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.
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One of China’s biggest online retailers plans to build nearly 200 drone airports to bring e-commerce to rural China
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 […]
The Future of Life Institute channels ‘Black Mirror’ in its short film warning about the danger of autonomous killer robots.
BZZZZZZZ: Concerns from the public, including some accidents where people got hit, are behind the tighter drone rules, the aviation safety authority said
Managing wild animals in remote areas requires accurate estimates of their numbers. Machine-vision drones can help.
Autonomous air taxi service Volocopter just had its first test flight in Dubai.
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!
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.
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 […]
Capable of firing semi-automatic weapons and 40mm grenades, it really is death from above.