Video Friday: Uncrewed

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion.ANA Avatar XPRIZE Finals: 4–5 November 2022, LOS ANGELESCoRL 2022: 14–18…

This Chip Could Replace a Thousand Lasers

A record-breaking optical chip can transmit 1.8 petabits—1.8 million gigabits—per second, roughly to twice the world's total Internet traffic (per second), a new study finds.Previous research transmitted up to 10.66 petabits per second over fiber optics. However, these experiments relied on bulky electronics. A compact microchip-based strategy could enable mass…

Eat This Drone

Drones have the potential to be very useful in disaster scenarios by transporting food and water to people in need. But, whenever you ask a drone to transport anything, anywhere, the bulk of what gets moved is the drone itself. Most delivery drones can only carry about 30 percent of…