Drones

  • Tuesday TED Talk: The future of flying robots and precision farming

    Drones, flying robots, whatever you call them, drones are here and about to get a whole lot smarter. During a TED Talk in Pennsylvania, Vijay Kumar and his team have created autonomous aerial robots inspired by honeybees. These make some very interesting assumptions that dramatically differ from the consumer...
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    New Zealand just beat us to drone deliveries, 4x faster than a van

    Fastway Couriers is continuing to invest in technology with an investment in Flirtey. If you’re not familiar with Flirty, it’s the world’s first commercial aerial delivery service (yep, they beat Amazon), marking the beginning of an exciting collaboration.  Fastway New Zealand and Flirtey recently successfully trialled their first drone...
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    Of course there should be pink drones

    In the world of drones, your colour options are black or white. There’s been some companies that turn to stickers to enhance the visual appeal and personalisation of a drone, but for the most part, the colours are just plain unappealing. If drones are to move past an enthusiast...
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    Could drone racing be the next Olympic sport ?

    Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles have been a contentious thing in society but we’re increasingly seeing them used for good. Once such positive implementation is for sport, the art of racing a drone is a spectator sport, that’s made for TV. Armed with on-board cameras, today’s drones can navigate...
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    DJI introduce the Inspire 1 steadicam camera mount

    Naturally drones were going to make an appearance at CES, but there was a surprise from one of the largest makers DJI. The company is well known for their uber popular DJI Phantom which is famous for it’s camera mount, that allows the camera to rotate, which allows for...
  • Amazon PrimeAir rips off Aussie Zookal’s drone delivery service

    Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos has just announced during a 60 Minutes interview a new plan for the company. Said to be 4-5 years away from reality, these Amazon PrimeAir drones will deliver packages to consumers in as little as 30 minutes. If all this sounds amazing it is, but...