If we look back on the past five years, we would find many breath-taking tech advancements. Smart cities, micro-drones, Internet of Things, connected logistics, artificial intelligence, etc. have put us on a platform where pride comes naturally. We can talk about the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns all we want. However, we shouldn’t forget one thing. […]
A introduction China’s famed DJI (Da Jiang Innovations), the world’s largest producer of drones world wide. This video features the history of the company, its founder, their financial statistics, and much more. Below you will find the outline for the power point featured in the video: An Intro to China’s 100 Most Influential Tech […]
Amazon’s engineers are cooking up some wild ideas on how to integrate drones into major cities. In the latest patent filing, the e-commerce giant shows how special facilities connected to trains, boats, and vans could be used as storage space and repair stations for drones. The drones would be moved to areas of anticipated demand […]
Amazon may use its drone delivery service to analyze customer’s homes, offering ‘recommendations’ from its store or third-party services like gardening or roof repairs. The patent, granted on Wednesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), shows how the drones would use cameras to take photos during its descent. The photos would then be […]
Amazon has presented a few weird ideas for delivery and its latest, a skyscraper beehive filled with drones, is no exception. The patent application is another look at how Amazon plans to integrate drones and improve ‘last mile’ delivery. Most of Amazon’s warehouses are located on the outskirts of cities and it would take too […]
Amazon’s drone delivery program might be part of an even bigger idea, one that involves huge fulfillment centers floating above cities. An Amazon patent, found by CB Insights analyst Zoe Leavitt, shows an “airborne fulfillment center utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles for delivery,” one of the wackiest ideas to come out of the e-commerce giant. See […]
Engineers from Local Motors have recently found a way to utilize a self-driving car, a 3D printer and a drone, all together in one amazing machine. Working directly with Grant Imahara of Mythbusters, the engineers have produced a 3D printed, autonomous vehicle that comes equipped with its own 3D printed drone. Mouser Electronics provided the […]
For remote offline communities, Facebook’s autonomous test plane moved another step closer to providing internet to Earth’s least connected places. As reported in Smart Cities World, the social media giant recently ran full scale tests of its Aquila unmanned airplane. Facebook intends to use the solar-powered plane to provide regional web connectivity to billions of […]
Cloud communications platform Twilio has announced a new cellular network partnership with U.S. cellular giant T-Mobile, called Twilio Programmable Wireless, which will provide data, SMS, and voice communications to connected devices. Announced at SIGNAL, a developer conference on communications, the partnership expands Twilio’s platform to devices outside of Wi-Fi range, which require constant Internet service. […]
Autonomous cars receive most information on traffic levels from an online mapping client, but in the future a lookout drone might provide alerts on traffic jams and accidents in real-time. That’s what a new patent application from Ford suggests, which was published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) this week. In it, […]
How Drone Racing League could meet VR
It could unlock opportunities.
Business leaders are turning to drones to solve complex operational challenges.
How the new drone registry could create problems for the high-flying industry.
The problem with dumping drones into “peeping tom” laws.
Bill’s author worries this loaded tech will seem like “a video game.”
Much of the world’s Internet will come from the skies.
But there will definitely be more tests.
“Moonshots” chief Astro Teller says Google tries to fail fast and often.
It’s time to stop reinventing the drone.