flying robots

The first wireless Robotic insect takes flight powered by frickin’ laser beams

Insect-sized flying robots could help with time-consuming tasks like surveying crop growth on large farms or sniffing out gas leaks. These robots soar by fluttering tiny wings because they are too small to use propellers, like those seen on their larger drone cousins. Small size is advantageous: These robots are cheap to make and can […]

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Selfly drone

Make your phone case as a selfie drone, Selfly drone that lives your phone case

Just Imagine that you and a group of friends are at the top of a hill after a long hike. It is sunset and the sky is alight; You want to take a photograph. You pull out your smartphone, but instead of flipping it around to take a long-armed selfie, you unclip a small drone […]

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latest drones

Parrot’s latest all in one drones are for farmers and firefighters

It’s been a tough year for Parrot. The drone maker cut 290 jobs after sub-par sales, and it wasn’t shy in admitting that its lineup was both unfocused and (for personal drones) unprofitable. However, it has an idea as to how to recover: by targeting the professional crowd. Its new Bebop-Pro Thermal and Bluegrass drones […]

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FAA Seeks to Ease Air-Traffic Controllers’ Stress From Drones

Air traffic controllers have it bad enough managing full-size aircraft, but they face an additional headache once you throw drones within the mix. You see, controllers get calls when drone pilots need approval to fly within five miles of an airdrome — and with an average of 250 reported close encounters per month, it’s clear […]

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FAA waiver

CNN gets the first FAA waiver Allowing Drone Flights Over Crowds

CNN received a waiver allowing routine drone flights above crowds, a milestone for the industry seeking larger use of the remote controlled devices for everything from insurance inspections to covering news.   The approval is the 1st time the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has granted a waiver for unlimited flights over people, the news network […]

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