Tagged: Drones

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…

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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Advanced SpectroDrone can detect explosives, drugs or chemicals within 1.8 miles radius

SpectroDrone

So far, we had a drone that hunts down landmines by detecting and detonating them, using metal detectors and hyperspectral imaging. Now, an Israeli-based security company Laser Detect Systems (LDS) has developed a highly advanced drone “SpectroDrone” that cannot just detect explosives and IEDs, but, as courtesy of advance laser spectrometry techniques, is capable of identifying several materials including narcotics, hazardous chemicals or chemical components, minerals and even some biological components. Apparently, drones  are proving to be much more important than just recreational toys, which is taking a form of nuisance as their number continue to grow. Read More…

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

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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…

Icarus Box: Ultimate drone hijacker can end drone-nuisance

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To get hold of unidentified, unwanted and non-regulated drone flights, security researcher Jonathan Andersson has developed a device that can hijack various types of drones in their mid-flight. The technology can snatch the controls from the owner or user, rendering the user-remote control a dead-peace of hardware. Instead of taking down the drone like Drone Munition 12 gauge 3” shot shell rounds, here we are talking about taking over total control of the drone without damaging it. Read More…

Hover Camera: Hovering pet like AI drone by Zero – Zero Robotics

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Technology has been advancing every day in all the spheres of life, and we benefit from the new tech-developments which are coming in the market every day. One such amazing development is the Beijing’s Zero – Zero Robotics (self-flying) Hover Camera. The drone is invention of Wang Mengqiu, the SEO of Zero – Zero Robotics. It is more than a personalized drone which captures the pictures of users by hovering over and around them from different angles. The major catch in this artificial intelligent drone flying camera is that unlike the big and heavy drones available in the market, this passport sized 4K camera is very light weight, takes almost no space and takes beautiful 13 megapixel photos with 4K video recording capabilities. Another good feature of this camera drone is that it does not use stereo vision (which is used by nearly all the drones), rather it uses facial recognition and follows a specific user to take their pictures.
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First delivery drones commissioned to transport blood to hospitals in Rwanda

Zipline Zips delivery drones in Rwanda

We have seen drones deliver packages from Amazon and Burrito, but these delivery drones commissioned in Rwanda are for real and backed by the government for a purpose. Developed by Zipline – a San Francisco-based startup in collaboration with the government, the drones called Zips will be used to deliver blood to patients in Western Rwanda. The rural region has 21 transfusing centers but it has remained aloof of appropriate healthcare because of poor accessibility. Read More…

DJI Mavic – Compact drone that fits in your pocket

DJI Mavic Drone

DJI is the best when it comes to consumer drones, and they proved it all-right with Phantom 4. Now the drone maker wants you to fly Mavic, a compact drone small enough to carry in a backpack or even a big back pocket of your pants. This quadcopter is almost half the size of DJI Phantom 4, without any comprise in its functions. To be precise, it can still do subject tracking, autonomous landings, gesture controls and avoid obstacles with ease. Most importantly, its video shooting capability is stunning, since it is loaded with 4K capable 12-megapixel camera shooting at 1080p HD (30 fps).
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Google drones fly of Chipotle trucks to deliver burritos in Virginia Tech

Google delivery drone Virginia tech

Google’s parent company Alphabet has been working on delivery drones under Project Wing for quite some time. Now, in collaboration with Chipotle Mexican Grill, the company is all set to execute trial flights of the drones delivering burritos to the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. The drones approved by FAA’s new commercial guidelines will fly out autonomously from Chipotle food trucks, but will have manual backup ready to take controls in case of any problem.    Read More…

Mercedes Benz Vans will have drones on top to deliver packages in last mile

Mercedes benz vans delivery drones

Sprinter Vans manufacturing arm of German car maker Mercedes Benz has designed delivery vans that will board two drones on the roof. Mercedes Benz Vans has partnered with Silicon Valley-based drone maker Matternet, to envision a future where delivery drivers will fly drones to deliver packages in the last short distance – the driver will park the van in the neighborhood and deliver one package, while the two drones onboard the van will be guided to deliver another two packages. Read More…