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Sony prepares to enter the drone game with Airpeak

Sony prepares to enter the drone game with Airpeak Sony has announced that it is entering the drone market with a new brand called Airpeak, though the specifics of the drone itself are left something of a mystery. It plans to launch the project next spring. The barebones announcement says only that […]

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Drone crash near kids leads Swiss Post and Matternet to suspend autonomous deliveries

Drone crash near kids leads Swiss Post and Matternet to suspend autonomous deliveries A serious crash by a delivery drone in Switzerland have grounded the fleet and put a partnership on ice. Within a stone’s throw of a school, the incident raised grim possibilities for the possibilities of catastrophic failure of payload-bearing […]

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Team studies drone strikes on airplanes by firing them into a wall at 500 MPH

Team studies drone strikes on airplanes by firing them into a wall at 500 MPH Bird strikes are a very real danger to planes in flight, and consequently aircraft are required to undergo bird strike testing — but what about drones? With UAV interference at airports on the rise, drone strike testing […]

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This clever transforming robot flies and rolls on its rotating arms

This clever transforming robot flies and rolls on its rotating arms There’s great potential in using both drones and ground-based robots for situations like disaster response, but generally these platforms either fly or creep along the ground. Not the “Flying STAR,” which does both quite well, and through a mechanism so clever […]

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Koala-sensing drone helps keep tabs on drop bear numbers

Koala-sensing drone helps keep tabs on drop bear numbers It’s obviously important to Australians to make sure their koala population is closely tracked — but how can you do so when the suckers live in forests and climb trees all the time? With drones and AI, of course. A new project from […]

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Boeing’s ‘Wingman’ drone buddies up with pilot-flown jets

Boeing’s ‘Wingman’ drone buddies up with pilot-flown jets It’s already tomorrow in Australia, seemingly in more ways than one. It’s the 27th already, yes, but they’re also working in putting together AI-flown companion jets for their fighters. Why didn’t we think of that? It’s a Boeing Australia joint, but maybe they’ll contract […]

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That night, a forest flew: DroneSeed is planting trees from the air

That night, a forest flew: DroneSeed is planting trees from the air Wildfires are consuming our forests and grasslands faster than we can replace them. It’s a vicious cycle of destruction and inadequate restoration rooted, so to speak, in decades of neglect of the institutions and technologies needed to keep these environments […]

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First ever drone-delivered kidney is no worse for wear

First ever drone-delivered kidney is no worse for wear Drone delivery really only seems practical for two things: take-out and organ transplants. Both are relatively light and also extremely time sensitive. Well, experiments in flying a kidney around Baltimore in a refrigerated box have yielded positive results — which also seems promising […]

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African experiments with drone technologies could leapfrog decades of infrastructure neglect

African experiments with drone technologies could leapfrog decades of infrastructure neglect Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Harley-Davidson is opening a Silicon Valley R&D center to power EV production With a $10 […]

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Parrot responds to the Mavic Air with its own folding drone

Parrot responds to the Mavic Air with its own folding drone This morning, Parrot unveiled the Anafi, a new drone clearly targeted at DJI’s Mavic line. According to the French company, the new portable UAV is the product of two years of development and a “wish list of user feedback and a […]

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