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Drone With Jumping Legs Will Revolutionize The Drone Industry

The mention of drones, two things came to mind: vertically take-off aircraft, often in the form of multi-rotor configuration (or in rare occasion, dual rotor, like a helicopter) or a fixed wing aircraft that pretty much designed to destroy. Both have its short falls. A multi-rotor aircraft sacrifices speed and payload for convenient take-off and landing, while a fixed wing has to put up with need for runways for speed and heavier payload. Many drone makers knew this and while some stick to their guns, some opted to go the hybrid route with a VTOL setup. Continue reading Drone With Jumping Legs Will Revolutionize The Drone Industry

Bladeless Drone Is Impressive, But Not Quite Bladeless As It Says It Is

One drone enthusiast/aspiring aerospace engineer by the name of Stefano Rivellini claims that he has built the “world’s first bladeless drone.” But before you get excited, this ain’t no Dyson’s bladeless technology which the British company has used in its hairdryer and various fans; in fact, it is not quite bladeless as it says it is. Instead of the usual exposed rotor blades, Rivellini uses four ducted fans buried inside carbon fiber tube ducting. Here’s the official description: Continue reading Bladeless Drone Is Impressive, But Not Quite Bladeless As It Says It Is

After Robot Dogs, Micro Drones Can Worked Together To Open A Door Too

You already seen how Boston Dynamic SpotMini can let itself out a closed door, now meet a pair of micro flying robots (read: drones) that does the same. You read that right. Now, even drones no bigger than the palm of your hand can heave the door open too. Created by Stanford University, EPFL and NCCR Robotics in Switzerland, these micro drones called FlyCroTug features advanced gripping technologies that allow them to anchor to a surface and haul objects that weigh as much as 40 times their weight. I kid you not. They can actually do that. Continue reading After Robot Dogs, Micro Drones Can Worked Together To Open A Door Too

Russia’s Giant Drone Lifted 220 LBS, Wrote A New World Record

Now, here’s a drone that blurs the line between an aircraft and an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). It is called SKYF Cargo, a purposed built cargo drone that is now staking claim as Guinness World Record for the heaviest weight to be lifted by a remote-controlled multicopter. Built by Russian drone maker SKYF Technology, this drone so enormous that dwarfs every other non-military drones out there. Moreover, what makes this heavy-lifting drone ticks is very unique. Continue reading Russia’s Giant Drone Lifted 220 LBS, Wrote A New World Record

University Develop Incredible Drone That Changes Shape And Size On-The-Fly

Drones are suited for search and rescue operations, but they will be even better if they can pass through small openings to explore, say for example, damaged buildings. Instead of making drones smaller, which will inadvertently limit their functionality, JSK Lab at University of Tokyo proposes a segmented flying robot called DRAGON, and today, we learned that University of Zurich has one up that with a less creepy and very, very impressive drone. Continue reading University Develop Incredible Drone That Changes Shape And Size On-The-Fly

This Drone Splits Into Four To Rescue People Trapped In High Rise Fires

As the population in city centers grow, buildings become taller in order to accommodate more people in the same square area. In times of emergency, such as an outbreak of fire, towering skyscrapers present a new challenge for first responder like fire fighters. Fighting fire is one thing; retrieving people trapped in high rise buildings that are beyond the reach of fireman ladder is another major issue. Enters Net Guard UAV Concept. Continue reading This Drone Splits Into Four To Rescue People Trapped In High Rise Fires

Sunflower Labs Home Security Drone Has Its Sight Set On High-end Homes

SECOM has done it. Galileo USA (which appeared to be defunct now, btw) pitched the idea back in 2015 and both Airobotics and Otsaw Digital are still in it. Yes. We are talking about security drone system here. With the exception of Galileo’s, the aforementioned companies dabble in commercial-industrial security drone systems which means there exist a void in the market waiting to be filled. Or at least that what’s former Evernote executive Alex Pachikov believes. Continue reading Sunflower Labs Home Security Drone Has Its Sight Set On High-end Homes

Future Autonomous Taxi Is A Car That Is Also A Drone, But Not A Flying Car

Now this something we considered thinking out-of-the-box. When we think autonomous public transport, we often think self-driving car, self-driving bus, and autonomous drone. But Airbus, together with design studio Italdesign and Audi have come together to dream up a concept that is definitely not inside the box. The concept, called Pop.Up Next, can travel on regular roads and also take to the skies, but no, it is not quite a flying car. Continue reading Future Autonomous Taxi Is A Car That Is Also A Drone, But Not A Flying Car

Alphabet’s Drone Delivery Service To Go On Trial In Finland Next Year

If you are wondering what Google’s parent company Alphabet is or has been doing, well, this is one of the many things the company is doing: delivery using drone. The idea is not new, though. Amazon is among the the first to propose this seemingly audacious idea, but soon the idea caught up with the rest, including the likes of Swiss Post, Domino’s, and more recently, Flytrex – just to name a few. In fact, Alphabet has already started trialing delivery of a range of food and convenience items to customers in Australia for more than year now. Continue reading Alphabet’s Drone Delivery Service To Go On Trial In Finland Next Year

Basketball RC Drone Could Be The Golden Snitch Of The Real World

What you see here is the future of basketball and in case you haven’t already notice, this seemingly normal ‘basketball’ is also a drone. OK. We are just kidding when we say it is the future of basketball. It is NOT, but it could very well be. Imagine a game of basketball played like Quidditch in Harry Potter’s world, with this flying basketball, Zcadoo Folding Basketball RC Drone, as the Golden Snitch. Ermmm. What about the flying broomsticks? Well, TBH, we haven’t thought about that yet. Baby step, my friend, baby step. For now, players will have jump to grab this basketball snitch. OK. I am kidding again. You don’t do that. You just fly this thing like any other toy drones. Continue reading Basketball RC Drone Could Be The Golden Snitch Of The Real World