Aerosense, Sony Corp.’s joint-venture drone company, Monday unveiled a prototype of the flying machines it will use to serve business customers. The airplane-shaped drones will take off and land vertically, and are expected to carry objects weighing up to 22 pounds, and fly for more than two hours at a maximum speed of 106 miles… [read more]
If James Bond had a drone, it would soar through the skies in search of bad guys, and then dive-bomb into the ocean, seamlessly transforming into an underwater evil-lair-seeking submarine.
Facebook has built the first full-scale version of its connectivity drone today, a V-shaped high-altitude device meant to connect people in underserved areas. Its eventual fleet of drones will be part of the company’s plan to bring Internet service to billions of people around the world.
Daniel Norée a member of the OpenRC community dedicated to 3D printing radio controlled vehicles has created an awesome 3D printed Quadcopter. The design uses a cassette system for the battery allowing a variety of different batters to be used by the vehicle and also making it very easy to switch batteries once one is flat.
The AirButlr is a prototype drone that can be programed to automatically carry out preset cleaning tasks around the home, including cleaning windows and mowing the lawn. It is currently in the prototype stage, however the AirButlr creators are preparing to launch a Kickstarter campaign.
Every so often the world of armchair travel shakes up with a new revelation. Now, we have something else that’s taking remote wanderlusting to a whole new level: drones. While much of the media associates drones with militaristic projects, these machines can also capture beautiful panoramas from stuning vantage points most of us don’t have the… [read more]
For many of us, leisure travel is a luxury. Even hopping on a bus to go a short distance can put a dent in the wallet. For the “staycation” traveler who wants to visit far-flung places from the comforts of an armchair, an aggregator called Travel By Drone (h/t Jaunted) lets you do just that.
Engineers working to build smaller flying machines are looking to those that know how to do it best—bats, birds and bees. Unlike human constructions, these animals use flexible flight surfaces to maneuver more precisely through air.
Drone photography is still new enough that we haven’t really seen the true potential of this new media unlocked — yet.
When Amazon announced it would one day be using drones for rapid delivery of goods most laughed. Only a few months later that dream is looking a lot more solid, as a team from The University of Sheffield has developed and tested a drone that could be built form scratch in less than 24 hours… [read more]