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Fuel cells set to power up the drone industry

Drones have been used for years by military organizations for intelligence gathering, surveillance, reconnaissance and striking targets. But their …

Drones

Flybrix lets you create toy drones with Lego bricks

Flybrix is piggybacking on a toy-making giant to let kids build drones using Lego bricks. Now you don’t need to use your imagination to see your Lego creations fly.<p>Aimed at kids ages 14 and older, the drone is “crash-friendly” and rebuildable because the parts are made of Legos.<p>The product comes …

Lego

Port of Rotterdam is Deploying Drone That ‘Eats’ 500 Kg of Plastic Waste a Day

The Port of Rotterdam is exploring ways to keep their harbor clean and running safely, so they have begun investigating possible drone use to patrol …

Drones

Terrifying clawed robot drone can lift 10kg and cut cables

A Japanese startup has made a drone with clawed arms that can lift heavy objects and perform operations that require dexterity, such as cutting through cables and flipping switches.<p>The "world's first dual robot arm large-format drone" weighs 20kg, can carry objects as heavy as 10kg, and has a …

Drones

The Drone Boats in Amsterdam's Canals Will Do More Than Float

Drone boats will soon hit the famous, rusty bike-filled canals of Amsterdam. The ambitious “ROBOAT” project, a collaboration between the …

Amsterdam

What Drones Did for the Sky, Robot Subs Are About to Do for the Sea

What happens when autonomous sea vessels are cheap and freely available.<p>The next drone revolution is happening underwater. Just as flying drones have changed from expensive specialist tools to mass-market million-sellers in a few short years, their aquatic counterparts are opening up the …

Drones

Drones are revolutionizing the telecommunication industry

Drones are coming -- be afraid, be very, very afraid! While the term drone typically conjures images of the <i>Terminator</i> franchise's sinister Skynet corporation, or modern-day military warfare, the reality is less horrifying, but potentially more lucrative.<p>Drones, also known by the less sinister name …

Telecoms

BirdsEyeView Aerobotics Delivers a VTOL Drone Fit for Pros

Boscawen, NH, September 6, 2016 – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently enacted rules that have opened up the commercial use of drone …

Drones

How drones are revolutionizing environmental science

Flying robots are the cheerful new helpers of conservation. DW spoke with environmental scientist Karen Joyce about how drones are revolutionizing research - and shares stunning aerial photos of the Great Barrier Reef.<p>They take pictures and video footage in remote places from above, providing their …

Environment

Parrot unveils a hybrid fixed-wing quadcopter minidrone that looks like an X-wing

Parrot CEO Henri Seydoux held a press conference in Paris to unveil two new minidrones. In addition to the usual quadcopter update, Parrot also unveiled a new kind of drone that wants to mix the best of both worlds — quadcopters and fixed-wing drones.<p>The Parrot Swing takes off vertically and …

Unmanned Aircraft

Buffett’s 167-Year-Old Railroad Tests Skies for Drone Age

Before some cutting-edge online retailer can use a drone to drop granola bars on your doorstep, a railroad born when Abe Lincoln was in Congress will …

Drones

A drone to move shipping containers including homes

<i>Our Prototypes column introduces new vehicle concepts and presents visuals from designers who illustrate the ideas. Some of them will be extensions of existing concepts, others will be new, some will be production ready, and others really far-fetched.</i><p>The concept<p>The Modal is a logistics drone …

Drones

This futuristic jet takes off vertically so you can keep it in your backyard

Meet the TriFan 600.<p>XTI<p>Made by XTI Aircraft, the personal jet could change the way people travel with its ability to take off and land vertically.<p>Scroll down for a closer look:<p><b>The jet is equipped with three ducted fans that allow it to lift off and land vertically. That means you could stash this</b> …

Aviation

Drone footage of aurora over Iceland is just what your weekend needs

Maybe it's unreasonably hot where you live, like it is here. Maybe you just smashed your phone screen on a sidewalk (and you KNEW you should have …

Iceland

DroneDeploy raises $20 million to help any business put drones to work

A San Francisco-based startup called DroneDeploy has raised $20 million in Series B funding to grow their drone data management platform.<p>The drone tech startup closed its Series B deal just before the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is scheduled to implement new rules governing commercial and …

Drones

Report: Most drone accidents caused by the tech and not the operator

If you believe the hype, we're mere minutes from having hot meals delivered by drone. That's why it's concerning we know so little about drone accidents and what causes them.<p>A team of academics in Australia have tried to remedy that lack of information. Led by Graham Wild, a senior lecturer in …

Drones

Parrot's $1,299 Fixed-Wing Disco Drone Is Ready to Fly

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Parrot's fixed-wing Disco drone caught our eye when we spotted it at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year. In fact, …

Drones

Festo's Fantastical Flying Robots

At the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., Festo, a German industrial automation company, brought along some of its incredible …

Robotics

DroneDeploy

<b>Getting Started</b><p>Frequently Asked Questions<br>• Onboarding with DroneDeploy<br>• What Do I Need to Start Mapping?<p>View All 9<p><b>Capturing Data</b><p>Making Successful …

aerial acuity

Making Drone Data More Powerful for Construction<p>Making Drone Data More Powerful for Construction<p>DroneDeploy releases new 3D point cloud export format …

Maps

South Korea now has its very own drone arena

South Korea now has a 1,395-square-metre arena for people to fly drones in.<p>Drone manufacturer DJI has announced that its new arena for drone flights is open to the public.<p>The arena, which is 49 kilometers south of Seoul, includes safety nets, LED lights, and a TV for first-person flights.<p>People can …

South Korea

7 Interesting Ways Drones Are Being Used in 2016

There’s a palpable frenzy of trepidation and excitement surrounding the subject of drones. On the one hand, they seem like amazing futuristic toys …

Drones

Yuneec Typhoon H drone is full of awesome power and frustrating complexity

Flying a drone is tricky business. The prosumer models are powerful, fast and can get into trouble in a hurry if you don’t know what you’re doing. That’s why smart, logical design and intuitive controls are so important in the drone game.<p>It’s also where the Typhoon H from Yuneec partially …

Drones

You can now buy Yuneec's new $1,900, feature-packed drone

Yuneec's Typhoon H drone (formally the Typhoon PRO with Intel RealSense Technology) is officially available for purchase from a variety of retailers, as the company announced at the Intel Development Forum on Tuesday afternoon.<p>Prices vary among sellers: Buydig is listing them for $1,299, though it …

Drones

World's best drone racers show off skills in Top Gear-style challenge

Luke Bannister is not even old enough to drive a car but that didn't stop him and fellow British team-mate Brett Collis, 22, from taking on a Top Gear-style challenge involving a car park full of Ford cars.<p>Luke, 16, is officially the world's best drone racer, which is why and Brett were invited to …

Drones

The world’s largest aircraft ’Airlander 10’ now prepares to take off

<b>The world's largest aircraft 'Airlander 10' has finally completed its hangar tests to take off after the completion of all indoor testing. British</b> …

Life-saving drones take flight in Rwanda

(CNN)From Amazon's flying delivery service to smuggling drugs over borders, the uses of civilian drones are multiplying fast.<p>The most valuable application yet may be as a new emergency service in Rwanda for delivering vital medical supplies, starting with blood.<p>A fleet of 15 drones will soon be …

Rwanda

Drone operator stringing up fishing line in dangerous manner, say Nanaimo RCMP

Police say someone appears to have used a drone to string up fishing line in a dangerous manner around Nanaimo, B.C.<p>Sgt. Sheryl Armstrong said BC …

Policing

How Fireball-Wielding Drones Could Help Control Wildfires

Autonomous vehicles could make controlled burns much safer.<p>Specialized drones could soon help firefighters ignite controlled burns that help prevent forest fires. Right now, these fires, which clear brush and other flammable material that would be fuel for an out of control fire, are usually lit …

Wildfires