Intel is flooding the skies with drones, doing everything from sending them out to inspect massive solar arrays in the Mojave Desert to lighting the night sky above Disney World with 500 drones. It’s all part of a virtuous cycle, according to Anil Nanduri, vice president in the new technology group and general manager of Intel’s unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
Tiny drones could scout high-rise buildings and underground tunnels for possible threats to US troops in cities of the future. But instead of spending years cooking up the necessary drone technologies in military research labs, the Pentagon might be better off shopping for the latest civilian drones coming soon to stores.
Amazon completed its first drone delivery Wednesday in the U.K. and not in the U.S., marking the debut of its comprehensive unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) shipping service.
People are already using them to deliver fast food to hungry teens in Virginia, improve the productivity of Midwestern farms, and even protect rhinos and elephants in Africa from poachers. In the next year, almost 2.3 million of the unmanned aircraft will be sold, according to market analysis firm Skylogic Research. And the vast majority will be the multirotor models embraced by apple farmers, wedding photographers, and search-and-rescue workers.
During the closing months of his four-year run as US Secretary of Transportation, Foxx has come to California on a fact finding mission. That’s why he’s walking through a field on the Northern California coast, sidestepping cows -- and cow manure -- alongside Keller Rinaudo, CEO of Zipline. The startup, which does its testing here, just launched the world’s first national drone delivery service, carrying blood and other medical supplies around Rwanda.
A new wave of technology is making its way through the doors at Aitkin High School via the air. Although learning about drones in school is not a widespread phenomenon across the country, interest is growing. When considering STEM education, drones have all four bases covered - science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Unlike any other, Airblock is made of magnetic, modular parts that connect together to form the drone or hovercraft. It is easy to assemble and dismantle and holds together strong through flights and stunts. Beginners and enthusiasts can put Airblock together and start programming through the app in minutes. Airblock modular blocks are replaceable and made of durable EPP (engineered plastic foam) material, which makes Airblock kid and crash-friendly.
More than 100,000 K-12 students across the country experimented with engineering, coding and design in the 4-H National Youth Science Day "Drone Discovery Challenge" Wednesday (Oct. 5). Students worked in groups overseen by volunteers to explore the science behind drones and apply it to real-world problems. Younger students experimented with drone engineering and design, while high schoolers learned about computer coding for remote sensors and unmanned flight.
Global UAS Practice co-chair at the D.C. law firm Hogan Lovells, Lisa Ellman, also a co-executive director of the Commercial Drone Alliance, said: “Of course, Silicon Valley is operating at lightning speed and D.C.
Drone delivery service Flirtey completed the first FAA-approved autonomous drone delivery to a customer’s residence on July 22, ferrying sandwiches and Slurpees from a 7-Eleven in Reno, Nevada.