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AT Panther delivery drone can land on the street then drive to your doorstep

Panther is a small unmanned aerial system that combines Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) with off-road driving capabilities. It can lift a …

Drones

Drones could use an invisible license plate to track unauthorized flights

Drones could someday have a sort of invisible license plate that allows local authorities to determine who the unmanned aerial system (UAS) belongs too. Pitched by Chinese drone manufacturer DJI, the concept for an electronic identification system for small drones is just one of many ideas as the …

How Flying a Drone Could Send You to the Slammer Even When the FAA Says It’s OK

You may want to think twice about where you fly a drone the next time you travel across the U.S.<p>Although the Federal Aviation Administration is in …

Prototype drone takes VTOL tech to new heights

Over the past several years, we've seen an increasing number of VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) aerial drones. True to their name, these take …

Drones

Can poo-scooping drones do away with left-behind doggie doo?

As far as the societal impacts of drones go, this one appears on the less significant side of things. But dig a little deeper, if you will, and …

Prototypes

Drones Are Learning to Land Like Birds

It takes cool new wing tech and the smarts of AI for a drone to execute the landing that nature has already perfected.<p>Although our skies are now filled with quadcopter drones, fixed-wing aircraft have them beat in both speed and endurance; that's why the military's drones don't look like the ones …

Driverless flying taxi service set to launch in Dubai

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dubai has announced yet another pioneering initiative, but this time it's not the world's first rotating skyscraper or 3D printed office. It's a fleet of flying taxis.<p>Small enough to fit into a car parking space when folded up, the one-seater passenger drones made by Chinese company Ehang …

Drones

Watch UPS Do Its First Drone Truck Delivery Test

The delivery truck still plays an important part.<p>UPS has released a video showing a successful test residential drone delivery. In the test, a UPS truck launched a drone which delivered a package and then returned to the truck even as it had already driven further down its route.<p>Conducted in a …

Unmanned Aerial Systems Policy - CHDS/Ed

Video – CHDS Thesis Series Fall 2016 – Brian Lee<p>Thesis Title: “Protection, Profit, or Privacy: Exploring Strategic Solutions for Integrating Unmanned …

Homeland Security