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MIT Engineers Design “5 Day Flight” Disaster Support Drone

A team of MIT engineers has come up with a comparably low-cost UAV design that can hover for extended durations to provide wide-ranging communications support. The researchers designed, built, and tested a...
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MIT’s New Drones Can Autonomously Fly and Drive

Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) are hoping to build drones that match the agility of airborne drones with the battery life of a land-based drone."The ability...

Dr. Brendan Englot on Making Marine Robotics More Autonomous

Sam Bartusek of Duro UAS recently spoke with Dr. Brendan Englot, researcher and assistant professor at Stevens Institute of Technology about his fascinating work in underwater robotics — his current lab develops software that makes...

UPS delivery truck drone with drone

UPS has unveiled its plan for delivery drones: build them right into trucks, and launch them at various points along their route.https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=xx9_6OyjJrQThe logistics company launched a multi-rotor drone, from the top of a...
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Monospinner: Designing The World’s Simplest Controllable Drone

The Monospinner, developed at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control at ETH Zurich, is the mechanically simplest, controllable, flying machine in existence. It has only one moving part (the rotating propeller),...
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Voliro Hexacopter with Tilting Rotors can Fly in any Orientation

Designed and built in nine months, the prototype is a regular-shaped hexacopter, but each of its six props can tilt a full 360 degrees, allowing a staggering 12 degrees of freedom...
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The Engineering Genius Behind This Freeze-Proof Arctic Drone

The wide-open spaces of the Arctic are a dream for drone science. A maneuverable eye in the sky has made unmanned aircraft a go-to method for counting sea lion populations, mapping ice...
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New Drone on Mission to Plant 100,000 Trees a Day

One Australian engineer is enlisting technology to fight the battle against deforestation. Dr. Susan Graham has helped develop a pair of drones that can help mitigate some of the damage by...
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TU Delft’s Biplane Helicopter “delftAcopter” Flies with a Single Propeller

Guest Post by TU Delft TV Researchers at TU Delft have developed a new hybrid drone that takes off like a helicopter before tilting 90 degrees and then continuing to fly like an...

Engineers at MIT are Miniaturizing the Brain of a Drone

In recent years, engineers have worked to shrink drone technology, building flying prototypes that are the size of a bumblebee and loaded with even tinier sensors and cameras. Thus far, they...