Tag Archives: Drone Technology

Passenger drones are a better kind of flying car

TRAVELLERS have long envied the birds. In 1842 William Henson, a British lacemaker, somewhat optimistically filed a patent for an “aerial steam carriage”. It took another 60 years and the arrival of the internal combustion engine before Orville and Wilbur … Continue reading

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Drones in Agriculture: How UAVs Make Farming More Efficient

Dronefly just released a new infographic consolidating the most interesting contemporary uses of unmanned aerial vehicles in the field of agriculture. If you’re not familiar with these, have a look at one or two of the previous pieces we reported … Continue reading

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MIT Mapping System Makes Drones Self-Aware

If drone deliveries are the future, NanoMap is the present. MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) developed a system that allows drones to consistently fly at 20 mph through dense environments without incident. How? By embracing uncertainty … … Continue reading

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Air Safety Regulators Face Many Challenges as a Result of Drone Technology

Some drone marketing firms hope to expand the role of drones by allowing these craft to transport packages (or even passengers) through urban areas. On Sunday, a press release reported Ira Brodsky, a marketing consultant, had published a paper contending … Continue reading

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