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Boeing invests in company building autonomous aircraft

Boeing’s HorizonX venture arm has invested in Near Earth Autonomy, a Carnegie Mellon spin-out company that focuses on building autonomous aircraft systems for things including site inspection, defence and potentially automated cargo delivery and personal transportation systems – i.e., flying taxis. Near Earth Autonomy is led by CEO and co-founder …

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Watch the mighty ‘747 SuperTanker’ take on California’s wildfires

Extreme events call for extreme measures, and that’s why California has called on the world’s only 747 firefighting machine. Tackling wildfires in the state, the SuperTanker can drop 20,000 gallons of fire retardant in one go. The post Watch the mighty ‘747 SuperTanker’ take on California’s wildfires appeared first on …

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Boeing acquires major drone and aerospace developer with look to more autonomy

The Boeing Company is planning on purchasing Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, which is a world-class developer and manufacturer of advanced automated drones and aerospace platforms. The post Boeing acquires major drone and aerospace developer with look to more autonomy appeared first on Digital Trends. Source link

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Boeing to acquire Aurora Flight Sciences in bet on autonomous flight

Boeing is acquiring Aurora Flight Sciences, a company that focuses on autonomous flight systems designed to make robot aircraft and vehicles a reality. Boeing says that its acquisition of Aurora will help it push forward its efforts around self-flying vehicle development, for both military and commercial use. Aurora Flight Sciences …

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