Archive For April, 2007

3 articles

Autonomous military robots

In an earlier blog, 'A robot in every home', I commented on some of the issues related to the development of robotics software, in particular in relation to open standards and safety-criticality. This was in the context of domestic and industrial robots. Now it seems that the issue which is causing debate in the scientific community is prospect of deployment…

Keeping current with A&D conferences

I seem to receive so much email these days, much of it spam and junk (wikipedia), that sometimes I miss information that I want to receive. Also, some of my email volume is self-inflicted, due to my somewhat over zealous use of Google Alerts for keeping track of developments in areas of aerospace which are of interest to me; and…

Airborne control of UAV swarms

I was listening to BBC Radio 4's Today Programme before breakfast this morning, when I was surprised to hear a story about aerospace developments make mainstream news. A BBC journalist described how he had flown on a QinetiQ BAC 1-11 passenger jet with aircrew, but this had been remotely piloted from an RAF Tornado military fast jet. There's a summary…