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Northrop Grumman Global Hawk flying over Japan to aid in relief missions
Japanese rescue robots at work in Japan, CRASAR on standby
U.S. Navy details basing plans for BAMS
BAE and Dassault join forces to develop new UAS
Sheriff's office wants approval to purchase dive robot
NASA's Global Hawk completes unmanned airborne refueling simulation, will do it for real next year
Robots that talk like cave-dwelling crickets
Newcastle University wins solar-powered UAV design contract
Gov. robot will test chemicals for basic safety
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AUVSI is Hiring!
AUVSI Cascade Chapter Hosts Spring Symposium
Registration opens for AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America 2011
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Northrop Grumman Global Hawk flying over Japan to aid in relief missions
Bloomberg (14/3/11) Capaccio, Tony

The Japanese government is using a Global Hawk based out of Guam to assist in assessment of the recent 9.0-magnitude earthquake and following tsunami that recently hit the country. The government is using the Northrop Grumman UAV to take imagery of the damage and is "flying almost continuously," according to sources.

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Japanese rescue robots at work in Japan, CRASAR on standby
AUVSI (14/3/11) Davis, Brett

Japan's leading experts in rescue robotics are deploying wheeled and caterpillar-like robots to assist emergency responders in the search for survivors of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck the country last Friday. Robin Murphy, director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) at Texas A&M University, in College Station, and one of the world's top experts in rescue robotics, confirms that a team led by Satoshi Tadokoro from Tohoku University has deployed to Sendai and one led by Eiji Koyanagi from Chiba Institute of Technology's Future Robotics Technology Center has deployed to Tokyo. 

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U.S. Navy details basing plans for BAMS
Aviation Week (15/3/11) Francis, Leithen
The U.S. Navy has selected the Persian Gulf as one of its potential bases once the BAMS program rolls out in 2015. Other bases will include the U.S. East and West Coasts, Italy and Guam, though the Navy has plans for another Western Pacific location. 
 
BAE and Dassault join forces to develop new UAS
Flight International (14/3/11) Perry, Dominic
BAE Systems and France's Dassault have joined up to create the next medium-altitude, long-endurance UAV that will be used by both the British and French militaries. The companies have completed a feasibility study that they will use as background for a joint proposal to both nations. 
 
Sheriff's office wants approval to purchase dive robot
Star News Online (10/3/11) Maurer, Kevin
The Hanover County Sheriff's Office in North Carolina is seeking approval to use an unmanned underwater vehicle that would work with its dive team to search for drowning victims or find underwater evidence. The office received a nearly $110, 000 Port Security Grant for the robot, however some on the city council are weary of the sheriff's office not using the vehicle and the cost of training and maintenance. 
 
NASA's Global Hawk completes unmanned airborne refueling simulation, will do it for real next year
Engadget (10/3/11) Savov, Vlad
This week Northrop Grumman simulated an in-air refueling with the Global Hawk unmanned aircraft with a manned Proteus airship at 45,000 feet. The demonstration was a step toward the company's goal to have two Global Hawks performing the same feat by next year. 
 
Robots that talk like cave-dwelling crickets
CBS news (9/3/11) Morgan, Patrick

Researchers at Monash University in Australia are teaching robots how to speak stealthily to each other using fire rings or pressurized air, much like how cave-dwelling crickets communicate. The system would also allow robots to speak to each other in noisy environments. 

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Newcastle University wins solar-powered UAV design contract
Wired.co.uk ( 9/3/11) Brown, Mark
Newcastle University in the United Kingdom has secured a contract that will allow it to work with Qinetiq to help build the SolarEagle UAV, which aims to fly for five years at a time. Newcastle will focus its work on the plane's engine, which will be challenging at heights of 60,000 feet and temperatures of negative 60 degrees, say researchers. 
 
Gov. robot will test chemicals for basic safety
SFGate (11/3/11) Scott, Cameron
The Environmental Protection Agency along with other federal organizations has announced the use of a robot that can test for chemical safety. It will be used to screen food additives and prescription drugs, among other things, for potentially harmful materials. 
 
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The Career Opportunities section of the AUVSI website currently a posting in our Research and Knowledge department.
 
We are currently looking to fill the position of Technical and Education Program Manager
 
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AUVSI Cascade Chapter Hosts Spring Symposium
The AUVSI Cascade Chapter, based in the Pacific Northwest, is hosting its annual spring symposium on 28 April at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center-The Maritime Event Center.
 
The event will showcase unmanned maritime systems activity, which the chapter says is growing rapidly in the Pacific Northwest area. The event will include live demonstrations of unmanned maritime vehicles.
 
 


Registration opens for AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America 2011

Registration has opened for AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America 2011, 16-19 Aug. in Washington, DC. It's sure to be the biggest and best event yet. There will be four days of education and exhibits, live demonstration areas for air, ground and maritime vehicles and much more.

 When the world of unmanned systems comes together, where will you be?

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