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We bet You Never Knew That Kodak Has A FPV Sport Drone

We bet most of you never knew Kodak has a drone under its portfolio too. Well, they sure do. The Kodak Riot 250R Pro Sport Drone is the said drone, sold through Thrust-UAV, a drone manufacturer that’s also an authorized Kodak brand licensee and a subsidiary of PCS Edventures!, a company that deals in K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs. Kodak Riot 250R Pro Sport Drone is, as the product name implies, a sport drone. Continue reading We bet You Never Knew That Kodak Has A FPV Sport Drone

Here’s A Consumer-grade Mind-controlled Drone Money Can Buy

I am not sure how to begin, but here goes… This is UDrone, a so-called “mind-controlled” FPV drone, that lets you pilot a drone hands-free and has built-in gesture recognition. It has an onboard HD camera that takes photos by blinking of eyes (not quite the best idea for obvious reason, IMHO), or flashing the “V” hand gesture, and it also does real-time video transmission. Continue reading Here’s A Consumer-grade Mind-controlled Drone Money Can Buy

Xiaomi Takes On DJI With A Pair Of New Imaging Drones

Xiaomi is no stranger to imaging drones, or should I say, no stranger to imaging drones with a striking resemblance to the world’s biggest consumer drone maker, DJI, with the specs too boot and at a manageable price point The China’s “provision of gadgets” latest imaging drones are no different. The duo, namely FIMI A3 and FIMI X8 SE, shares some rather close resemblance to DJI’s Mavic 2 and Spark. Clearly, the pair have their sights set on DJI Spark and DJI Mavic Air, and they even have pricing and specs that could do some serious bite off the consumer drone cake. Continue reading Xiaomi Takes On DJI With A Pair Of New Imaging Drones

SITEWASP Drone Will Cut Construction Progress inspection To Hours

Despite the advancement in building and construction industry, there is at least one process that technology cannot do and that is progress inspection, or is it? This futuristic drone you see here called SITEWASP (that has a look in the league of Half-Life City Scanner), designed by Germany product service designer Sebastian Gier, might just change that. Combining a drone’s maneuverability and its circular design, internal sensors and cameras, this 3D drone system affords architects, engineers and construction managers, 200 degrees rotation and view. Continue reading SITEWASP Drone Will Cut Construction Progress inspection To Hours

This Is Airshadow, Drone Volt’s New, RTF Professional Mini Drone

This is Airshadow Ready-To-Fly Professional Mini Drone from French drone maker, Drone Volt. We think it might be an answer to DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise, but the unlike DJI’s, Airshadow is designed from the ground up as a professional drone for use in surveillance, recognition, inspection, and search and rescue operations. Not surprisingly, really, because these guys have been making commercial-grade drones since 2011. Continue reading This Is Airshadow, Drone Volt’s New, RTF Professional Mini Drone

DIY Wooden Modular Drone Might Just Be What Fun Drone Should Be

When multi-rotor drones come onto the market, the word “ready-to-fly” is almost non-existence because, unlike RC toys and RC scale models in the past, most quadcopters or multicopters come ready-to-fly (or at least, bind-and-fly). Well, that’s until Aerowood comes along. Aerowood defies the drone norm. It is not ready-to-fly out-of-the-box. Not only it is a kit that requires you to roll up your sleeve and build it, it is, as hinted by its name, a wooden drone. Continue reading DIY Wooden Modular Drone Might Just Be What Fun Drone Should Be

Bladeless Drone Is Impressive, But Not Quite Bladeless As It Says It Is

One drone enthusiast/aspiring aerospace engineer by the name of Stefano Rivellini claims that he has built the “world’s first bladeless drone.” But before you get excited, this ain’t no Dyson’s bladeless technology which the British company has used in its hairdryer and various fans; in fact, it is not quite bladeless as it says it is. Instead of the usual exposed rotor blades, Rivellini uses four ducted fans buried inside carbon fiber tube ducting. Here’s the official description: Continue reading Bladeless Drone Is Impressive, But Not Quite Bladeless As It Says It Is

After Robot Dogs, Micro Drones Can Worked Together To Open A Door Too

You already seen how Boston Dynamic SpotMini can let itself out a closed door, now meet a pair of micro flying robots (read: drones) that does the same. You read that right. Now, even drones no bigger than the palm of your hand can heave the door open too. Created by Stanford University, EPFL and NCCR Robotics in Switzerland, these micro drones called FlyCroTug features advanced gripping technologies that allow them to anchor to a surface and haul objects that weigh as much as 40 times their weight. I kid you not. They can actually do that. Continue reading After Robot Dogs, Micro Drones Can Worked Together To Open A Door Too

University Develop Incredible Drone That Changes Shape And Size On-The-Fly

Drones are suited for search and rescue operations, but they will be even better if they can pass through small openings to explore, say for example, damaged buildings. Instead of making drones smaller, which will inadvertently limit their functionality, JSK Lab at University of Tokyo proposes a segmented flying robot called DRAGON, and today, we learned that University of Zurich has one up that with a less creepy and very, very impressive drone. Continue reading University Develop Incredible Drone That Changes Shape And Size On-The-Fly

This Drone Splits Into Four To Rescue People Trapped In High Rise Fires

As the population in city centers grow, buildings become taller in order to accommodate more people in the same square area. In times of emergency, such as an outbreak of fire, towering skyscrapers present a new challenge for first responder like fire fighters. Fighting fire is one thing; retrieving people trapped in high rise buildings that are beyond the reach of fireman ladder is another major issue. Enters Net Guard UAV Concept. Continue reading This Drone Splits Into Four To Rescue People Trapped In High Rise Fires