Archive for the ‘drones’ category: Page 153

Mar 29, 2016

ISIS Using Drones to Film Suicide Videos

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During suicide bombings.

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Mar 28, 2016

U.S. Says 7 Million Drones Will Take to Skies Annually

Posted by in categories: business, drones, robotics/AI, transportation

Annual sales of drones in the U.S. will hit 2.5 million this year and swell to 7 million by 2020, according to a projection from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Unmanned aircraft purchases are growing both for hobbyists and for commercial ventures that perform inspections, assist farmers, and survey construction sites, according to the agency’s annual forecast of aviation activity, released on Thursday.

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Mar 27, 2016

The First Urban Drone Delivery Just Happened In Nevada

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“We are rapidly approaching a time where drone delivery is a reality”

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Mar 26, 2016

For first time, drone delivers package to residential area

Posted by in categories: drones, food, robotics/AI

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada firm says one of its drones has successfully completed the first fully autonomous package delivery in a residential area in the U.S.

Flirtey CEO Matt Sweeney says the six-rotor drone flew about a half-mile along a pre-programmed delivery route on March 10. It lowered the package outside a vacant residence in an uninhabited area of Hawthorne, southeast of Reno. The route was established using GPS. A pilot and visual observers were on standby during the flight but weren’t needed.

The package included bottled water, food and a first-aid kit.

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Mar 26, 2016

Fear Not The Drone Apocalpyse

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, drones, geopolitics, robotics/AI, transhumanism

When the apocalypse comes, it won’t do so on four rotors. Drones, especially drones-as-we-know-them—the affordable, commercially available quadcopters—are only really engines of their own destruction. Zoltan Istvan, transhumanist candidate for President, wrote today that the American constitution is unprepared for the challenges of swarming robots. With all due I respect, I couldn’t possibly disagree more.

The Second Amendment Isn’t Prepared for a 3D-Printed Drone Army”, Istvan argues, and vividly sets a scene of total despair:

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Mar 25, 2016

This Drone Can Launch from Under Water

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CRACUNS, an innovative drone being developed by Johns Hopkins University, can be launched from under water and live completely submerged for as long as two months.

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Mar 24, 2016

Welcome to the Age of Autonomous Drone Ships

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Rolls-Royce has released their vision of the future of shipping, which will see the continued evolution of that ongoing trend toward automation and “unmanned autonomy.”

On Tuesday, Rolls-Royce —more famous for its luxury cars than its maritime contributions—rolled out a slick new video detailing a number of projected innovations in containerized shipping. The company hopes to someday make these innovations a reality, and if they do, it will mean a revolution in the way we ship goods across the seas.

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Mar 23, 2016

Neurons on a chip let drones smell bombs over a kilometer away

Posted by in categories: computing, drones, neuroscience

Neurons still remain the most powerful piece of computation machinery on the face of the planet. More to the point, nobody throws up their hands in despair when a screwdriver removes a flathead screw better than their fingernail can, and yet the parallel is an apt one. The circuitry of the human brain has not been honed by evolution to be especially good at playing the game of Go, any more than evolution has fine-tuned our fingernails for removing screws.

Which is not to say there is no room for surprise in today’s world of rapidly advancing technological achievement. What is more impressive, however, is when computers exhibit greater skill than humans at tasks evolution has been perfecting for millions of years like exercising a sense of smell. And yet such advancements are taking place right beneath our noses, metaphorically speaking.

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Mar 22, 2016

What happens when you pair a top Hollywood stunt driver with one of the world’s best drone pilots?

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Mar 20, 2016

Apellix drone can paint homes and de-ice airplanes

Posted by in categories: drones, energy, habitats, materials, transportation

They’re taking over everything.

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