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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 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.
Robot drone that mimics bat flight

Robot drone that mimics bat flight

Feb 3, 2017 United States
Bats have long captured the imaginations of scientists and engineers with their unrivalled agility, but their complex wing motions pose significant technological challenges for those seeking to recreate their flight in a robot.
Drones and starlings

Drones and starlings

Jan 31, 2017 Worldwide
As I sat in the sunshine in Poole Harbour UK finishing my new IDTechEx report, "Electric UAV Drones: Autonomous, Energy Independent 2017-2027", I was mentioning software that endows drones with curiosity and with the ability to swarm as demonstrated with multiple drones dropped from US aircraft recently.
US Army flies hoverbike prototype

US Army flies hoverbike prototype

Jan 20, 2017 United States
The Army Research Laboratory and industry partners demonstrated the flying capabilities of a unique rectangular-shaped quadcopter.
Airbus flying car prototype ready by end of year

Airbus flying car prototype ready by end of year

Jan 18, 2017 United States
To address the rising concern of rush hour traffic, Airbus Group is harnessing its experience to make the dream of all commuters and travellers come true one day: to fly over traffic jams at the push of a button.
Singapore develops drone air traffic control system

Singapore develops drone air traffic control system

Jan 2, 2017 Singapore
With Singapore's limited airspace and dense population, the need for an aerial traffic management system to allow drones to fly safely has become more urgent.