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Flexible ‘Dragon’ Drone Autonomously Shapeshifts to Fly Through Tight Spaces

Flexible ‘Dragon’ Drone Autonomously Shapeshifts to Fly Through Tight Spaces A group of roboticists at the University of Tokyo have created a flexible, flying “drone-robot” that could see a multitude of uses. The Dual-rotor embedded multilink Robot with the Ability of multi-deGree-of-freedom aerial transformatiON, is (thankfully) better known by its acronym, DRAGON. As illustrated in…
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Laws of Flight: As Drones Take Off, Regulation Lags

Laws of Flight: As Drones Take Off, Regulation Lags In 2014, a drone got tangled in the power lines outside a South Carolina prison carrying a small payload of marijuana and a cellphone. Police arrested a man in a nearby campsite who’d been running this smuggling operation using radio-controlled drones. A year later, a civilian-operated…
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MIT’s Leading the Pack With This Cool New Autonomous Drone Tech

MIT’s Leading the Pack With This Cool New Autonomous Drone Tech Any Star Wars fan knows that the chances of successfully navigating an asteroid field are approximately 3,720 to 1. The odds are probably significantly higher against today’s autonomous drones, which fly quite a bit slower than sublight speed and without the mad skills of…
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Your Next Pilot Could Be Drone Software

Your Next Pilot Could Be Drone Software Would you get on a plane that didn’t have a human pilot in the cockpit? Half of air travelers surveyed in 2017 said they would not, even if the ticket was cheaper. Modern pilots do such a good job that almost any air accident is big news, such…
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Hyperloop and Flying Cars Are Battling It Out for the Future of Transportation

Hyperloop and Flying Cars Are Battling It Out for the Future of Transportation Tech titans are eager to reimagine how we will travel in the coming decades, but whose vision will win out? Last week Elon Musk and Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi got in a back-and-forth on Twitter over whether flying cars will be the…
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