quadcopters

WSJ: GoPro Is Going To Make Its Own Drones

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that GoPro is going to start making its own consumer drones. Specifically, the action camera company is going to market “multi-rotor helicopters with high-def camera lenses late next year.” Makes sense!


Is This DJI's New Drone?

The hobby drone world is all aflutter this week as DJI prepares to unleash its latest creation onto the world: the Inspire 1. And just like Apple fanboys, they’re eagerly seeking out leaks. The latest images look, well, pretty real.


Hawk Attacks A Drone Mid-Air, Bringing It Down To The Ground

Video: A guy was flying his quadcopter at Magazine Beach Park, Cambridge, when a hawk suddenly appears and decides the sky is to small for both of them. The video shows how the hawk approaches the drone and knocks it down with a simple hit.


New Autonomous 3D Robotics Drone Follows You Wherever You Go

The Iris+ looks pretty cool. Just dream of practically anything you’d like a drone to do, and chances are the new 3D Robotics quadcopter will do it. Autonomous flight? Check. Longer flight time? Check. Dynamic LED lights for directional awareness? Check. Crazy-arse “Follow Me” function? Check.


A Dizzying Drone's-Eye View Of How The New York Public Library Sorts Books

Your friendly local librarian hasn’t been replaced by technology just yet, but that doesn’t mean the library itself hasn’t benefited from a few modern upgrades. Wrangling special-order books and DVDs between the New York Public Libary’s 150 branches is a daunting task, but it’s actually made surprisingly efficient with the laser scanning machines at its Queen’s sorting facility.


Parrot's New MiniDrones Coming To Australia In August

Parrot has two new pint-size drones coming to Australia next month. The ‘MiniDrones’, as they’ll be known when they’re on store shelves, are smaller and simpler than the AR.Drone, as well as a fair bit cheaper, and they’re available for preorder right now.


You Won't Mind This Chocolate Quadcopter Flying Towards Your Face

When you think of what goes into building a flying quadcopter, materials like super-light carbon fibre come to mind — definitely not chocolate. But once again the internet proves anything is possible, since the frame of this delicious drone is actually made from white and dark chocolate.


Should We Really Just Call Everything A 'Drone' By Default?

There’s a revolution in the skies. Things are flying around up there. Some of them are remote controlled, some of them are autonomous. Some of them shoot at people, some of them don’t. Some of them are in stores, some are military. But should we just call them all “drones”?


This Quadcopter Drone Can Fly At 80km/h

Your average off-the-shelf drones sure are cute to fly around a park on your lunch hour, but what happens when you want to go faster than conventional products will let you? You build your own, of course. That’s what Ilya Rosenberg did with the new iQuad Tilt-Rotor Quadcopter, which has a reported top speed of a whopping 80km/h thanks to a cool new rotor design.


Flying 3D Printers Could Help Seal Off Nuclear Waste

A quadcopter outfitted with an on-board 3D printer could be used to seal off and transport nuclear waste, or even to build structures in the middle of nowhere, according to its inventor, Mirko Kovac of University College, London. “In effect, it’s the world’s first flying 3D printer,” New Scientist writes. “One day such drones might work together to help remove waste from nuclear sites or help patch up damaged buildings.”