Tuesday, August 22, 2017

DRONES

DRONES
Robot and Skeleton

With the appearance of robotic financial advisors, self-driving cars and personal digital assistants come many unresolved problems. We have already experienced market crashes caused by intelligent trading software, accidents caused by self-driving cars and...
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As petroleum has become harder to find, it's become increasingly costly and dangerous to extract. Could aerial data-collection bots create a new boom in fossil fuels? Oil and gas exploration has always moved at the...
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Amazon has been busy testing out its new Prime Air initiative at a secret location in the English countryside. The service’s promise of a 30-minute delivery by specially designed drones may look like click-bait...

By Alison Vekshin, Bloomberg.  A move by police agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area to deploy drones for the first time is provoking a backlash from leaders and activists who fear the surveillance will...

Brian Wilson, 45, raced to the scene with his DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter and shot  about 30 minutes of video before the battery died. His drone has four blades and weighs about 3 pounds. <!--NYDN-1300 -...
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Over the past 15 years, drones have progressed from laboratory demonstrations to widely available toys. Technological improvements have brought ever-smaller components required for flight stabilization and control, as well as significant improvements in battery technology....

This week, the Washington Post published a story about a new US plan to use lethal drone strikes in Syria to destroy ISIS capabilities on the ground. By David Alpher, George Mason University  The desire to do...

Amazon.com Inc. is testing drones to deliver goods as the world’s largest e-commerce company works to improve efficiency and speed in getting products to consumers. The Amazon.com Inc. Prime Air octocopter is seen in this...

The world’s first drone deliveries have begun trial runs in the United Kingdom and the U.S. Once primarily used by militaries, small quadcopter and octocopter drones are now so commonplace they are for sale...
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The unusual look of Amazon’s delivery drone combines elements of both fixed-wing aircraft, such as traditional passenger aeroplanes, and rotocraft such as helicopters, in a design that looks like neither. But despite its unusual...
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Is this pizza-delivering drone from Dominos just a publicity stunt, or a tantalizing look at the future of food delivery? Because while the eight-bladed DomiCopter is a little impractical given it needs a skilled pilot,...

A small town in Colorado is considering issuing $25 licenses for its residents to hunt drones, and it's gaining support. -- A resident in the small town of Deer Trail, Colorado, recently proposed a town...