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Stanford undergraduates learn to make delivery drones

March 2, 2018

Flying from the other side of Lake Lagunita at Stanford University, a quadcopter approaches a group of students,…
Smart Quadcopters Find their Way without Human Help or GPS

July 3, 2017

Milestone series of tests have quadcopters slaloming through woodlands, swerving around obstacles in a hangar, and reporting back…
Craziest Aircraft Design Ever?

June 29, 2017

This aircraft has been designed by a German company called IAT 21 Innovative Aeronautics. The aircraft essentially consists…
Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing Jet

May 3, 2017

Lilium Aviation’s in Germany introduced an electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) jet. A zero emission electric Eagle prototype has…
Home Security Based on Flying Camera

November 17, 2016

Company Sunflower System developed a home security system that includes smart lights and flying cameras. Smart lights are equipped…
DARPA’s FLA Program Takes Flight

February 15, 2016

Program to develop fast, lightweight autonomous air vehicle completes first flight data tests They may not have zoomed…
Package Delivery In 30 Minutes

November 30, 2015

Prime Air is Amazon future service that will deliver packages up to five pounds in 30 minutes or less…
A Safety Parachute For A Quadcopter

August 21, 2015

Mayday is a standalone machine learning device that detects when your quadcopter, tricopter, octocopter, or hexacopter is crashing…
Hydrogen-Powered Hycopter Drone can fly for 4 Hours on a Single Charge

May 21, 2015

This month, the Singapore-based company Horizon Unmanned Systems (HUS) presented the world’s first hydrogen-powered, multi-rotor UAV (Unmanned Aerial…
New technology makes drones safer and smarter

April 15, 2015

Quadcopters, commonly known as drones, currently are gaining public attention. They can be used in a variety of…
Cable-Tethered UAV Drones Immune to Radio Jamming

January 26, 2015

One of the main problems of UAV drones stem from their principle of control: if the radio signal is…
Learning to fly: students master mechaphonics by building quadcopters

November 12, 2014

In mechanical engineering course ME 202, Stanford students learn how to turn open-source smartphone operating systems into powerful…
Research lab to test insect-inspired robotic platform in Army exercise

November 12, 2014

U.S. Army researchers are finding they have much to learn from bees hovering near a picnic spread at…
Drone lighting: Autonomous vehicles could automatically assume the right positions for photographic lighting

July 11, 2014

Lighting is crucial to the art of photography. But lights are cumbersome and time-consuming to set up, and…
Dropship offers safe landings for Mars rovers

July 7, 2014

The dramatic conclusion to ESA’s latest StarTiger project: a ‘dropship’ quadcopter steers itself to lower a rover gently…
Mind-controlled quadcopter demonstrates new possibilities for people who are paralyzed

February 11, 2014

With support from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), biomedical engineer Bin He and his team at the…
Michigan Tech researches feasibility of drone use in transportation

January 14, 2014

Rick Dobson, Andre Clover (MDOT) and Colin Brooks, left to right, look at the DJI Phantom UAV.  …
Quadcopter Piloted by a Smartphone

August 20, 2013

A completely autonomous quadcopter has been designed at the Vienna University of Technology. All the required computing power…
Review: Phantom quadcopter a fun consumer drone

August 19, 2013

Unmanned aircraft, also known as drones, are revolutionizing warfare. Now, some of that technology is coming home from…
“Drone Lab” Reimagines Drones’ Possibilities

April 18, 2013

Don’t be surprised if you hear a buzzing sound in the hallways of South Hall this semester; it’s…
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