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5 Takeaways from Amazon’s Congressional Meeting on Drones
Amazon met with Congress to discuss regulatory and technological issues surrounding its Prime Air drone delivery service. Here are five key takeaways from the meeting. Robot Fun · DronesYou Won’t Believe How Many Great White Sharks a Drone Sees Off Shore of California Beach
Within 10 minutes of launching its new shark-hunting drone, lifeguards at a California beach stumble upon a number of great white sharks just off the shoreline. Robot Fun · DronesGoogle Ambulance Drones Want to Save You in Emergencies
Google has been granted a patent for a fleet of drones that will deliver medical supplies such as first aid kits, defibrillators or EpiPens to people in emergency situations. Robot Fun · DronesDJI Matrice 100 Drone: A Developer-Friendly Quadcopter That Avoids Obstacles
DJI's Matrice 100 drone is designed for developers to help test new sensors, processors and other tech. DJI also introduced its Guidance obstacle avoidance system. Robot Fun · DronesBoeing’s Mid-Air Charging Lets Drones Fly Forever
Boeing has been granted a patent that allows drones to recharge while flying by connecting a tether to a ground-based power station. Robot Fun · DronesMIT Algorithm Improves Collaboration of Delivery Drones
MIT tests a new system that combines simple control programs to enable fleets of drones to collaborate in unprecedented ways. Robot Fun · DronesHoovy Advatar Octocopter: Drone Advertising Coming to a Sky Near You
Hoovy has launched its Advatar Octocopter drone on Indiegogo looking to revolutionize the advertising industry. Advatar can fly a 3 foot by 12 foot banner for 15 minutes that can be seen from 1,000 feet away. Robot Fun · DronesB-Unstoppable Flying Tank Drone Launches on Kickstarter
B-Unstoppable is a hybrid tank quadcopter that has four propellers to fly and two caterpillar tracks drive on the ground. B-Unstoppable can drive through a variety of terrain, but if the going gets tough it can take to the air. Robot Fun · DronesGoPro Drone Coming in 2016
Speaking at the Code Conference, GoPro CEO Nick Woodman announced GoPro's plans to come out with a quadcopter in the first half of 2016. Robot Fun · DronesHycopter Drone Flies for 4 Hours via Hydrogen Power
A new hydrogen-powered drone called Hycopter can stay in the air for four hours at a time and up to 2.5 hours when carrying a 2.2-pound payload. Robot Fun · DronesFoldable Drone Takes Off In Less Than 1 Second
Swiss researchers have built a small foldable drone that can unfurl and take off in seconds. Robot Fun · DronesWatch a Drone Rescue Flood Victims in Texas
A DJI drone was used to deliver a rescue line to a family surround by flood waters in their home in Texas. Watch video of how the drone helped. Robot Fun · Drones5 Hottest Robot Projects on Kickstarter
Many crowdfunding projects are unsuccessful, but these robot projects are currently hitting homeruns on Kickstarter. Robot Fun · Drones · Education · Robot KitsDrone Near White House Causes Lockdown
A man allegedly tried to fly a drone near the White House, authorities say. The drone never crossed the north fence line of the White House. Robot Fun · DronesHow Amazon Drone Delivery Will Work
Amazon has been awarded a patent that outlines its plan for drone delivery. The drones will be able to communicate with each other, find the best flight path available, and update the delivery location as a customer changes location. Robot Fun · Drones
Autonomous Snake-like Robot to Support Search-and-Rescue
Worcester Polytechnic Institute is creating autonomous snake-like robots that can navigate through...
Love Writing About Robotics and AI? Robotics Trends is Hiring!
Robotics Trends and sister site Robotics Business Review are growing and adding...
WiBotic PowerPad Wirelessly Charges Drones
WiBotic’s PowerPad wirelessly charges everything from large industrial drones to smaller...
Meet Jing Xiao: WPI’s New Director of Robotics
In January 2018, Jing Xiao will become the new director of the Robotics...