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Affordable, powerful smart nano-drone

Affordable, powerful smart nano-drone

Mar 23, 2017 China
Kudrone, a palm-sized, smartphone-controlled drone that is taking on leading competitors.
Pop.Up flying car concept from Airbus

Pop.Up flying car concept from Airbus

Mar 16, 2017 United States
What happens when aerospace and automotive engineers put their smarts together to rethink urban mobility? They think air and ground and imagine Pop.Up, a multimodal passenger transport concept that makes full use of the urban transportation space.
US-patent for new drone safety system accepted

US-patent for new drone safety system accepted

Mar 6, 2017 1 United States
In case of losing control of a drone, certain emergency systems are necessary to avoid the destruction of the drone and furthermore to minimize the danger for objects and human beings on the ground.
Webinar Tues 14 March - Electric Drones Reinvented

Webinar Tues 14 March - Electric Drones Reinvented

Mar 2, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 14 March 2017 titled Electric Drones Reinvented.
UPS tests residential delivery via drone launched from vehicle

UPS tests residential delivery via drone launched from vehicle

Feb 24, 2017 United States
UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a package car, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns to the vehicle while the delivery driver continues along the route to make a separate delivery.
Ultrafast camera for self-driving vehicles and drones

Ultrafast camera for self-driving vehicles and drones

Feb 21, 2017 Singapore
Scientists have developed an ultrafast high-contrast camera that could help self-driving cars and drones see better in extreme road conditions and in bad weather.
EHang partners with Dubai RTA to boost smart transport

EHang partners with Dubai RTA to boost smart transport

Feb 20, 2017 China, United Arab Emirates
Chinese drone company EHang and the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority have announced a partnership to jointly promote and introduce the EHang 184 autonomous aerial vehicle into Dubai, the city with the aim to build the world's most intelligent transportation system.
Bridging simulator-to-reality gap with aerial informatics and robotics

Bridging simulator-to-reality gap with aerial informatics and robotics

Feb 17, 2017 United States
Machine learning is becoming an increasingly important artificial intelligence approach to building autonomous and robotic systems. One of the key challenges with machine learning is the need for many samples — the amount of data needed to learn useful behaviors is prohibitively high.
Tiny drones as artificial pollinators

Tiny drones as artificial pollinators

Feb 15, 2017 15 Japan
As bees slip onto the endangered species list in the United States, researchers in Japan are pollinating lilies with insect-sized drones.
New IDTechEx report reveals much larger drone opportunity

New IDTechEx report reveals much larger drone opportunity

Feb 10, 2017 Worldwide
Just when many investors are running for the exit, having burnt their fingers with toy drones and the like, IDTechEx reveals a much bigger picture with considerable potential for the level-headed.
Perpetual drones

Perpetual drones

Feb 8, 2017 Worldwide
Nothing lasts forever: things wear out. However, there is a huge pent up demand for "perpetual" autonomous drones for everything from security to surveying, meteorology and even power generation.