Tag Archives: Drone

Airdog Takes The Next-Gen Handsfree Camera Drone To Kickstarter

AirDog, the pioneer of digital leash drone, is back with a second auto-follow camera drone called Airdog ADII. This backpack-able drone (granted, you will need a full-size backpack for it) features an advanced intelligent tracking technology that adapts to the terrain that it is flying over. So, there’s no worry that your cycling adventure may take under some trees because, ADII will know to go over them and keep up with you when you emerge from the woods. Unlike most auto-follow drones which are controller first, auto-follow second, ADII is built from the ground up to be a handsfree drone. In other words, ADII involves zero manned operation. Continue reading Airdog Takes The Next-Gen Handsfree Camera Drone To Kickstarter

Drone Racing League Built The Fastest Racing Drone, Made World Record

It is official. The world’s fastest drone is the RacerX, built by Drone Racing League (DRL). RacerX set the Guinness World Records for the Fastest ground speed by a battery-powered remote-controlled quadcopter as it swooped back and forth across a measurement course of 328 feet (100 meters), clocking in a mind-bending average top speed of 163.5 miles per hour (263 km/h!). This record-making quadcopter was the handiwork Ryan Gury, DRL’s Director of Product, who was backed by DRL’s very own team of expert drone engineers. Continue reading Drone Racing League Built The Fastest Racing Drone, Made World Record

Rally Car Catching Some Air Nearly Took Out A Drone In Its Path

Drone has become a norm and so are the incidents of drone being taken out of the sky accidentally or intentionally. In a recent incident, a low-flying drone attempt to capture a spectacular footage of an oncoming rally car, a Toyota WRC piloted by Esapekka Lappi, catching some air, but unfortunately it got in the way of the launching car and resulted in a collision. Fortunately, like any good, accomplished rally car driver, the Finnish driver presses on and landed beautifully before speeding off leaving a cloud of dust as spectators cheered on. We are not quite sure if the excitement and applauses were for the beautifully executed Micky’s Jump, or a celebratory cheer for another injured drone (unlikely), or for the team’s ability to advert a potential deadly disaster. Continue reading Rally Car Catching Some Air Nearly Took Out A Drone In Its Path

DJI’s New Mini Drone Is Tech-packed And It’s Controllable By Hands Too

This is Spark, DJI’s mini imaging drone that is, well, fun. It is small, sports a refreshing design, and it launches right from the palm of your hand. While small, Spark has all the DJI technologies you will find on regular drones like the Phantom, or perhaps, even more. It powers up simply by recognizing your face, has stable hovering capability for capturing selfie/wefie, and it can return and land on your palm when you wave at it. And oh yea, in addition to the usual control means like DJI remote controller, mobile device, and DJI Goggles, Spark can be controlled by Continue reading DJI’s New Mini Drone Is Tech-packed And It’s Controllable By Hands Too

This Is Otsaw O-R3, The World’s First Ground-Aerial Outdoor Security

This is O-R3, a four-wheel security robot from Singapore-based Otsaw Digital that is designed to take the place of humans to patrol large outdoor compound. With a chubby and somewhat diminutive stature, coupled with big round headlights that look like eyes, the O-R3 looks more like a cartoon character out to entertain kids. However, kids it will not entertain for it as more important tasks at hand. Beneath its cute appearance hides an array of sophisticated technologies, including high-tech sensors, advanced machine learning algorithm and 3D SLAM technology, that will allow it to execute patrol duties normally carried by humans. Continue reading This Is Otsaw O-R3, The World’s First Ground-Aerial Outdoor Security

BIKI Is A Bionic Underwater Drone That Mimics A Fish And Does 4K Videoing

Those who travel on land for leisure have aerial imaging drones to capture breathtaking images, handsfree, but what about those who prefer to sightsee in open waters? About that, there are actually quite a few underwater imaging drones that will do the same for avid sea lovers and this little fellow you see here, called BIKI, is one of the newest entrants to the still-growing underwater drone market. But unlike the offerings we have seen thus far, BIKI is a little offbeat in the sense that it is more like a robot, or a bionic unmanned underwater vehicle, to be precise. Continue reading BIKI Is A Bionic Underwater Drone That Mimics A Fish And Does 4K Videoing

Meet Keelcrab Sail On, The World’s First Boat Hull Cleaning Drone

Good news, boat owners. You can say good bye to costly repainting of boat’s hull because there is this little hight-tech helper called Keelcrab Sail One – the world’s hull cleaning drone. Unlike many underwater drones you have seen thus far, Sail One is designed specifically to attach itself to the hull of any boat and carry out automated cleaning the hull. With an IP68 camera and accompanying 400 lumen LED, you can view the progress from a 7-inch display-equipped tethered remote control device. A generous 65 feet (20 meters) Kevlar-reinforced floating power supply cable provide Sail One with the reach while ensuring it will snap when tugged. Continue reading Meet Keelcrab Sail On, The World’s First Boat Hull Cleaning Drone

Extreme Fliers Want You To Get Into Drone Racing With This $65 Kit

Extreme Fliers, the company that brought to you the palm-size drone with gimbal is back, this time, it wants to get into the hobby of drone racing with a “competitively priced’ kit called Micro Drone Carbon Fibre Racing Kit. Obviously, it requires assembly, but what you will get is a tiny drone that touts customizability and hackability. The kit comes with multi-layer carbon fiber frame that offers this micro-size racer both strength and durability, while a new 5.8 GHz analogue camera FPV (Pro and Pro+ models) camera offers you real-time, low latency video piped straight to a FPV goggles and/or displays from a distance of over 200 meters (656 feet!). Continue reading Extreme Fliers Want You To Get Into Drone Racing With This $65 Kit

Why Fold The Drone When It Can Be Made Inflatable? Yes, Seriously.

At this point, it is hard not to acknowledge that drone is perhaps the greatest creation in recent times. Thanks to its ability to vertical lift and hover, it has a lot more than capturing breathtaking aerial images. But regardless of its applications, all of them are plagued by the same flaws: breakage and water. And those are things that you do not want when you are surveying a disaster zone, inspecting a structure et cetera. While some may opt to ruggedized the unit, but to be honest, whenever a hard material goes head-on with another hard material, it is never a good news and that’s not to mention that drone will drow when it hits a waterbody. Continue reading Why Fold The Drone When It Can Be Made Inflatable? Yes, Seriously.

Lockheed Martin’s F-16 Drones Can Plan And Execute Missions On Its Own

While program is on track to extend the service life of the nearly four-decade old F-16 Fighting Falcon, Lockheed Martin’s Skunkworks has been working with U.S.A.F. to lend unmanned capability to this dynamic multirole fighter aircraft. While F-16 drones are not the newest news – they has been used as targets for F-35s previously – it is, however, a news that it can now think and act on its own (which made me kind of go ‘yikes’). This means that this pilot-less fighter jet is capable of executing air-to-ground strike missions autonomously while reacting to contingencies and threats along the way before getting back to complete its objective. Continue reading Lockheed Martin’s F-16 Drones Can Plan And Execute Missions On Its Own