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Aquatic drone swarms are coming to a body of water near you

We haven't heard the "Aquabotix" name in awhile, but that doesn't mean the company's been resting on its laurels. The aquatic drone company has been working on SwarmDivers, which as the name suggests, is a cluster of drones that can "function simultaneously as a single coordinated entity, be easily …

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Latest Viral Drone Video Has Pilots Freaked Out

It's only a matter of time before a crash, airline groups warm.<p>As the skies get increasingly crowded, tension sbetween airlines and drone manufacturers are heating up. A recent viral video is behind three aviation lobbyist groups demanding increased regulation on non-military drones.<p>The video shows …

How Two Police Drones Saved a Woman's Life

An innovative use of the surveillance technology in Virginia offers a reminder that there are often alternatives to confrontation.<p>After years of writing critically about police officers using excessive force and police departments abusing surveillance technology, I couldn’t be happier to relay a …

Law Enforcement

Zipline adds zip to medical delivery service with next-gen drone that goes 80 mph

A California-based aerial delivery venture called Zipline has unveiled what it calls “the fastest commercial delivery drone on Earth,” capable of …

Zip-lines

Skydio R1 review: a mesmerizing, super-expensive self-flying drone

The idea of a robot methodically hunting you down isn’t the most pleasant of concepts. A metal-bodied being zooming after you at up to 25 miles per hour with multiple eyes fixed on your location seems… out of your best interest.<p>The Skydio R1 drone seems friendly enough. though. I wouldn’t call it …

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DJI Will Force Its Australian Drone Customers to Pass Safety Quiz Before Taking Off - The Drive

DJI Will Require Australian Drone Customers to Pass Safety Quiz Before Taking Off<p>The world's biggest drone company will force its Australian users to …

Police Have Big Gun-Looking Things To Take Down Drones At The Commonwealth Games

They won't tell us how much they cost, though.<p>Queensland police have been given giant drone guns ahead of the Commonwealth Games in April.<p>Police officers showed off one of the guns at a media event on Monday. The Games commence on the Gold Coast next week.<p>The "DroneGun Mk II" works by jamming the …

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Drones Inspect Bridges and Map Traffic Crashes --To Save Lives, Time And Money, States Say

Drones in 35 states are being tested or deployed for a range of purposes, from research and conducting bridge inspections in hours rather than days to mapping vehicle crash scenes in minutes instead of hours.<p>“Drones are being used to significantly cut the time it takes to gather data, which is …

North Carolina

Wingtra blog | Wingtra sets a new accuracy benchmark

With the launch of WingtraOne PPK (Post-Processed Kinematics) drone, Wingtra is setting a new accuracy benchmark in large scale surveying and mapping …

Handsfree

First Nation in Ontario using drones to help lower costs, create jobs | Toronto Star

He said goods being transported by helicopter cost between $7 to $10 per pound. Although those costs fall when barges or trucks can be pressed into …

Canada

Drone nearly hits plane landing in New Zealand from Japan

Air New Zealand said Tuesday that a drone came within meters of a flight descending into Auckland Airport from Tokyo, putting the safety of 278 …

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The WingtraOne PPK VTOL Drone Can Create Ultra-Precise Maps and 3-D Models

The Swiss drone-manufacturer wants to establish itself as king of large-scale aerial mapping and surveying and its WingtraOne PPK might get it …

How to crash your drone while taking photos (and maybe how to avoid it)

I’ve been happily flying my DJI Phantom 4 for a while now, and it’s been mostly smooth sailing; controlling the drone has never been a problem for …

Samsung wants to build drones that you control with your eyes

These days, it feels like screens are everywhere. Samsung might be about to take that to a higher level.<p>A division of the Korean tech giant was awarded a patent Feb. 13 (flagged this week by The Verge and surfaced by Dutch publication LetsGoDigital) for flying video displays, controlled by the …

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EHang 184 passenger drone makes first public flight in China

The world's first passenger drone has made its first public flight in China, taking off from Guangzhou City.<p>With the newly developed EHang 184, all …

Caught on camera: Aerial footage of massive vehicle pile up on a snow covered highway in Missouri

The accident left one dead and several injured.<p>This striking aerial footage captured by a drone shows the aftermath of a massive accident on a …

The tiny, 4K Mavic Air crushes other DJI drones

Every consumer product goes through three stages of life. It’s invented; it’s improved and adjusted; and, finally, it becomes a commodity. There’s …

Drones

A New Year, a New Look at ucdrone.com Walkera Washington ✈

Walkera's New Online Store<p>A new year, a new goal. Walkera opens a warehouse in Washington to service our North American customers and dealership, …

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Zohd Orbit Wing. I have flown the $300 Blade Theory by Horizon Hobby, so I was eager to see how this Orbit flight controller performs. I am pleased …

Using drones to build the ambulance fleet of the future

It’s that time of year again. Sleigh bells overhead and our jolly, bearded benefactor wafting gifts down the chimney to eagerly awaiting hands. We’ve heard every version of this tale. Except, perhaps, the variant that is currently playing out in East Africa. In the funny way that magic tales and …

East Africa

China’s Ambitions for Drone Industry Flying High

China wants its drone industry to take off to $27 billion in total output by 2025, as part of the “Made in China 2025” campaign to add more high-tech …

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2,500 applicants sign up to get in on drone experiments, but Amazon’s not on the list

The city of Seattle, King County, Boeing, KING 5 and Tukwila’s police department are among more than 2,500 organizations and individuals who have …

Stunning new drone footage of Apple Park will make your jaw drop

If you haven't gotten a chance to visit Apple Park — the company's 175-acre Cupertino campus that looks like a massive spaceship — please savor this …

Boosie Concert Shootings Drone Vid Shows Shooter Open Fire

One of the multiple shootings at a <b>Boosie</b> concert was dramatically captured by a drone over the event, and TMZ has obtained the footage.<p>The aerial …

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What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer

When the world looks at the United States, it sees a land of exceptions: a time-tested if noisy democracy, a crusader in foreign policy, an exporter of beloved music and film.<p>But there is one quirk that consistently puzzles America’s fans and critics alike. Why, they ask, does it experience so many …

Guns

Drone bridge diving stunt in B.C. posted on YouTube

A first person view drone dive off a B.C. bridge makes for spectacular internet footage, but may be illegal under Canadian law.<p>In a video posted on …

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"He didn't even blink an eye": Drone captures incredible moment 13-year-old surfer saves drowning boater from rough waters

A 13-year-old surfer saved a drowning boater in an incredible rescue captured by drone footage.<p>The man began swimming for his life when the boat he …

Surfing

Watch Dubai Police test its latest gadget -- a flying motorbike

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dubai Police, already home to Lamborghini patrol cars, self-driving robots and android officers, has decided to take to the skies in what can only be described as a flying motorbike.<p>The vehicle, called the Scorpion and designed by Russian tech company Hoversurf, relies on four propellers to …

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Ambarella Loses as GoPro, DJI, and Google Shop Around for New Chips

The chipmaker’s top customers are drifting away.<p>Shares of <b>Ambarella</b> (NASDAQ:AMBA) fell nearly 30% over the past 12 months due to concerns about its …