Prototype of the bioengineered drone. Autonomous drones can seem like they have minds of their own and that creeps out some people. But a new, NASA-backed research project seeks to create something quite different: A living, breathing, biodegradable drone made out of bacteria and fungi.
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Bionic Bird Bionic Bird isn’t a bird or a plane. Bionic Bird is a bird-shaped drone. This new mechanical bird, due to land this December, will be app controlled, using a Bluetooth 4.0 link to support 100 meters of remote controlled flight from your smartphone or tablet. (Videos)
Futurist Thomas Frey: Business owners today are actively deciding whether their next hire should be a person or a machine. After all, machines can work in the dark and don’t come with decades of HR case law requiring time off for holidays, personal illness, excessive overtime, chronic stress or anxiety.
Florida university library lends drones to students. Justin Ellis is an instructional-technology associate at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s library. He thinks of himself as the gadget guy. He manages a program at the library that lets students and professors check out a growing catalog of computers, cameras, and other electronics—a selection more akin to […]
The swarm detects the enemy vessel with radar and infrared sensors. The U.S. Navy has been testing a large-scale swarm of autonomous boats designed to overwhelm enemies according to reports from Jeremy Hsu. In the test, a large ship that the Navy sometimes calls a high-value unit, HVU, is making its way down the river’s thalweg, escorted by […]
Facebook internet delivery drone. Facebook is pushing toward thousands of solar-powered internet delivering drones. They will have the wingspan of a jumbo jet and fly at 17 mile height. The semi-autonomous drones will be the size of jumbo jets which will fly 17 miles above the Earth to provide wireless internet access to the four […]
“B” flying car “B” is not just another car drone, it is a 100% all terrain radio controlled car 100% drone. The device is highly sophisticated and implements two types of propulsion : to taxi, four orbital wheels without central hub 210 diameter mm, and at the center thereof, in place of the axis, four […]
Futurist Thomas Frey: The thought occurred to me that mounting a video projector to a flying drone could give it unusual capabilities.
Google delivery drone. Google has secretly been working on the Project Wing program at GoogleX for the last two years. The company has been working on building flying robots that can deliver products across a city in a minute or two. (Video)
Malloy Aeronautics’ hoverbike Malloy Aeronautics’ hoverbike is a solid substitution for the real hoverboard we are still waiting for. The hoverbike which has successfully been funded on Kickstarter in the form of a drone, is the prototype for an eventual manned hoverbike that will whisk riders into the air. (Video)