Parrot’s Newest Drone

Parrot’s Newest Drone

When you think of consumer drones, chances are you are thinking of quadcopters. But fixed-wing drones have long been a staple of the military and the model aircraft community and now Parrot , which pioneered the quadcopter craze with its AR.Drone, is getting into the fixed-wing game, too. The 700-gram Parrot Disco, which the company has been working on for the last two years, is a small fixed-wing consumer drone […]

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Meet the world’s smallest camera-equipped drone, Axis Vidius

Meet the world’s smallest camera-equipped drone, Axis Vidius

Axis Vidius, It’s so tiny, users don’t have to register it with the FAA. The Axis Vidius is a quadcopter that fits in the palm of your hand — it’s roughly 1.5 inches square — yet it’s able to livestream and record video in 420p. Axis says its Vidius model is the smallest-ever camera-equipped drone, and it’s so tiny that users don’t have to register it with the Federal Aviation […]

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Making Drones Intelligent

Making Drones Intelligent

How Drones May Avoid Collisions by Sharing Knowledge, Making Drones Intelligent Instead of programming drones to know what to do in every single scenario, a Stanford lab is giving them the intelligence to understand their surroundings. If the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration allows the widespread use of commercial drones, the skies could soon buzz with swarms of unmanned aerial vehicles–especially in dense urban cores. That means drones will be tasked […]

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