Drones relay RFID signals for inventory control

Radio frequency ID tags were supposed to revolutionize supply chain management. The dirt-cheap, battery-free tags, which receive power wirelessly from scanners and then broadcast identifying numbers, enable warehouse managers to log inventory much more efficiently than they could by reading box numbers and recording them manually. But the scale of modern retail operations makes even … Continue reading “Drones relay RFID signals for inventory control”

MIT’s Hybrid Drones carry heavier payloads for greater distance

New hybrid gas-to-electric drones from MIT spinout Top Flight Technologies offer an order-of-magnitude increase in range, payload size, and power over battery-powered counterparts. The drones may pave the way for package delivery and human flight. As co-founder, CEO, and chief technology officer of Top Flight Technologies, Phan is now one of the first entrepreneurs to … Continue reading “MIT’s Hybrid Drones carry heavier payloads for greater distance”

MIT’s Flying Car – A Drone that can both Fly and Drive

Many birds and insects have the ability to both walk and take flight If we could program robots with similar versatility, it would open up many possibilities: Imagine machines that could fly into construction areas or disaster zones that aren’t near roads and then squeeze through tight spaces on the ground to transport objects or … Continue reading “MIT’s Flying Car – A Drone that can both Fly and Drive”

GoPro’s Karma Drone folds up and fits in a Backpack. Karma Drone costs $799

GoPro has unveiled its Foldable Drone named Karma at an Event in Northern California. The important feature of this Karma Drone is its foldable blades that’ll make it easy to fit into a backpack. Karma users will control the quadcopter from a very simple controller. On one half of the controller is a touchscreen display … Continue reading “GoPro’s Karma Drone folds up and fits in a Backpack. Karma Drone costs $799”

Qualcomm and AT&T to test Drones on commercial 4G LTE networks

Qualcomm has announced that it wll work with AT&T, to test drones, on commercial 4G LTE networks. The trials will analyze how Drones can operate safely and more securely on commercial 4G LTE and networks of the future, including 5G. The research will look at elements that would impact future drone operations. The team will … Continue reading “Qualcomm and AT&T to test Drones on commercial 4G LTE networks”