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Lift Aircraft’s passenger drone is all about fun flights

May 26th, 2019 at 2:53 am » Comments Off

The 18-rotor aircraft can be manned without a pilot’s license. Lift Aircraft. While the likes of Uber, Airbus and Porsche tinker away on their respective passenger and transportation drones, a lesser-known startup is taking an altogether different approach. Instead of getting mired in the logistics and regulatory frameworks of city-wide drone rides, Lift Aircraft wants you […]



Maryland test confirms drones can safely deliver human organs

May 5th, 2019 at 11:09 am » Comments Off

  Drone with organ delivery box. Researchers from the University of Maryland attach a cooler containing a kidney to a DJI M600 Pro drone in preparation for a test flight. When a patient who needs an organ transplantation is finally matched with a donor, every second matters. A longer wait between when an organ is […]



Researchers use drones to detect potholes, cracks, and other road damage

April 25th, 2019 at 12:01 pm » Comments Off

Drones are good for more than ferrying burgers to hungry golfers and snapping pics ready-made for social media, as it turns out. They’ve also been proposed for nuclear reactor inspection and used to detect signs of damage on wind turbines. In a newly published paper on the preprint server Arxiv.org (“Real-Time Dense Stereo Embedded in […]



DJI R&D had dreams of drones fighting fire by the thousands in ‘aerial aqueduct’

April 25th, 2019 at 11:56 am » Comments Off

  While the world watched in shock as part of Notre Dame cathedral burned, few realized the surprising roles machines played in the incident. Sadly, a possible computer glitch may have been responsible for the fire. But technology was also crucial to the recovery efforts. French firefighters used DJI drones to survey the blaze and […]



This attack helicopter can launch drones from midair

April 24th, 2019 at 11:24 am » Comments Off

Twin Attack Helicopter American aerospace manufacturer MD Helicopters just announced details of its upcoming MD 969 Twin Attack Helicopter at a military trade show in Nashville, Tennessee. In the rear of the fuselage of the helicopter, The Drive reports, a munitions guiding system pops out to deploy seven payloads ranging from powered missiles to small […]



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