Tag Archives: drones

  • BIKI: “First Bionic Wireless Underwater Fish Drone”

    BIKI: “First Bionic Wireless Underwater Fish Drone”

    It is by this point hackneyed to point out that humans know more about outer space than we do our own underwater depths (and I’m not even sure if that’s actually true), but the point of the expression is that we have a fascinating world right under our noses. With camera drones like BIKI, billed […]

  • Natilus: Commercial Delivery Drone Half the Size and Cost of a 747

    Natilus: Commercial Delivery Drone Half the Size and Cost of a 747

    We’re still in an era of drone technology development in which they’re thought of as being small, mostly handheld devices. But if delivery by drone is really going to take off, unmanned crafts comparable in size to cargo ships and planes are going to become a necessary reality, a reality represented in part by the […]

  • Ehang 184 Passenger Drone Rolling Out Soon in Dubai

    Ehang 184 Passenger Drone Rolling Out Soon in Dubai

    Dubai is basically the Tomorrowland of the world at this point, so it figures that the first autopiloted passenger drones would be unveiled there. Enter the Ehang 184, a drone capable of flying a passenger up to 220 pounds (maybe time for a diet if that cuts you out) plus a little luggage (or maybe […]

  • Amazon Prime Air Makes First Delivery by Drone (Video)

    Amazon Prime Air Makes First Delivery by Drone (Video)

    One of Amazon‘s plans for the future that’s known to the general public is to begin delivering parcels via a fully automated process that includes final air delivery by drone. We’re still a ways off from packages being dropped from the sky like aid packages in war zones, but a new video from Amazon Prime […]

  • Shift: The Drone You Control With Your Thumb (Video)

    Shift: The Drone You Control With Your Thumb (Video)

    Drones are fun and all, but sometimes it seems like you need to be some kind of a technological wizard to use one. Shift is a new kind of drone designed to be controlled with just one hand—even more precisely, just your thumb.  And it’s so easy to use that it’s purported to be the […]

  • Dronesurfing is Now Officially a Real Sport (Video)

    Dronesurfing is Now Officially a Real Sport (Video)

    Drones, despite many recent advances in technology, still get a bad rap in many circles for their participation in creepy spying and/or bombing. But now we can add dronesurfing to the list of benign drone activities, thanks to a new promotional video from Freefly that demonstrates how this new sport works. Dronesurfing is basically like […]

  • Prodrone PD6B-AW-ARM: A Drone With Robotic Arms (Video)

    Prodrone PD6B-AW-ARM: A Drone With Robotic Arms (Video)

    Any technological innovation that includes the phrase “robotic arms” is almost certainly to be of interest, and the new Prodrone PD6B-AW-ARM is no exception. It’s the latest drone from Prodrone and it’s equipped with two robotic arms powerful enough to lift payloads of up to 22 pounds. The Prodrone PD6B-AW-ARM maxes out at 37 miles […]

  • Mercedes-Benz Vision Van Concept: Equipped With Delivery Drones

    Mercedes-Benz Vision Van Concept: Equipped With Delivery Drones

    Delivery vans have been around so long and are such a mundane part of everyday commerce that it might not seem possible for a car company to come up with an exciting concept for one. But the people at Mercedes-Benz have kind of succeeded at that, with the Mercedes-Benz Vision Van. The Mercedes-Benz Vision Van […]

  • Teal: “The World’s Fastest Production Drone”

    Teal: “The World’s Fastest Production Drone”

    Now that drone racing is officially the Sport of the Future, the other, larger race to build the fastest drone that will probably last the rest of our lives is officially on. The current champion is Teal, purported to be the fastest production consumer drone in the world that can reach flight speeds of up […]

  • Propel x ‘Star Wars’ Battling Quadcopters

    Propel x ‘Star Wars’ Battling Quadcopters

    Realistically, none of us will ever be able to sit at the controls of the Millennium Falcon, or an X-Wing, or any of the other iconic flying contraptions of the Star Wars universe. The closest we might come is to do it in a video game and/or virtual reality context, but the Propel x Star Wars battling quadcopters offer another, more […]