Soon, e-tailers could use drones to deliver your purchases

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Sharmistha Mukherjee  E-retail giants such as Flipkart and Amazon might soon be able to air-drop your online purchases using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) considering notifying regulations for civilian use ofdrones in the next two months. A senior DGCA official said, “We are examining…

Bionic bird can be flown with your smartphone

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By Dario Borghino A French startup has turned to crowdfunding to build an extremely light bionic bird that can be controlled using the magnetometer and accelerometer in a smartphone. The bird, currently at the prototype stage, would communicate via Bluetooth for…

Sinclair unveils UAS test range

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Tristan Navera Staff Reporter- Dayton Business Journal Sinclair Community College has unveiled a new indoor test range for unmanned aerial systems. The community college says it is opening up its 35,000-square-foot fieldhouse, which is located in the basement of Building 8 on its…

Concerns raised over use of drones

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Drones use in British skies will expand rapidly over the next 20 years, posing a serious security risk and significant privacy concerns, intelligence experts have warned. Shopping centres, sporting events and public rallies face being exposed to chemical or biological…

Local farm service brings drone use to area

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Eric Lagatta BAKERSVILLE – Crop consultants at TMK Bakersville know farmers can try to use planes over their fields or walk through them to find problems, but they think the most efficient method is remotely controlled. Technology that was once associated…

Design of Small, Safe and Robust Quadrotor Swarms

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This work presents the capabilities and demonstrates the robustness of the “Pico Quadrotor” – the smallest autonomous quadrotor at the time of publication of this video. We also demonstrate the pico quadrotor’s ability to fly in formations and its robustness…