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Footville Fire Department Gets New Drone To Help Them Out

01/27/2016, It looks like drones are certainly making headlines these days, what with a Drone Racing League kicking off as well that will definitely pique the interest of those who would want nothing better than an adrenaline rush while piloting one of these tiny and...

Build Your Own BB-8 Droid For $120

01/27/2016, Last year, Sphero announced possibly one of the coolest toys of the year, which basically comes in the form of a miniature BB-8 droid from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie. The toy can be controlled remotely and moves pretty fast, but the downside...

Drone Racing League 2016 Circuit Opening Announced

01/26/2016, I suppose one can say that it is inevitable with the booming industry of drones which has seen close to 300,000 registrations with the FAA since such a rule was implemented. Here we are with word that the Drone Racing League has now kicked off a global...

Robot Arm Capable Of Stacking Delicate Fruits

01/26/2016, If there is one thing that continues to remain as a huge challenge when it comes to robots with hands, it would be this – to be able to know just the right amount of pressure it should apply when carrying a particular item – such as an egg, or...

Japan To Designate Certain Areas Specifically For Drones

01/26/2016, As some of you guys might have heard, last year there was a bit of a drone scare in Japan in which a drone carrying radioactive material landed on the roof of the Prime Minister’s office. So much so that in Japan, they have launched drones to help catch...

The Loon Copter Can Fly, Float, And Dive

01/25/2016, There are drones that can fly, some of them can float on water, and some of them can dive underwater, but it’s not often that you can find one that does all three. However thanks to efforts by researchers the Oakland University, they have created a...

FAA Sees Close To 300,000 Drone Registrations

01/25/2016, It looks like there were close to 300,000 owners who decided to register their aircraft with the U.S. government within the first month of the initiative itself. The FAA’s registration rule kicked off on December 21st last year, where it applied to...

Scientists Ask Citizens To Use Drones To Map El Nino Flooding

01/25/2016, In the past we have seen how drones can be a nuisance in which they sometimes prevent emergency services from reaching their target. However now it looks like all those drone owners will have their drones put to good use and for the greater good, thanks...

Robot Solves Rubik’s Cube In A Second

01/25/2016, Most of us when given a Rubik’s Cube will probably take minutes, if not hours (or even days/weeks) before we are able to solve it. There are plenty of competitions out there where we’ve seen people solve the puzzles in seconds, but we reckon that they...

Robot Writes Friends Episodes

01/21/2016, For those of you who watched their favorite episodes of Friends over and over again on Netflix, wishing that there was a reunion of the cast to provide some closure, how about letting a robot do the job with the script? Scottish cartoonist Andy Pandy has...

Drone Lands On 45MPH Car Autonomously

01/19/2016, Remember all those scenes from science fiction movies where spaceships were able to land on other larger, moving spacecraft or space stations? Well, here is something to keep you entertained – a drone that is able to land by itself on a car. What...

Intel Thinks Drones Could Replace Fireworks In The Future

01/19/2016, We have come to expect fireworks during major celebrations, such as during the holiday season, New Year’s, the fourth of July, and etc. However fireworks are messy, expensive, and potentially dangerous, and also admittedly a bit limited in the kind of...

SKEYE Nano Drone With Camera Claims To Be World’s Smallest

01/19/2016, I don’t know about you, but when it comes to drones, there are different schools of thought. Some think that these machines should have more regulation, while others do look into the safety aspect of things, especially when there is a risk of losing...

Drones Use Algorithms To Avoid Obstacles

01/19/2016, Drones that work autonomously without the need for a human pilot? That certainly sounds like a plan, and the likes of Parrot has gone ahead with its ‘Flight Plan’. The thing is, for drones to get around in the air without hitting an obstacle is not...