Tag Archives: Drone

With AI, Mystic Drone Is Like Your Personal Photo/Videographer

There are just way too many drones in the sky. What if a new entrant thinks it could do better? How should it differentiate itself from the horde of imaging drones? Or even wrestle a piece of this lucrative pie from the de facto leader like DJI? As far as Airlango concern, it is all about autonomy and artificial intelligence combined, and also, pricing. Those are the differentiating qualities it demonstrates on its Mystic autonomous drone. Continue reading With AI, Mystic Drone Is Like Your Personal Photo/Videographer

Cockroach-inspired Robot Bug Walks On Water, Land And Underwater Too

What you see in movies that depicted strange robots that are capable of doing just about anything are slowing materializing and the Harvard University’s Harvard Ambulatory Microbot, or HAMR, is a robot cockroach that is part of this realization. The development of HAMR has been going on and recently, we heard that it just got an upgrade. It can now walk on and under water. I am not sure if roaches walk on water, but this robot bug surely does. Continue reading Cockroach-inspired Robot Bug Walks On Water, Land And Underwater Too

Teal Drones’ CEO Took Toilet Paper Prank To A New Height With A Drone

Drones have made a lot of difference in our lives. They changed the way we talked selfie, below the water hull inspection, sprawl a new form of racing sport, and even elevates (pun intended) pranks. The toilet paper drone prank, pulled off by young CEO of Teal Drones, is example the latter. CEO George Matus thought it will be fun to give his COO Billy McGuire a memorable ‘present’ to mark the COO’s two years with the U.S-based drone maker. Continue reading Teal Drones’ CEO Took Toilet Paper Prank To A New Height With A Drone

In China, Dove Surveillance Drone Is Watching From The Sky Above

Drones that mimic real bird flight aren’t new. Festo has done it, so did Netherlands’ Clear Flight Solutions and several others, but China is the first to put such biomimicry into operation. China is fast solidifying itself as the pioneer in surveillance. Previously, we have reported on the smart glasses used by police to identify fugitives at crowded train stations, and now, it is this rather realistic dove that is doing the surveillance from up above. Continue reading In China, Dove Surveillance Drone Is Watching From The Sky Above

Robotic Snake Flies, Hovers And Transforms To Pass Tight Openings

What you see here is a probable invasion monster machine that aliens will use finish us off like in the Avengers movie. Demonstrated by JSK Lab at University of Tokyo, this thing here is called DRAGON which is short for “Dual-rotor embedded multilink Robot with the Ability of multi-deGree-of-freedom aerial transformatiON.” Phew. Continue reading Robotic Snake Flies, Hovers And Transforms To Pass Tight Openings

Intel Shooting Star Drones Were Used To Create This TIME Magazine Cover

After setting a couple of world records and gracing major events including CES, Winter Olympics and Super Bowl, proving that light drones may just be an alternative to traditional fireworks (and the future of light shows, for that matter), Intel has once again made headlines – this time, they literally became the cover of TIME Magazine drone special issue. Continue reading Intel Shooting Star Drones Were Used To Create This TIME Magazine Cover

You Be The Judge Of Whether This Puppy Was Saved By A Drone

In a recent, somewhat viral video posted by YouTuber Milind Raj, it claimed that a multi-rotor drone was used to save a puppy in distress. According to Milind Raj, the puppy found itself stranded a dry part of a deep storm canal (which I can’t figured out where), but the helpless pup was saved by “quick thinking” engineer using a multicopter equipped with a “robotic claw.” Continue reading You Be The Judge Of Whether This Puppy Was Saved By A Drone

Geneinno 6-Thruster Underwater Imaging Drone Is Listed On Taobao

Geneinno has removed the silhouette that hides the Geneinno Titan Underwater Imaging Drone we spoke about earlier this year. Sporting a black and orange body, Geneinno’s newest undermanned underwater vehicle (UUV) features a rather unconventional design with six outboard thrusters which bestow it with the ability to rotate 360-degree and achieve a top speed of 2 meters per second (which is equivalent to 4.5 mph/7.2 km/h/3.9 knots). Geneinno claims that the Titan is well capable of diving down to 150 meters (492 feet) and has a 3-hour run time per charge. Continue reading Geneinno 6-Thruster Underwater Imaging Drone Is Listed On Taobao

Is This Xiaomi Truck Building Kit A Blatant Copy Of LEGO Technic?

Soon to go public Xiaomi is known for many things. Among what it is known for, it has known as the jack of all trades. Some even go as far as to ridicule it as the provision goods of the tech world, but the Chinese company remains undaunted. Another thing that the company is quite known for is, its blatant copy of existing products. While the mobile division has moved on and embark its own design perspective, we can’t say the same for the rest and that includes its toys. Continue reading Is This Xiaomi Truck Building Kit A Blatant Copy Of LEGO Technic?

This Video Was Captured By A Nano Camera Drone In One, Continuous Take

Here’s a one-and-half minute video showing what a nano drone can do besides racing through tight spaces. What you are about to witness is a single, continuous take captured by a miniature, specialized camera like the RunCam Split Mini outfitted on a nano quadcopter. The video, which features Japanese JK group Onnanocos, was recorded in a high school building. The drone started from outside of the building, slipped in between the sakura tree before entering through the window to begin its various maneuver like going under the chairs, passing through the stretching arms and going past narrow spaces between two people. And there was a short chase scene too. Continue reading This Video Was Captured By A Nano Camera Drone In One, Continuous Take