Flying Fish, John Hopkins, UAV

With everyone focused on the best surveillance drones flying overhead, let us not forget about the many underwater drones hitting the market. Whether it’s the Pioneer, Biki or the PowerRay, manufacturers have been busy designing some innovative underwater drones. Taking it to the next level, Roboticists at the Research and Exploratory Development Department of the […]

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MIT Building Microchip Designed for Insect-Size Drones

In the past year alone, the world has been introduced to some of the most sophisticated drone technology. From the DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter to the Yuneec Typhoon Q500 Quadcopter, drones are capable of high-aerial 4K cinematography, come equipped with GPS navigational sensors, and can reach speeds of up to 45 mph. The next evolution […]

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In the not-to-distant future, a simple flick of the wrist will send your DJI Mavic Pro drone on its next aerial mission. A wave to the left, you’ll be able to command your drone to dart left. Clenching your hand into a fist – your Mavic drone will return back to its home base. This […]

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The Evolution of Drones

From the Voliro tilt-rotor hexacopter to the PowerRay underwater fish finder, drone technology has advanced exponentially over the past few years. With max speeds hitting upwards of 50 mph and 4K video resolution now the standard, drones are capable of much more than just high-res aerial photos. Drone makers are equipping their machines with state-of-the-art […]

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ETH Zurich Omnicopter

Even though drone technology has advanced by leaps and bounds over the past few years, there still room for improvement with regard to aerial performance. Even some of the Best Drones of 2017, whether it’s the DJI Phantom 4 or the Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K, have yet to master multi-planed in-flight maneuverability. That’s mostly due […]

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Mandatory Drone Registry Ruled Illegal

So it turns out the Federal Aviation Administration’s mandatory drone registry rule… well… was illegal. According to the May 19th Appeals Court decision, the 2015 FAA regulation requiring owners of unmanned aircraft’s weighing 0.55 and 55 lbs to register their devices was, in fact, a violation of the 2012 Modernization and Reform Act signed by […]

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Intel Falcon 8

Intel is positioning itself as a major player in the commercial drone market and doing so in style. At this year’s AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017 (May 9-11th), Intel is showcasing its Falcon 8+ drone system designed specifically for industrial inspection and close mapping application. Demonstrating an automated bridge inspection featuring the company’s latest UAV Mission Control […]

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Engineers at NASA’s Langley Research Center are currently flight testing an autonomous VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft designed to explore hard-to-reach areas on the planet Mars. The end goal is to discover sites ideal for human habitation on Mars using high-tech drones. Called the “Mars Electric Flyer” project, NASA is already putting its VTOL […]

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Not sure if YouTuber (and CNN employee) Casey Neistat is prepping for an epic entrance to launch the upcoming 2017 Winter X Games or he just loves pushing the limits of new technology; either way, he certainly turned some heads during his latest film project.

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