Is drone racing the sport of the future?

Is drone racing the sport of the future?

On a recent Sunday, in front of a small crowd of spectators in an abandoned indoor shopping mall in South Central Los Angeles, four young men donned goggles and prepared to race their drones. Seated in front of a promotional banner for the incipient Drone Racing League, the men put their thumbs to the sticks of their controllers, awaiting the starting bell. The drones were mounted on raised platforms a […]

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Dronecatcher Is a Drone for Stealing Other Drones

Dronecatcher Is a Drone for Stealing Other Drones

The Dronecatcher below has been a work in progress since 2014 , with the first proof-of-concept video of the thing appearing in March 2015 with this explanation: To counter the threat of unlawful use of unmanned systems, the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice, together with the Dutch National Police and the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, has selected a number of projects in which concepts are developed that can be used […]

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A Drone to Save the World

A Drone to Save the World

Developing countries are skipping over roads and going straight to drones for providing healthcare BAY AREA, California—“No chatter for flight team concentration please,” said Eric Watson, a member of the flight operations team for Zipline, a start-up that makes drones. Watson and I stood on a windy sea cliff along with Zipline’s co-founder, Keller Rinaudo, whom I was peppering with questions about his young company. With Watson’s warning, we fell […]

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Chad Nowak Challenges All Comers

Chad Nowak Challenges All Comers

Drone racing champ Chad Nowak is challenging U.A.V. enthusiasts to try and beat him at the 2016 World Drone Racing Championships at Kualoa Ranch on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The race will be held in the general area touted as the “home” to such epic movies as Hawaiian Kings , Godzilla , and Jurassic Park . The championship races start on Thursday, October 20, and lead to the Grand […]

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Legal drone shot down

Legal drone shot down

A drone was shot out of the sky in the 23000 block of Lauren Ln. in Edmond. The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office says it was flying legally and now they are addressing new concerns when it comes to the growing number of drones in the air. “Drones are very hot now. You can buy all different types and kinds of drones nowadays and people fly them for all kinds of […]

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How drones can change farming

How drones can change farming

How drones can change farming in Ark. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Drones could be what helps farmers in Ark. see a boom in business. Currently, farmers are in a holding pattern as they wait for FAA regulations. THV11’s Meredith Mitchell recently found out what drones could mean for agriculture. Unmanned aerial vehicles can be powerful tools for farmers. “We’re at the cutting edge of this,” said Brad Fausett, ArkUAV […]

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