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”

Mine Kafon Drone – An airborne demining system to clear Land Mines around the world in 10 years

Every year landmines and other explosive hazards kill or injure thousands of people across the globe. In fact, the cost of removing landmines from the world is up to 50 times more than its production. Mine Kafon Drone works autonomously equipped with three separate interchangeable robotic extensions. This technology can be 20 times faster than … Continue reading “Mine Kafon Drone – An airborne demining system to clear Land Mines around the world in 10 years”

Xiaomi unveils the Mi Drone, an Affordable and Modular Quadcopter

China’s most popular consumer electronics maker Xiami has announced its first drone named “MI” , pricing it significantly lower than a comparable model by the market leader DJI. Xiaomi’s Mi Drone is a quadcopter with a three-axis gimbal, 4K camera, and a remote control that uses your Mi smartphone as its viewfinder. The 4K version … Continue reading “Xiaomi unveils the Mi Drone, an Affordable and Modular Quadcopter”