Issue 55 Uncrewed Systems Technology Apr/May 2024 Sellafield’s UAV equipment l Applied EV Blanc Robot l Battery tech l Robotican’s Goshawk l UGVs l UAVHE RW1 rotary l Roboat UVD l Autopilots l Arkeocean UVD l UMEX 2024 l CycloTech UVD

60 Since this publication started printing, the world of uncrewed ground vehicles (UGVs) has changed from a few SMEs and Google to hundreds of successful OEMs and integrators. Advancements in technology and the availability of high-end electronics for intelligent navigation without GNSS have made uncrewed robotic systems a valuable addition to many industries. However, intelligent vehicles are nothing without the intelligent application and deployment of such technology. Fortunately, many UGV manufacturers are not just developing technology for technology’s sake, but for some carefully identified niche applications, with specific tailoring and tuning of vehicles for the nuances of each use-case, often thanks to close collaborations or discussions with customers. A handful of examples follow. Rory Jackson reports on some stand-out applications of intelligent vehicles, from farming to transport Breaking new ground April/May 2024 | Uncrewed Systems Technology The SEat Designed for Intelligent Autonomy (SEDIA) is an autonomous personal mobility vehicle, developed to address the growing shortage of wheelchair pushers in places like airports (Image courtesy of Alba Robot)