Tag Archives: Drone

Hummingbird Robot Learned To Fly By Learning From Real Hummingbirds

It looks like someone have picked up where AeroVironment have left off. If you recall, AeroVironment had developed a Nano Hummingbird several yeas ago under a DARPA program aimed in developing Nano Air Vehicle or NAV. So, yeah, someone has developed a hummingbird drone and this being six years on, technology this hummingbird is way more advanced. Continue reading Hummingbird Robot Learned To Fly By Learning From Real Hummingbirds

China Has A Humvee-like Military Vehicle That Launches Suicide Drones

China is surely ramping up its military capability and with it, sprawling an industry that rapidly introduced rather disturbing military hardware, like the unmanned amphibious vehicle that could stay dormant for months before call to action and weird drone that is designed to drop precision bombs, for examples. The latest to surface is this armored wheeled vehicle with a Hummer vibe by Beijing Zhongzi Yanjing Auto Co. Ltd, or Yanjing Auto, as it is commonly known. Continue reading China Has A Humvee-like Military Vehicle That Launches Suicide Drones

BAE Systems MAGMA UAV Maneuvers By Puffing Air Instead Of Using Flaps

How aircraft takes off, flies and land hasn’t change a lot since its invention. They uses a combination of ailerons, elevators and rudders (otherwise known as control surfaces) to do so. Even rotary wing aircraft uses the same principle, except that in helicopters, it is maneuvered by manipulating the main and tail rotors via cyclic and collective inputs. However, this principle of modern flight may not be the only way how aircraft of tomorrow flies. Continue reading BAE Systems MAGMA UAV Maneuvers By Puffing Air Instead Of Using Flaps

DroneBullet is A “Missile Drone” That Will Knock Drones Out Of The Sky

It looks like the Russian homing rocket that is designed to knock out drones isn’t alone. A Canadian company, AerialX, also has a similar anti-drone drone that does the same and it is called DroneBullet – a name no doubt inspired by the shape of the drone and also what it is designed to do. Looking like an oversized projectile outfitted with a four-rotor setup, DroneBullet is described by the company as a “hybrid between a missile and a quadcopter.” Continue reading DroneBullet is A “Missile Drone” That Will Knock Drones Out Of The Sky

New SKYCORP Hydrogen-powered Drone Can Flies For 2 Hours Straight

The biggest woe relating to drone technology is not quite the range, but the battery life which in turns affect the flight time. With most of today’s drones, the most you get is 30 minutes, tops. And that’s only with high-grade, so-called prosumer drones. Most common drone averages at around 20 minutes. But SKYCORP e-Drone Zero is not your common drone; it has a flight time that will make any “prosumer” drone feels a lot underwhelmed. Continue reading New SKYCORP Hydrogen-powered Drone Can Flies For 2 Hours Straight

This Robinson R22 Is No Ordinary R22 Helicopter, It Is Completely Unmanned

More than likely, the mention of drone or UAV will conjure up the image of a quad- or multicopter, or something along the line of the Predator. What you see here is what one would not imagine as a drone, but the thing is, it is in fact a UAV. Wait. Isn’t that a Robinson R22? Well, it was. It has been converted by UAVOS to an unmanned drone, now called R22-UV. Continue reading This Robinson R22 Is No Ordinary R22 Helicopter, It Is Completely Unmanned

Blimp-type UAV Sucks In Air To Propel Itself Forward

Today’s drones, regardless of their applications, are not quite groundbreaking as long as they are limited by battery life (and therefore, range) and if they are still propelled by rotors. It is like a person, dressed up in different costumes or people doing different jobs. Basically, they change in form, but not in substance. The Phoenix UAV you see here, however, is very different. Continue reading Blimp-type UAV Sucks In Air To Propel Itself Forward

Parrot Announced New ANAFI Drone Designed For Thermal Imaging

If you haven’t heard, Parrot is not just about exquisite headphones, sound system and remote control toys. It is also into commercial applications too and the Parrot ANAFI Thermal is the company’s latest in professional drone. The Parrot ANAFI Thermal is an ultra-compact and lightweight drone outfitted with thermal imaging hardware for, well, thermal imaging of course. Continue reading Parrot Announced New ANAFI Drone Designed For Thermal Imaging

China Revealed The World’s First Combat Amphibious Drone

You have seen and read about the military’s seafaring drones, AKA unmanned sea vehicles or USV, and I am sure most of us are aware of land-roaming drones. Now, meet one that is both an unmanned sea vehicle and a land combat drone from China called Marine Lizard. It is a full-fledged drone outfitted with an electro-optical and radar systems, and armed with a pair of machine guns and a vertical launching system for anti-ship and anti-aircraft missiles. Continue reading China Revealed The World’s First Combat Amphibious Drone

MBDA Spectre UAV Is Essentially A Flying Guided Missile Launcher

With the drones like General Atomics Predator and Reaper dominating the theaters of conflicts, it is easy to forget that are also more deadly UAVs out there. One of these deadly UAVs is the Spectre Combat UAV from European developer and manufacturer of missiles and missile delivery systems, MBDA. Unveiled at last year’s DVD exhibition in Millbrook, UK, Spectre is an electric Vertical Take-off and Landing UAV that is designed to provide rapid close air support. Continue reading MBDA Spectre UAV Is Essentially A Flying Guided Missile Launcher