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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 […]

Space Robot Technology Helps Self-Driving Cars and Drones On Earth

Space Robot Technology Helps Self-Driving Cars and Drones On Earth

By Sarah Derouin |Jun 17, 2017 @ 09:06 | Stanford engineer’s have developed a Space robots that are traveling through space, hauling debris and exploring distant asteroids, may hold the technological key to problems facing drones and autonomous cars here on Earth. The key to making fleets of self-driving cars and grocery delivery by drones […]

Into the Woods: This Drone Goes Where No GPS Can

Into the Woods: This Drone Goes Where No GPS Can

By Jamie Beckett | Jun 14, 2017 @ 13:50 | Most drones would be lost without GPS. Not this one. A drone developed by NVIDIA researchers navigates even the most far-flung, unmapped places using only deep learning and computer vision powered by NVIDIA Jetson TX1 embedded AI supercomputers. Although initially designed to follow forest trails to […]

Unmanned  Aircraft Traffic Management

Unmanned Aircraft Traffic Management

Jun 9, 2017 @ 14:03 | Two unmanned aircraft, designed and flown by Project Wing, travel on nearby flight paths thanks to traffic-management software that allows them to share airspace safely. These flights in Blacksburg were part of a national NASA campaign to research unmanned traffic management; the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership was one […]