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]
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]