The Pentagon is looking to develop drones modeled after living organisms like bats and insects. The Department of Defense’s DESI pilot program has made a call for proposals that will solve certain “defense challenges.” One of these challenges is...
Image: UPenn/YouTubeUPenn's autonomous quadrotor swarm doesn't need GPS or external localization to fly indoors or outdoors.   The vast majority of the fancy autonomous flying we've seen from quadrotors has relied on some kind of external localization for position information. Usually...
 Shark Spotter drones will carry loudspeakers, to tell swimmers and surfers to get the hell outta there when a shark is detected(Credit: Little Rippers) Drone technology seems to be exploding in two different directions: camera drones for aerial videography, and...
After facing a bit of a dry spell for a majority of the 21st century, Polaroid is on the up and up. Just a few weeks ago, it released a revamped version of its classic OneStep camera and is...
Australia is testing out a drone with shark-spotting software to keep swimmers and sharks out of danger.  
Misplaced items can waste time and, potentially, billions of dollars for major retailers. MIT's new drone-based system can help. When you’re dealing with the kind of giant warehouses required by retail giants and other large organizations, taking inventory of stock...
A community in Myanmar is using the drones to restore their river ecosystem. The much-hyped promise of a drone-driven future—where drones bring us food, take our selfies, and even serve as taxis—is not nearly as cool as this Myanmar community’s...
Drones are popular little toys, but they're not the easiest things to control. While hand gestures may not change that too much, donning a HoloLens and flying a physical object with a wave of your hand at least makes...
Superhero in training. Can’t fly, but can control drones By Timothy Revell I feel half-superhero, half-idiot. The jacket I’m wearing is letting me fly a drone around a virtual university campus just by spreading my arms and moving my body from...
The DJI Goggles offer an immersive and intuitive means of directing a quadcopter For those who love drones and VR-based video games, the DJI Goggles are the perfect gadget. Instead of guiding a drone with a remote control, these goggles allow users to move their...

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