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Guy Builds One-Man 'Multicopter', Sounds Like An Army Of Bees

Quadcopters and drones? Old hat, my friends. It’s time we built something that can get a person into the air! Wait, we’ve already done that? OK, how about this guy who built his own “multicopter”? That’s a heck of a lot more impressive.


Drone Pilot Arrested For Flying Over Bushfire In California

In the past couple of years, firefighters in California have been incredibly angry that drones are showing up practically every time they try to fight a bushfire. Well, on Friday, officials in the state announced that they have made the first arrest of a drone hobbyist due to his interference with firefighting efforts north of Sacramento.


Can You Speed Up Your Pokémon GO Progress With A Drone?

Pokemon GO is a game that relies on its players going on long walks, meaning that some will eventually find any way to get around that system.


Engineers Envision How We Could Grow Drones In Vats

Video: Engineers from the University of Glasgow and BAE Systems, a defence company, think that “within this century” we could chemically “grow” drones in labs. Whatever you say, guys, whatever you say.


Watch This Tiny Flying SpaceX Falcon 9 Replica Totally Stick Its Landing

Video: You can pretend to be disappointed every time SpaceX’s Falcon 9 crashes during a landing attempt, but deep down you know part of you wants to see an explosion. That’s why this video of a miniature flying SpaceX Falcon 9 drone is both awesome and disappointing, because there’s never going to be a fireball.


Giz Gadgets: Robot Athletes, Robot Butlers and Robot Citizens

Each new week brings with it an abundance of new gadgets — whether devised by tech giants like Google and Samsung or pushed by hopeful entrepreneurs to Kickstarter, they run the gamut from useful to niche to tech that nobody really needs. This week we’ve got robots galore — whether they’re designed to help humans, in-depth neural networks or just bots gaining their own autonomy.


What Are Commercial Drones Being Used For?

Following final approval from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Ninox Robotics is one of the companies who will begin commercial operations this month, deploying unmanned aerial systems for customised services to government, NGOs and private sector clients.

With the ability to detect animals, monitor plants or land areas, create detailed maps, improve fire management and search and rescue operations and provide surveillance, commercial drones are for more than just speeding up insurance claims.


The Pilot Of This Camera Drone Has Mad Skills

Video: Watching this footage of talented RC pilots making their planes perform amazing stunts is made all the more impressive when you stop to think about the skills needed to capture these impossible mid-air closeups.


Will Drones Be A Major Part Of Australia's Future?

What part can drones play in Australian society? Last week Intel hosted a ‘Drones For Good’ panel as part of Vivid Sydney, inviting the likes of one of the ‘Innovation Partners’ behind Australia Post’s drone trial, Dirk Van Lammeren; Aussie company Ninox Robotics’ Managing Director Marcus Ehrlich, and even Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop to weigh in on the potential of drone technology in Australia.


Look Behind The Scenes At Intel's Vivid Sydney 100-Drone Acrobatic Performance

Image Cache: Can’t make it into the middle of Sydney for Intel’s acrobatic drone light show? We’ve got a look behind the scenes at the 100-drone setup, created by Intel and Ars Electronica, on the steps of the Sydney Opera House.


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