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Watch These Massive Siberian Tigers Feast on a Drone After Ripping It out of the Sky

If you’ve ever wondered why a group of tigers is called an “ambush,” the video below pretty much explains the nomenclature. The clip was captured by …

Drones

UPS tests truck-launchable delivery drones

There's no shortage of companies looking to deliver goods to consumers via drone in an effort to cut costs and waiting times. Having previously …

Drones

Ukraine's Drone Army Was Born In a Crucible of Conflict

Ukraine is building an unmanned air force for 21st-century warfare.<p>On the eve of combat, Ukraine's unmanned aerial forces were woefully out of date.<p>Almost three years ago, when confrontation appeared imminent over Russia's annexation of Crimea, Ukraine's military relied on Soviet-era Tu-143 …

Drones

Solar-Powered Robot Farmers Are Almost Ready to Start Working the Land - Motherboard

So it looks like we're going to live to see the rise of the autonomous robot farmer after all. Or at least, the robot farmhand. There are plenty of promising agricultural automatons in the works, after all: We've got mechanized hydroponic factory farmers, self-propelling farmballs, and, now, …

Agriculture

AT&T completes its first "flying COW" test flight

During several short test flights in a "dead zone" about an hour outside of Atlanta, the drones successfully transmitted and received LTE …

Drones

You can now fly a toy drone with just hand gestures

The Aura quadcopter ditches a traditional stick controller or smartphone for a glove that lets you fly with a wave of your hand.<p>Toy drones continue to get smarter and more stable. Their controllers, on the other hand, remain a mess of sticks, buttons and switches that take a lot of practice to …

Drones

How an entrepreneur turned amateur drone racing into a pro sporting league

LONDON — It was in a field behind a warehouse in Long Island, New York that founder and chief executive of the Drone Racing League (DRL) Nick Horbaczewski first saw a drone race back in 2015.<p>"There were probably 15, 20 people there, the pilots had all made their own drones, some of them worked, …

Drones

9 Mistakes You Can't Make When Flying a Drone

Millions of drones were sold in the U.S. last year. Sales tripled from the previous year, and the holidays were expected to bring a 445% increase in …

Drones

Drones are setting their sights on wildlife

And they’re making science safer for everyone involved<p>It’s summer in Antarctica right now, which means temperatures along the coastline are hovering around freezing. David Johnston, a marine biologist at Duke University, and his colleagues have been taking advantage of this balmy weather. Over the …

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Scientists made drones that can pollinate plants so bees don’t have to

The humble bee has a lot of responsibility. In addition to producing millions of hundreds of millions of pounds honey every year, they’re also one of the many species of pollinators that help plants reproduce.<p>Bee colonies all over the world, though, are dying out, to the point where bumblebees been …

Synthetic Aperture RADAR

Synthetic Aperture RADAR (“SAR”), uses mathematical techniques, to combine reflected signal phase and amplitude information, as a function of time, …

Drones

Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar

UAVSAR is flying to soon. Find out more!<p>L-band<p>P-band (AirMOSS)<p>Ka-band (GLISTIN-A)<p>NASA Armstrong G3<p>NASA Johnson G3<p>Global Hawk<p>Loading...<p>Last Flight …

Space

RASAR - Real-Time, Autonomous, Synthetic Aperture Radar | SRC, Inc.

The Real-Time, Autonomous, Synthetic Aperture Radar is a self-contained radar designed for installation under the wing of a<p>UASfor …

Robots

A 'Bat Bot' takes flight

CalTech and university of Illinois Urbana-Champaign researchers have created a robot that mimics bat flight. Credit: Credit: Ramezani, Chung, …

Bat Bot flies through the air on whisper-thin wings

A flappy little drone<p>Bats are strange creatures. They dart through the sky on wings made of skin, their tiny bodies swooping and swerving as they hunt insects for hours on end. They boast a compact, efficient, lightweight form, which makes them an ideal inspiration for a flapping robot. Bat Bot, …

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Forget Self-Driving Cars, Autonomous Ships Are On The Way

Autonomous ships will likely be on the water before 2020 and frequently used within 15 years, according to Oskar Levander, Vice President of …

Rolls-Royce

The Booming Demand for Commercial Drone Pilots

Training programs are popping up around the country for a rush of new jobs.<p>Last year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its requirements for flying drones that weigh under 55 pounds. The rules state that the pilot must keep the drone in sight at all times, not exceed 100 miles per …

Drones

Epson's augmented reality headset lets you pilot a drone as God intended

When Epson messaged to ask if I wanted to try a new augmented reality headset designed to improve the experience of piloting a drone, I was all ears. After spending some time piloting a DJI drone using Epson’s AR headset, I was hooked — there is no better way to fly a drone.<p>What is it?<p>An augmented …

Gear & Gadgets

This monster drone can lift 600 pounds

From matchbox-sized toy for your kids to mini fighter jets used in war, drones have become an inescapable reality of modern life.<p>Still, there’s one …

Gear & Gadgets

Matrice 600 Pro

As the market leader in easy-to-fly drones and aerial photography systems, DJI quadcopters like the Phantom are the standard in consumer drone …

Buy Guidance

Features<p><b>High-Precision Vision Positioning</b><br>Even without GPS, achieve hovering that is accurate to within centimeters. Even when flying at high speeds, …

Parrot Disco FPV

The Parrot Disco FPV ($1,299.99) is a rarity among drones. Instead of utilizing a quadcopter or hexacopter design to facilitate vertical takeoff and …

Iris Automation raises $1.5 million to help drones sense and avoid obstacles

Iris Automation Inc. has raised $1.5 million to bring “sense and avoid” technology, and truly self-flying capabilities, to drones used for industrial tasks.<p>Even for human pilots, identifying obstacles and deciding precisely how to maneuver a fast-flying aircraft around them poses a serious …

New security drone can launch, land, and recharge itself without human intervention

A bit like a twenty-first century “jack in the box,” a bold new all-in-one drone solution takes the form of a box, which opens up to act as a launch …

Cardboard delivery drone has a one-way ticket

In developing regions where lack of road infrastructure is problematic for those in the business of moving goods, drones are already having an …

Airbus Wants to Test Its Flying Car Prototype This Year

The aviation giant wants the autonomous flying taxis to work like ride-share services.<p>Airbus Group announced today that it plans to test an autonomous airborne taxi prototype for one passenger by the end of 2017, according to a report from <i>Reuters.</i> The aviation giant sees flying taxis as the next …

A Drone You Can Drive!

The Vultran Tyger 1 is a hybrid powered piloted drone that takes inspiration from advanced fighter jets, rotorcraft and modern drone technologies. As …

Drones

Aerodyne Nimbus 195: A racing drone so tough you can drive your car over it

A drone you can drive your car over? Thanks to a spherical, carbon fiber monocoque exoskeleton, this FPV racing drone can take one hell of a beating …

The Pentagon's Autonomous Swarming Drones Are The Most Unsettling Thing You'll See Today

Ejected from a fighter plane, the tiny drones collaborate to accomplish their mission—with not a single human involved<p>An arm of the Pentagon charged …