DJI Mavic Air Drone – Ultra Portable, Compact, 3-axis Gimbal, Hands Gesture Control, 8GB on-board Storage

The Chinese Drone company DJI has released a new Drone named as “DJI Mavic Air“. This ultra-portable Drone is marketed as a smartphone-sized drone that can fit in a jacket’s pocket. Mavic Air also sports a 4K camera capable of shooting UHD video and 12 megapixel stills. New HDR algorithms help you obtain the right … Continue reading “DJI Mavic Air Drone – Ultra Portable, Compact, 3-axis Gimbal, Hands Gesture Control, 8GB on-board Storage”

MIT’s NanoMap enables Drone Navigation in Uncertain Environments

Companies like Amazon have big ideas for drones that can deliver packages right to your door. But even putting aside the policy issues, programming drones to fly through cluttered spaces like cities is difficult. Being able to avoid obstacles while traveling at high speeds is computationally complex, especially for small drones that are limited in … Continue reading “MIT’s NanoMap enables Drone Navigation in Uncertain Environments”

Saildrone to provide valuable ocean data

Ocean research that seeks to monitor what is happening in the ocean environment—counting fish, assessing food resources, monitoring endangered species included—provides vitally important answers. A company called Saildrone is stepping up to the challenge. Their vessel, also bearing the company name, is an unoccupied autonomous sailing craft with instruments for collecting data from the environment. … Continue reading “Saildrone to provide valuable ocean data”

Drones let researchers monitor changes in volcanoes, plan virtual field trip

Penn State geosciences researchers are investigating an active volcano that could pose a hazard to millions of people in Nicaragua. Masaya volcano is located in an active volcanic and seismic zone and is nearby Managua, Nicaragua’s capital. The researchers are using many methods, including drones, to study how the volcano and surrounding earth are changing … Continue reading “Drones let researchers monitor changes in volcanoes, plan virtual field trip”

Russian Company That Makes AK-47 Rifle Is Building A Hoverbike, To Reveal A Demo Version Soon

A Russian defense manufacturer named after the inventor of the AK-47 showed off its “flying car” to company officials and the Internet. The “car,” which has sixteen sets of rotors, could have military applications down the road including scouting, communications, and other tasks. The company develops and manufactures a wide variety of military small arms, … Continue reading “Russian Company That Makes AK-47 Rifle Is Building A Hoverbike, To Reveal A Demo Version Soon”