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Tag: Drone

September 15, 2013

MIT SkyCall Uses Drones as Tour Guides

MIT SkyCall Uses Drones as Tour Guides
Nowadays, we often hear about unmanned aerial vehicles aka UAVs or drones in the news as next generation weapons of war. The researchers at MIT’s SENSEable City Lab want to dispel that notion and show people that this new technology can be used in more positive ways.…
August 21, 2013

Lockheed Martin Develops Drone to Ferry Cars Around

Lockheed Martin Develops Drone to Ferry Cars Around
There are plenty of drone variants available, but Lockheed Martin is pushing the boundaries of drone warfare thanks to their Transformer TX drones, which will be able to transport cars to and from the battlefield.…
July 24, 2013

Drone Controlled in First Person Via Oculus Rift: Drone’s Eye View

Drone Controlled in First Person Via Oculus Rift: Drone’s Eye View
The Oculus Rift will most likely lead to a new genre of first-person games, but it could also make drones a lot more fun to use.…
July 22, 2013

Paper Plane Drone: Little Brother’s Got His Eye on You Too

Paper Plane Drone: Little Brother’s Got His Eye on You Too
UAVs designed for military use are obviously expensive, but you still wouldn’t want to break even the more affordable recreational variants like the AR.Drone. That’s why Dr.…
July 5, 2013

DIY Quadcopter Kit: Drone It Yourself

DIY Quadcopter Kit: Drone It Yourself
Drones like Parrot’s smart quadcopters are slowly becoming popular toys. While they’re not dirt cheap, they’re very stable, easy to pilot and some of them even have cameras or can be fitted with one.…
June 11, 2013

iTray: Flying Drone Serves You Food

iTray: Flying Drone Serves You Food
Fast food is designed to be served quickly, but it could always be faster. Aimed at expediting service, the world’s first iPad-controlled flying food serving tray is here to help.…
June 5, 2013

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.…
May 26, 2013

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.…
May 18, 2013

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.…
May 11, 2013

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.…
March 27, 2013

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.…
February 26, 2013

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.…
February 16, 2013

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.…
February 14, 2013

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.…
February 4, 2013

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?…
February 1, 2013

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.…