Tag: drone

AI helps drones navigate forests and other ‘cluttered’ environments

Cutting-edge drones from companies like DJI and Parrot have no trouble navigating obstacle-strewn environments, but when faced with a never-before-seen landscape like dense woods or maze, they have a tougher time reaching goal destinations autonomously. That’s why scientists at Intel Labs and Mexico’s Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute recently […]

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How Fox News Host Sean Hannity Almost Got America Into a War With Iran and Then Tucker Carlson Saved Us All

Photo: Ethan Miller (Getty Images) It’s no secret that the president gets his cues from Fox News. In March, the New Yorker noted in its piece “The Making of the Fox News White House” that the president has granted his boo, fake news anchor Sean Hannity, seven interviews since Russia stole the White House. He’s […]

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Iran Shot Down an American Drone and Trump Does His Best Chuck Norris Impression; Claims They Made a ‘Very Big Mistake’

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) In every tough-guy movie, there is a scene where the tough guy—usually an old white guy—turns to his enemy and says something tough. Something like: “I’m going to kick you in the face. Really hard.” Or, “This time, it’s personal.” Or, some really goofy phrase like “I’m really going to […]

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Uber will deliver food via drone to San Diego residents in summer 2019

The next time you order pad thai from your go-to neighborhood joint, a drone might handle delivery duties. Uber announced this morning that it intends to begin operating autonomous quadcopters in San Diego — one of the ten cities selected by the Federal Aviation Administration to test commercial drones — this summer, pending regulatory approval. […]

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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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