Tagged: Drone

Indian 10th grader builds landmine-detecting drone, bags Rs. 50m in funding

landmine detecting drone Harshwardhan Zala

At 14 years of age, most students don’t even think about national security. Harshwardhan Zala however is different. The 10th grader from Sarvoday Vidhyamandir in Bapunagar, Gujarat, India has developed prototype of a landmine-detecting drone for war areas. Even better, the young innovator has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Rs. 5 crore with the Gujarat state government. The deal, in order to facilitate development of drones for detecting landmines in war zones, has been signed with the Department of Science and Technology in Gujarat. Read More…

CES 2017: Yi Erida is fastest carbon fiber drone you can control with phone

Yi Erida drone

Yi first made waves with $100 Xiaomi Yi action camera, now Atlas Dynamics has tagged up with Yi to deliver Yi Erida drone (a new sensation). Yi Erida is developed by Atlas Dynamics and it features a YI 4K camera onboard. It is first consumer drone made from carbon fiber. Unveiled at CES 2017, Yi Erida was shown in flight for the first time. Made from lightweight carbon fiber, the drone can reach speeds of up to 75 mph (approximately 120kmph), and it can remain airborne for almost 40 minutes, Atlas Dynamics claim. Read More…

CES 2017: GoPro Karma drone to be re-launched in February

Go Pro Karma relaunch CES 2017

GoPro were expecting big things with its Karma drone, but instead things went South and the company had to recall the units. The reason? Well, the drone people had purchased was having loss of power issues and tumbling from the sky. In fact GoPro had to recall all the units and refund the buyers with the full purchase amount. That is a very news from the perspective of business as well as brand image.
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Ehang 184 drone makes first successful unmanned flight, human’s still denied onboard

We all dream of flying solo like a bird in the air. There are a handful of companies trying to make this dream a reality. Chinese company Ehang may be the closest at doing that. The company unveiled its Ehang 184 AAV drone – an unmanned vehicle designed to fly a single personal without any pilot license at CES 2016. Exactly a year later, at CES 2017, the company has launched first unmanned flying video of drone. Read More…

AirSelfie – tiny drone with built-in camera gives wings to your selfie craze

Airselfie drone

What does a selfie fanatic in you do when stretching the arm or flexing out the selfie stick cannot fit in all friends or family members in one shareable frame? If you may, you can opt for AirSelfie – a pocket sized drone with built-in HD camera that can hover in midair to capture every moment perfectly. AirSelfie can takeoff right out of the palm of your hand, hover in air controlled with a smartphone app, and be returned to rest in a custom phone case, wherein it can recharge for another round of selfies. Read More…

Real custom-made sweaters for drones by Danielle Baskin

Drone sweaters

Danielle Baskin, a visual artist, has turned a joke into reality. A theme that is questionable if seen with expectation of utility- sweaters for drones to keep them warm and save battery in winters or in cold conditions. The maker is offering custom-made sweaters for those who believe in rights and quality of life of machines. The sweaters are made in different parts to fit perfectly on specific models. Read More…

Official Star Wars drones (crafts) can fly and shoot laser cannons for real

star wars drone

Next generation of toys is apparently revolutionized by advent of drone technologies.  The dreams of children obsessed with Star Wars icons have come true. Toy drone maker Propel has joined Lucasfilm for manufacturing of official quadcopter versions of Starfighters and other crafts like Tie Fighter, X-Wing Starfighters, Speeder Bike etc.  Along with serving the purpose of being memorabilia, these drones are meant to recreate Star Wars dog fights indoor.  These Starfighters can fly, hover, and shoot green and red colored lasers. Included sensors can detect hits taken by a craft and switch to crash mode. It sounds awesome, right? Read More…

DJI Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire Two drone for professional videographers

DJI Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire 2 drones

DJI is a pro when it comes to making drones, and they have proved their supremacy with offerings like the Phantom 4 and Inspire One. Just like every other product manufacturer DJI also wants to be the best at its game, so they keep coming up with better drones for the consumers. They want to capture the compact drone market with the latest Mavic drone, but their forte is the contemporary drone market where they are market leaders. Their latest launches are the Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire Two drones.

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Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com testing delivery drones outside Beijing

JD.com delivery drones-1

After Japanese delivery service Rakuten and San Francisco based startup Zipline, Chinese e-commerce company JD.com has launched consumer goods delivery trial using drones. The company has begun testing delivery using drones in rural locations outside the capital city of Beijing. According to different claims by different websites, JD.com has started trails with either five or 30 drone fleet. Read More…

Crowd favorite Airblock modular drone also doubles as a hovercraft

Airblock drone hovercraft

Lately, self-assembled drones which teach you a good bit of electronics have made the headlines. After-all, it is all about making the kids learn basics of electronics in a fun way. Flybrix did it successfully, and now Shenzhen, China-based Makeblock is offering Airblock on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. It is a modular drone which comes with individual components which stick together with the good old magnetic power. The drone apparently, also doubles as a hovercraft that glides on smooth ground.
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