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The story behind Japan’s drone boom

July 24th, 2014 at 8:17 am » Comments Off

The U.S. Air Force has deployed two of its most advanced long-distance surveillance drones to Japan. Japan has been the world’s playground for design innovation for decades. But now it may become ground zero for the future of something far more hostile: military drones.

By 2040, 3D printer drones will become reality

July 18th, 2014 at 10:16 am » Comments Off

The Transformer is a futuristic long-range aircraft that divides into smaller ones during or upon arrival at its mission. By 2040, 3D printers could be so advanced they could create small unmanned aircraft, BAE Systems claim. These unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) could then potentially be used as a group of wide-winged aircraft for protracted or […]

Yura – a flying drone bartender that can make your favorite cocktail

July 12th, 2014 at 8:10 am » Comments Off

Yura Herman Haydin, a student at the Kyiv National University Of Construction And Architecture in the Ukraine, has designed a robot bartender that comes in the form of a flying drone called the Yura.    

GimBall is a crash-proof drone that can fly almost anywhere

July 11th, 2014 at 9:28 am » Comments Off

GimBall The GimBall is an autonomous drone that is in a fully immersive rollcage that keeps it protected from whatever it might fly into, but the robust safety of the thing means it might soon be perfectly applicable for combing disaster areas or any other tight spaces. (Video)    

The Growing Dangers of Technological Unemployment and the Re-Skilling of America

July 7th, 2014 at 8:00 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: In March, when Facebook announced the $2 billion acquisition of Oculus Rift, they not only put a giant stamp of approval on the technology, but they also triggered an instant demand for virtual reality designers, developers, and engineers.    

CNN and Georgia Tech are teaming up to explore using drones for news coverage

June 30th, 2014 at 10:54 am » Comments Off

Drones could cover certain stories for media outlets much more effectively than humans. Drones are useful in multiple ways: from delivering packages to acting as lifeguards to being spies for the military to providing Internet coverage. Now media outlets are looking at the use of drones for their reporting, especially since drones can get into areas that people, or helicopters, cannot. This […]

World’s first riot-control drone fires pepper spray and paintballs at protesters

June 24th, 2014 at 12:26 pm » Comments Off

Skunk drone South Africa-based Desert Wolf, the maker of a drone that fires pepper spray bullets, says it has received its first order for the machine. The company told the BBC it had secured the sale of 25 units to a mining company after showing off the tech at a trade show.    

Will there be Swarmbots in Your Future?

May 30th, 2014 at 11:55 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: Imagine stepping out of the shower in the morning, and rather than reaching for a towel, a swarm of thousands of flying drones will surround you and begin to dry you off.    

Drones can be used to walk your dog

May 26th, 2014 at 8:38 am » Comments Off

Drone walking a dog. Researchers are always developing and thinking of new ways that drones or unmanned aerial vehicles can be used. They are being used and studied in various industries and sectors including the military, agriculture, retail, delivery services, and even the arts. In the not so distant future, drones may even be used […]

Parrot unveils its new ultra-light drone complete with 14MP camera and Oculus Rift support

May 15th, 2014 at 9:57 am » Comments Off

Bebop drone Camera drones and their accompanying photographic capabilities are consistently getting upgrades in hopes of pushing aerial photography and videography to, quite literally, new heights. The newest company seeking to introduce us to these heights is Parrot, who just yesterday announced their AR Drone 3.0, affectionately called Bebop.    

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