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Airbus Successfully Demoed Parcel Delivery Drone With NUS

The future of small parcel delivery is no doubt from up above. Amazon has been working hard to realize this and even go as far as pushing a pilot in UK. Several other companies, including DHL, has also embarked on the same path and in the case of DHL, an unmanned drone was used to delivery of medicines and such across great length. However, we have yet to see one that is truly adapted to dense urban environment, until now. Meet Skyways, a collaborative project between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and France’s multinational aerospace giant Airbus that differs from the majority in that it is a complete system featuring automatically loading and unloading via a robotic arm. Now that, my friends, is what we call futuristic! Continue reading Airbus Successfully Demoed Parcel Delivery Drone With NUS

Intel Light Drones Open For Winter Olympic, Made New World Record

It looks like Intel is determined to be the name in the new-age fireworks with the use of drones. Not content with having just 100 drones up in the sky in 2015, the processor maker put 500 drones into the sky in Germany in 2016, ‘dancing’ to a live orchestra, which bagged it a Guinness World Records, and this time, Intel has outdone itself again with 1,218 Intel Shooting Star drones which lit the night sky at the Winter Olympic 2018 opening ceremony in PyeongChang, South Korea, on February 9. The feat was witnessed by Guinness World Records and subsequently recognized as a new world record for “most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously.” Continue reading Intel Light Drones Open For Winter Olympic, Made New World Record

PITTA Is Modular, It Is An Action Cam, A Selfie Drone And Also A Security Cam

Have you ever thought about what if your action cam could fly? Wait. What am I talking about. Of course, it can, but that thing that fly and taking images is called action cam. So, it is not exactly the kind of action cam most people would have imagined. That said, what we are talking about here isn’t a separate device either. We are talking about the very same device which you use to take ground shots, doing aerial imaging. Sounds impossible? Well, not quite because PITTA is the exactly that. As a matter of fact, PITTA, the brainchild of Eyedea, Inc., is more than just an action cam and a drone; it is also a home security camera if you need it to be. Continue reading PITTA Is Modular, It Is An Action Cam, A Selfie Drone And Also A Security Cam

DJI Announced A Super Portable Mavic Imaging Drone Called Mavic Air

DJI has never known for small drone. The smallest the China drone maker ever had until today is the Mavic. TBH, Mavic is not that small and therefore, it may not tickles some people’s fancy. But that changes a couple of days ago when the company announced an all-new Mavic, called Mavic Air. So how small are we talking about? Well, it is really small, like smartphone kind of small. When folded down, the DJI Mavic Air is not bigger than an iPhone 8 Plus which lead the company to proclaim it as the drone maker’s smallest drone yet. Continue reading DJI Announced A Super Portable Mavic Imaging Drone Called Mavic Air

Little Ripper Lifesaver Drone Saved Two Teens From Dangerous Riptide

Unexpected riptide can sometimes overwhelm even experienced swimmers and if that happens, the question of life and death depends on if someone or something can look out for beach users in distress. But with waves come crashing in, it sometimes can inhibit the line of sight, or even hear the call for help. This is where Westpac Little Ripper Helicopter Drone (officially, Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver) aims to make the difference between life and death. Continue reading Little Ripper Lifesaver Drone Saved Two Teens From Dangerous Riptide

Some Guys Built A Manned Flying Bathtub, Flew It To Buy A Bread

There are YouTubers who love to take risks and then there are YouTubers who take risks with things they have made. Germany YouTubers, The Real Life Guys, belongs to the latter, which kind of made them super cool. Super cool because, they have made a working submarine, design and built a variety of flying contraptions, including manned ones, and made a bathtub fly. The last one is especially cool because, it is actually a manned drone, which kind of makes it an aircraft. Continue reading Some Guys Built A Manned Flying Bathtub, Flew It To Buy A Bread

Watch How A Drone Operator Saves A Boy From Becoming Sharks Feed

Lets take breather from CES and witness a shocking moment when a boy narrowly escapes the jaws of a school of sharks. A boy wadded into the shallow water at the beach to have some innocent fun not knowing that four sharks, possibly shopping for something to sink their teeth into, were lurking around. As soon as the boy hits the water, the sharks can be seen coming onto the boy. Now, we all know that not all sharks bite, at least not intentionally anyways, and there is no way of telling what type of sharks were involved to determine the threat at the point in time. Continue reading Watch How A Drone Operator Saves A Boy From Becoming Sharks Feed

China’s Geneinno To Bring Poseidon I And New Underwater Drones To CES

China-based underwater drone maker, Geneinno, has been around for quite a while, but it is only this year, the team is taking its unmanned underwater vehicle, or UUV, to the world’s biggest electronic show, CES in Vegas. The company will be showcasing the Poseidon I underwater drone to establish its presence. Powered by three thrusters, the Poseidon I gets an 1/2.9-inch CMOS sensor with 120-degree lens, capable of FHD videoing in H.264/Flv format and captures still in JPEG format onto a 32 GB micro SD card. The camera is flanked by two (though I see four?) 600 lumens LED lights, but it is not clear if the camera and the lights are remotely tilt-able. Continue reading China’s Geneinno To Bring Poseidon I And New Underwater Drones To CES

Cyborg Beetles Could Join Cyborg Dragonfly In Saving Lives In Future

Remember the cyborg dragonfly developed by researchers at Draper and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Well, as it turns out, it wasn’t the first. But really, are we even surprised? Cybernetic is like the next (inevitable) evolution of robotics. Anyways, researchers over at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, together with University of California Berkeley, has joined forces to developed a cyborg beetle whose flight can be controlled remotely by humans. I know how it sounds like. It sounds rather creepy (because of spying and stuff), but despite so, cyborg technology could be the answer to the future of search and rescue operations. Continue reading Cyborg Beetles Could Join Cyborg Dragonfly In Saving Lives In Future

AT&T Flying COW Brings Cell Services To Disaster-hit Areas In Puerto Rico

When disaster strikes, communication is as important as basics like water and power. The importance of communication cannot be overstated and understanding this, U.S. telecommunication giant AT&T has a drone helicopter, aptly called Flying COW (Cell on Wings), that will serve to provide temporarily cell services, including data, voice and text. The unmanned heli is an experimental technology currently deployed in Puerto Rico after the Caribbean Sea island state was swept by Category 5 Hurricane Maria, the worst natural disaster to hit the Dominica. Continue reading AT&T Flying COW Brings Cell Services To Disaster-hit Areas In Puerto Rico