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Drone Flying Near Wind Turbine Spots Something Highly Unusual on Top

A man taking his drone out for a spin while on vacation in Rhode Island caught something entirely unexpected on a 175-foot wind turbine.

Just as his drone reached the top, its blades still, it spotted a man laying on the body of the turbine, seeming to be taking in the sunshine.

According to a …

Wind Power

The Megakopter at Trondheim Maker Faire

This post is coming to you live from Maker Faire Trondheim being held in the town square here in Trondheim, Norway.

The Megakopter, a project of the University of Oslo, has 48 motors with 13-inch propellers. Each engine has over 3 kg of lift capacity, providing enough power to fly with a total …

Makerspaces

Drone maker draws $60M investment from Intel

A bastion of the PC chips industry, Intel says its deal with Yuneec will be a "game changer" in the burgeoning field of drones.

Intel has announced …

Drones

Boeing laser shoots drone from sky

Boeing has successfully shot a drone out of the sky using a high-powered laser during a test, the company says.

The device was able to track and damage a free-flying drone during the trial in California.

Boeing is one of many companies working to develop high powered lasers that can be used in …

Boeing

Sony's phone arm is working on drones

Sony is teaming up with with a robotics company it's already invested in, and it's looking to get on board with that whole drone thing. ZMP (which aims to make the "robot of everything") develops automated driving technologies -- although they've stuck to solid ground until now. The collaboration …

Sony

Watch Sony's prototype drone do a vertical takeoff

Here's your first look at the drone Sony's developing with a Tokyo robotics firm under its collab company called Aerosense. The UAV can carry up to 22 pounds, fly continuously for two hours at a speed of 106 miles per hour and, as you can see in the video below the fold, take off and land …

Sony

Need to take down a drone? A munitions company offers firepower

Technically Incorrect: An Idaho company says its products protect against drone-based privacy concerns and terror.

Technically Incorrect offers a

Drones

Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse Filmed from a Drone Makes Detroit Look Amazing

To say that time-lapse video and drone footage is everywhere would be an understatement. YouTube is chalk full of armature aerial video with the …

Detroit

Man vs. machine: New shotgun shell being marketed for shooting down drones

Hobby drone usage is on the rise, with its privacy implications causing some discomfort. However, an ammunition company has apparently devised a solution: a shotgun shell marketed specifically to shoot down nosy camera drones right out of the sky.

The shells are given the name “Dronemunition” by …

Drones

US sees big surge in close calls with drones

Washington (AFP) - It was a fine summer day over the airport at Charlotte, North Carolina and a CRJ200 commuter jet was preparing to land when its pilots spotted something odd outside their cockpit window -- a drone.

The unmanned craft flew about five to 10 feet (1.5-3 meters) above the plane, the …

Aviation

DJI's Phantom 3 has its biggest rival in Yuneec's 4K Typhoon drone

We'd understand if you're not familiar with Yuneec; we've only written about its products twice. However, it's fairly well-known in the quadcopter world, and best described as a direct rival to DJI. When I reviewed DJI's 4K Phantom 3 Professional drone ($1,259), a reader asked if we could compare …

Typhoons

FAA approves more than 1,000 commercial drone permits

Small businesses dominate roster of companies cleared to operate drones for profit in the U.S.

Just one year ago the ability to operate commercial drones in the U.S. was more concept than reality. Only two companies in the country were cleared by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate …

Drones

Disgruntled Fisherman Hooks a Drone While The Love-Hate Debate Over Drone Use Rages On

While capturing footage of a San Diego pier, photographer Tice Ledbetter drew the attention of a seemingly annoyed fisherman who then cast his line …

Drones

Drone Operators Will Be Charged With Murder, California DA Offers Bounty On Operators

Officials in San Bernardino County, California are ready to charge some drone operators with murder because their flying machines have kept …

California

Quadcopter from scratch

Quadcopter from scratch Gallery

created by Sidharth • 22 days ago

This is a micro-quadcopter I'm building from scratch using an Arduino Pro Mini, …

Robots

Hillview man arrested for shooting down drone; cites right to privacy

By Travis Kircher

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A Hillview man has been arrested after he shot down a drone flying over his property — but he’s not making …

Drones

Man arrested for shooting $1,800 drone won’t apologize, cites privacy

A Kentucky man arresting for blasting a drone says he was protecting his property and the privacy of his daughters.

When William Meredith’s two daughters complained of a drone flying over the house last Sunday, the 47-year-old Kentucky man took action: he fetched a shotgun and blew the machine from …

Privacy

Google Wants a Piece of Air-Traffic Control for Drones

Google Inc., the company that brought order to the Internet, has set its sights on doing the same for the flocks of commercial drones expected to …

Google

Laboratory Highlight

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There is a new megatrend in the oil and gas industry

Few trends have been bigger or more exciting to watch in the last decade than the rise of drones.

From serious applications like warfare to more quirky ones like pizza delivery, the world is still clearly just starting to figure out how drones can profitably be used. That background makes the recent …

Oil & Gas Industry

We've created an open source database of every company flying drones in the US

Last week we published a story about the first 500 companies given permission by the FAA to fly drones for commercial purposes over the US. The number of exemptions granted by the FAA has been growing quickly. Today we added all the data from the month of June, increasing the grand total by nearly …

Open Source

Very soon, robotic drones will automatically follow you (or your kids) around

By now, most of us have seen a remote-controlled camera drone flying around taking pictures from above.

There's about 1 million of them out there used by hobbyists, according to Helen Greiner, CEO of drone robot company CyPhy Works.

But we haven't seen anything yet, Greiner said during a talk at the …

Drones

Predictive analytics combined with drone technology could help save South Africa's rhinos

In the wake of record numbers of rhinos slaughtered in 2014 by poachers in South Africa — an estimated 1200 — there is a glimmer of good news: a high-tech anti-poaching technique is stopping the bad guys in their tracks.

The Air Shepherd Initiative uses military-style computer analytics to identify …

Emergency response UAV for healthcare and aid - i-HLS

Jul 11, 2015

As unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) become a more familiar presence in the skies, new companies are getting in on the action. Krossblade …

Health Care

You can now 3D print a perfect clone of DJI’s Inspire 1 quadcopter

Take a stroll through any online repository of 3D printable objects and you’ll find no shortage of drone schematics. Now that 3D printers have …

DIY

The 2015 International Drone Photography Contest: The winners

Drones

the RVJET Flying Wing Platform (PATENT PENDING)

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The RVJET platform features 2 wingspans, a huge 1.95 meter (76.7 inches) wing span for ultra stabile video footage, and a shorter 1.55 meter …

Spreading Wings S800 EVO - Unprecedented Stability

Watch footage captured with the S800 EVO& and a Zenmuse Z15-GH3 gimbal, filmed at ML FUji, Japan.

Learn how to assemble the S800 EVO.

Watch this high …

What`s difference of NAZA-M Lite/NAZA-M V1/NAZA-M V2

DJI continues innovating, improving and bringing exciting new products to the market. Now we present our entry-level product NAZA-M Lite for …