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Gyrocopter Ends Up On The Capitol Lawn

04/15/2015, According to the U.S. Capitol Police, there was a very small gyrocopter that carried one occupant that actually managed to land on the West Lawn of the Capitol this afternoon. The person had already been detained, while streets located in the area...

3DR Drone Loves Going At It Alone

04/13/2015, No man is an island, but robots do not really care for company. Heck, they do not give two hoots whether they are the last robot on earth or not, simply because robots do not have feelings of any kind. Having said that, drones too, fall under the category...

SkyOrbiter Internet Drone Maiden Test Flight Completed

04/10/2015, Drones do come in handy these days, and their specifications as well as capabilities have certainly improved by leaps and bounds. Having said that, a Portuguese firm known as Quarkson intends to utilize drones so that these airborne machines are able to...

eMotionButterflies Drone Floats Like Muhammad Ali

04/08/2015, Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. It is rather fortunate that the eMotionButterflies drone from Festo (the company that has come up with its fair share of advancements in the field of robotics and drones like the SmartBird) does not offer an...

Drones Harnessed To Plant Trees

04/06/2015, When we talk about drones, it happens to be a very wide topic – for instance, some drones have managed to capture some really exquisite footage, while others are used for more traditional tasks such as delivery of goods – while others in a...

OnePlus DR-1 Drone Will Land Next Month

03/31/2015, OnePlus has recently been building hype about a new product that it’s going to unveil in the very near future. While we wait on the OnePlus Two smartphone to arrive it appears that the company has a totally different product for us next month....

Facebook/Aquila Drone Delivers Internet Via Lasers

03/26/2015, It was last year when we heard about Facebook working on Internet-connected drones, and it looks as though those rumors were spot on as the second day of the social network’s F8 conference saw an announcement that concerns the very first hardware that...

Legal Loopholes Enables Drone Flights Over Sensitive Sites

03/10/2015, It seems that over in the UK, several security measures that are in place with the intention to protect the Prime Minister as well as the Royal Family have come under scrutiny, when it was made known that a legal loophole would technically enable...

Predator Drone Arrests Are Expensive Affairs

02/27/2015, Robots are pretty effective and efficient workers when it comes to a highly repetitive job, and they certainly have their part to play in the mass manufacturing process. Having said that, how about when it boils down to situations that involve law...

Alibaba Tests Out Drone Delivery In China

02/04/2015, Alibaba, the company that recently dropped another $10 million worth of investment into OUYA, is currently looking into the possibilities of unveiling a drone delivery system down the road. In fact, Alibaba is in the midst of testing out drone deliveries,...

Tiny Drone Crashes On White House Grounds

01/26/2015, The FAA has already mentioned that they would want to have drone operators own a pilot’s license before flying these machines, where a number of good reasons have been cited. Perhaps it would be cases like these – where a small drone actually...

FAA, CNN Collaborate In Research For Drone Use

01/13/2015, Using a drone without the proper license could land you in trouble in certain parts of the world – and there is still plenty of work to be done in the regulation of the use of drones, of course. Still, it is nice to know that some progress has been...

Droid Captures Scientific Station From Above

01/11/2015, It might be winter for some, but over at the Princess Elisabeth scientific station, which is located right on the Utsteinen Ridge in Antarctica, it happens to be summer. Still, even though it might be summer, it is no cakewalk to survive in that...

Skysense Charging Pad Delivers Automatic Drone Charging

01/07/2015, [CES 2015] When it comes to the flight times of drones, they do not really perform all that well – averaging 10 to 25 minutes at best, which is more often than not way too short if it were to be called upon to perform a survey of a vast area –...