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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

Sunflower Labs Home Security Drone Has Its Sight Set On High-end Homes

SECOM has done it. Galileo USA (which appeared to be defunct now, btw) pitched the idea back in 2015 and both Airobotics and Otsaw Digital are still in it. Yes. We are talking about security drone system here. With the exception of Galileo’s, the aforementioned companies dabble in commercial-industrial security drone systems which means there exist a void in the market waiting to be filled. Or at least that what’s former Evernote executive Alex Pachikov believes. Continue reading Sunflower Labs Home Security Drone Has Its Sight Set On High-end Homes

Basketball RC Drone Could Be The Golden Snitch Of The Real World

What you see here is the future of basketball and in case you haven’t already notice, this seemingly normal ‘basketball’ is also a drone. OK. We are just kidding when we say it is the future of basketball. It is NOT, but it could very well be. Imagine a game of basketball played like Quidditch in Harry Potter’s world, with this flying basketball, Zcadoo Folding Basketball RC Drone, as the Golden Snitch. Ermmm. What about the flying broomsticks? Well, TBH, we haven’t thought about that yet. Baby step, my friend, baby step. For now, players will have jump to grab this basketball snitch. OK. I am kidding again. You don’t do that. You just fly this thing like any other toy drones. Continue reading Basketball RC Drone Could Be The Golden Snitch Of The Real World

Because Of An Imaging Drone Like This, Selfie Stick Is History

The maker of the sci-fi-ish imaging drone, Hover, is back with smarter imaging drone simply called Hover 2. Like its predecessor, Hover is feature a unique cage rotors, but with the boon of un-caging to go into “BlastOff” mode that affords you to capture breathtaking aerial footage up to 5 kilometers (3 miles) and up to 23 minutes per charge. While it can do that, make no mistake that this is a selfie stick killer, now touting a very sophisticated 360-degree obstacle avoidance and tracking system – made possible by a ship-like optical radar and artificial intelligence. Continue reading Because Of An Imaging Drone Like This, Selfie Stick Is History

Blade Inductrix Switch Is A RC Drone And Hovercraft Rolled Into One

Horizon Hobby has joined the elite group of ‘hybrid’ remote control toys with the new Blade Inductrix Switch. Now., you may ask: what is hybrid and how is it elite? Elite because, it is far and few between, and hybrid offers two modes, usually involving a flying drone mode and a land or sea mode. There are really not many such ‘hybrid’. Off the cuff, we can think are Parrot Minidrone Hydrofoil, the ceiling crawling Parrot Minidrone and the couple of from B. Continue reading Blade Inductrix Switch Is A RC Drone And Hovercraft Rolled Into One

DJI Unleashes Mavic 2 Enterprise Suited For Search And Rescue, And More

You have seen DJI’s drone being use in agricultural operations, now meet the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise. DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise is DJI’s solution to go beyond aerial imaging. As the product name implies, it is based on the Mavic 2 which was unveiled back in August. So, yeah, it is essentially the Mavic 2 and thus, it has all the perks and features the Mavic 2 has to offer, but the Enterprise edition can do more – thanks to the support for payloads that give operators more functionality. Continue reading DJI Unleashes Mavic 2 Enterprise Suited For Search And Rescue, And More

Spry Is The Imaging Drone Of Choice For Water Sports, Because Waterproof

You have seen drones that swim underwater, a drone that is inflatable, and there is one that’s even biodegradable, and another that dives underwater and also flies. However, the last one is something reserved for research, commercial or military use. Well, that’s until now. Enters Spry Waterproof Imaging Drone, a unique drone that can dive underwater and take to the sky, and one which you and I can own. It is an imaging drone, but unlike water-fearing, popular drones like DJI, Spry can briefly submerge underwater and float on water, while remaining flight capable. Continue reading Spry Is The Imaging Drone Of Choice For Water Sports, Because Waterproof