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DJI’s RoboMaster S1 is a four-wheeled robot that teaches kids how to code

DJI, which was founded over a decade ago by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology enrollee Frank Wang,  is perhaps best known for drones like the Mavic Pro and Air, the Ronin S, the Matrice, and the Phantom 4. The Shenzhen, China-based company has an estimated 85% of the worldwide drone market, and while […]

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AI helps drones dodge fast-moving objects

Drones capable of autonomous avoidance aren’t novel — DJI’s featured them in its lineup for years. But what about quadcopters that can dodge fast-moving projectiles? That’s what scientists from the University of Maryland and ETH Zurich describe in a newly published paper (“EVDodge: Embodied AI For High-Speed Dodging On A Quadrotor Using Event Cameras“) on […]

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Amazon’s new Prime Air drone promises to deliver packages in under 30 minutes

During a Wednesday keynote address at Amazon’s re:MARS conference in Las Vegas, the Seattle company announced a slew of features for its existing products and previewed new services to come. One of those it touched on was Prime Air: Amazon said that in the coming months, a newly designed, and completely autonomous Prime Air drone […]

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Drone data is a digital forensics gold mine

We may now be hurtling toward the mass adoption of drones for everyday use. Drones are delivering UPS orders around the WakeMed medical campus in North Carolina, sending vaccines to remote parts of Ghana, and monitoring hard-to-reach habitats of orangutans in Borneo. During the devastating fire at Notre Dame cathedral, the Paris Fire Brigade even […]

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Parrot will prototype combat reconnaissance drones for U.S. military

The Pentagon’s internal startup incubator and the U.S. Army jointly aim to adapt off-the-shelf commercial drones for combat scenarios, and toward that end, they today revealed one of the six companies that’ll supply these drones: Paris-based Parrot. In the coming weeks, as part of the agencies’ ongoing Short Range Reconnaissance (SRR) effort, Parrot will prototype […]

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