3 May 2021
Robotic Seafloor Survey Completed
An expedition led by UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography mapped more than 36,000 acres of seafloor between Santa Catalina Island and the Los Angeles coast in a region previously found to contain high levels of the toxic chemical DDT in sediments and the ecosystem. The survey identified an excess of 27,000 targets with high confidence to be classified as a barrel, and an excess of 100,000 total debris objects on the seafloor.
8 Feb 2021
Balls of Steel - or Silicone: 3D Printing Medical Advances Analyzed
3D printing offers an efficient method to improve current manufacturing limits across economic sectors such as transport, construction, and medical and dental industries allowing rapid prototyping and on-site production and repairs.
5 Nov 2020
Battery Free Ocean Exploration, Navigation Powered by Sound
New approach could spark an era of battery-free ocean exploration, with applications ranging from marine conservation to aquaculture.
30 Oct 2020
Northrop Grumman Initiates Build of First Australian Triton
Australia's first autonomous, high-altitude, long-endurance system will enhance maritime security in the Pacific. Northrop Grumman has initiated the build process for Australia's first MQ-4C Triton, a game-changing unmanned maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft.
23 Oct 2020
Robotics Enter the COVID-19 Fight
A decontamination robot funded by the Office of Naval Research and designed by several local universities was recently tested. The robot--initially designed for shipboard firefighting and maintenance tasks--has now been enlisted in the fight against Covid-19.
30 Sep 2020
Unmanned Robotic Vessels for the US Navy
Lockheed Martin will provide a study for a proven, integrated and capable payload ship, able to patrol for extended durations, as part of the US Navy's Large Unmanned Surface Vessel competition.
1 Sep 2020
We interviewed President Dr David Olawale August 2020. His areas of expertise include multifunctional composites, sensor systems, product development and technology commercialization.
23 Jun 2020
New Fuel Cells With Twice the Operating Voltage as Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Electrification of the transportation sector — one of the largest consumers of energy in the world — is critical to future energy and environmental resilience. Electrification of this sector will require high-power fuel cells to facilitate the transition to electric vehicles, from cars and trucks to boats and airplanes.
22 Jun 2020
Hyper-Efficient Conservation Robot
For the next several months, visitors to the Atlanta Botanical Garden will be able to observe the testing of a new high-tech tool in the battle to save some of the world's most endangered species. SlothBot, a slow-moving and energy-efficient robot that can linger in the trees to monitor animals, plants, and the environment below, will be tested near the Garden's popular Canopy Walk.
16 Jun 2020
Transparent Graphene Electrodes for New Generation of Solar Cells
A new way of making large sheets of high-quality, atomically thin graphene could lead to ultra-lightweight, flexible solar cells, and to new classes of light-emitting devices and other thin-film electronics.