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The ‘Danger Drone’ Is a $500 Flying Hacker Laptop

Two researchers have created a proof-of-concept for a cheap, multi-functional, hacker drone.<p>One of the biggest challenges for hackers who want to get into more secure and isolated networks is physical. If the network is well protected, you might need to be physically close to it to hack it—and …

Security

A 3D-Printed Autonomous Car With An Onboard Scout Drone

The winner of the Autonomy Challenge will work with Grant Imahara to make it a reality<p>Local Motors, creator of 3D-printed cars like the Strati, teamed up with Mouser Electronics to sponsor the Essence of Autonomy Challenge. Competitors were to use the Strati as a starting point to create an …

This little drone can zip through a window on its own

Drones do amazing things. Today, they are racing, surveying crops and performing inspections. In the near future, they may be delivering stuff right to your home.<p>But most of the time, they need someone to fly them. Drones that fly themselves, or autonomous drones, are another story. There are …

Drones

New GoPro Karma Drone vs DJI Phantom 4 Drone: Which Is Better?

Close<p>Drones are pretty awesome, and this is something many folks have come to understand — well, those who can afford a good drone. At the moment, …

Flybrix Is a Drone Made of Legos That's Built to Crash

Build it, crash it, then build it again.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. …

Lego

Watch over 20 drones dance in unison with a trio of shamisen players in front of Fuji【Video】

Synchronized blinking drones, Mt. Fuji, and tsugaru-jamisen make for one of the most gorgeous videos we’ve ever seen!<p>If you’ve been reading …

China Wants to Use Drones to Hunt Down Cheaters on Exams

It's to combat increasingly sophisticated techniques.<p>Students in China might want to start keeping an eye above them, especially if they're cheating.<p>In order to catch students who cheat on their national university entrance exams, the city of Luoyang has employed a six-propeller drone to combat …

Hover Camera Is A Self-Flying Drone That Can Follow You Anywhere

Hover Camera’s creator, Meng Qiu “MQ” Wang, pulls out a small, rectangular device that looks at first like an external hard drive. He folds out the body, presses a button on the top and throws it into the air. It immediately begins hovering smoothly (yet loudly) in place. Four propellers sit …

Drones

US senate passes legislation to let airports disable nearby drones

Drones flying too close to airports have been a growing concern for several years, but those concerns were heightened after a drone crashed into a plane landing at London's Heathrow airport this past weekend. In response, the US Senate passed legislation yesterday that would allow airport staff to …

Siemens team unveils 3D printing spider-bots

<b>Researchers in the US have demonstrated prototype spider-like robots equipped with 3D printing technology that are able to work together to construct</b> …

As Drones Take Flight, Hype And Reality Are Miles Apart

On Wednesday, a little-known Chinese drone manufacturer decided to make a splash at Las Vegas’ Consumer Electronics Show. Shooting for headlines, Guangzhou-based EHang unveiled its EHang 184, a passenger-carrying craft that the company dubbed “the world’s first electric, personal Autonomous Aerial …

Drones

Watch DARPA'S Drone Dodge Obstacles, Fly At High Speed

At 45 miles-per-hour<p>The drone revolution needs fewer pilots. Most small unmanned aerial vehicles need at least one human operating them to fly correctly, with the pilot simply removed. That’s fine for many things, but if we want drones to do new tasks, they need to fly on their own. Fast …

This Tricked-Out Racing Drone Is So Nimble It's Unreal

Just look at this thing dance.<p>The future of drones is probably autonomous flight. After all, if there are going to hundreds of drones in the sky delivering who-knows-what to who-knows-where, they're going to have to be able to fly themselves. But manually-controlled drones can still be righteous, …

Bill That Exempts Small Consumer Drones From FAA Regulations Moves Forward

Any drone under 4.4 pounds would be legal to fly for almost any purpose.<p>A piece of legislation that would exempt small drones from almost all upcoming Federal Aviation Administration regulations has been attached to an FAA funding bill in Congress, a version of which must pass before the end of …

Drones

This Transforming Imperial Shuttle Drone Looks Like an Actual Scene From Star Wars

Turning quadcopters into vehicles from the <i>Star Wars</i> universe isn’t new: Everything from TIE Fighters, to the Falcon, to even R2-D2 have taken flight. …

Flying Bazooka Drones Are Now a Real Thing

The latest apocalyptic drone news out of Russia.<p>A new video from Russian arms maker United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) shows its aerial drone attacking targets with anti-tank rockets. The video debuted earlier this week at the Robotics of the Russian Armed Forces exhibition, along …

Whizz kids

SOME sports, such as wrestling and sprinting, claim long histories. They were portrayed in cave paintings thousands of years ago. Others are just …

Drones

Drone Racing Is Starting to Look More Exciting Than a Top Gun Dogfight

Racing drones still isn’t considered as challenging as other vehicular sports given the pilots aren’t actually inside the vehicles they’re …

Video: The Insane, 80 MPH Drone Racing League Launches With Wrecks Aplenty

When you see footage from the Drone Racing League's (DRL) first race, you may think it’s a special-effects sequence from a sci-fi movie. Little …

Google search interest in "drone racing" over time

The popularity of FPV (or first-person view) drone racing has skyrocketed in recent months, with competitions being held around the world, some with …

New Software Turns Drones into Bloodhounds that Could Track You Through the Woods

The machine learning program can identify and follow human-made trails through the wilderness.<p>A team of Swiss researchers from the University of Zurich and the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence have developed a machine learning program that quadcopters can use to identify and follow …

Drones hit new heights at CES 2016

With so many drone expos popping up throughout the year, I don't know that CES will ever become the place where all the big manufacturers come to make any major announcements. Case in point, the biggest announcement for the category actually came from Intel at its press conference where it …

Drones

Intel CEO thinks dancing drones could replace fireworks — here's what it looks like

"I see a future where fireworks and all of their risks of smoke, dirt are a thing of the past, and they're replaced by shows that have unlimited creativity and potential — and powered by drones," Krzanich said.<p>If you thought his statement was just publicity-seeking nonsense, think again. Intel has …

Drones Deliver Smuggled Cellphones to Inmates

-<br>The fundamental job of a prison guard has always been to keep bad people from getting outside the prison walls.<p>But a FOX 5 I-Team investigation …

Crime

Sales of commercial drones will soar 84% in 2016 — despite safety concerns

Safety concerns won’t prevent commercial drone manufacturers from seeing rapid growth this year, according to a report issued today by Juniper …

Unmanned Aircraft

Walkera Drone VR Games, Devo F18

<b>First Drone Virtual Reality Games, bringing Gamers and FPV Pilots in one showdown</b><p>Synopsis: It might be a great time to get those Gamers outdoor for a …

Drone users may fly into a financial storm

Drones remain a popular gift, but users could be caught out if not covered by insurance.<p>Toy drones may have been a popular gift this christmas, but …

The Daily Startup: Drone-Tech Investment Breaks Records in 2015

In this morning’s Web roundup, drone investment hits record. Spotify is sued by a musician over royalty payments. And Sidecar is shutting down its ride-hailing and delivery services.

Dow Jones

How Stanford Plans to Prevent Drones From Colliding

Fleets of drones may one day soar the skies while delivering sneakers, pasta sauce, and basketballs that people order online. But before that …