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Jul 8, 2021

Jeep’s future tech may include follow-me drones and off-road autonomy

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At Stellantis’ EV Day, Jeep detailed a range of wild future tech, including off-road self-driving, vehicle-to-vehicle charging and follow-me drones.

Jul 5, 2021

Mavic 2 Drone Cage makes ‘previously impossible operations possible’

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As Ross Embleton, the guy who designed Mavic 2 Drone Cage for Heliguy, points out:

Cages are becoming an incredibly important drone accessory, helping to increase flight safety and drone protection. Our customers wanted an affordable, collision-proof cage for Mavic 2 drones; a series that is reliable, popular, lightweight, and small enough to carry out internal inspections. The cage opens new doors for enterprise users. It allows them to operate safely and capture quality data, with greater, 360-degree protection.

London Fire Brigade (LFB), one of the largest firefighting and rescue organizations in the world, has endorsed the Mavic 2 Drone Cage, saying it makes “previously impossible operations possible.”

Jul 4, 2021

Israel used world’s first AI-guided combat drone swarm in Gaza attacks

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During operations in Gaza in mid-May, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) used a swarm of small drones to locate, identify and attack Hamas militants. This is thought to be the first time a drone swarm has been used in combat.

Jul 4, 2021

Nixie system uses drones for more efficient water sampling

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Municipalities regularly have to check for pollution in local waterways, often utilizing crews of workers in boats. The new Nixie system is intended to make things much quicker, simpler and ultimately cheaper, using a water-sampling drone instead.

Developed by New York-based startup Reign Maker, the hardware end of the setup consists of the pole-like Nixie Base sampling device, that has a docking mechanism at the top and a 500-ml (16.9-oz) water collection bottle in a lockable holder at the bottom. It’s designed to work with a client-supplied and-operated DJI Matrice 600 or Matrice 300 RTK multicopter drone – for an extra fee, Reign Maker will provide a pilot and drone.

In either scenario, the drone’s operator begins by hovering the copter over another shore-based worker, who attaches the Base to the undercarriage of the unmodified aircraft. Attaching it involves simply pulling down on a lever at the bottom of the Base to open its docking mechanism, making sure that the mechanism is properly engaged with the drone, then releasing the lever to close and secure it.

Jul 2, 2021

Skyborg AI Computer “Brain” Successfully Flew A General Atomics Avenger Drone

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

After the program was first revealed in 2019, the Air Force’s then-Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Will Roper stated he wanted to see operational demonstrations within two years. The latest test flight of the Skyborg-equipped Avenger shows the service has clearly hit that benchmark.

The General Atomics Avenger was used in experiments with another autonomy system in 2020, developed as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Collaborative Operations in Denied Environment (CODE) program that sought to develop drones that could demonstrate “collaborative autonomy,” or the ability to work cooperatively.

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Jun 28, 2021

Mind reading helmet | Boston Dynamics | High Tech News

Posted by in categories: drones, Elon Musk, robotics/AI, security, space travel

Video from PRO ROBOTS. 😃

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Jun 25, 2021

To Fly a Drone in the U.S., You Now Must Pass FAA’s TRUST Test

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Photo: Stark Ackerman.

Jun 25, 2021

An autonomous drone for search and rescue in forests using optical sectioning algorithm

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A team of researchers working at Johannes Kepler University has developed an autonomous drone with a new type of technology to improve search-and-rescue efforts. In their paper published in the journal Science Robotics, the group describes their drone modifications. Andreas Birk with Jacobs University Bremen has published a Focus piece in the same journal issue outlining the work by the team in Austria.

Finding people lost (or hiding) in the forest is difficult because of the tree cover. People in planes and helicopters have difficulty seeing through the canopy to the ground below, where people might be walking or even laying down. The same problem exists for thermal applications—heat sensors cannot pick up readings adequately through the canopy. Efforts have been made to add drones to search-and–, but they suffer from the same problems because they are remotely controlled by pilots using them to search the ground below. In this new effort, the researchers have added new technology that both helps to see through the tree canopy and to highlight people that might be under it.

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Jun 25, 2021

Hyundai Wants to Create an Air Traffic Control System for Drones

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Thousands of drones flying through the air need to be managed so it doesn’t end in disaster.

Jun 24, 2021

Rocketship-Like Light-Painting Drones Could Be the Future of Space Flight

Posted by in categories: drones, space travel

Tiny electric rocket ships.


Unique Rapid Ascent Drones (RADs) can be used as a firework alternative and for light painting, but could also revolutionize space flight.

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