ADLINK Technology, which develops edge computing and artificial intelligence hardware and software, has announced a new high-performance module that allows on-device AI and 5G connectivity capabilities for consumer, enterprise, and industrial robots. The LEC-RB5 SMARC module is the first SMARC AI-on-module based on the Qualcomm QRB5165 processor.

 

SonyAirpeakS1 400x275Sony Electronics has announced the availability of the company’s first-ever professional drone. The Airpeak S1 is the “world’s smallest drone” that can be equipped with a full-size mirrorless interchangeable-lens Alpha camera, and is designed for cinematographers and other visual storytelling professionals. Sony said presale ordering is now available, with an expected customer ship date of Dec. 24, 2021.

 

Liteye Spyglass400x275Liteye Systems, which develops counter-drone systems, has announced that the U.S. Army will be the first customer of its Spyglass 3D Radar as part of a multi-mission, multi-domain defense solution. Liteye said the Spyglass 3D Radar is designed and manufactured by Numerica Corporation, based in Fort Collins. The company also said production orders are now being accepted, with delivery beginning in Q2 2022, with the U.S. military taking priority deliveries.

 

SilentArrow400x275Silent Arrow, which develops autonomous cargo drone technologies, has announced that the U.S. Air Force awarded the company a contract for the delivery of 15 Silent Arrow drones that will be reconfigured as an autonomous cargo delivery glider.

 

DeDrone Preakness400x275Robotics Data, a robotics analytics and consultant firm and strategic partner of Robotics World, has announced a new report providing details on the counter-drone systems market. Also known as counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS), the market includes equipment and software that allows organizations and governments to detect drones that may be threatening their airspace or facilities.

 

AutoFlightFunding400x275AutoFlight, which is developing electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) technologies, has announced a $100 million Series A investment by European technology investor Lukasz Gadowski, and his company, Team Global. The new funding will be used for international expansion as well as scaling cargo eVTOL production for customers.

 

CleoDronutX1 400x275Cleo Robotics, which has developed a stable and highly maneuverable ducted bi-rotor drone, has announced the availability of the Dronut X1, aimed at law enforcement, industrial inspection, construction and defense use cases. The company’s patented thrust vectoring technology has made the hyper-efficient ducted fan design stable in flight. The Dronut’s completely enclosed propellers enable the X1 to safely bounce off objects and people, and is a fraction of the size of similarly featured drones.

 

PerceptoAirMobile400x275Percepto, which is developing autonomous inspection with industrial robotics, has announced the launch of its 2022 Autonomous Inspection & Monitoring (AIM) platform, and new Air Mobile drone. Percepto aims to offer customers an end-to-end solution powered by artificial intelligence to collate and streamline all visual data.

 

WiskAero400x275Wisk, which is developing autonomous air mobility (AAM) technologies, will be displaying its fifth generation, self-flying, electric vertical take off and landing (eVTOL) air taxi during this week’s CoMotion LA event, November 16 through 18.

 

XAG V40drone 400x275China’s XAG, which develops agricultural robots and artificial intelligence, has announced it will launch its V40 and P40 agricultural drones globally to bring digital agriculture to more rural areas that include aging populations and weak infrastructure.

 

NearEarth DroneDelivery400x275Near Earth Autonomy and L3Harris Technologies have announced a successful demonstration of an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that can autonomously deliver life-saving blood and other medical supplies hundreds of miles away from operational bases to medics in the field.

 

PointOneNavigation400x275Point One Navigation, which is developing precision location technology, has announced it has emerged from stealth mode and closed a $10 million Series A round of funding. The round was led by UP.Partners, with participation from existing investors BOLT, IA Ventures and Ludlow Ventures.

 

Seeker VOXL CAM 400x275ModalAI has announced the release of two products to help developers create smaller, smarter and safer robots and drones. The VOXL CAM perception engine and the Seeker micro-development drone are optimized for the development of indoor and outdoor autonomous navigation. The companies are now available for sale at the ModalAI website.

 

Skydio AxonEvidence400x275Skydio, which develops drones and autonomous flight technology, has announced that public safety organizations flying Skydio drones and using Axon’s digital evidence management platform, Axon Evidence, will now have the ability to automatically upload photos and videos captured on the drones to the software platform.

 

H3Dynamics400x275H3 Dynamics has announced the launch of the DBX-G7, a new vertiport system for autonomous drone operations. Smarter, faster, and multi-modal with 5G and 4G networking capabilities, DBX was designed to scale ongoing digitization efforts in safety compliance, maintenance and crisis management use cases. 

 

MesaFlirtey400x275Flirtey, which develops commercial delivery drones, has announced signing an agreement with Mesa Air Group to establish drone delivery operations in the U.S. Flirtey said Mesa ordered four delivery drones, with an option to order an additional 500 aircraft.