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Drone usage by local police, fire departments quickly increasing | WTOP Nearly a dozen police and fire departments near D.C. are using drones to capture criminals and fight fires, but are also sparking some concerns.
Biki is the world’s first bionic fish drone | Daily Mail Online The BIKI, developed in China and available to pre-order for £420 ($549), can keep its balance in rough water conditions and automatically swerves to avoid obstacles.” name=”description
Faster, more nimble drones on the horizon | MIT News New MIT algorithm makes fast, efficient sense of incoming visual data, ultimately enabling more nimble drones
Watch: ‘Top hats’ keep drones from crashing – Futurity Researchers have put “top hats” on drones to keep them from crashing, and devised autonomous blimps that can read our hand gestures and faces.
Robotic falcon will chase birds at Canadian airport ​​Canada’s Edmonton International Airport handles about 168,000 flights annually, so it’s vitally important that birds aren’t smacking into flying aircraft or getting sucked into their engines. Soon, a robotic falcon known as Robird will enter service to scare those birds away.
Panther Drone Delivers Package by Air and Land – Lovesick Cyborg : Lovesick Cyborg Advanced Tactic’s Panther drone is a four-wheeled robot that can deliver packages by air and land within a four-mile radius
Walmart plans fly drones in it stores to assist you in your shopping
Review: DJI Mavic, the pro-grade camera drone that fits in your pocket The development pace of the drone industry is terrifying. If you’d have told me last year I could have an aerial camera drone with all the functionality of the Phantom 4, but that could fold up and fit in my pocket, I wouldn’t have believed you. And yet, here we are.
Turn off-the-shelf drones into an intelligent swarm – Futurity Engineers are programming cheap drones to quickly map an oil spill. The work is inspired by nature and guided by the math of swarms.
The world’s first droneport: an African revolution – Factor
Shift Drone Controller Needs Your Thumb to Control Drones | Digital Trends Who said flying had to be hard? All you really need is your opposable thumb. That is, if you’re looking to fly the Shift drone.
Cardboard delivery drone has a one-way ticket A new cardboard drone being funded by DARPA won’t concern itself with the need to return to its sender, with the ability to deliver vital goods and disappear soon after the job is done. ​
You can buy this 100 mph drone — try not to hurt anyone – The Verge I traveled to the Aerodrome yesterday for the third annual CES Drone Rodeo. The venue is empty desert next to picturesque mountains, just beyond the restricted air space around Las Vegas.
Underwater drone lets anglers lay eyes on the prize For this year’s CES, Beijing drone-builder PowerVision has taken the wraps off a submersible drone that uses sonar to detect fish, blue light to lure them in and a 4K camera to stream all the action back to the boat.
The Feathers on This Drone Increase Its Accuracy in Flight This drone flies like a bird to make it more maneuverable.
Drone controllers Evolve to include a second screen From follow-me offerings to high-end professional drones with specially designed screens, there are a huge number of different takes on how to keep your drone in the sky. The latest comes from XDynamics, which has created the world’s first dual-screen controller for its Evolve camera drone.
Tough 3D-printed drone features embedded electronics With the ever-present potential for crashes, collisions and rough landings, multicopter drones need to be built solid. It was with this in mind that a PhD candidate at Nanyang Technological University recently 3D-printed a working quadcopter, adding in its electronics as it was being printed.
Long-range anti-drone gun can secure the entire neighborhood If you don’t have access to a flock of drone-hunting eagles, a new weapon could be the next-best option, with the ability to ground unmanned aircraft from up to 1.3 mi (2 km) away.
DJI Inspire 2: Professional-grade aerial cinematography in an all-in-one, ready to fly package DJI’s Inspire One was kind of like a Phantom drone for pilots with a bit of extra cash. But the Inspire 2 is a whole new ball game, with a distinct focus on industrial grade professional cinematography. And DJI has commissioned a short film, shot using only the Inspire 2, to prove the point.
Drones will light up holidays at Disney starting Nov. 20 – Orlando Sentinel Three hundred drones will light up Walt Disney World in a new holiday show called “Starbright Holidays.” Disney is collaborating with Intel on the proj
AT&T And NASA To Build National Drone Tracking System – Vocativ Vocativ uses intelligent technology, smart journalists and the wisdom of the crowd to find story leads and angles no other news organization can.” data-reactid=”17
This Quarter-Sized, Self-Powered Drone Is the Smallest in the World The Piccolissimo comes in two sizes, a quarter-sized one weighing less than 2.5 grams and a larger, steerable one that’s heavier by 2 grams and wider by a centimeter. According to the researchers, 100 or 1,000 small controllable flyers like the Piccolissimo could cover more of a disaster site than a single large drone and more cheaply.
Watch: The World’s First Giant Leap Pizza Delivery by Drone A revolution awaits for pizza lovers.
Autonomous Boats Are Sailing Towards Amsterdam MIT and the AMS Institute in the Netherlands are starting the ROBOAT project.
Ghost marine platform takes a dive with unmanned submersible Guardian A few years ago, JMS unveiled the Ghost, an angular boat that could actively reduce drag in the water by creating a bubble of gas around its foils. Now it has announced the Guardian, a submersible craft designed for both manned and unmanned military operations, on or below the surface.
The World’s Smallest Drone is Voice Controlled, And it Can Fit in Your Pocket Amazon has created the smallest drone ever – and it’s targeted toward consumers, not for delivery. Using RFID-search capabilities and facial recognition software, the drone can help locate lost persons or objects.
Fly my pretties: Amazon patents personal mini drones to locate lost cars or kids Imagine you’re trying to find your car in a crowded parking lot. Simply say “locate car” and a tiny drone on your shoulder flies off and guides you to it. Amazon has been awarded a patent for such a drone, which may also be used by emergency personnel to locate missing children or spot fires.
The seven best drones for your Christmas wish list Whether selfies are your game or you’re shooting for drone racing fame, our selection of the year’s best drones has something for everybody looking to take their aerial exploits to the next level.
The Aquatic Drone That Gobbles Ocean Garbage This drone studies the ocean while cleaning it up.
Unmanned boat gets unmanned sub to launch unmanned aircraft In a three-day US Naval exercise, Lockheed Martin recently achieved a world-first. It used an unmanned submersible to launch an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), while an unmanned surface vehicle provided surface reconnaissance and surveillance.
Pouncer drone can be packed to the propellers with disaster relief Delivering supplies to disaster sites is an inexact science. The Pouncer is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed to land accurately, while its hollow wings and body can be packed with food, water and medicine, the pre-formed shell used as shelter, and the frame burned for cooking fuel.
Another aquatic drone is ready to dive deep Another “underwater drone” has taken to the crowdfunding circuit, this time in the form of the CCROV. While it offers the same basic functionality as some other models, it does have at least one distinguishing feature – an integrated 4K camera that sends real-time video to its operator.
Why Drones Are Finding a Home on the Farm
This Eerie New Drone Comes With Spider-Like Grasping Arms A Japanese company first revealed their newest drone model. The upgrade will give the flying machine a set of arms built to lift up to 10 kg.
“Waste Shark” Among New Aquatic Drone Fixtures in Rotterdam Port The Port of Rotterdam Authority is welcoming innovation with arms wide open. Its vision to help make a smarter, cleaner, more efficient port has led to the deployment of water drones capable of surveillance and “eating” plastic waste.
Mercedes-Benz Vision Van Concept | Photos, Details, Specs | Digital Trends The Mercedes-Benz Vision Van concept is an all-electric, connected van that sports an automated package-loading system and a pair of drones.
Parrot turns enabler with S.L.A.M.dunk kit for drone developers Parrot’s newly-announced S.L.A.M.dunk is a development kit for drones equipped with hardware that suggests a particular focus on obstacle avoidance and navigation, but doubles as a desktop computer as well.
Royal Navy unveils robot spy speedboat  A drone speedboat that could pave the way for a Royal Navy robot fleet of high-speed reconnaissance and surveillance vessels has been unveiled by defence scientists.
Toy gun-packing drone might take backyard Nerf wars to the next level Some drones are built for speed, while others are crafted for high-grade aerial cinematography. Wingsland seems to have developed the S6 with a clear emphasis on simply having a grand old time.
Intel wants inspired minds to hop onboard with its new developer drone Intel has dabbled in drones in the past, but is now looking to be a driving force behind the technology’s rise, announcing a ready-to-fly drone called Aero that really is a software developer kit designed to usher in new applications.
Naval gazing: Elbit Systems takes its portable drone tech to the seas Lately we are seeing some interesting ideas around how drones can be put to work at sea, and Elbit Systems wants to be part of this conversation. Today it announced a waterproof drone based on a packable, land-based predecessor that that can be recovered and launched again within 15 minutes.
Fathom One lets adventurers explore underwater without getting wet The Fathom One is designed to make amateur photography beneath the waves a bit more accessible, with a modular design and an HD camera for adventurers taking the plunge into underwater exploration.
Drone-free: 7 ways to fortify your own personal airspace We’re tech optimists here at New Atlas, and that goes for small-scale unpersoned aerial vehicles. But clearly there’s something about their potential for snoopery that disgruntles the house-proud. Judging by the technology on this list someone somewhere thinks there’s an anti-drone buck to be had.
Watch a tiny drone paint a portrait of Grace Kelly – Futurity Computer scientists are programming drones equipped with a payload of ink to paint murals. Watch one stipple a portrait of Grace Kelly in this video.
Drones to Start Delivery of Medicine in Rural US Zipline, the company that brought drone delivery to Rwanda, is now partnering with the US Government to deliver basic medical supplies to rural areas in the US.
Ambulance Drones Could Be Saving The World Soon The drone is poised to improve the survival rate of patients to up to 80%.
Super quick follow-me camera drone uses artificial intelligence to be a better cameraman With 30 minutes’ flight time, a top speed around 50 mph and folding arms so you can throw it in a backpack with the propellers still on, the Staaker is a powerful follow-me camera drone. But it’s brains, not brawn, that this company hopes will separate it from the pack.
Alphabet’s Project Wing Delivery Drones to Be Tested in U.S. – Bloomberg Politics
DJI’s first drone arena gives novices space to spread their wings Getting a grip on drone piloting can be a difficult (and costly) exercise, but DJI is looking to give beginners more room to move. This month, the Chinese company will open the doors to its first indoor facility designed to accomodate beginners earning their wings.
Lehmann launches future-proof, modular drones for professionals France’s Lehmann Aviation is looking to help professional drone users future-proof their UAVs with what the company claims is the world’s first modular design in its latest line of drones.
US Army welcomes tethered drones into its unmanned aerial fleet Lately the US Army has been exploring tethered versions that could help plug some holes in its military strategy, and has now placed an order with drone-maker CyPhy Works for a wired aerial vehicle that could provide an eye in the sky for days at a time.
Look out London: Amazon drone delivery trials to kick off in the UK Amazon has found itself a new ally in its plans to get the Prime Air delivery service off the ground, today announcing a partnership with the UK government to commence trials using its autonomous drones.
Flying Donuts? 7-Eleven Just Completed The First Commercial Drone Delivery A drone just delivered coffee and donuts, completing the first US-approved drone delivery. Retailer 7-Eleven worked alongside drone delivery company Flirtey to transport the consumables.
The world’s fastest consumer drone can record 4K video at 85 miles per hour | The Verge George Matus was 11 years old when he flew his first drone. “I was immediately hooked,” the young man tells me with a grin. By age 16 he was competing as a professional drone racer and acting as a…
Amazon wants to use lampposts, churches as drone ‘perches’€™ Patent filed to use tall structures such as lampposts or churches to allow the drones to recharge and pick up packages.
Hate Pests? This Drone Is Here To Save The Day The OPTiM Agri-drone uses a camera to scan fields for pest clusters.
More Drones for Hire Coming to U.S. Skies in Landmark Rules – Bloomberg The opening of  U.S. skies to more commercial drones with long-awaited regulations that the government hopes will spawn new businesses inspecting bridges, monitoring crops and taking aerial photography.” data-ephemeral=”true
Meet The World’s First Self-Driving Warship The Sea Hunter was designed by the US military to hunt for enemy submarines.
Drones with radiation detectors designed for nuclear emergencies | Las Vegas Review-Journal They look like miniature Reaper drones, but instead of laser-guided missiles and bombs under their wings, the Sandstorm drones will carry radiation detection sensors and optical imagery gear.
Nevada to Begin Testing Autonomous Passenger Drones A Chinese company called EHang is partnering with the state of Nevada to test automated flying passenger drones, and they plan to begin later this year.
Walmart is developing a drone – Business Insider Walmart expects to have drones checking inventory in its distribution centers by the end of the year.
This anti-drone ray will soon protect the skies at US airports | ZDNet The AUDS ray uses thermal imaging for detection, and powerful, directional radio frequency inhibitor to jam signals to drones — making them unresponsive.
A Low-Tech Solution for Taking Down Drones? Eagles Guard from Above is teaming up with the Dutch police to train and develop tactics for using eagles and other birds of prey to take down drones safely.
Nevada nuclear test site to trial atomic disaster technology | Daily Mail Online The ‘Sandstorm’ unmanned aircraft will be used by the US government in Nevada for remote radiation sensing and environmental monitoring, along with other security applications.
US Navy to Deploy Submarine-Launched Drones Blackwings are the U.S. Navy’s new reconnaissance drones that can be tube-launched from submarines and unmanned underwater vehicles. The new tech was developed to counter Chinese advancements in anti-ship ballistic missiles.
This Fully Autonomous Diving Drone Will Follow And Film You Underwater iBubble was designed for scuba divers, free divers, and recreational snorkelers who wanted to be able to explore the deep-sea without having to hold a camera.
UPS wants to be a player in drone delivery, starting in Rwanda – MarketWatch UPS announced a partnership with drone startup Zipline to explore using drones to send medical supplies through Rwanda.
Single-propeller ‘drone’ flies when you throw it like a frisbee Researchers have created a new kind of flying machine (technically, not a drone) that only needs one blade to fly.” data-page-subject=”true” name=”description
First Autonomous, Human-Sized Drone Will be Used for Organ Deliveries The company behind the world’s first autonomous drone for humans has just announced that it will be used to eventually automate the organ delivery system.
Firefighting drone serves as a reminder to be careful with crowdfunding campaigns | TechCrunch And then there’s this: an Indiegogo campaign for the world’s first firefighting drone. As a lover of both drones and crowdfunding campaigns, I nearly wet..
University of Florida Holds First Drone Race Using Mind Control Drone-racing just moved to a whole new level by combining with BCI technology, resulting in a drone race controlled solely by the mind.
This Flying Saucer Zaps Fires with Sound Inventor Charles Bombardier has developed the Firesound drone, a multipurpose UAV that fights forest fires with sound, and can be used to detect the early stages of a fire and even seek out missing persons.
The “Gremlins” Are Coming!—Meet DARPA’s New Air-Launched Drones DARPA has awarded Phase 1 contracts to several companies who will attempt to make the “Gremlins” air-launched drone program a reality.
Welcome to the Age of Autonomous Drone Ships Rolls-Royce has released their vision of the future of shipping, which will see the continued evolution of that ongoing trend toward automation and “unmanned autonomy.”
China Has a New Armed Drone Helicopter And it’s ready for mass production.
Drones Have Reached a Tipping Point—Here’s What Happens Next – Singularity HUB
Dutch Police Training Eagles to Take Down Drones – IEEE Spectrum Attack eagles are training to become part of the Dutch National Police anti-drone arsenal
Lily, A Camera Drone That Automatically Follows You, Pulls In A Mountainous $34 Million In Pre-orders | TechCrunch Self-driving drone Lily has had quite the success in sales and it’s not even on the market yet. The startup pulled in a whopping $34 million in pre-orders by..
Drone catcher: ‘robotic falcon’ can capture, retrieve renegade drones — ScienceDaily Small drones have proven to be effective tools of mischief, from spying to smuggling to hacking.” 
Chinese firm EHang reveals self flying MEGADRONE taxi | Daily Mail Online EHang claims to be building the world’s first ‘Autonomous Aerial Vehicle’ for transporting people. Unveiled at CES in Las Veges, the 184 flies itself
Texas police use drone to catch armed suspects near school – Houston Chronicle
Amazon Shows Off New Prime Air Drone With Hybrid Design | TechCrunch Amazon delivered a lovely update on its ‘Prime Air’ project today — almost exactly two years after it showed the first iteration of its drone. You know, the..
ISIS beware: New solar-powered robot plane can stay in air for 90 days | Latest News | Breaking UK News & World News Headlines | Daily Star A DRONE that looks like a giant daddy longlegs could transform the war against ISIS.
RoboBee: Watch video of amazing tiny robot that can fly and swim [VIDEO]
Watch Google’s new Project Wing drone deliver a package | Digital Trends Google X engineers are making good progress with their second attempt at creating a delivery drone. The new design, shown off in a video tweeted Monday, looks a lot lighter and less bulky than its predecessor, and still uses a winch and cable for deliveries.
Self repairing city: Robots and drones made in Leeds to repair potholes and street lights – Yorkshire Evening Post
FLYBi drone features VR headset, wrist remote and automatic battery-swapping The crowdfunded drone explosion continues with the FLYBi, a quadcopter designed to put you in the “cockpit,” sort of.
If they only had a brain: Emergency response drones get smarter | ZDNet First-gen emergency response drones were dumb. EagleEye Systems was founded by a group of registered pilots to fix that.
Anti-Drone Defense System That Can Fight Micro-UAVs Revealed in London UK defense firm Selex ES on Tuesday unveiled an electromagnetic shield designed to defeat commercial drones.
Drones + X | TechCrunch Small drones are advancing quickly. They used to be little else but sophisticated remote-controlled toys and people love to complain when we call them..
New Qualcomm Tech Could Lead to the Ultimate Drone | WIRED Most high-end Android phones pack Qualcomm’s system-on-a-chip. Now, a whole lot of drones are about to join the Snapdragon party.Most high-end Android phones pack Qualcomm’s system-on-a-chip. Now, a whole lot of drones are about to join the Snapdragon party.
Watch Sony’s new drone take off like a chopper – CNET Technically Incorrect: Claiming its prototype drone can fly for 2 hours, and at 106 mph, Sony sends the gadget up, up and away.
Welcome to the World, Drone-Killing Laser Cannon | WIRED The new portable weapon system is more like burning ants with a really expensive magnifying glass than obliterating Alderaan.The new portable weapon system is more like burning ants with a really expensive magnifying glass than obliterating Alderaan.
Facebook Won’t Be An ISP, But Built An Internet-Shooting Drone For Carriers | TechCrunch Facebook today detailed plans for its solar-powered, laser-connected, Internet-beaming Aquila drones, but confirmed it’s not going to compete with Internet..
Packages could be delivered by unicycle drones that swarm together | Daily Mail Online Transwheel drones (pictured), designed by engineers at Shenkar School of Engineering and Design in Israel, would use a single self-balancing wheel and a robotic arm to carry packages.
This drone delivers beer: Flytrex launches world’s first consumer delivery UAV | ZDNet But community and cloud-connectivity are the real selling points.
Facebook builds drone for internet access – BBC News The social network Facebook announces it has built its own drone to bring internet connectivity to remote parts of the world.
The best crowdfunded drones for awesome manoeuvrability | ZDNet We have rounded up the best successful crowdfunding drone and microcopter campaigns for autonomous and piloted flying using your smartphone.
Flirtey’s drone delivery trial a sucess – DIY Drones The Wall Street Journal reports on Flirtey’s FAA-approved drone delivery trial (Pixhawk-powered hexacopter): A pop-up health clinic in rural Virginia received…
Google Wants a Piece of Air-Traffic Control for Drones 
Big Updates for 3D Printing Slicers | Make: Over the past few weeks, we have seen major updates to many of the most vital packages that we use to operate our 3D printers.
Cults 3D Comes Full Circle, Partnering with 3D Hubs for Easy Commerce & 3D Printing – 3DPrint.com While 3D Hubs was founded on a unique and very well-received concept, and they obviously employ a great team, this is a company that thrives because they have the power of the making community behind them. In a massive capacity. If you’ve been following their monthly <a href=http://3dprint.
Giant Leap Exponential Technologies 64x64A CLOSER LOOK AT CHINA’S DIVINE EAGLE DRONE
Parrot Unveils 13 New Minidrones That Jump And Glide For Under $189 | TechCrunch Parrot unveiled 13 new minidrones this week, all for under $189. The terrestrial “Jumping” drone got a major upgrade, with LED lights for nighttime..

 

Game of Drones: Combat and racing are growth areas for consumer drones | ZDNet Most consumer drones to date have been geared toward cinematography, but drone sports leagues are cropping up and promise a new growth area for a red hot market.

 

SAPVoice: How Drones Deliver The Goods Across The Enterprise – Forbes By Shivani Govil, Vice President, Mobile Innovation Program, SAP Countless sci-fi novels and Hollywood blockbusters feature futuristic worlds where flying objects are the norm. Guess what? We are starting to see this come to life in the real world. Drones, for instance, are geting a lot of attention – what started off as […]

 

Use Of Drone By Lifeguards At Local Beach Reveals Chilling Look At Sharks Near Shoreline « CBS Los Angeles A new drone that is being utilized by Southland lifeguards reveals a chilling look at how many sharks are just feet from the shoreline at one beach.A new drone that is being utilized by Southland lifeguards reveals a chilling look at how many sharks are just feet from the shoreline at one beach. News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of LA/OC

 

The Iranian drone that could save your life Impact Journalism Day: A young Iranian is flying high with lifeguard drones
How to build your own drone (part 1) – Canadian Developer Connection – Site Home – MSDN Blogs
First FAA-Approved Drone Deliveries Coming July 17
Microsoft’s drones to catch mosquitoes and help stop epidemics | Business Standard News Read more about Microsoft’s drones to catch mosquitoes and help stop epidemics on Business Standard. Microsoft researchers are developing autonomous drones that collect mosquitoes to look for early signs that potentially harmful viruses are spreading, with the goal of preventing disease outbreaks in humans. Project Premonition, launched by

 

 

 Droning on forever? Boeing patents UAV that could fly indefinitely, recharge in mid-air

 

 

11 jawdropping videos that will make you want a drone Here’s a round-up of some of the most impressive drone videos on the internet.

 

 

Unmanned aerial vehicle used to study gray whales from above — ScienceDaily

 

 

The long-range drone that can keep up with a car and fly for an hour – TechRepublic A German team are aiming to build a faster drone that can keep going for longer by adding combustion engines.
Air Force Developing Swarms of Mini-Drones | Fox News The Air Force is in the early phases of developing swarms of mini-drones designed to overwhelm and confuse enemy radar systems or blanket an area with multiple sensors at the same time, service officials said. While still primarily in the laboratory stage, the concept is gaining traction with Air Force scientists who are making progress […]

 

 

SPARK, the italian drone recognized by ENAC (Italian FAA ) for professional aerial work. – DIY Drones Drones and aerial work in Italy. Despite some difficulties of a regulatory and bureaucratic, dictated by the regulation on unmanned aircraft, now almost ev…

 

 

Windows 10, Xbox Controller and Drones (Oh yeah) | Coding4Fun Blog | Channel 9 Drones! It’s been like forever since we’ve highlighted drones here, so when I saw this and that Shahed Chowdhuri not only used an Xbox Controller but also Windows 10, well heck, there’s no way I could

 

 

Saying ‘I do’ … with a drone | Stuff.co.nz The wedding photography business continually pushing the limits, with photographers employing GoPro, drone and time-lapse technology.

 

 

This compact drone can be folded up like origami and fits in your pocket A compact, foldable drone inspired by origami can unfold itself automatically and take flight within a fraction of a second.” data-page-subject=”true” name=”description

 

 

Police chiefs group offers drone-use policy | UTSanDiego.com Mobile Police agencies across the nation are increasingly using drones to improve public safety, but need clear operations policies and limits to win public trust, experts said at an international police chiefs conference in San Diego.

 

 

Flying TANK dron climbs over terrain and can take to the air if needed | Daily Mail Online A London-based inventor is seeking funding for the B-Unstoppable (shown). The ‘flying tank drone’ has caterpillar tracks and four propellers. On the ground it is able to clamber over a variety of terrain.

 

 

Lily is the Coolest Drone Camera you can Pre-order for $499 Drones are becoming increasingly popular, be it for aerial videos, surveillance or for action sports. We’ve talked before about AirDog and Hexo, two autofo

 

NVdrones: Create a Drone App in Minutes! – DIY Drones Hi everyone, Its been a while since our last update for our closed beta. We’ve been busy working on our hardware, firmware, SDKs, and our pre-order page. …

 

 

Illinois gets go ahead to use ‘unmanned aircraft’ to speed ahead to crime scenes | Daily Mail Online Illinois State Police have been given the go-ahead for the first ‘drone cops’. Officials say the program ‘is not being implemented for surveillance purposes’ and will photograph crash and crime scenes.

 

This drone claims to be the world’s smallest – CNET Meet the Wallet Drone, a tiny quadcopter that tucks into its wallet-size controller so you can set the skies abuzz no matter where you happen to be.

 

‘Cicadas’: US military’s new swarm of mini-drones | AMAZING & INTERESTING – geo.tv WASHINGTON: US military scientists have invented a miniature drone that fits in the palm of a hand, ready to be dropped from the sky like a mobile phone with wings.The “micro air vehi …

 

 

China Preparing for Drone Warfare | Washington Free Beacon PLA plans to build 42,000 UAVs, Pentagon says

 

Armed Drones Seen as Dogfight-Ready in (Not-Too-Distant) Future – Bloomberg Business ” data-ephemeral=”true

 

Biotech Wired – Stickybot is what you get when you blend a drone and a gecko

 

 

Google boss sets sights on developing autonomous plane | Daily Mail Online Dave Vos, the head of Google’s experimental Project Wing, has said that passenger aircraft should be controlled by drones rather than human pilots as it would improve safety.

 

UAE Opens International Drones For Good Competition – Forbes VideoDrones have the capacity to save lives, monitor our environment, track storms and even help companies monitor their networks for upgrades and repairs. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) estimates that as many as 7,500 commercial drones will be in the US airspace by 2018. Despite the heavy media focus on drones in the […]

 

Smallest drone in the world: Privacy is toast | BGR Privacy seems like such a quaint 20th Century concept, doesn’t it? Unbox Therapy has posted a video of the CX-10 Mini Drone, which is described as the world’s smallest drone and is a definite harbinger of things to come. In other words, it looks like privacy is finally toast.

 

Eye in the sky: Local constables using drones to fight crime The Harris County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office said the two drones are game changers in getting intel before serving search warrants, on SWAT situations and even looking for escaped inmates.