This New Drone That Acts Like A Robotic Bird

This New Drone That Acts Like A Robotic Bird

Meet The New Drone That Acts Like A Robotic Bird The Multimodal Autonomous Drone (S-MAD) is a fixed-wing drone that has a few bird-like tricks up its sleeve. You can, for example, fly it like a glider through a room or open space, but when it approaches a flat surface the drone quickly changes configuration and lands flat with its little spiky teeth digging in to keep it from falling. […]

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DJI strips out code badness, reveals some GPL odds ‘n sods

DJI strips out code badness, reveals some GPL odds ‘n sods

Slowly, slowly, findee source codey Chinese drone company DJI has removed hot-patching frameworks discovered in its apps by hackers – and is beginning to reveal GPL-licensed elements in its code. Informed sources told The Register the latest versions of DJI’s Go app, which is the mobile app used for controlling the firm’s drones in flight, have had JSPatch and Tencent Tinker stripped out of them. As we previously reported, these […]

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Why the DJI/3DR Partnership Matters

Why the DJI/3DR Partnership Matters

Guy Cherni, CMO, Atlas Dynamics This month, DJI and 3DR, once former competitors, announced that 3DR’s Site Scan drone data software platform will integrate with DJI’s drone platform. Yes, this story received its fair share of attention and examination, but the implications of this deal go beyond a simple partnership between two companies. Now that the dust of the deal has settled, we can analyze what it truly means for […]

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DJI To Offer ‘Bug Bounty’ Rewards For Reporting Software Issues

DJI To Offer ‘Bug Bounty’ Rewards For Reporting Software Issues

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, is establishing a “bug bounty” program to reward people who discover security issues with DJI software. The DJI Threat Identification Reward Program is part of an expanded commitment to work with researchers and others to responsibly discover, disclose and remediate issues that could affect the security of DJI’s software. “Security researchers, academic scholars and independent experts often provide a […]

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