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Robotic aircraft land at the Unmanned Show in the Mile High City

Richard Bloss (Associate Editor, Industrial Robot)

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Article publication date: 23 August 2011

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to review the AUVSI Conference and show held in Denver, Colorado with emphasis on unmanned vehicles or service robots, their application on the ground, in the air and in the water.

Design/methodology/approach

In‐depth interviews with exhibitors of unmanned vehicles and the providers of the technologies which are fundamental to their design and deployment. Also attendance at conference presentations.

Findings

The unmanned vehicle industry is largely driven by government requirements, both military and civilian. Unmanned service robots are also found in applications such as crop monitoring and fish school location at sea.

Originality/value

Unmanned vehicles continue to address air ground and marine application needs where human safety is important. The vehicles continue to become more and more autonomous, ever better to address a wider range of application requirements.

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Citation

Bloss, R. (2011), "Robotic aircraft land at the Unmanned Show in the Mile High City", Industrial Robot, Vol. 38 No. 5, pp. 461-464. https://doi.org/10.1108/01439911111154018

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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