unmanned aerial vehicles

AeroMobil’s new electric flying car concept is a sporty 4-seater

Flying cars are more down to earth than ever – at least, in that their physical design is moving closer to something resembling a car. The AeroMobil 5th generation all-electric VTOL (vertical take-o

DJI’s latest drone leaks ahead of launch

DJI is supposed to announce a new drone tomorrow but this appears to be it. Called the Mavic Air, the small drone looks to be a combo of foldable Mavic Pro and the affordable Spark. I’m interest

Intel’s drone lightshow now works indoors

Remember Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show with the drones that made the light show? A scaled-down version of that system now works indoors, Intel says, making it perfect for conferences, Veg

Take to the skies with Alex Zosel and Yann de Vries at Disrupt Berlin

Passenger drones could be traversing city skies sooner than you think – German aircraft maker Volocopter recently flew its first autonomous passenger drone tests in Dubai, flying for five minutes at

UK to give police new powers to ground drones

The UK government has announced it will introduce draft legislation in the spring aimed at preventing unsafe or criminal use of drones.

Parrot releases drones for firefighters and farmers

Parrot is continuing its push into the commercial drone space with two new drones. The Bebop-Pro Thermo and Bluegrass are aimed at specific targets namely firefighters and farmers. Both join Parrot&#8

The SpiderMAV does whatever a spider can, spins a web, any size

Researchers at the Imperial College London’s Aerial Robotics Laboratory have created the SpiderMAV – a robot that stabilizes itself by shooting out multiple strands of rope that can stick to m

FAA outlaws drone use around 10 US monuments and dams

The Federal Aviation Administration announced new rules for drone use around key US landmarks including monuments and dams. Under the new restrictions, drones are not to fly within 400 feet of the des

The Lily drone is kind of back

Remember the Lily drone? It was the drone a person could launch by throwing it in the air and then it would follow the user gallivanting around Dolores Park. It was also the company that couldn’

A defense company put a machine gun on a drone

Duke Robotics, a military contractor, has produced a video for their unique and uniquely dangerous new tool, TIKAD. This drone platform looks fairly basic – a custom multi-rotor drone with a cha

DJI could reveal a tiny drone at New York event in May

DJI just emailed invitations to the media for a launch event in May. It’s likely this is the event where the drone company will launch the little Spark. Smaller than the DJI Mavic Pro, the Spark

Is it a bird? Is it a bug? No it’s a biomimetic microdrone with flapping wings

UK biomimetic engineering startup Animal Dynamics is being funded by the military to build a microdrone with wings inspired by the flapping flight of a dragonfly.

Don’t expect uplift in delivery drones for years, says Gartner

While delivery drones might be an excellent PR vehicle for Amazon's Prime membership brand, they will not be an excellent vehicle for very much else -- at least not in the short term.

The new A-Team: Agile teams of machines

One of the most popular shows on television 30 years ago was "The A-Team” -- the story of five rogue military commandos who teamed together to form an elite fighting unit. Now, a generation later, D

How drones will reshape the enterprise

Most people associate drones with troops and mad scientists tinkering around in their backyards. Thanks to technological breakthroughs -- including longer and safer flights -- and new federal guidelin

Hands on with Hover’s self-flying camera drone, which launches today

A year or so ago a new type of drone hit the (preorder) market. It was the self-flying camera drone – a device that promised to combine camera and AI technology to create a drone that you could

The drone race is off and running, with Israel in the lead

Audiences around the globe enjoyed all the action of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games thanks in large part to the drones hovering above the events (or below them), capturing every movement, from every an

What’s next for the U.S. drone market?

Following a major milestone for the domestic drone industry last week, industry insiders are expecting a big uptick in dollars invested in U.S. drone-tech companies — just maybe not an immediate one

What cities need to know about drones

As drones increasingly fly through our cities in the coming years -- delivering our latest order from Amazon or other on-demand retailers -- the regulation of our airspace and the environment in which

DJI wants to end shaky smartphone videos

DJI hopes you’re tired of shaky and embarrassing smartphone videos. The Osmo Mobile is a handheld 3-axis stabilizer gimbal for smartphones. Just strap a phone to the top and a similar gimbal use
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