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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.



Intel Shows Off Volocopter – A Battery-Operated Flying Car At CES 2018

January 10th, 2018 at 11:07 am » Comments Off

At Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 in Las Vegas, Intel today showed off its prototype of Volocopter, which according to the company is “essentially a flying car”. However, it is basically a drone that is big enough to carry a passenger.



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 […]



Drones are helping French traffic cops to catch hundreds of dangerous drivers

November 22nd, 2017 at 4:07 pm » Comments Off

While Amazon’s vision of cops going around with shoulder-based “assistant drones” may be something for the distant future, their French counterparts are wasting little time in utilizing the remotely controlled flying machines in their daily duties.



Top 25 inventions of 2017: Selfie drones, 3d printed tires and more

November 22nd, 2017 at 11:38 am » Comments Off

Drones that put selfie sticks to shame, pollution zapping air filters, 3D printable airless tires and a malware detecting router for your smart home.



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



How satellites, drones, and planes are making hedge funds money

October 18th, 2017 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

Orbital Insight is a company that finds “truth and transparency” in the world’s rhythms.



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