drone

  1. Retronym

    Google Airlines

    Wing subsidiary becomes the first group to be approved for drone delivery as an airline by the FAA. Drone regulations still don’t permit most flights over crowds and urban areas, limiting where Wing can operate. But the approvals signed by the FAA on Friday and Monday give the company the...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    DroneClash Turns Counter Drone Research Into a Sport

    As drones get cheaper and easier to control, security and safety issues related to their operation are becoming more important than ever. While governments are working on drone regulations, and some companies are already selling countermeasures to large organizations, a group of enthusiasts and...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    Boeing Reveals an Intelligent Drone Designed to Escort Manned Fighters

    Yesterday, Boeing introduced a autonomous UAV designed to perform the role of a "loyal wingman to manned platforms." The press release says that the aircraft is about 38 feet long has a range of over 2,000 nauticle miles, while Defense News says it can carry unspecified weapons into combat. It...
  4. cageymaru

    The Amazon Prime Air Team Is Developing a Traffic Management System for Drones

    Amazon Prime Air director Bob Roth is working on a traffic management system for drones that will support safe low-altitude airspace operations, enabling collaboration and communication between drones regardless of who is operating them. Just like when Mr. Roth started his career 8 years ago as...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    Drone Disrupts Newark Airport

    Multiple news outlets are claiming that a drone disrupted traffic at Newark International Airport in New Jersey on Tuesday. The New York Times says that a drone was spotted hovering at "about 3,500 feet" above Teterboro Airport 17 miles away, which was apparently serious enough to halt all...
  6. P

    Clearout sale! Mavic Pro package, Fuji XE-2 kit, NAS, RAM, 770GTX, and more

    Have a bunch of stuff that needs to go... been procrastinating but I'm running out of room so it's time for a thread. More pics coming soon (whenever I get around to it), everything works well and was lightly used. Paypal only, USA buyers only please, I have Heat dating back to 2002 so no...
  7. cageymaru

    Alphabet Project Wing Delivery Drones Sound like F1 Cars According to Angry Aussies

    Over 1,000 Australians living in the flight path of the Alphabet Project Wing delivery drone service have signed a petition and submitted it to the local legislative assembly to have the service terminated. Bonython Against Drones is a group of residents that say the cameras on the drones are...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    Dauntless Drone Can Lift 200 Pounds

    Mobile Recon Systems have come out with what is quite possibly the largest quadcopter "drone" to date. In its base configuration, the quadcopter weighs just under 80 pounds and can lug over 100 pounds off the ground. But when configured as an octocopter, the UAV can reportedly lift over 200...
  9. cageymaru

    AT&T and Dedrone Team up to Protect Against Malicious Drones

    AT&T and Dedrone have teamed up to combat malicious drones near military bases, venues, cities, and businesses. Dedrone uses IoT sensors and LTE connectivity to detect, classify, mitigate, and localize drone-based threats. Drones are detected by radio frequency, visual, radar, and other sensor...
  10. AlphaAtlas

    Researchers Develop Agile Flapping Robot

    Researchers from the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, showed off a novel, flapping drone. The design was inspired by fruit flies, the researchers say, and can hover in place for 5 minutes or travel up to 1km under its own power. While this isn't the first wing powered drone I've...
  11. cageymaru

    Micron Technology Expands Virginia Footprint with New Plant

    Micron has decided to expand its facilities in Manassas, Virginia with a new plant that is dedicated to creating high speed memory for autonomous vehicles. The current plant in Virginia employs 1,200 engineers and technicians while the new plant is expected to be staffed by another 1,100...
  12. DooKey

    Air Force to Fly F-15s, F-22s and F-35s Controlling Attack Drones From the Air

    The Air Force is currently in the process of developing new hardware and software that can be installed in 4th and 5th generation fighters that will let them control unmanned aircraft in the air. Current testing is on Learjets and ground-based sims at Edwards AFB. The system will eventually make...
  13. DooKey

    Aerial-Biped Is a Quadrotor With Legs That Can Fly-Walk

    Researchers have come up with a neat little flying....walking....bot that they say will be nice little performance or animatronics bot. Further, they believe it will make VR experiences more realistic in the future. Whatever the case may be it's a cute little thing and you should check out their...
  14. DooKey

    Researchers Taught a Drone to Herd Birds Away From Airports

    Birds strike aircraft thousands of times per year and sometimes the results can be devastating. The US Airways flight that made an emergency landing in the Hudson river back in 2009 comes to mind. Current methods to combat bird strikes are airport sound cannons and even falcons to keep the birds...
  15. cageymaru

    Intel Drones Assist in the Preservation of the Great Wall of China

    Intel has sent drones to researchers to assist in the preservation of the Great Wall of China; specifically in the Jiankou section. By conducting surveys and taking thousands of high quality images, the drones have been instrumental in helping the preservationists to monitor the current state...
  16. DooKey

    Drone-Powered Parasols Possibly Coming to Japanese Golf Courses in 2019

    The Japanese have finally solved the problem of golfing in the rain and they're using a drone to do it. For the low price of just $275 you will be able to buy a drone-powered parasol that will stay right above your head while you're out on the course. Of course you'll have everyone on the course...
  17. DooKey

    Criminals are Using Drones to Obstruct Law Enforcement

    Drones use is becoming more and more common as the technology improves and criminals have definitely figured out how to take advantage of their abilities. For instance, in a recent event in a big city in the U.S. a swarm of drones was used to obstruct an FBI hostage raid. The drones surveilled...
  18. R

    DroneShield is Protecting NASCAR From Drones

    TechCrunch is reporting that DroneShield is bringing it's anti-drone tech to NASCAR events at the Texas Motor Speedway. The Texas Motor Speedway will employ the DroneSentry, and DroneSentinal, while both are drone detecting, and targeting platforms, the DroneSentry adds the DroneCannon to the...
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    Amazon Patents Drone That Can Recognize Screaming and Flailing

    GeekWire has come across two new patents for drone technology awarded to Amazon. The first is for "Speech interaction For UAVs," which is for drones that can emit and receive an audio message. Although the patent does not mention Alexa explicitly, one can assume that this is going to be an Alexa...
  20. DooKey

    Amazon Patents Drone Able to Understand Speech and React to Gestures

    Amazon is known for constantly patenting different things, but this time they might be on to something. Their latest patent is interesting and a little funky because it's a patent for drone technology that allows the drone to understand what a person is saying and interpret human gestures. In...
  21. DooKey

    Walmart Might Get Into the Farming Drone Business

    Walmart applied for 6 patents last year that relate to drones in the agriculture business. One of the patents is for a drone that can do the work of bee to ensure pollination of crops and another can watch for pests and then get the right kind of pesticide on the crop. Since 56% of their total...
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    Racing Drone Sets World Record

    The team behind the Drone Racing League just set a Guinness world record for the Fastest ground speed by a battery-powered remote-controlled quadcopter. The drone called RacerX achieved an average speed of 163.5 MPH, and a top speed of 179.g MPH. Weighing in at 1.76lb, it's quad motors spin at...
  23. DooKey

    Navy Putting an Anti-Drone Laser on Their Destroyers in 2020

    The US Navy has awarded a $150M contract to Lockheed Martinn for a 60-150kw laser (WARNING auto play video) that is going to be used to destroy drones and small boats. The laser system is the High Energy Laser and Integrated Optical-dazzler with Surveillance or Helios for short. Lesser lasers...
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    Drones Now Taking Jobs From Models

    Fashionista is reporting that at Dolce & Gabbana's Fall 2018 runway show, the luxury fashion house replaced models with drones to show off it's new handbags. While signs and announcements were made in several different languages, it still took around 45 minutes and a stern talking-to for the 600...
  25. DooKey

    Possible Drone-Linked Aircraft Crash Being Investigated

    What is possibly the first drone-linked aircraft crash in the U.S. is being investigated in South Carolina. A student pilot and his instructor were flying a helicopter when according to both a small drone appeared directly in front of them. A collision with the drone was avoided when the...
  26. DooKey

    Drones Could Make the World Better

    Drones may be a good thing for the environment according to a recent study. The study says that small packages delivered short distances by drones result in less carbon emission than delivery trucks even if they are electric. While all of this is interesting it's not going to happen quickly...
  27. FrgMstr

    New Illegal Drone Footage of Apple Park Completed

    No matter your thoughts on Apple, its Apple Park construction is impressive no matter how you look at it. Seemingly the best way to look at it is by "illegally filming it" with a drone flown by Duncan Sinfield. He has been catalogging its progress since August of 2015. Check out the video...
  28. DooKey

    Boeing Unveils New Cargo Drone with 500 Pound Capacity

    Boeing has revealed a new cargo drone that can lift 500 pounds of goods. This sucker is pretty dang big and weighs 747 pounds. It has four arms with two props each and Boeing managed to get this vehicle from design to prototype in just 3 months. Drones like these are going to make local...
  29. DooKey

    Russia Confirms Mass Drone Attack in Syria

    A first of its kind mass drone attack was confirmed by Russia and they say there may be a Ukrainian connection to this attack. The attackers hand-built 13 drones using plastic sheeting/wrap, wood, model airplane engines and other miscellaneous materials. Each of the drones carried 10 bomblets...
  30. DooKey

    Pentagon Looking For Laser-Powered Bat Drones

    The Pentagon is looking to develop new drones that move like real creatures to gain greater mobility and stealth characteristics. Also, after they figure out how to do that the new drones need to have the ability to be powered by directed-energy beams. Current drones that sport life-like...
  31. DooKey

    Boeing Reveals Unmanned Refueling Drone

    Back in October, the Navy released a request for proposal for an autonomous refueling drone that can be used to refuel many of it's carrier based aircraft. Boeing intends to compete for this contract and has revealed the prototype that will compete for the new drone. This new drone can launch...
  32. DooKey

    Army and Marines Developing On-Demand 3-D Printed Drones

    The Army and Marines have teamed up to develop a new drone technology that allows them to 3-D print a custom drone close to the edge of the battlefield. The plan is to have a catalog of different drones available and then the soldier/marine selects what he needs for the mission and then begins...
  33. DooKey

    Amazon Receives Patent for Drone that Falls Apart

    Amazon has been doing a lot of thinking about a possible drone failure when they start deliveries. They believe it would be much better for a drone to fall apart in little pieces before it hits the ground so a person or thing doesn't get hit by one large piece. The patent describes how a drone...
  34. DooKey

    Drones in Zanzibar Combat Malaria

    According to the WHO, malaria kills almost 500,000 people every year, and Zanzibar has quite a number of those deaths because of their climate. For years Zanzibar has been combating malaria with bed nets and household insecticides, but now they've decided it's time to attack mosquitoes where...
  35. DooKey

    Myriad Missions for Murfreesboro Drones

    Murfreesboro became the first city in the state of Tennessee to earn a FAA certificate of authorization to fly unmanned aircraft systems. The city's IT director found that what took $400K to $500K to do every five years might drop to $75K if they did it with UAVs. Furthermore, they plan to use...
  36. DooKey

    Get Your Own Anti-Drone System

    SkyDroner (WARNING Auto Play Video) is a new anti-drone system that can take over an intruding drone and then land it in an area where it can be inspected for contraband or sensitive information. The uses of this system are many and would be of great use for prisons, military bases, and even...
  37. FrgMstr

    Claims Dropped Against Man that Shot Down Drone

    When you have a drone over your property while your teenage daughter is catching some rays in the backyard, what do you do? You grab your trusty shotgun and blow that bastard out of of the sky. Probably best that you don't go whine to the shotgun-toting guy either about your lost drone, but...
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    A Video I took 2017

    We don't really have one of these. I've been spending a lot more of my time in the video world recently. I still have been working on portraits and stuff, but I just haven't had the want to put anything up recently. Anyway, I relatively recently got my first drone to compliment my video work...
  39. O

    FS: DJI Mavic Pro. Battery, cases, extras.

    SOLD. plz delete
  40. M

    Facebook's Drone Has Second Flight and Lands Successfully

    Aquila, the first functional drone aircraft from Facebook, took on its second successful test flight at a total flight time of 1 hr and 46 minutes. The drone flew above 3,000 feet and successfully landed this time as opposed to the crash after the first test flight. The goal of the drone is to...
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