Hex’s tiny Airbot drone first turned heads earlier this year at China-based hardware acceleratorHaxlr8r’s second demo day, and now the team behind it is finally pushing to bring the inexpensive flier to market by way of a recent-launched Kickstarter campaign.
On August 13, 2013, a programmable flying robot called Spiri was launched by a Canadian start up called Pleiades via yet another Kickstarter campaign.
Navy expects significant open source benefits like reduced development and integration time and costs
In building drones that kill people, the US has a couple-decade head start on China. But when it comes to domestic uses, US businesses are hamstrung because the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) isn’t required to issue commercial drone rules until 2015. In the meantime, one of China’s biggest delivery companies is tinkering with using drones—with Chinese government permission.
Archaeologists are finding more ancient cities and lost human settlements than ever before.
The world’s largest unmanned systems exhibition just wrapped up in Washington, D.C.
A company has built a prototype solar-powered drone, the Puma AE, that is capable of flying non-stop for more than nine hours.
For architects and urban dwellers, drone technology is proving a boon. Before high-profile high-rises top out, developers and architects enlist SkyPan, an aerial photography company, to send camera-clad unmanned aircraft to capture the sweeping views that future residents and office workers will enjoy. As cities rise higher and higher, this drone technology allows you to realize your […]
The Federal Aviation Administration’s recent certification of two expensive unmanned aircraft for commercial use further opens up the U.S. market for drones, but cheaper unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will still have to operate in regulatory limbo.