Drones

NASA’s New Tech Could Help Drones Safely Land During Emergencies

Increasing numbers of drones in the sky raises the risk to people and property below being hit when those devices have mechanical problems. That’s …

BIKI Fish Drone Preview: The Drone That's A Fish

You can’t deny that it looks cute. The BIKI is the “world’s first bionic unmanned underwater drone,” or so says the company making it, Robosea.<p>It’s a neat idea, and looks great, but that’s only a fraction of what makes a decent product. That it’s on Kickstarter is another red flag (of caution, not …

Technology

Snap Drone Coming? Snapchat Parent Buys Drone Maker, New Video Tech Might Be In The Works

Snap Inc. has acquired Los Angeles-based drone maker Ctrl Me Robotics for around $1 million, Phone Arena reported Saturday. The company has not only …

Social Media

Match ball delivered by man on drone? Match ball delivered by man on drone!

Usually, a match starts with both teams walking out of the tunnel onto the field led by the referee. And the referee, on his way out, will take the match ball off a stand, out onto the pitch and everyone is ready to go.<p>The Portuguese cup final did things a bit different -- they had the match ball …

Soccer

Snap Inc acquires drone manufacturer Ctrl Me Robotics for $1 million

Snap Inc, the parent company of popular photo-sharing app <b>Snapchat</b>, has acquired Los Angeles-based small drone manufacturer Ctrl Me Robotics for …

Snap Inc.

A Flying, Fetching, Helping-Hand Omnicopter

Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a flying machine that could maneuver in any direction while rotating around any axis while maintaining both thrust and …

Robotics

Crowdfunding project of the week: BIKI is an underwater drone that looks like a fish

We are back with another ‘Crowdfunding project of the week’, where we highlight some of the hottest tech coming from websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Shall we jump right into today’s featured campaign?<p><b>Other featured projects:</b><p>Vintage Vinyl Bluetooth Speaker<br>• MOTUS turns your phone into a pro …

Technology

Drone Wars: Why Intel and GoPro Are Losing (INTC, GPRO)

The U.S. has a long reputation as a global leader in technological advances, just a few examples being the Internet, software and artificial …

Venture Capital

Instant Awesome: Drone-riding man delivers soccer ball to title match

The pomp and circumstance was already flowing through Portugal's national stadium prior to Sunday's Portuguese Cup final between Benfica Lisbon and …

Soccer

Magnificent Drone Film Takes You to a Mountaintop in New Zealand

Man and Drone braved inclement weather and broken machinery to capture "The Summit."<p>Drone cinematography and visual splendor are seemingly synonymous in the digital age. Technological advancements have enhanced the production value of live performances and enabled artists to achieve truly …

New Zealand

Drone riding soccer official skates on air to deliver game ball

New rule: From now on, all sporting events must begin with an official bringing the game ball to the referee via the magic of drone-style hoverboard vehicles.<p>That can be the only conclusion after watching the absolutely insane demonstration recorded at the Portuguese Cup Final on Sunday, which …

Soccer

Drone Focus Film Festival Flies Into Fargo (Video)

"The tricky thing ... is to make great video that isn't just great because it's shot from the air," a judge tells the AP<p>Move over, Cannes: a first-year film festival in Fargo, North Dakota that is part of an annual drone conference “aims to highlight the possibilities of art from above,” according …

Festivals

Indiana police want drones but laws restrict their usage

Indiana's two largest police departments want drones to help monitor large gatherings or monitor traffic at large events, but state law restricts …

Policing

A Rs 1,300 Cr facility for testing drones and other defence weapons is being set up in Karnataka

India is getting a new high-tech facility to test its drones, air-to-ground weapons and other equipment at Challakere in Karnataka’s Chitradurga …

India

Unmanned Drones Take Flight in Israel

Israel's Airobotics is the first company to receive certification to fly fully autonomous drones. They're now being used to survey perilous locations …

What's that drone flying in over the horizon? It's a scout from Islamic State

The silence was shredded by the rat-tat-tat eruptions of a single gun. More soldiers fired, their volleys coalescing into the grim music of war — a sustained snare drum roll soon interrupted by the bass thumps of the 50-caliber machine gun. All the barrels pointed at a speck tracing a line in the …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Why the World’s Best Consumer Drones Aren’t Just “Made in China,” They’re Designed and Developed There Too

I try not to get drawn into debates about whether Chinese companies can innovate. It's a ridiculous question and invites nasty stereotypes. Plus, if …

Made in China

The Chinese version of Amazon is already using drones to deliver stuff to customers

It’s pretty rad.<p>BEIJING — In 2013, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos used a <i>60 Minutes</i> segment to demonstrate his company’s newest innovation: a drone that he said would be capable of delivering packages to a customer’s doorsteps within 30 minutes of an order.<p>Four years later, the so-called “Amazon Prime Air” …

eCommerce

Drone Photographer Captures Stunning Aerial Photos of South Australia’s Coast

Based in beautiful South Australia, drone photographer Bo Le captures amazing aerial shots of his captivating coastal home. In his series, <i>SA from Above</i>, Le photographs and presents the diverse beauty of his surroundings from a sky-high perspective.<p>Specifying “the raw beauty of nature, the spirit of …

Photography

This DIY HD drone is even smaller than the DJI Spark and weighs less than 95 grams

Sometimes, the best option is still to just build it yourself. A few months ago, we introduced you to filmmaker Robert McIntosh. He told us how he …

Dji

MIT developed an algorithm that will make drones more agile at high speeds

Why it matters to you<p>In order for autonomous drones to become more prevalent, they need to get better at dodging obstacles at high speeds.<p>We don’t …

MIT

Trump Administration Wants Ability to Monitor, Destroy, and Seize Drones in U.S.

Last week the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated a law from 2015 that required hobbyists to register their drones. …

United States

Snapchat Has Bought a Drone Startup With Hollywood Connections

Snap, the company behind Snapchat, has acquired a small Venice, Calif.-based drone startup dubbed Ctrl Me, which counted some Hollywood studios among …

Startups

Drones aren’t having their mainstream moment yet

Write about technology for any amount of time, you’ll get run through the hype wringer. It’s impossible to avoid. After all, it’s the excitement of new technologies that drew so many of us to this field in the first place. And when DJI debuts a product like the Spark, the word “game changer” gets …

3D Printing

Sources: Snap acquires LA-based drone maker Ctrl Me Robotics for under $1M

North Korea vows 'merciless retaliatory response' after Seoul's spy drone violates airspace

Pyongyang claims South Korea's surveillance drone, Heron, penetrated its border at least four times.<p>North Korea has pledged to give a "merciless …

North Korea

Drone regulations are up in the air

In one week: Court overturned the FAA's recreational drone rules, a drone crashed into spectators at Petco Park, and senators introduced the Drone …

Model Aircraft

A Hands-On Look at the New DJI Spark

The new DJI Spark is an intriguing and adorable little (so little) drone. While its size, specs, and usability features all seem to point at it being …

Dji

The Tri Rotor Drone: Why Has It Been Overlooked?

If you are a watcher of the world of drones, or multirotors, you may have a fixed idea of what one of these aircraft looks like in your mind. There …

Aerospace

Dronescapes: beautiful photography from drones

Dronescapes is an art book of some of the most visually arresting drone photography collected from Dronestagram.Readers will see the planet from …

Rio De Janeiro