Not All Drones Are Evil

Not All Drones Are Evil

The reputation of drones has to date not been great. However, some NGOs have found a more positive use for the flying machines. Reports of drone use in war zones has not been positive. The US have used drones as killing machines, to target terrorists and in some cases they have ended up injuring and causing civilian fatalities. Some NGOs have however found a new use for drones — instead […]

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Drone races remain popular at Maker Faire

Drone races remain popular at Maker Faire

Thousands attended the three- day Maker Faire in San Mateo over the weekend to gaze at engineering marvels, eat fried seafood and watch drones smash into each other. The Aerial Sports League hosted several drone races and drone combat events at Sunday’s event. Aerial Sports League founder and CEO Marque Cornblatt has hosted drone games at the faire for the past few years. He said drone racing at the faire […]

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What about self-flying drones?

What about self-flying drones?

While all the focus has been on autonomous vehicles, one Belgian startup has been busily developing self-flying features for drones. In 2014, three software engineers decided to create a drone company in Wavre, Belgium, just outside Brussels. All were licensed pilots and trained in NATO security techniques. But rather than build drones themselves, they decided they would upgrade existing radio-controlled civilian drones with an ultra-secure software layer to allow the […]

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