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Tags results for 'drone'

Flying insect like robot Gimball can crash and recover

Posted in Hardware on 4th Nov, 2013 02:52 AM
by AlexMuller
An insect like flying rescue robot that can bounce off trees and buildings has been revealed by its creators.

Army Scores a Super-Stealthy Drone That Looks Like a Bird

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Dec, 2013 01:45 AM
by AlexMuller
The big problem with drones is they look like, well, drones. It makes them easy to spot, and easy to target.

Amazon is looking to leap to 30 minute delivery with Prime Air drones

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Dec, 2013 03:04 AM
by AlexMuller
The company has been working on the "octocopter" project in secret for months in efforts to ramp up its competition against its rivals.

Why Does Google Need So Many Robots?

Posted in Hardware on 16th Dec, 2013 01:33 AM
by AlexMuller
To Jump From The Web To The Real World.

2013 in Review: the Eight Biggest Stories in Exponential Tech

Posted in Science on 31st Dec, 2013 10:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Let's revisit some of the year’s most notable stories in exponential technology.

Facebook drones to offer low-cost net access

Posted in Business on 29th Mar, 2014 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Facebook has ambitious plans to connect the two-thirds of the world that has no net access, using drones, satellites and lasers.

First balloons and drones, now dirigibles:

Posted in Hardware on 10th Apr, 2014 01:11 AM
by AlexMuller
The race for a truly world wide web:

Google buys Titan Aerospace to make more drones for Project Loon

Posted in Business on 16th Apr, 2014 03:55 AM
by AlexMuller
It’s a drone-buying spree, and Google is the latest to make a purchase.

Drones Could Help Reduce Poaching in Kenya by 96 Per Cent

Posted in Science on 26th Apr, 2014 12:50 AM
by AlexMuller
Drones will soon fill the skies above Kenya's 52 national parks and reserves, after a successful pilot program showed that they're very effective at stopping poachers.

Project Wing: Google's Secret Program for Delivery Drones

Posted in Business on 29th Aug, 2014 01:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Google appears to be serious about delivery in the air: getting products from the warehouse to their destination in about two minutes.

Google Already Testing Delivery Robots In Australia

Posted in Business on 1st Sep, 2014 01:51 AM
by AlexMuller
In rural Australia, a drone delivers dog treats to a farmer. The robot is a proof of concept, part of Project Wing by Google X.

AREND Project aims to ward off poachers with unmanned aerial vehicles

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Sep, 2014 12:14 AM
by AlexMuller
One emerging area with huge potential is wildlife conservation, with drones delivering the ability to patrol and detect illegal poachers from the air.

Google is Testing Drones That Could Bring Internet Connectivity to Remote Lands

Posted in Business on 16th Sep, 2014 08:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Google really is all-in on drones.

SkyOrbiter UAVs will fly for years at a time and provide global internet access

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Sep, 2014 11:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Quarkson wants to provide internet access to every person in the world using its SkyOrbiter UAVs.

Facebook pushing ahead towards thousands of internet delivering drones

Posted in Hardware on 27th Sep, 2014 11:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Facebook solar powered internet delivering drones will have the wingspan of a jumbo jet and fly at 17 miles high.

The Day You’ll Prefer Robots to Humans

Posted in Software on 2nd Dec, 2014 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
There’s a Cambrian explosion in robotics, with species of all sizes, shapes and modes of mobility crawling out of the muck of the lab and onto the terra firma of the marketplace.

Google internet balloons and drones could boost GDP by trillions and save millions of lives

Posted in Online on 13th Dec, 2014 10:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Reaching 90% of the world with wireless service by 2030, up from 32%, would produce economic gains of $17 for every $1 spent.

The Military Wants Smarter Insect Spy Drones

Posted in Hardware on 25th Dec, 2014 08:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Urban disaster relief is an 'obvious' application for tiny, self-guided insect robots.

Should we use helicopter drones to fly across Mars?

Posted in Hardware on 25th Jan, 2015 03:44 PM
by AlexMuller
A concept for an unmanned helicopter to fly through the skies of Mars.

Brain-controlled drone shown off in Lisbon

Posted in Hardware on 26th Feb, 2015 08:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Technology that allows a drone to be piloted from the ground using only a person's brainwaves has been demonstrated in Portugal.

Bee brain simulation used to pilot a drone

Posted in Software on 15th Apr, 2015 06:49 PM
by AlexMuller
The aim of the project is to completely reproduce a bee's brain in digital form, allowing at some point, a flying robot to function as the real thing with onlookers none the wiser.

Facebook’s Drone Team Is Collaborating with Google's Balloon Project

Posted in Online on 8th Oct, 2015 11:42 AM
by AlexMuller
The companies are collaborating on efforts to use balloons and drone aircraft to expand internet access unconnected four billion people.

Google plans drone delivery service for 2017

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Nov, 2015 12:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Called Project Wing, the initiative aims to be delivering goods to consumers using the aircraft. "Our goal is to have commercial business up and running in 2017"

Google Drone Air Deliveries Coming As Soon As Next Year

Posted in Hardware on 12th Jan, 2016 11:33 PM
by AlexMuller
'Moving people and stuff around the planet in an efficient way is where I want to get,' said Vos.

Google's project skybender is another internet-firing drone

Posted in Hardware on 31st Jan, 2016 01:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Both Facebook and Google have been testing aerial devices that would be able to provide reliable wireless internet access in remote locations.

Bee model could be breakthrough for autonomous drones

Posted in Software on 6th May, 2016 05:31 PM
by AlexMuller
A computer model of how bees use vision to avoid hitting walls could be a breakthrough in the development of autonomous drones.

DARPA prepares to build a new space plane-drone

Posted in Science on 9th May, 2016 04:33 PM
by AlexMuller
The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's "XS-1" project, is on a mission to build a reusable vehicle for launching small payloads into orbit.

Facebook Connectivity Lab's internet-beaming drone completes first test flight

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Jul, 2016 02:08 AM
by AlexMuller
A solar-powered drone designed to bring internet access to some of the 1.6 billion people living in remote locations.

Google Tests Drone Delivery With Burritos for Undergrads

Posted in Hardware on 30th Oct, 2016 10:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Google's Project Wing is air-dropping fast food onto the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Drone-based blood deliveries in Tanzania to be funded by UK government

Posted in Hardware on 29th Dec, 2016 05:42 PM
by AlexMuller
The UK government is to fund a trial of drone-based deliveries of blood and other medical supplies in Tanzania.

Drone Use To Transform The Construction Industry

Posted in Hardware on 25th Jan, 2017 05:50 PM
by Allison Crady
With cost and energy saving abilities, drones will swiftly become indispensable to the industry.

Zipline blood delivery drone applies for US trial

Posted in Hardware on 4th Apr, 2018 02:10 PM
by Alex Muller
Drone delivery firm Zipline has revealed a new aircraft that it says will let it make up to 500 deliveries every day.

Google will end Project Maven military contract in 2019

Posted in Business on 3rd Jun, 2018 05:49 PM
by Alex Muller
Google is ending its involvement with Project Maven, the controversial Pentagon research program that sought to use AI to improve object recognition in military drones.

Alibaba and JD.com invest billions in drones and robots working to global delivery under 72 hours

Posted in Hardware on 12th Jun, 2018 12:23 AM
by Alex Muller
Alibaba's founder and executive chairman Jack Ma Yun wants to bring global delivery times for his logistics affiliate to under 72 hours.

How Will We Shop in the Future?

Posted in Business on 18th Jul, 2018 05:58 AM
by Alex Muller
The future of shopping lies in the tech industry, which is no wonder when 55% of shoppers prefer interacting with robots rather than human beings when they shop.

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