IBM has filed a new patent for a device that will deliver coffee by air when it decides you need caffeine. The technology includes a device that can track energy, blood pressure and even your pupil size. If you need an energy boost, the drone will bring you a hot cup of coffee.
An Amazonian tribe never which has never before had contact with the outside world was spotted by a drone flying over jungle in Brazil. The drone was carrying out surveys for Brazil’s agency of indigenous affairs, Funai, last year. The reclusive tribe which are untouched my modern civilization were discovered in Vale do Javari, a region near Peru containing at least 11 isolated tribes, the most of anywhere in the country.
There has been an increasing trend in the FPV (first-person view) drone community to fly fast racing drones through tight spaces of abandoned buildings of all shapes and sizes. These desolate buildings are commonly referred to in the drone world as “bandos.”
A drone with ground-penetrating radar found a World War II plane that was encased 300 feet deep in ice on Greenland. The P-38 Lightning fighter plane was part of a “lost squadron” of planes that crashed-landed on Greenland during a blizzard on July 15, 1942.
A drone flying close to a helicopter fighting the Terwilliger Fire prompted fire crews to ground all firefighting aircraft Sunday for two hours. Fire officials Monday said unexpected, unwanted private drones pose a danger to airborne firefighters. The Terwilliger Fire has charred 5,398 acres — nearly 8½ square miles — and remains only 2 percent contained.
Bluetooth 4.0 and up, can broadcast up to a kilometer or more. This company is participating in development of the Open Drone ID standard that enables drones to be identified when within range of a receiver, like a smartphone.
For Japan’s aging farmers, many of whom have lost the help of the youth that left to big cities, drones are fulfilling a much simpler need: applying fertilizer and pesticides to crops in a fraction of the time it would take elderly farmhands to do so manually.
With Hurricane Lane making landfall in Hawaii this weekend, Verizon and AT&T are putting drones in the sky to deliver cellular and wireless connections to first responders and victims. With damage done to cellular towers, these drones can temporarily restore connections to those affected by natural disasters.
ACT government minister Mick Gentleman has offered internet giant Google his support in helping to set up an office in Canberra, as a subsidiary of Google's holding company steps up drone delivery trials in the capital.
Tieman Tankers, an Australian tanker manufacturer, recently released drone footage of its new 26-meter (85-foot) Fuel Liner tanker built for Hills Tankers using Australia’s approved Performance-Based Standards.
Boeing has successfully completed a series of synchronized unmanned aerial vehicle flight test using new on-board autonomous command and control technologies. The test included five UAVs, all of which completed their programmed missions without assistance from a human pilot.
A handful of Belmar’s lifeguards got their chance to pilot the high-technology device during a hands-on demonstration, led by Hugh Roarty of Rutgers University's Center of Ocean Observing Leadership. The award-winning ocean engineer developed the prototype that integrates camera-carrying drones into lifesaving operations.
Wing successfully conducted automated drone delivery trials by delivering Guzman y Gomez and Chemist Warehouse products to customers at Fernleigh Park in Googong and Royalla last year, before its expansion into Bonython in 2018.