Forget your selfie stick, how about a selfie drone by Samsung?

Forget your selfie stick, how about a selfie drone by Samsung?

Forget your selfie stick, how about a selfie drone by Samsung? Source: Digital Spy Selfie sticks are a bit Marmite. If you’re on the loathing end of the scale, a selfie drone could be about to annoy you further. According to Sam Mobile , Samsung is developing just that, and it’s dubbed Project Selfie Camera Drone. There are similar products already on the market, such as the Lily Camera which […]

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Suffolk legislature bans drones over county beaches

Suffolk legislature bans drones over county beaches

by Fearing that drones with cameras could intrude on residents’ privacy, the Suffolk County Legislature voted Tuesday to ban drone use over county public beaches during the summer and require operators to get permits to fly the devices in county parks. County Legislator Al Krupski (D-Cutchogue) voted with 15 other county legislators to approve the bill, which carries fines of up to $500 for violators. “People have a certain expectation […]

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Commercial drone shipments to top 2.6 million by 2025

Commercial drone shipments to top 2.6 million by 2025

Source: General Aviation News According to a new report from Tractica , a growing interest in using remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), also known as unmanned aerial vehicles or drones, will drive commercial RPA shipments from 80,000 in 2015 to more than 2.6 million annually by 2025. The market intelligence firm forecasts that annual revenue from commercial drone hardware sales will reach nearly $4 billion in the same timeframe. However, the […]

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Outer Banks Drone

Outer Banks Drone

So lets talk about the beach, better yet lets talk about the Outer Banks. I’ve been visiting the Outer Banks off the coast of North Carolina for the better part of 20 years, and my recent vacation has had me longing for the next opportunity to head back. The Outer Banks, also known as OBX, is a “beach person’s” paradise. You may be thinking, what’s a “beach person?” A beach […]

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Drones: a force for good when flying in the face of disaster

Drones: a force for good when flying in the face of disaster

by Jennifer Hlad in Washington After typhoon Haiyan wreaked havoc on the Philippines in 2013 , killing more than 6,300 people and destroying farms and villages, several relief groups flew drones over the affected areas to survey the damage, identify blocked roads and find displaced people. But the drone operators didn’t share the information they gathered with local authorities or other relief organisations, says Patrick Meier, who was in Manila […]

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Amazon and Google aren’t the only ones with a delivery drone

Amazon and Google aren’t the only ones with a delivery drone

by In the race to develop a drone that delivers packages, don’t count out Workhorse, a truck maker based in Loveland, Ohio. Workhorse isn’t as high profile as Amazon or Google, but on Tuesday it demonstrated an eight-rotor delivery drone designed to work with its electric trucks and use some of the same battery technology. “Our concept is, you have a package-delivery drone that rides on top of a truck […]

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Amazon proposes drones-only airspace to facilitate high-speed delivery

Amazon proposes drones-only airspace to facilitate high-speed delivery

by Amazon is proposing that a pristine slice of airspace above the world’s cities and suburbs should be set aside for the deployment of high-speed aerial drones capable of flying robotically with virtually no human interference. The retail giant has taken the next step in its ambition to deliver packages via drone within 30 minutes by setting out in greater detail than ever before its vision for the future of […]

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Warehouses logistics and something else

Warehouses logistics and something else

Tricopters, quadcopters, hexacopters, octocopters, etc. The drone-world is evolving quite fast and nowadays one can see very curious vehicles and configurations that surprisingly (or not) are able to fly properly. This is due to the possibility that some open source autopilots like Pixhawk or APM offers to develop customized control algorithms for unimaginable vehicle configurations. The majority of control laws are based on PID controllers that allow to even overactuated […]

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China exports 1066.66 drones a day.

China exports 1066.66 drones a day.

by Quite amazing figures recently released by customs in the city of Shenzhen home to most of the drone manufacturing in China It is said that 160,000 units of civilian drones worth 750 million yuan ($120 million) were exported from January to May 2015. That is…. 160,000 / 150 days = 1066.66 drones setting out into the wild every day. I would like to see more numbers to smooth that […]

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Hold the phone, Samsung selfie drone.

Hold the phone, Samsung selfie drone.

by Many many Samsung to build a selfie drone stories popping up this morning. Trouble is we sort of already know. If true I doubt very much it will look like the already flying quad the Samsung Techwin, Cube Copter. The Techwin division was bought last November by the Hanwha Group, South Korea’s leading defense conglomerate. Samsung has since opened a new research lab concentrating on drones, robotics, 3D printing […]

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