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Commercial Drone Alliance Writes to President-Elect Trump
Commercial Drone Alliance writes a note to President-elect Donald Trump that outlines the state of the US commercial drone industry. The letter says the incoming administration "has the ability to create good jobs and grow the economy by propelling UAS technology forward."
Robot Fun · Drones
Building Your Own Drone Just Got Easier Thanks to MIT
MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has developed a system that allows anyone to design their own drone. Users can change the size, shape, and structure of their drone based on the needs they have for payload, cost, flight time, battery usage, and other factors.
Robot Fun · Drones
Top 20 Black Friday Robot Deals
We round up our favorite Black Friday deals on drones, robot vacuums, robot toys, and virtual assistants.
Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot Vacuums · Robot Fun · Robot Toys · Drones · Education · Robot Kits
How to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner with a Drone
Watch Autel Robotics' X-Star Premium Drone deep fry a turkey and prepare all the fixings needed for a Thanksgiving feast.
Robot Fun · Robot Toys
Cozmo Robot Gets Smarter with Software Update
Anki's Cozmo Robot is getting its first major update on December 5, 2016 that will allow it to talk more, recognize pets, see in the dark, and play new games.
Robot Fun · Robot Toys
Domino’s Pizza Delivery Drones Get to Work in New Zealand
Domino's DRU Drone autonomously flew pizzas to customers in New Zealand, the country's first commercial delivery of pizza by drone. The flight lasted less than five minutes.
Robot Fun · Drones
3D Robotics Site Scan Drone Adds BIM Skills for Construction
3D Robotics, now an enterprise-focused company, has added Building Information Modeling capabilities to its Site Scan commercial drone platform. Site Scan with BIM hopes to help construction crews easily compare sites as built versus how they were designed to keep jobs on budget and on schedule.
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Flirtey Completes Silicon Valley’s First Drone Delivery
Flirtey conducted the first drone delivery in Silicon Valley history, delivering a package to an investor at The Rosewood hotel on Sand Hill Road.
Robot Fun · Drones
Tap and Go: Kids Code Plobot With Cards
The new Arduino-based Plobot has a unique way of introducing kids to coding robots. Kids simply tap command cards against Plobot's head to automatically create a program the robot follows.
Robot Fun · Robot Toys · Education · Robot Kits
8 Beginner Drones to Hone Your Flying Skills
If you're interested in learning how to fly a drone, starting with a low-priced, easy-to-use model is strongly suggested.
Robot Fun · Drones
3D-Printed Heart-on-a-Chip Could End Animal Testing
The first entirely 3D-printed organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensing has been built by researchers from Harvard University. The 3D-printed heart-on-a-chip can be customized to a patient's disease or heart structure to help scientists collect reliable data for short-term and long-term studies.
Robot Fun · 3D Printers · Health & Sports
Drone-to-Drone, Midair Recharging on the Way
Researchers at Imperial College London have developed a method to wirelessly power drones in midair. They say this could lead to drone-to-drone recharging in the air.
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Anti-Drone System Helps Secure Presidential Debate
To help secure the final presidential debate, Las Vegas police used Dedrone's DroneTracker system to scan the surrounding airspace for unauthorized drones.
Robot Fun · Drones
Project Wing Drone Delivery Boss Steps Down
Dave Vos, head of Alphabet's Project Wing drone delivery initiative, is leaving the company to pursue new opportunities. Vos has been with the company for about two years.
Robot Fun · Drones
Drones to Deliberately Crash Into Planes in Midair Safety Tests
The Civil Aviation Authority will purposely crash drones into the windows and fuselage of passenger jets in flight during upcoming safety tests. The UK government has pledged £250,000 to the study following a series of near misses with passenger jets around major UK airports.
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