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Researchers Collects More Precise Weather, Climate Data with Help from Unmanned Aerial System

Researchers Collects More Precise Weather, Climate Data with Help from Unmanned Aerial System

Aug 16, 2017 @ 08:12 | Last week, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories flew a tethered balloon and an unmanned aerial system, colloquially known as a drone, together for the first time to get Arctic atmospheric temperatures with better location control than ever before. In addition to providing more precise data for weather and climate […]

Drone Tech Offers New Ways to Manage Climate Change

Drone Tech Offers New Ways to Manage Climate Change

ByJennifer Savran Kelly | Aug 9, 2017 @ 19:00 | An innovation providing key clues to how humans might manage forests and cities to cool the planet is taking flight. Cornell researchers are using drone technology to more accurately measure surface reflectivity on the landscape, a technological advance that could offer a new way to manage […]

Startup Soars with Flybrix LEGO Drone

Startup Soars with Flybrix LEGO Drone

By Kate Repantis | Aug 6, 2017 @ 08:35 | MIT Alumni Association | Co-founded by Amir Hirsch ’06, SM ’07, Flybrix LEGO drones offers people of all ages the ability to fly their ideas. Like many kids, Amir Hirsch ’06, SM ’07 grew up playing with LEGOs. But unlike many adults, is still playing with […]

Hybrid Drones Carry Heavier Payloads for Greater Distances

Hybrid Drones Carry Heavier Payloads for Greater Distances

By Rob Matheson | Aug 6, 2017 @ 08:26 | MIT News | Startup’s gas-electric engines may pave way for package delivery and human flight. New hybrid gas-to-electric drones from MIT spinout Top Flight Technologies offer an order-of-magnitude increase in range, payload size, and power over battery-powered counterparts MIT alumnus Long Phan SM ’99, PhD ’12 is […]

Dragonfly Brains Predict the Path of Their Prey

Dragonfly Brains Predict the Path of Their Prey

Jul 26, 2017 @ 05:30 | New research from Australia and Sweden has shown how a dragonfly’s brain anticipates the movement of its prey, enabling it to hunt successfully. This knowledge could lead to innovations in fields such as robot vision. An article published today in the journal eLife by researchers at the University of […]

Efficient and Intelligent: Drones Get to Grips with Planning the Delivery of Goods

Efficient and Intelligent: Drones Get to Grips with Planning the Delivery of Goods

By Forschungskommunikation |  Jul 12, 2017 @ 13:23 | When goods are needed urgently, for instance, in rural areas poorly served by transport infrastructure, or in large, heavily congested cities, they could be delivered by drones.  In 2013, Amazon was one of the first to declare the intention to work towards the automated delivery of goods by small […]

Steer Electronic Devices Without a Remote Control

Steer Electronic Devices Without a Remote Control

BY Cornelia Zogg | Jul 12, 2017 @ 08:38 | Moving things with a wave of the hand: thanks to Empa technology this dream could soon become real. A sensor made of piezo-resistive fibers integrated in a wristband measures wrist movements and converts them into electrical signals. This can be used to steer drones or other electronic devices without […]

Miniaturizing The Brain Of A Drone

Miniaturizing The Brain Of A Drone

 Jul 12, 2017 @ 07:34  | By Jennifer Chu | MIT | Method for designing efficient computer chips may get miniature smart drones off the ground In recent years, engineers have worked to shrink drone technology, building flying prototypes that are the size of a bumblebee and loaded with even tinier sensors and cameras. Thus far, […]