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 …

Abris DG FLIRT Drone Is One Flirt Mapping Professionals Would Love

Despite its rather suggestive acronym, the Abris DG FLIRT is not out there to tease anyone. FLIRT is short for FLying Intelligent Robotic Tool and it is a new professional tool for aerial mapping and other remote sensing applications. FLIRT stands out as one unmanned aerial vehicle that is capable of capturing well-aligned images even …

In China, Dove Surveillance Drone Is Watching From The Sky Above

Drones that mimic real bird flight aren’t new. Festo has done it, so did Netherlands’ Clear Flight Solutions and several others, but China is the first to put such biomimicry into operation. China is fast solidifying itself as the pioneer in surveillance. Previously, we have reported on the smart glasses used by police to identify …

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 …

DHL’s Third Parcelcopter Is Tilt-rotor, Docks At Special Packstations

Remember the DHL Parcelcopter 2.0? Yeah. That drone that was trialled for delivery of medicine to Island of Juist in 2014. Well, as it turns out. DHL has made a lot of headway into autonomous delivery since then. In early 2016, DHL has already trialling the third iteration of the Parcelcopter, the Parcelcopter 3.0, but …

Airobotics’ Futuristic Automated Industrial Drone Can Keep Flying 24/7

So far, drones have been peddled as aerial imaging rigs for both filmmakers and hobbyists, but that is set to change with Airobotics Automated Industrial Drones. As the name suggests, Airobotics’ proposition is not merely a drone; it is an entire system that is designed to perform tasks like inspection, surveying and mapping, and security …

This UAV Lurks Beneath The Water, Only Emerging For Aerial Missions

Rutgers University is certainly not the only institution exploring the possibility of UAV/Unmanned Sea Vehicle hybrid. Last week, John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory also announced its own iteration, which the institution calls Corrosion Resistant Aerial Covert Unmanned Nautical System, or CRACUNS (pronounced as ‘Krakens’). The abbreviation ‘CRACUNS’ may sounds like the mythical sea monster of …

Foldable Micro Size Drone Uses Origami Technique, Unfolds in a Snap

The now-popular configuration of drone, i.e. quad or multi rotor setup, makes them difficult to stowaway. Even the smallest of drones can’t fit into your pocket without breaking a rotor or two. That’s probably not a concern for hobbyists who rather the drone be bigger for visual clarity sake when flying. But if a drone …

Sprite Breaks Aerial Imaging Drone Tradition with Coaxial and Tube Form

Forget what you know about imaging unmanned aerial vehicle, because if you are looking to deploy such a vehicle spontaneously, Sprite Rugged Imaging Drone is the way to go. Why? For starter, It has a tube-shaped design which enable it to be slip right into your backpack’s side pocket, which means quick access to it …

Swiss Post to Trial Drone Delivery for Small Packages and Documents

Drones are invading our lives and they don’t seem to be stopping. If anything, drone uses have grown exponentially and in every situation imaginable. It has gone beyond leisure and imaging, and are being used in some parts of the world to delivery small packages like meds and there’s even a bold plan to turn …