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]
A drone hybridized with an amphibious hovercraft has been presented at the Innoprom-2014 technology exhibitiAion in Russia’s Yekaterinburg. This unique UAV doesn’t need an airfield to launch, so the only alternative is a helicopter.
A student has created a nifty drone that that acts like a robot bartender. According to PSFK, the Yura can make a person’s “favorite beverage and deliver it to the user directly.” The drone can whip up anything from cocktails to coffee and is controlled through voice commands or instructions sent via a phone or… [read more]
With the Fourth of July being just a couple of days past, most of you probably still have vivid memories of the fireworks show in your area. Watching fireworks means seeing colorful explosions in the sky from a distance. And as spectacular as they may look, we always see them from the same ground-level perspective.
When it comes to analyzing dangerous wildfires, could a sensor attached to a drone ever replace a human eye connected to an intellect shaped by experience and intuition?
Aspiring movie makers and action sports lovers gather because startup Squadrone Systems has a proposition for you. What if you could film an extraordinary and expensive looking action shot from high above the air, without need for a cameraman or a drone pilot? Well, now you can: once the Hexo+ autonomous aerial camera goes into… [read more]
Aerial drones have been used on the battlefield and in movies, but now is the fast-growing world of unmanned aircraft expanding to paper airplanes? Former Israeli Air Force pilot and now founder of PowerUp Toys Shai Goitein is getting a lot of attention for his “PowerUp 3.0 Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane.”
Airbus and two other companies have released a joint statement proposing to work with several European governments to produce a drone. Dassault Aviation and Finmeccanica would also be involved in the project, to create a European unmanned aircraft. The German government says it will discuss the issue of drones in parliament this summer.