"DJI has done everything right," said Chris Anderson, co-founder of 3DR, which had been the No. 2 drone maker but has transitioned into an aerial software company, helping companies precisely capture images and data. "They've innovated. They have globally branded and distributed, which is unusual for a Chinese company."
Cables and screwdrivers cover every corner of a partitioned room where different kids build new robots each week, making cardboard mazes to test their robot trucks or duck their heads as fist-sized drones whiz by. This mechanical playground, Robolink, is a San Diego-based educational technology company, which conducts an annual program that teaches science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fundamentals to K-12 students through the building and programming of robots.
Drobots Company, a national leader in providing kids and teens with interactive summer camp experiences, announced this week that it has initiated its rollout in 18 states and nearly 50 cities across the country. Drobots aims to revolutionize summer program offerings by combining technology, education, innovation, and teamwork to provide kids in grades 2-12 with an unforgettable experience and to move them away from computer screens to the outdoors.
The White House is bringing together drone makers, wireless companies and venture capitalists on Thursday to look at ways government can help speed new technologies to the marketplace. President Donald Trump will meet with the chief executives of General Electric Co, Honeywell International Inc and AT&T Inc AT&T Inc, major drone industry firms and venture capitalists in the latest effort by the White House to focus on innovative technologies as a way of spurring job growth.
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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.