Seven News Queensland: Surf Life Saving Australia says unmanned aerial drones will patrol some Queensland beaches this summer. The organisation’s head, Brett Williamson, says the drones will be used on North Stradbroke Island in a trial of the technology. He has told Radio National’s the drones, which have a wingspan of one metre, use cameras […]
Slate: Do you have trouble pacing yourself while running? You could download a speedometer app for your iPhone. Or if gee-whiz is more your speed, hold out for this drone, currently in the works. The idea is that the droneâ€”known as Joggobotâ€”would fly a little bit ahead of you so you can regulate your speed.
Brad Templeton: There’s a lot of excitement about the potential of autonomous drones, be they nimble quadcopters or longer-range fixed wing or hybrid aircraft. A group of students from Singularity University, for example, has a project called MatterNet working to provide transportation infrastructure for light cargo in regions of Africa where roads wash out for
An Australian man caused quite a stir in Bathurst, New South Wales last week while testing the equipment for his new aerial photography business. The locals thought it might have been a UFO, but it was really just a microdrone helicopter. Microdrones are unmanned arial vehicles (basically remote controlled airplanes and helicopters) similar to what
When you think of unmanned aerial vehicles, you probably think of the military uses, right? You might not be considering the true economic impact of the technology. The New Yorker has more: According to a recent report from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (A.U.V.S.I.), a trade group, over ninety per cent of the