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This Is How You Get Rid Of Trash On Power Lines: Burn’em Up With A Drone

Like the Internet, drone is the best and worst thing to happen in modern history. We have fun with it. We took awesome images with it and we also use it to inspect out-of-reach places, et cetera, but on the flip side, this brilliant invention of modern history has some more sinister applications too – to which, the U.S. government knows best. And it just the government that sees the deathly potential of drones. Some amateurs, like a couple of Finnish farmers and the controversial Austin Haughwout, also managed to explore the dark side of drone technology. Continue reading This Is How You Get Rid Of Trash On Power Lines: Burn’em Up With A Drone

Ehang’s Human-carrying Drone Is Set To Ply Dubai’s Sky This Summer

Ehang 184, the ambitious oversized eight-rotor drone from China introduced at last year’s CES, is reportedly kicking off “regular operations” around Dubai’s sky in July 2017. In fact, according to a report by AP, Ehang 184 has been taking to the skies around Dubai’s Burj Al-Arab skyscraper which, of course, has a helipad for it to land. However, the report did not mention if those flights where with or without people in the craft. I don’t know whether this autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) will be reserved for the elites, or is it part of the grand plan by UAE’s government for a futuristic city. Whatever it is, Ehang’s milestone is a giant stride for short-range city transportation which, to be honest, has been stagnant for many decades now. Continue reading Ehang’s Human-carrying Drone Is Set To Ply Dubai’s Sky This Summer

Nothing Much, It Is Just Casey Neistat Being Hauled Into The Air By A Drone

That’s not Santa Claus, though that did took place in Finland and aptly, in a small village where real-life Santa lives. It is just YouTube celebrity and filmmaker Casey Neistat in Santa getup, who instead of riding a sleigh pulled by Rudolf and friends, he had a snowboard and a giant-ass drone. When we said giant-ass, the drone really is a giant-ass multi-rotor aircraft. Drone of this magnitude is not commercially available and so, Casey’s team took about a year to design and put together an eight-rotor drone that has not only the power to pull Casey across the powdered ground and up the hills, but also lift him high up to the air. Continue reading Nothing Much, It Is Just Casey Neistat Being Hauled Into The Air By A Drone

Domino’s Pizza DRU Drone Made First Pizza Delivery In New Zealand

If there’s one thing Domino’s is known for besides pizzas, it would be the company’s relentless pursue of improving pizza delivery. In addition to specially customized delivery vehicles, exploring the possibly of autonomous robot deliveries and one-click order-to-delivery, it has now made the world’s first pizza delivery by a drone to real customers living in Whangaparaoa, New Zealand and in the process, beating many companies in the game of drone delivery. Instead of developing its own drone like it did with the four-wheel autonomous robot, Domino’s chose to partner with drone delivery service Flirtey to pull off this world’s first on the November 16, 2016. Continue reading Domino’s Pizza DRU Drone Made First Pizza Delivery In New Zealand

This Is Intel Falcon 8+, The First Intel-branded Commercial Drone

Chip maker Intel has been extending its reach into the drone market by offering drone makers and enthusiasts with the ‘brain’ for drones, providing computing, sensor, communications and cloud integration for the drone ecosystem and in October, it takes that involvement a step further with the introduction of the company’s first Intel-branded commercial drone, the Intel Falcon 8+. Destined for the North American markets and building on the European AscTec Falcon 8 system, the Intel Falcon 8+ is armed with eight rotors and boasts a forward camera mount, full electronic system redundancy, automated aerial-sensing solutions “with best-in-class” onboard sensors and a triple-redundant AscTec Trinity autopilot to take the piloting chore off your back. Continue reading This Is Intel Falcon 8+, The First Intel-branded Commercial Drone

Surface-clinging Drone Aims To Change Structure Inspection Forever

Drone is probably one of the most important invention in this century. With drones, many impossibilities into possibilities, such as affordable aerial imaging, cargo/parcel delivery, and even saving lives – just to name a few, and now, this invention can add another critical use to its name: structure inspection – thanks to Japan drone specialist, ProDrone’s PD6-CI-L Self-Propelling Surface-Clinging Drone. The idea of building inspection using drone is not new and so is the issue with winds when carrying out such operations. Inspection of tall buildings and road bridges often subjects the drone to powerful gust of winds which makes stable hovering extremely difficult and hence, inspectors will not be able to get an accurate picture. Continue reading Surface-clinging Drone Aims To Change Structure Inspection Forever

Drone Equipped With 1000W LED Light Captures Amazing Night Footages

Unless you have a high-end night vision camera, imaging drone is pretty much useless at night but not in the case of Stratus Productions. The outfit posted on its YouTube channel, RCTestFlight, a video of an Freefly Alta multicopter equipped with a super bright 1,000W LED light bar which, as you can imagine, pretty much lights up the night. It is incredibly bright – thanks some modifications, including switching out the stock LEDs for Yuji high CRI LED chips that offers “extremely accurate color and are brighter than then previous LED chips,” said RCTestFlight. Continue reading Drone Equipped With 1000W LED Light Captures Amazing Night Footages

Japanese Drone With Dual Robotic Arm Looks Like Stuff Of Science Fiction

In a desolated future, drones of the ruling government (which could be our robot overlord, btw) patrol the skies, seeking out dissidents, rebels and criminals. It is a grim picture of the future, but you can imagine this is a possibility if sophisticated computer that connects us and the many things in life was given superior AI. Of course, not everything is this grim. There would be drones that deliver cargo, save lives and there would also drones with robotic arms that can grab things. Well, Japanese drone maker, ProDrone, is probably not the company to be responsible for this grim future, but it does have the aforementioned robotic arms-equipped drone and it, the PD6B-AW-ARM, as it is called, looks totally like a thing pulled from a sci-fi movie. Continue reading Japanese Drone With Dual Robotic Arm Looks Like Stuff Of Science Fiction

Airspace Offers To Take Errand Drones Out With Net-equipped Drone

Remember the Tokyo Metropolitan police demo on netting a rogue drone with a net-equipped drone? Yea, that one. An outfit called Airspace is offering to remove pesky, errand drones from the sky with similar methodology – except Airspace’s solution seems a little more sophisticated. For starter, it drone hunter, a multicopter, does not have the obvious giant-ass net dangle beneath it as it approaches its target. The net appears to be hidden under the aircraft and only ejecting out the tethered net when it is above the target. However, the end result is pretty much the same as what the Tokyo police’s net-equipped drone hunter. Continue reading Airspace Offers To Take Errand Drones Out With Net-equipped Drone

Manned Flight On Homemade Multicopter Looks Pretty Scary

Mankind have been enthralled by flying since like forever and now that flying is over a century old, mankind has yet again in the quest and this time with the dream of making flying an everyday thing, as a form of urban mobility, and thanks to the technology available to us today, it prompted adventurous and brave souls to create their very own flying contraptions that are just about as impressive as they are dangerous. The video you see is one such creations and it has been going for quite a while now, with tweaks and improvements made along the way. Continue reading Manned Flight On Homemade Multicopter Looks Pretty Scary