Military special forces soldiers have a new eye in the sky to help them find and track the enemy. The small stealthy spy drone, the Nano UAS PD-100 Black Hornet, designed by the Norwegian company Prox Dynamics, is a Personal Reconnaisance System (PRS) that provides a game-changing pocket-sized ISR capability that provides military forces with […]
Drone use continues to increase in popularity in Japan. As both commercial and consumer interest rises, the first ever drone-themed International Drone Expo took place at Makuhari Messe from May 20th through the 22nd. 50 companies were there to display their products and services and The Japan Times was there to file this video report. […]
The massive battery factory Tesla is building in Nevada east of Reno was filmed from the air in 4K HD video by a drone. When fully commissioned, it is expected to employ more than 6,500 staff and be the largest lithium-ion processing facility in the world. From the Tesla Motors website (http://www.teslamotors.com/gigafactory) : Tesla broke […]
Drone video shows the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp as it is today – 70 years after it was liberated by Soviet troops. The camp in Poland is now maintained as a World Heritage Site and is visited by thousands of tourists and survivors every year. Auschwitz was the largest camp established by the Germans during World […]
Drone aerial video capture from above Dubai’s miracles of architecture. The Palm Island, downtown Dubai with its modern Metro, the tallest building in the world Burj Khalifa and the insanely beautiful Burj Al Arab. Travel Dubai Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife […]
“Original” The Police on the scene when they witnessed the incident. Here is what happened to LA film makers, Skyecam Drone Crew during their documentary filming on Skid Row with a Drone. The inside scoop from LAPD. Downtown Los Angeles. Skid Row FPV from a Drone. http://www.skyecam.com Custom Built Drone by Skyecam: Discovery Pro / […]
Watch the AscTec Firefly* drone, with an onboard Intel RealSense 3D camera, navigate through a heavily wooded forest in the above video. * Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others. The Intel® RealSense™ camera fits remarkable technology into a small package. There are three cameras that act like one—a 1080p […]
The world of FPV drone racing is still a fairly small and a tight-knit group. It’s also a segment of the fast growing but still relatively small drone industry. But that might not be the case for long. These flying machines can reach speeds of up to 100 miles an hour and are flown in […]
AIR – The world’s first drone entertainment show in Amsterdam ArenA. Robotic drones are about to put on a spectacular show for our entertainment, where they will perform amazing aerial stunts, impeccably choreographed flypasts, and battle it out for supremacy in the skies.
JPL engineers are working on a small helicopter that could ‘scout’ a trail for future Mars rovers, but getting a chopper that could fly in the Martian atmosphere is tricky. Episode 2 of Crazy Engineering.
Alibaba Group’s Taobao Marketplace shopping website partnered with China logistics company YTO Express in a one-off trial of drone technology, delivering ginger tea packets to 450 customers in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou over a three-day period starting Feb. 4, 2015.
The SkyProwler from Krossblade is according to their Kickstarter campaign page, ” A transformer drone that hovers like a copter, flies fast and efficient like an airplane and transforms between the two configurations.” Krossblade says that their drone takes off like a multicopter and using thrusters picks up speed and then continues to cruise using […]
Shot entirely with a DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone, the beauty of the Southern California beach town of Manhattan Beach is expertly captured. Located just outside of Los Angeles, the town is known for its wide, sandy beaches. The video starts with an aerial view of the streets and neighborhoods of Manhattan Beach merging into […]
Flyability’s Gimball is described as the first “collision-tolerant drone,” utilizing a rotating spherical outer cage that means it can be used safely in close proximity with people. Designed to enter hostile environments — such as burning buildings and radioactive sites — Gimball maps its surroundings and can roll across ceilings and floors, navigating restricted areas, […]
From AP. Drones have been fitted to carry a float, camera, microphone, and a speaker by a Chilean company that is hoping to use the technology to save lives at the beach. According to AP, the drones are being tested on the beaches of Algarrobo, Chile to assist lifeguards in rescuing people who get into […]
A brain-controlled drone is featured as the BBC watches/films. A drone specialist in Portugal demonstrates a flight controlled by human brainwaves, and suggests a future of large-scale unmanned flying. A company by the name of Tekever is behind developing this technology which they say in the short term could be used to help people with […]
Cool video from PRENAV, a startup company that recently made its official launch announcement and released this video that showcases the aerial precision behind its commercial drone technology. The Bay Area startup is introducing what they say is the world’s most precise commercial drone system. According to PRENAV, product launch is slated for 2016. Some interesting […]
Skydio is a venture-backed startup building the intelligent navigation solution for drones. In January 2015 Skydio launched and closed $3 million seed funding led by Andreessen Horowitz with Accel Partners participating. Learn more According to the Skydio website, “We are a team of experts in computer vision, robotics, and consumer electronics from places like MIT, Stanford, Google, […]
ELF is a cool nano camera drone that according to their Indiegogo campaign site, “is your nanocopter that fits into your pocket and high definition (HD) aerial photo robot that anyone can capture videos and photos from the sky. ELF features both cutting-edge technologies and fully hackable platform, all specifically designed for ease, joyful and […]
A drone captures the beauty of Easter Island from the air. A Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, UNESCO named the island a World Heritage Site in 1995. The videographer expertly uses a drone camera to capture the varied terrain of the island. Combined with shots of hilly, mountainous landscapes with green vegetation and […]
Check out the fun had at the Mercury Beach Party in 2013 held in Martinique. [VIDEOS] Mercury Beach Party 2013 : grosse ambiance aux Salines! Posted by Martinique 1ère on Sunday, July 7, 2013 Martinique is an insular region of France located in the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea. Like Guadeloupe, it is an […]
The Federal Aviation Administration’s proposed commercial drone rules could expand drone use in agriculture, filming and other ventures. According to an FAA press release dated Feb 15, 2015 (link to PR HERE) The DOT and FAA have proposed new rules for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The FAA proposal covers rules for small UAS, under […]
This company is planning to launch a new product that includes a processing unit and a camera and pre-installed applications, including their “The Director” which “will assess and capture the best angles and frames for scenes.” They hope also to get users to create new applications using their SDK. From Percepto’s Indiegogo page, Percepto: Computer […]
Some great FPV drone race video from the 2nd event of the Aerial Sports League 2015 season where over 80 pilots showed up to compete. The Aerial Sports League, or ASL, held this event in Oakland California in Feb 2015. The video footage shows the race course and some of the on-the-field action. Excellent coverage […]