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  • [New] A drone large enough to make the trip to Iran could be easily shot down by Iran's Russian-made antiaircraft missiles. The New York Times
  • [New] Autonomous robots as a segment of the smart machines market should grow from $85.2 billion in 2021 to $164.9 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 14.1% for the period of 2021-2026. Business Wire
  • [New] The multi-city service will allow Walmart customers to place online orders of groceries and other popular items for autonomous delivery to their homes. CarAndBike
  • [New] The proposed unmanned loyal wingman platform being developed for the UK's Royal Air Force (RAF) could be similar in size to the future manned Tempest fighter, with the first UK demonstration flight of the drone intended to take place in 2023. Key Publishing Ltd
  • [New] Sarcos has a unique opportunity to usher in a new age of human and machine collaboration by deploying a fleet of its highly dexterous mobile robotic systems that augment humans rather than replace them. ChannelBiz UK
  • [New] Argo is preparing to launch an autonomous micro-transit and delivery service with VW in Germany, using its fifth-generation autonomous technology, starting in 2025. The Verge
  • [New] Autonomous delivery is seen as a potentially lucrative market, with online grocery shopping growing fivefold over the next decade and American consumers spending upward of $100 billion on food-at-home items by 2025. The Verge
  • [New] The multi-city service will enable Walmart customers to place orders of groceries and other popular items online for door-to-door autonomous delivery directly to customers' homes. Automotive World
  • [New] The United States will continue to attempt to degrade both groups through continued drone strikes - in the case of ISIS, potentially with Taliban support. Foreign Affairs Magazine
  • [New] Visiting Vikarabad, Telangana to launch the pathbreaking Medicine from the Sky Project where drones will be used to transport vaccines to remote areas. NDTV
  • [New] Drones will soon be used to transport vaccines to healthcare centres that are not easily accessible by road under the Telangana government's Medicine from the Sky initiative. NDTV
  • [New] The Air Force awarded L3Harris a 10-year, $85 million, IDIQ contract to produce up to 170 T7 robots to replace its existing 20-year-old Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) system, which mitigates explosive threats at bases. Yahoo Finance
  • [New] Due to growing consumer expectations and evolving technology, it's likely that 2021 will see a marked increase in the use of automatic delivery services like drones and autonomous vehicles.
  • [New] The major market potential for autonomous vehicles in the future will be pinned on business models such as robotaxis, which are estimated to account for more than 60% of China's future mobility sharing market by 2030, exceeding $201 billion. PR Newswire
  • [New] The Medicines from the Sky project under which drugs and vaccines are delivered using drones, will be taken up on a pilot basis in 16 green zones in Telangana and scaled up to the national level based on data. Yourstory
  • [New] Led by a design challenge for young engineers from UK Naval Engineering Science and Technology, the Royal Navy say it will develop a 'Future Autonomous Fleet programme' that could shape how it operates over the next 50 years. UK Defence Journal
  • [New] Safety PoolTM Scenario Database in China and the leading third-party company for ADS validation in China, Automotive Data of China will use the great opportunity of Safety PoolTM Scenario Database to tackle the global autonomous vehicle safety issues with its own strength. Tech Xplore
  • [New] In the future, drones could even be used to ferry passengers, just like cabs, and that by 2030, India would be the global hub of drone technology. The New Indian Express
  • [New] The Royal Navy will develop a Future Autonomous Fleet program over the next 50 years, guided by a design challenge for young engineers from UK Naval Engineering Science and Technology. Naval Post
  • [New] The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) giant DJI has recently launched a new agricultural drone with powerful spraying capabilities that could be applied to construction sites as well.
  • [New] As Amazon adds more services to its platform and looks to offer even faster shipping via its Prime Air drone delivery service, we expect more households to sign up for Prime in the coming years. Insider Intelligence
  • Biden already has used drone strikes against al Qaeda-affiliated militants in Somalia and will likely continue targeted killing in some form. Rehumanize

Last updated: 19 September 2021