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Boeing built a giant drone that can carry 500 pounds of cargo

January 16th, 2018 at 10:57 am » Comments Off

Boeing today unveiled a giant drone that’s capable of lifting a 500 pound payload. Calling it an “unmanned electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) cargo air vehicle (CAV) prototype,” the aerospace giant said it could serve as a precursor for future autonomous flying aircraft.



Meet the selfie drone that lives in your phone case

January 10th, 2018 at 10:57 am » Comments Off

Selfly is a cute picture-taking robot from AEE.



One of China’s biggest online retailers plans to build nearly 200 drone airports to bring e-commerce to rural China

December 16th, 2017 at 1:59 pm » Comments Off

JD.com is planning to build 185 drone airports in Southwest China. The airports will help products reach villagers, while also delivering rural products across China. This is the latest move by tech companies, including Alibaba, to capitalize on the growing rural market.



Robot bees can now dive in and out of water using tiny combustible rockets

December 16th, 2017 at 1:41 pm » Comments Off

Harvard’s robot bees have really evolved over the years. The RoboBee project was first unveiled in 2013, when the bots were only capable of takeoff and flying. Since then, they’ve been modified to stick to surfaces and swim underwater, and now their creators say they’re able to dive in and out of water — a […]



Watch ‘Slaughterbots,’ a warning about the future of killer bots

November 17th, 2017 at 9:34 am » Comments Off

The Future of Life Institute channels ‘Black Mirror’ in its short film warning about the danger of autonomous killer robots.



Drones banned on beaches, must not be flown over people

November 6th, 2017 at 10:29 am » Comments Off

BZZZZZZZ: Concerns from the public, including some accidents where people got hit, are behind the tighter drone rules, the aviation safety authority said



Machine-vision drones monitor animals in the African savanna

September 30th, 2017 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

Managing wild animals in remote areas requires accurate estimates of their numbers. Machine-vision drones can help.



Dubai just tested its flying drone taxi for the first time

September 27th, 2017 at 10:27 am » Comments Off

Autonomous air taxi service Volocopter just had its first test flight in Dubai.



The Dyson of Drones

September 3rd, 2017 at 8:44 pm » Comments Off

The Bladeless Drone is aptly named for its brilliant design that ditches dangerous blades for air ducts. The resulting unit is not only safer but so quiet that neighbors and strangers alike will thank you for not bugging them with an annoying hummmmmmmm!



1 billion drones in world by 2030, US futurist Thomas Frey says

September 3rd, 2017 at 6:11 pm » Comments Off

Drones will be the most disruptive technology in human history, a US futurist says, predicting that by the year 2030, there will be 1 billion drones in the world doing things people cannot yet imagine.



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