportunity to attend the ICRA 2016. Over three days, more than 1,200 research papers on robotics were presented through a bunch of concurrent interactive conference sessions. There were five plenary lectures, 14 keynote speeches, as well as 41 workshops and tutorials.

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The Emerging Era of Smart Cities

Article written by David Antar, President of IPVideo Corporation, Robolliance Expert

As the “Internet of Things” (IoT) moves us toward a more connected, more automated society, the proliferation of IoT devices is impacting the way that government agencies are able to deliver quality services in increasingly complex environments. The public sector is looking at ways to apply IoT technology to find new value for citizens, aiming to enhance capabilities, streamline processes and engage partners.

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Front and Center in the Robotics Discussion

Written by Bill Bozeman, President and CEO of PSA Security Network, Robolliance Expert

New technology adoption in any market is tough. Just ask any video surveillance integrator, who was around during the sweeping industry change from analog to digital cameras in the early 2000s. Even the best, most innovative technologies can be hard to swallow for both industry veterans and those whose experience has been that their current solutions work well enough.

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Expansion of Drone Usage for Commercial Use

Article written by Mark I. Brodie, President MiB Mediaworks LLC, Robolliance Expert

For many years, small remote controlled airplanes and helicopters were used by hobbyists who were able to enjoy the fun of flying without ever leaving the ground. With the advent of drones, a new market has been created...

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Case Study: "Novel Drone Use in a Disaster Scenario"

Written by William J. Marshall, Brigadier General, USA (Retired), New Jersey Innovation Institute, Defense and Homeland Security Innovation Laboratory, Robolliance Expert

During PSA TEC 2016 in Denver, there was a great deal of discussion over the future of robotics and autonomous systems and operations. 

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Shape Up or Suffer a Cyber Ache

Written by Scott Goldfine, Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher, Security Sales & Integration, Robolliance Expert

Security professionals are always bemoaning the fact that end users and especially homeowners tend to wait until crime, violence, fire or another malady befalls them before investing in or upgrading their electronic or networked security systems.

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Artful Avoidance

Article written by Brian Maffitt, owner of Total Training, Robolliance Expert, with credit to Ross Allen and Marco Pivone from Autonomous Systems Lab at Stanford University for their contributions

“Autonomy” is a lofty goal for a robot. It implies, simply, that our machines can take care of themselves… a concept usually illustrated by a vehicle’s ability to avoid hitting a wall or driving into a ditch. But there are also moving obstacles, such as other vehicles, people, animals…

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The Dynamic Dozen

Article written by Scott Goldfine, Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher of Security Sales & Integration, Robolliance Expert

This is a perfect time to step back and fully assess the opportunities and challenges in today’s security marketplace. Doing so is the path to effectively determining where you would like to see yourself and/or business in this ever-shifting, very exciting landscape.

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