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Inspired by spiders and wasps, these tiny drones pull 40x their own weight — TechCrunch

November 2, 2018

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If we want drones to do our dirty work for us, they’re going to need to get pretty good at hauling stuff around. But due to the pesky yet unavoidable restraints of physics, it’s hard for them to muster the forces necessary to do so while airborne — so these drones brace themselves against the ground to get the requisite torque.

US Naval Research Lab Tests CICADA Swarming Palm-Sized Drones

April 10, 2017

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Imagine a fleet of drones, each the size of your palm blooming from a package dropped from an airplane. That’s what’s possible with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s CICADA - a tiny drone undergoing swarm testing.

Forget Flying Cars because Passenger Drones are the Future of Air Travel

January 29, 2017

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In the July 1924 issue of Popular Science, “Ace of Aces” fighter pilot E.V. Rickenbacker told readers to expect “Flying Autos in 20 Years.” Rickenbacker’s flying car would have retractable 12.5-foot wings, a sea-worthy hull and wheels to cruise America’s growing network of highways. Ninety-three years later, personal cars remain land-bound. Read More via Forget flying […]

Skywalker X-8 UAV Gives Students Vital Hacking and Flying Skills

June 17, 2016

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Pushing the maker envelope all the way to the Master level, [Przemyslaw Brudny], [Marek Ulita], and [Maciej Olejnik] from the Politechnika Wroclawska in Poland packed a UAV full of custom sensor boards for their thesis project. The Skywalker X-8 FPV drone underwent extensive modifications to accommodate the embedded systems as well as upgrading the chassis… via […]

Mount Everest Conquered by Virtual Reality, plus the Buzz on Google AI Projects and the World’s Smallest Drone

May 29, 2016

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Project 360 Everest marks a milestone in virtual mountaineering, Google bets big on machine learning and RC Insane launches the world’s smallest drone. Mountain specialists Mammut achieved a huge coup in virtual reality filming by taking a 360-degree camera to the peak of Mount Everest. Two Nepalese mountain guides – Lakpa Sherpa and Pemba Rinji […]

Video Tech: Popcorn Robot, Time Hacks, Siri Beatboxing and a UFO Drone

April 27, 2016

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Robotic Glockenspiel plays Popcorn Canadian James Cochrane created a beautiful prototype for this robotic glockenspiel player built out of solenoids, wooden dowels, paperclips and elastic bands. But this is a completely different bag of computer chips, using servos, an Arduino Uno, MIDI shield and Adafruit’s 16 channel I2C servo driver. “My next project is to […]

Virtual Pioneers Spearhead Explore the Limits of Technology to Forge Unique Path

January 24, 2016

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One of the most intriguing companies working in the north east’s virtual reality scene is Spearhead Interactive – an innovative business combining emerging technology and creative thought. Spearhead Interactive is not a normal VR company, says founder Dan Riley. If you wanted to categorise it you might call it an agency. Crucially, it solves business […]

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