C-UAS: Latest Drone Mitigation Technologies


By Tom Atwood 12/09/19

On 14 September 2019, relatively inexpensive drones were used to temporarily disable 5% of the world’s oil supply in an attack on the state-owned Saudi Aramco oil processing facilities in eastern Saudi Arabia. A new form of low-cost but technically sophisticated drone warfare was upon us. In a study released today, the National Robotics Education Foundation (NREF) reviews major players developing counter-unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS) weapons. C-UAS systems are being urgently deployed to protect our municipal buildings, stadiums, airports, universities and commercial businesses from drone attacks whether by individual machines or massive drone swarms.


The National Robotics Education Foundation, www.The-NREF.org

Largest Gathering of Robots and AI in History! Xponential 20


The NREF Reviews Xponential's National Conference.

The Xponential 2019 national conference was held April 29 to May 2nd by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.  8,500 technologists, regulators and users across commercial and defense sectors attended!  Xponential 2019 offered a large variety of educational programming, seminars and workshops.  Hundreds of companies from dozens of countries showed off the latest in robots, machine intelligence and AI-driven platforms across commercial and military domains.  In this gallery, you will find over 440 captioned photos of the most advanced robots and their allied support systems on the planet.

Photos by Lucien Miller, Editing by Tom Atwood, executive director of 

The National Robotics Education Foundation (NREF), 

www.the-nref.org. © 2019