Drone

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 […]

Space Robot Technology can Help Autonomous Vehicles Here at Home

Space Robot Technology can Help Autonomous Vehicles Here at Home

​By Sarah Derouin | Jul 21, 2017 @ 12:50 | Space robots traveling through space, hauling debris, and exploring distant asteroids, may hold the key to problems facing drones and autonomous cars on Earth. The key to making fleets of self-driving cars and grocery delivery by drones might be found in an unlikely source: autonomous space […]

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, […]

MIT Developing a Flying Car

MIT Developing a Flying Car

Jun 27, 2017 @ 05:46 | By Rachel Gordon | MIT News | CSAIL team’s system of quadcopters that fly and drive suggest another approach to developing flying cars. Being able to both walk and take flight is typical in nature — many birds, insects, and other animals can do both. If we could program […]

X-Ray Eyes in The Sky: 3D Through-Wall Imaging With Drones and Wifi

X-Ray Eyes in The Sky: 3D Through-Wall Imaging With Drones and Wifi

By Sonia Fernandez |Jun 20, 2017 @ 05:38 | University of California, Santa Barbara researchers have proposed a new method for 3D through-wall imaging that utilizes drones and WiFi. Researchers at UC Santa Barbara professor Yasamin Mostofi’s lab have given the first demonstration of three-dimensional imaging of objects through walls using ordinary wireless signal. The […]

Leonardo Introduces New M-40 Target Drone

Leonardo Introduces New M-40 Target Drone

Jun 19, 2017 @ 05:50 | The M-40 provides medium-to-high performance at a cost comparable with entry-level competing target drones Leonardo’s Mirach-family drones are the standard threat simulators of Armed Forces around the world including France, Italy and the UK A number of design enhancements, such as the removal of all pyrotechnics, mean that the […]