UAV

By David Lary | David Lary created a magazine on Flipboard. “UAV on Flipboard” is available with thousands of other magazines and all the news you care about. Download Flipboard for free and search for “David Lary”.

Passenger Drones Are Landing Soon As The Race To The Skies Heats Up

A century after the last rush for the skies, humanity is about to make another huge leap as companies vie to be the one that will define passenger drones.<p>Like the airborne pioneers days of magnificent flying machines, some are crazy with windswept eyes and unrealistic dreams while others are …

Carbon Fiber

UMS designs new version of its flagship V-200 platform

In a deliberate move to create a wider competitive advantage for its flagship unmanned helicopter, UMS SKELDAR announces the launch of the V-200B, a …

Drones

Whisper Drone could stop the whining

Multicopter drones are neat and everything, but they <i>do</i> make a high-pitched whine – just image how annoying the sound of a large passenger-carrying …

Drones

Dropcopter's pollination drones boost crops by up to 60% in bad bee years

A large percentage of the world's food production relies on bee pollination, but what do we do when the bees can't be relied on? US startup …

Ecology

Record summer sunsets w/ this 720p app-controlled drone for $31.50 shipped (Reg. $50+)

AKASO-Store (99% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon offers its A200 FPV Drone with 720p Camera for <b>$31.34 shipped</b> when code <b>KNFPMMMU</b> is used at checkout. Regularly around $50, this is the lowest we’ve tracked at Amazon and is the best currently available. With summer in full swing, beautiful …

Drones

Ocean Drones to Monitor Kilauea Volcano

Kilauea, the volcano on Hawaii's Big Island that is currently in a high-activity phase, will now be monitored by ocean drones in real time.<p>Liquid …

Geology

Stunning Drone Footage of a Gorgeous Blue Whale Swimming Alongside Her Young Calf

Photographer Domenic Biagini of San Diego Whale Watch captured absolutely stunning overhead drone footage and photographs of a beautiful blue whale …

Blue Whale

Mark – The Ultra-Intelligent 4K Foldable Drone

Capture ultra clear 4K video from the skies with Mark: The Ultra-Intelligent 4K Foldable Drone. Capable of shooting up to 13MP images and true 4K …

Crowd Funding

Titan Underwater Drone

Capable of reaching nearly 500 feet deep, the Titan is an ideal underwater photography tool. It uses six powerful thrusters combined with software to …

Drones

Pitbull military drone-jammer is ready-to-wear

We've seen portable drone-jamming devices before, although they tend to take the form of big guns that would be a hassle to carry for long distances. …

Drones

Drones building a cake? Coordinated drones are capable of numerous tasks! #drone #tech https://t.co/bLmCzAmjF9

Like a vice principal in the sky, this A.I. spots fights before they happen

We live in a surveillance society: A U.S. citizen is reportedly captured on CCTV around 75 times per day. And that figure is even higher elsewhere in …

Machine Learning

Drone Killer

Designed to look similar to a bullpup rifle, the Drone Killer can disable unmanned air vehicles, or drones, of all types. It's the only standalone …

Drones

As part of the GENIUS NY program, Dropcoter drones are assisting Beak Skiff, one of central New York's top apple producers, in pollinating the 350,000 trees in its orchard. The job is normally performed by bees living in 400 hives.

In the critical step of plant pollination for food production, Mother Nature is now getting assistance from unmanned aircraft.<p>It’s being called the …

Ecology

Tiny MIT chip helps bee-sized drones navigate

You may have seen drones that behave like bees, but drones the <i>size</i> of bees are another matter. How do you help it navigate when virtually any conventional computing power would be too heavy and power-hungry? Make it incredibly tiny, that's how. MIT scientists have developed a new navigation chip, …

Drones

The Best Cameras and Drones of 2018

Tools to capture your most cinematic adventures.<p>Sony a7r III ($3,200)<p><b>Best for the pro</b><p>Sony is the new tornado of the industry, tearing profes­sional photographers away from their Canons and Nikons. Astonishingly, small cameras like this one are how the company has managed it. The a7r III captures …

A Single Drone Helped Mexican Police Drop Crime 10 Percent

In Ensenada, a Mexican city about two hours south of Tijuana, a new crime fighter has taken to the skies. It’s not a bird, or a plane, or Superman. …

Parrot Swing Quadcopter Mini Drone (Refurbished) | Cult of Mac Deals

<b>Description</b><p>Transform the sky into a racetrack with the Parrot Swing, the only mini drone that lets you fly at insane speeds with incredible ease. With a unique X-shape, the Swing offers two modes: a quad mode for vertical takeoff and stunts, and a plane mode for unmatched speed. Fly with style or …

The Kitty Hawk Flyer is your own personal electric aircraft

Larry Page’s “flying car” project gets a major upgrade<p>A year ago, we got our first look at Google founder Larry Page’s secretive “flying car” project, Kitty Hawk: an all-electric hover-bike designed to be flown specifically over water. This week, the company unveiled an updated version of its …

Flying Car

The LeveTop is a cylindrical, vertical drone that looks like a coffee mug

You’ve never seen a drone that looks like a coffee mug. That is, until you see the LeveTop. What makes this particular quadcopter particularly …

Drones

Here's the tiny drone the US Army just purchased for soldiers

The US Army is getting tiny personal surveillance drones as part of a $2.6 million contract with Flir, a thermal imaging and technology company.<p>The Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System is the world's smallest combat-proven nano-drone, according to the company. The US Army has ordered the …

Drones

Drone Saves Man's Life From Kilauea Volcano Disaster in Hawaii

The Kilauea volcano continues to endanger residents' lives and complicate disaster response.<p>Barcroft Media via Getty Images<p>Marco MargaritoffView …

Biggest civilian drone designed for couriers

Chinese engineers soon will have a world-record-holding product to offer to express delivery companies: the largest civilian drone.<p>Engineers at …

Israel's Self-Flying 'Cormorant' Whisks Wounded Soldiers to Safety

Five men in white overalls lifted the stretcher off the ground, one of them taking care to lay a clear plastic IV bag that’s connected to the patient …

JOUAV CW-10 Hybrid VTOL PPK Mapping Drone | Geomatching

Geomatching | VTOL HP Mapping Drone: Marlyn

MIT's autonomous drone is equal parts albatross and sailboat

"The oceans remain vastly under-monitored," said Gabriel Bousquet, an MIT postdoc who led the design of a unique robot as part of his graduate thesis. "In particular, it's very important to understand the Southern Ocean and how it is interacting with climate change. But it's very hard to get …

AeroVironment employees accused of carrying loaded military drone on commercial airline

AeroVironment Inc. has been accused of trying to conceal that employees transported a drone rigged with explosives on a commercial flight and then retaliated against a manager who told the government.<p>In April 2015, AeroVironment workers traveled to Los Angeles from Salt Lake City on a Delta Air …

Agriculture's Improving Image

Standing in a field of corn and dressed in jeans and a flannel shirt rolled up to his elbows, Carl Salvaggio looks every inch the traditional farmer. …