Vintners begin using drone helicopters

Vintners begin using drone helicopters

Vintners begin using drone helicopters Photo Credit: J.L. Sousa/ Register file Photo A new way to protect grapevines from disease, delivered from above, is taking flight over Napa vineyards. On May 18, a vineyard owned by Venge Vineyards in Calistoga was the site of the first U.S. commercial crop spraying by unmanned aerial system, according to a news release from Yamaha Motor Corp. Yamaha’s remotely piloted helicopter, called the RMAX, […]

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‘Drone Week’ promises new views of Rio 2016 venues and exclusive insights into emerging technologies

‘Drone Week’ promises new views of Rio 2016 venues and exclusive insights into emerging technologies

Eyes on the future: drones are at the forefront of a new wave of technological development (Photo: GE) High-tech drones will be taking over the skies above Rio de Janeiro from Monday (13 June) until Friday, as the Drone Week event run by industrial giant GE comes to Brazil for the first time. Drone Week will provide a bird’s eye-view of Olympic venues and insight into the innovative technologies that […]

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Meet The Hair-Cutting Drone

Meet The Hair-Cutting Drone

Wait until you see the results of this futuristic cut. Getting a great haircut can be expensive, but letting your drone do the work is, well, priceless. YouTube vlogger Simone Giertz loves testing out wacky ideas with robots. Some are successful while others (actually most) end up in a disaster. Her page is dedicated to using machines to help her with everyday tasks like waking up or putting on lipstick […]

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First ship-to-shore drone delivery

First ship-to-shore drone delivery

Flirtey , which is conducting a pretty successful PR campaign by performing a bunch of drone delivery “ firsts ,” will be demonstrating the first ship-to-shore delivery by autonomous drone next week. The test is being carried out in partnership with Dr. Timothy Amukele , assistant professor of pathology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The purpose of the joint mission, which will take place along the New Jersey […]

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Drone operator who had close call with plane sought by Winnipeg police

Drone operator who had close call with plane sought by Winnipeg police

Drone came within 25 metres of commercial aircraft as it was trying to land on Saturday Unmanned aerial vehicles, also called drones, are becoming more common in Winnipeg, as people can buy them for just hundreds of dollars, say police. (Shutterstock) Whoever flew a drone that came “incredibly close” to a commercial passenger plane as it was landing in Winnipeg over the weekend is in serious trouble, say police, but […]

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