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CES 2016: Drones that will make you say wow

LAS VEGAS — I’m surrounded by so many drones, it almost seems like a scene out of a horror movie, with giant insects ready to attack.<p>But all’s well because I’m actually covering the Drone Rodeo, an exhibit showcasing the latest in new drone technology at the Consumer Electronics Show.<p>And to show …

CES 2016: Intel drone dodges 'falling tree' on stage

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1218000/1218113_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534473436_63cbf2a923f5e2522c2044e1fca18c23<p><b>Chip-maker Intel has revealed a collision-avoiding drone that automatically dodges obstacles in its path.</b><p>The device was demoed at the CES tech …

Stereolabs’s Depth-Sensing Camera Helps Robots, Drones And Cars See

Stereolabs’s target="_blank" href="https://www.stereolabs.com/zed/specs/">ZED stereo camera is a Kinect-like sensor that allows developers to build depth-sensing into their devices. Say you want to build obstacle avoidance into a robot or drone. To do that, you need to have a basic idea of what’s …

This supersized drone will fly you to work (or anywhere)

The "184" is a delivery drone for humans.<p>It's happened. Someone built a quadcopter big enough to carry human cargo. The future is officially here, and it's kinda scary. Scary in the cool way, though. The same company that brought us the regular-sized Ghost drone has just announced the "184" …

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CES 2016: Intel takes to skies with smarter drone

Brian Krzanich, CEO of the chip maker, unveils new technology that allows a drone to automatically dodge obstacles<p>Intel is aiming to capitalise on the soaring popularity of drones, showcasing technology that it claims takes the industry to even greater heights of intelligence.<p>CEO Brian Krzanich …

Airbus seeks patent for 'flying doughnut'

European aircraft manufacturer seeks patent for futuristic plane design that resembles a polo mint<p>Forget the sleek pencil shaped jet airliner, the future is the flying doughnut.<p>Airbus, the company which created the stubby cigar-shaped Airbus A380 superjumbo, has come up with an even more radical …