Could using unmanned aerial vehicles be a more efficient way to deliver mail? One start-up thinks so.
Need a burrito in a hurry? Yeah, we understand. Fortunately, so do the clever people at Darwin Aerospace. They're using a SkyWalker X8 Flying Wing airframe and Ardupilot to deliver the food you crave in a timely manner with an emphasis on theatrics.
Even on military flights, regular manned aircraft need to stop regularly so the crew can rest, bathe and unwind. But an unmanned drone can keep flying until it runs low on fuel, so the U.S. military drew up plans for nuclear powered drones that could stay airborne for months at a time.
Our favorite quadrocopter is back and better than ever. Parrot's AR.Drone 2.0 boasts improvements in camera resolution, a more robust app that lets you share your recordings and two different hulls for indoor and outdoor flying. Basically, the AR.Drone 2.0 is the new best quadrocopter.
The 5K Red Epic is a camera of epic proportions. As its name implies, it shoots video at a 5K resolution and it's not a honking monstrous camera, either. It's actually quite small. What could make the Epic Red even more delightful? Strapping it to a flying drone and taking it to the skies to capture footage.
There's really nothing China's DIY tinkerers can't build. We've seen them all from Iron Man suits to homemade iPads, these guys know how to build stuff out of junk. Chinese farmer Shu Mansheng's life-sized flying saucer wheel is only the latest and greatest from the People's Republic.
The era of the door-to-door meter reader may soon come to an end, if an aerial monitoring system now being used in Israel catches on.
This has got to be the most adorable futuristic security system ever. The Scandicraft is a Norwegian quadrocopter drone that has its own little house that looks like a mailbox.
Cops in the Houston area may soon have an unmanned eye-in-the-sky, assuming a secretive program gets the green light. A test flight demonstration of the 40 pound drone was captured by KHOU Channel 2 cameras, even though the HPD tried to shoo away their TV helicopter by falsely claiming that there was a temporary restriction on the surrounding airspace.
Last time we checked in with Parrot's AR.Drone quadricopter, we were told that game developers would be putting together some games to play with the drone. Parrot recently showed off what those games look like. You've got three major flavors...