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Intelligence artificielle. DEPTHX test video #1. Le microdrone sort de son cocon. ENQUÊTE Inspirés des insectes, de petits robots volent déjà en laboratoire. Même si leur autonomie n'est pas encore très importante. Cela n'a échappé à personne : il existe de nombreuses différences entre un avion et un insecte. Ce dernier, par exemple, bien que privé de GPS et d'ILS (instrument landing system), vole, évite les obstacles et se pose avec une précision exemplaire. L'insecte, il est vrai, a quelques millions d'années d'évolution derrière lui. S'efforçant de rattraper le temps perdu, des chercheurs au Japon, en Europe et aux États-Unis, sont décidés à faire voler des microdrones de quelques centimètres d'envergure, comme des insectes, en battant des ailes plusieurs dizaines de fois par seconde.

Un mode de propulsion relativement silencieux, offrant une grande manoeuvrabilité et permettant d'effectuer des vols stationnaires. Pour tenter de le reproduire, les chercheurs observent dans le détail les performances des mouches et des libellules. L'obsession du poids. A robot inspired by the Etruscan shrew called Shrewbot. La matière blanche du cerveau en 3D. Les fibres de la matière blanche du cerveau Les neurosciences passent au blanc. Nulle lessive de printemps mais l’annonce d’un nouvel outil pour guider l’une des explorations les plus vertigineuses de la science contemporaine, celle du cerveau. Cet outil est un atlas. Construit par informatique, il se présente en trois dimensions et non sur un plan. Il offre aux neuroscientifiques une cartographie d’une précision époustouflante de la matière blanche du cerveau. Réalisé dans le cadre d’un vaste projet international, baptisé Connect (1), il vient de faire l’objet, le 19 octobre, d’une grande réunion de ses auteurs, sur le site du laboratoire NeuroSpin, à Saclay (Essonne), où se trouvent certains des plus puissants systèmes d’imagerie à résonance magnétique (IRM) du monde, utilisés dans cette opération.

«Comme du cristal» Le cerveau, croit-on souvent, c’est la matière grise. Comment établir un tel atlas ? L'empreinte magnétique du cerveau Relever le défi du connectome. Passive Walking Robot Propelled By Its Own Weight #DigInfo. De Dolphins de Destroyers: Le ScanEagle UAV. ScanEagle launch (click to view full) ScanEagle’s base Insight UAV platform was originally developed by Washington state’s Insitu, Inc. to track dolphins and tuna from fishing boats, in order to ensure that the fish you buy in supermarkets is “dolphin-safe”. It turns out that the same characteristics needed by fishing boats (able to handle salt water environments, low infrastructure launch and recovery, small size, 20-hour long endurance, automated flight patterns) are equally important for naval operations from larger vessels, and for battlefield surveillance. A partnership with Boeing took ScanEagle to market in those fields, and the USMC’s initial buy in 2004 was the beginning of a market-leading position in its niche.

This article covers recent developments with the ScanEagle UAV system, which is quickly evolving into a mainstay with the US Navy and its allies. Incumbency doesn’t last long in the fast-changing world of UAVs, though. The ScanEagle Family Setup & useclick for video. Drones. Thales announced that for the first time, Watchkeeper Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) was successfully flown alongside manned aircraft in controlled civil airspace. Watchkeeper, the only certified platform of its class able to undertake such a flight, was central to the success of the trial. Key points First flight for an UAS in non-segregated air space, alongside commercial aircraft. Watchkeeper is the only airworthy UAS of its class certified to fly in both civilian airspace and restricted military airspace.

The Project CLAIRE flight demonstration is a collaborative effort under Europe’s SESAR UAS demonstration programme. The flight took place on Wednesday 30 September and saw Watchkeeper fly from West Wales Airport into civil controlled airspace for an hour, where it was successfully managed by NATS, the UK air navigation services provider, for the first time. About Thales Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. Entreprises de défense, les forces de police et les services d'incendie parmi 130 organisations avec la permission de voler des drones dans l'espace aérien britannique - Science et Technologie - Sott.net. © John Giles/PAA surveillance drone used by Merseyside police, one of three forces that have permission to use UAVs.

Missile manufacturer, police forces and golf video company among more than 130 groups licensed to use technology Defence firms, police forces and fire services are among more than 130 organisations that have permission to fly small drones in UK airspace, the Guardian can reveal. The Civil Aviation Authority list of companies and groups that have sought approval for the use of the unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs, has not been published before - and it reflects the way the technology is now being used. The BBC, the National Grid and several universities are now certified to use them - as is Video Golf Marketing, which provides fly-over videos of golf courses. Including multiple or expired licences, the CAA has granted approval to fly small UAVs more than 160 times. "We are going to see all sorts of systems coming out over the years," he said.

(Owner ID number/Company name) Électronique. A Swarm of Nano Quadrotors. Australia's New Shadow 200 Enhance ISR Support in Afghanistan. The Textron Systems (AAI) RQ-7B Shadow 200 Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (TUAS) has officially commenced operations with Australian forces in Afghanistan, providing an enhanced capability to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). The Shadow 200 is replacing the ScanEagle leased by the Boeing Company, which has been in operation since mid 2007. “ScanEagle has been the vehicle for the Australian Army to develop its Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) capability and the Army is now taking the next step by employing the Shadow 200 TUAS” said Chief of Joint Operations, Lieutenant General Ash Power.

The first Shadow 200 was delivered in August 2011, ahead of schedule. An RQ-7B Shadow 200 Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (left) and a Scan Eagle Unmanned Aerial System (right) parked at Multi National Base Tarin Kot in Uruzgan, Afghanistan. Photo: Sergeant Mick Davis, Australian Defence A Shadow 200 Tactical Unmanned Aerial System launches at Multi National Base Tarin Kot. Comments.