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Domino’s Drone Delivers Pizza: Is That Delivery or Di-dron-o?

Domino’s Drone Delivers Pizza: Is That Delivery or Di-dron-o?
It looks like Domino’s Pizza is at it again. A few weeks back they started renting DVDs in Brazil that smell like pizza when they get hot. Now here they are delivering pizza using drones. Maybe the upcoming robot apocalypse isn’t so bad after all.

B R/C Car Helicopter Hybrid: QuadCarTer

B R/C Car Helicopter Hybrid: QuadCarTer
Don Vitenzo invented a new type of quadcopter that’s sure to stoke the imaginations of kids and perhaps even vehicle makers. It’s called B, and it’s a remote-controlled quadcopter and car in one.
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Airburr Flying Robot Attaches to Walls, Someday Your Face

Airburr Flying Robot Attaches to Walls, Someday Your Face
This flying robot seems pretty creepy. Not only can it fly around, it can attach itself to walls like some sort of flying lizard. It won’t be long until these things have tentacles and attach themselves to our faces, while we thrash around suffocating.

Beer-dropping Octocopter is the Robot We Are Looking for

Beer-dropping Octocopter is the Robot We Are Looking for
Does it fly? Check? Does it have beer as a payload? Check. Does this robot deploy that beer via parachute to a thirsty human below? Check. I think I have just found man’s best robot friend.

Flying Rescue Lifeguard Drone Could be a Real Life Saver

Flying Rescue Lifeguard Drone Could be a Real Life Saver
Looking for a lifeguard that won’t get all out of shape like David Hasselhoff? A research lab in Iran is working on one – a robotic lifeguard that can respond instantly to passengers and crew who fall from ships by flying to their rescue and dropping a life preserver to them.

DARPA ARGUS-IS 1.8 Gigapixel Camera: Enough Resolution for Ya?

DARPA ARGUS-IS 1.8 Gigapixel Camera: Enough Resolution for Ya?
There are plenty of drones hovering overhead, but I have to say that mounting one of these ultra-high resolution cameras on one will make them very useful for Big Brother. Pretty soon, they’ll be able to spot what you’re having for breakfast from 20,000 feet in the air.

The World’s Cutest Drone: No Bombs on Board

The World’s Cutest Drone: No Bombs on Board
Drones have often been used in war theaters, but that doesn’t stop this little military drone from being pretty cute. It was deployed by the British Army in Afghanistan and it measures only four inches by two inches.

Lomo-Copter: The Artsy, Hipster Drone

Lomo-Copter: The Artsy, Hipster Drone
There was some uproar about the possibility of using unarmed drones over US soil to locate that cop turned killer fugitive, but maybe that’s because drones have a bad rap because of all of the bombs they’ve been known to drop.

Drones to Monitor Highways and Hand out Speeding Tickets (NOT)

Drones to Monitor Highways and Hand out Speeding Tickets (NOT)
Personally, I hate speed cameras, especially the new mobile ones that are hard to spot. Now, can you imagine drones flying all over the place and handing out speeding tickets if you go over the limit?

Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter Buzzes Its Way into Our Hearts

Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter Buzzes Its Way into Our Hearts
Since I already have an AR.Drone 2.0, I’m not really sure I need another quadrocopter. But that doesn’t mean I can’t want another quadcopter – especially one that I can fit in the palm of my hand.

Burrito Bomber Drone Delivery System: Your Move, TacoCopter

Burrito Bomber Drone Delivery System: Your Move, TacoCopter
Earlier this year we were treated to a funny hoax involving a quadcopter that was supposedly designed to deliver tacos. But don’t let that joke make you think that Mexican food and high tech aerial vehicles don’t mix.

Dad Builds Quadcopter to Walk His Son to the Bus Stop

Dad Builds Quadcopter to Walk His Son to the Bus Stop
Some of you will think this guy is the best dad ever, while others will think he is lazy. Personally I think he’s pretty awesome. Paul Wallich has entrusted a quadcopter to walk his son to the bus stop.

Dronestagram Digs up Pretty Depressing Images of Where the Drones Hit

Dronestagram Digs up Pretty Depressing Images of Where the Drones Hit
War isn’t always a bad thing – sometimes it’s been necessary for sweeping changes to take place. But it is, for the most part, a tragic time. Because aside from risking the lives of soldiers, there’s also the matter of taking away the lives of innocent civilians.

iStrike Shuttle iOS Drone Drops Ping Pong Balls

iStrike Shuttle iOS Drone Drops Ping Pong Balls
There are plenty of R/C flying toys on the market these days, but I don’t know of many that can actually launch projectiles. The iStrike Shuttle is a flying drone which can not only buzz around, but can drop ping pong balls.

Mind-controlled Quadcopter Drone: Telekinesis Tech

Mind-controlled Quadcopter Drone: Telekinesis Tech
The newest model of the Parrot AR.Drone can be controlled via the iPad. Fancy eh? Well, researchers at Zhejiang University have come up with a way to control the quadcopter using a person’s brain waves. That’s telekinesis, Kyle.

Hack a Day’s Drone Delivers a Shocking Surprise

Hack a Day’s Drone Delivers a Shocking Surprise
Hey Range, you wished for a weapon-equipped quadrotor drone right? Hack a Day has served as your genie. The folks who run the site managed to modify a Parrot AR.Drone to deliver a shock on contact.
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