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Insect-inspired robots that can jump, fly and climb are almost here

October 6th, 2020 at 12:00 pm » Comments Off

Roboticists who designed these robots, called Tribots, took inspiration from the real-life trap-jaw ant’s locomotion strategies. Did you envision a giant machine assembling cars, Data from “Star Trek,” C-3PO from “Star Wars” or “The Terminator”? Most of us would probably think of something massive — or at least human size. But a whole arm of […]

Amazon Unveils a flying security drone

October 3rd, 2020 at 11:39 am » Comments Off

A security drone is on the way from Amazon and it has more than few people asking questions about privacy. At the same time, tech enthusiasts seem to be pretty excited about this newest addition to the home surveillance marketplace. Amazon’s smart home security division Ring has unveiled a new home security drone that will […]

The 5 biggest technology trends in 2021 everyone must get ready for now

September 23rd, 2020 at 10:42 am » Comments Off

It might seem strange to be making predictions about 2021, when it’s far from certain how the remainder of 2020 is going to play out. No-one foresaw the world-changing events of this year, but one thing is clear: tech has been affected just as much as every other part of our lives. Another thing that […]

Using drones to disrupt the status quo

September 18th, 2020 at 12:24 am » Comments Off

  Drone-based digital imagery can be used to better estimate the size of large crowds. From Standing Rock to Syria, drones are being used to hold the powerful to account. Let’s keep it that way. The civil rights movement and Moore’s law are colliding to transform politics. On the street, smartphone technology is being used […]

Walmart launches on-demand drone delivery pilot. But it might take time before drones deliver your next order

September 16th, 2020 at 3:17 pm » Comments Off

Your future Walmart order might be delivered via drone.  UPDATED: Days after Walmart announced its first drone pilot Sept. 9, the retail giant announced Monday it was teaming up with Zipline “to launch a first-of-its-kind drone delivery operation in the U.S.” and will test on-demand deliveries of select health and wellness products near Walmart’s headquarters […]

A plane-sized drone just completed China’s first autonomous cargo flight

August 30th, 2020 at 1:22 pm » Comments Off

China’s largest delivery company completed its first autonomous cargo drone flight SF Holdings wants plane-size cargo drones to deliver goods to rural areas in China. Companies around the world are building unmanned civilian aircraft for the freight business Using small drones to deliver packages straight to your door isn’t a new idea: businesses from Amazon […]

Sky Drone & China Mobile partner to create 5G drone network

August 29th, 2020 at 1:26 pm » Comments Off

Sky Drone and China Mobile HK have partnered to explore the advantages 5G can have on drone networks by signing a memorandum of understanding earlier this week. China Mobile HK (CMHK) has already set up up a 5G innovation center that is supporting industries transferring from 4G to 5G as smoothly as possible. The company’s […]

The forecast for passenger drones is sky high

August 21st, 2020 at 11:27 am » Comments Off

EHANG 184 AAV Manned Flight Test by EHANG CEO Mr. Hu Huazhi A new forecast for passenger drones and the eVTOL aircraft market predicts dramatic growth over the next 10 years. According to the new market research report from MarketsandMarkets on the “eVTOL Aircraft Market … Global Forecast to 2030”, the eVTOL aircraft market is […]

New drone technology promises a 5-minute recharge

August 12th, 2020 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

 A FlashBattery-packin’ drone lifts off from the StoreDot charging stationStoreDot  Most multicopter drones can only fly for about 30 minutes, after which their battery has to be recharged for one to two hours – this limits their practical use. According to Israeli company StoreDot, though, its FlashBattery tech delivers a full charge in just five […]

How to hide from a drone – the subtle art of ‘ghosting’ in the age of surveillance

August 6th, 2020 at 11:24 am » Comments Off

The federal government has used military-grade border patrol drones like this one to monitor protests in US cities. Drones of all sizes are being used by environmental advocates to monitor deforestation, by conservationists to track poachers, and by journalists and activists to document large protests. As a political sociologist who studies social movements and drones, […]

The F-16′s replacement won’t have a pilot at all

July 17th, 2020 at 2:32 am » Comments Off

Somehow, Skyborg will be an operational weapon system in just three years. The U.S. Air Force is planning to field an operational combat drone by 2023. The service says Skyborg will replace older weapon-slinging drones and even early models of the F-16. Skyborg will be reusable but could be sacrificed in combat if necessary. The […]

The first long-distance drone deliveries in the U.S. are bringing PPE to healthcare workers

June 9th, 2020 at 12:52 pm » Comments Off

If a hospital in Huntersville, North Carolina, needs to quickly replenish its supply of surgical masks and gowns as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it will now be able to summon a drone to make a delivery. Novant Health, the nonprofit that runs the hospital and hundreds of other facilities in the Southeast, just became the […]

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