This could be what the terrifying future of personal drones looks like

This could be what the terrifying future of personal drones looks like

In a world where a reality TV star has been elected president of the US, it seems increasingly believable that a culture where everyone is always being filmed, always able to share their most intimate moments at the push of a button, is coming. Consumer drones have exploded in popularity in recent years. These flying camera computers have the ability to detect faces, follow people around, fly on their own, […]

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Surf lifesaving trials use of drones in rescues amid fears of risk to beachgoers

Surf lifesaving trials use of drones in rescues amid fears of risk to beachgoers

SURF lifesaving drones will be trialled for the first time in Queensland this week – but lifesavers fear a beachgoer could be killed if one of the unmanned aerial devices “falls out of the sky”. The Westpac Little Ripper and Mini-Ripper drones have been unleashed on northern NSW beaches in recent months following a spate of shark attacks. Little Ripper Lifesaver CEO Eddie Bennett with the drone to be trialled […]

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Rutgers’ drone dives deep: BTN LiveBIG

Rutgers’ drone dives deep: BTN LiveBIG

To say that Rutgers University has developed the next great leap forward in drone technology wouldn’t be an exaggeration. That’s because a team of engineers at the school have created the world’s first drone capable of operating both in the sky and underwater and seamlessly transitioning between the two. It’s called the Naviator. “Having a vehicle that can operate both in the air and underwater solves two problems,” says Dr. […]

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