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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.



Machine gun-toting drone threatens to change warfare forever

August 28th, 2017 at 5:56 pm » Comments Off

In 2015, a video showing a semi-automatic handgun being fired from a custom-built dronewent viral, raising concerns for authorities, including the FAA. The development of such a DIY device was only a matter of time, as was the commercialization of the technology. Now Florida-based startup Duke Robotics has unveiled the TIKAD, a custom-built multirotor that […]



Gun-wielding drones are now a thing, and that’s somewhat worrying

August 12th, 2017 at 10:37 am » Comments Off

Capable of firing semi-automatic weapons and 40mm grenades, it really is death from above.



Drone racers will compete in abandoned malls and stadiums for $100,000 prize

July 21st, 2017 at 9:59 am » Comments Off

The Drone Racing League has a $100,000 pot for this year’s winner.



Police in Dubai have recruited a self-driving robo-car that can ‘scan for undesirables

July 6th, 2017 at 6:15 pm » Comments Off

The O-R3 comes with a built-in drone to follow targets off-road.



Drone fight clubs may be coming to a city near you

June 29th, 2017 at 8:44 am » Comments Off

Two drones go in, one comes out. This is the mantra for a new underground sport known as drone dueling. In it, quadcopters of all shapes and sizes take to the skies to duke it out until only one remains. For a pilot, the mission is simple: kill or be killed.



Recharge station gives SkyX drones potentially unlimited range

June 15th, 2017 at 6:16 am » Comments Off

Drones built by Canadian company SkyX may never have to return home now that the company has developed xStation, a remote recharging platform that allows drones to hop from station to station while working out in the field. These stations could give the drones a near-indefinite range, as New Atlas points out.



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