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MIT researchers get drones to work as intelligent moving photography lights

MIT researchers get drones to work as intelligent moving photography lights

By 15 July 2014

Researchers at MIT have come up with a solution to rim lighting issues by putting the lights on drones. This means moving lights every time the subject changes position is far easier. Rim lighting is a technique that requires the subject to be lit from... >>

Mini flying robots are being built to replace bees in pollinating plants

Mini flying robots are being built to replace bees in pollinating plants

By 11 July 2014

Harvard has developed tiny drone-like robots that can fly and are meant to pollinate crops just as honeybees do. The UK isn't the only country facing a food security catastrophe due to falling numbers of honeybee colonies. The total number of managed... >>

These amazing aerial views from drone photo contest won National Geographic prizes

These amazing aerial views from drone photo contest won National Geographic prizes

By 11 July 2014

Did you know drone photography was a thing? Well, it is...and Dronestagram has announced the winners of its first drone photography contest, which was sponsored by National Geographic and Go Pro, among others. The 2014 Dronestagram Photo Contest received... >>

Hexo+ drone will follow you, filming with your GoPro, being less creepy than it sounds

Hexo+ drone will follow you, filming with your GoPro, being less creepy than it sounds

By 17 June 2014

A new Kickstarted drone is taking the interwebs by storm with nearly half a million dollars of funding in just a few days. Meet Hexo+, the drone that films you using your GoPro and follows you autonomously, anywhere. The goal of Squadrone System, who... >>

Is it a flying drone? Is it a 3D printer? It’s both!

Is it a flying drone? Is it a 3D printer? It’s both!

By 13 May 2014

Flying 3D printers. Yes they're now a thing that could soon be commonplace thanks to a prototype built by Imperial College London's aeronautic department. The drone is able to fly using its hexacopter body and print using a chemical mixture that hardens... >>

Parrot Skycontroller and Bebop Drone include Oculus Rift support so you can see what your drone sees

Parrot Skycontroller and Bebop Drone include Oculus Rift support so you can see what your drone sees

By 12 May 2014

Parrot has announced two additions to its drone line-up - the smaller, more manoeuvrable Bepbop Drone and a controller accessory for iPad that adds the ability to control the drone from distances of up to 2km away. In addition, both have support for... >>

Drone cuts-open athlete, will pilot licences be required soon?

Drone cuts-open athlete, will pilot licences be required soon?

By 7 April 2014

Until recently drones were only scary as an Orwellian all-seeing-eye, but now they appear to be a physical threat too. A drone collided with an athlete at an event knocking her down bleeding – she ended up in hospital with three stiches in her head.... >>

Beer delivered to the door by a drone hexacopter? Yes please

Beer delivered to the door by a drone hexacopter? Yes please

By 18 March 2014

Amazon talked about using drones to deliver its products but has said little else since. Now Lakemaid Beer appears to have got there first by delivering a case of beers via hexacopter. The Wisconsin based brewery uploaded a video onto its site showing... >>

Run to the hills. The Cupid flying taser drone is coming

Run to the hills. The Cupid flying taser drone is coming

By 10 March 2014

Our robotic overlords have just stepped up their efforts to control humanity. This time some fleshy fools at SXSW have shown-off an autonomous flying drone that can taser a person with 80,000 volts. The Cupid drone hexacopter, built by Chaotic Moon Studios,... >>

Retina scanning drones to make secure aerial deliveries soon

Retina scanning drones to make secure aerial deliveries soon

By 10 February 2014

The UAE has built a prototype unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of carrying documents for delivery to individuals, after scanning their eyes and fingers. Quadcopters making deliveries is already something Amazon has announced it's looking into. But... >>