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Zero Zero Hover Camera drone uses face tracking tech to follow you

Zero Zero Hover Camera drone uses face tracking tech to follow you Camera-toting drones that can follow a subject while they’re recording aren’t a new thing, but a company called Zero Zero is putting a very different spin on them.Instead, the Hover Camera uses its “eyes” to follow along.

The Marine Corps’ robotic combat teams reach the next phase of testing

The Marine Corps’ robotic combat teams reach the next phase of testing The Marine Corps announced a new round of testing for its promising Unmanned Tactical Autonomous Control and Collaboration (UTACC) robotic combat assistance program.In the testing revealed this week, they tried out little rolling robot packed with sensors, various communications systems, and a quadcopter drone on its back.

Drones and virtual reality: A match made in heaven?

Drones and virtual reality: A match made in heaven? There is no doubt that virtual reality has a tremendous future, as new technologies emerge making the idea more accessible - it’s not something of science fiction anymore.To meet the needs of this rapidly evolving market, many drone manufacturers are producing innovative products with high-end technology.

Bee-inspired robot uses static electricity to land anywhere

Bee-inspired robot uses static electricity to land anywhere The micro-drone can already fly like a bee, but what if it could land like one too?The RoboBee was first unveiled by Harvard in 2013, and the basic design hasn’t changed much since.

Can Xiaomi dominate the drone market?

Can Xiaomi dominate the drone market? it could transform the enthusiast drone market.It’s not entirely surprising that Xiaomi is now in the drone market.

New drone system relays real-time target data to Apache helicopters

The venerable Apache helicopter (it turned 31 last year) has been paired with unmanned reconnaissance drones to improve its strike capabilities, target acquisition, and information gathering roles.The Manned-Unmanned Teaming or MUM-T, allows the Apache’s crew to control the drones remotely, while simultaneously accessing real-time video feeds.

A Nintendo Power Glove is the best drone controller ever

Because everything else is just child’s play, the only remote control that should be used by a self-respecting geek to command a drone is the Nintendo Power Glove.The Power Glove had a lot of unrealized potential after disappearing from stores in 1990 just a year after it launched.

The Dallas police robot killing is a big deal, but it’s not about tech

The Dallas police robot killing is a big deal, but it’s not about tech But that debate ought to be separate from the one currently ongoing about the killing of a suspect in Dallas’ recent, tragic shootings of five police officers.The only real tech issue has to do with the ability of new technologies to fool people (both police officers and news anchors) into thinking that anything meaningful has changed.

DJI sets no-fly zones for its drones in Brazil

DJI sets no-fly zones for its drones in Brazil They company has updated software in its drones to include these no-fly zones around the venues that will host the upcoming international athletic competitions.The coordinates of the no-fly zones were recommended by the Brazilian military, which is in charge of protecting airspace during the athletic events.

New startup Flock seeks to make drone flights safer

New startup Flock seeks to make drone flights safer It's called Flock, and it uses AI to analyze data, sourced from urban environments, that allows it to assess risk for drone flights.Its target market right now is mostly limited to insurance companies, whom Flock wants to help set premiums.

From fast food to flying food: Domino's showcases NZ pizza delivery by drone

From fast food to flying food: Domino's showcases NZ pizza delivery by drone The new trend in on-demand pizza delivery is going from robots to drones and all the trials in between.As Transport Minister I have been actively promoting New Zealand as a test bed for new transport technology trials.

Intel snaps up Movidius to accelerate its AI and RealSense vision efforts

Intel snaps up Movidius to accelerate its AI and RealSense vision efforts Chip giant Intel has acquired it to help accelerate its RealSense project and other efforts to provide computer vision and deep learning solutions.By creating optimized, custom silicon — its Myriad chip family — Movidius has reduced the power needed to run machine learning and vision libraries by well over an order of magnitude compared to a more-general-purpose GPU.

Who really invented Iraq's 'Al Robot' combat drone?

Who really invented Iraq's 'Al Robot' combat drone? The militias fighting this battle have apparently deployed alongside a lethal ground combat drone they call “Al Robot.In fact, since Al Robot comes from the country’s fractured Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) militias, there should immediately be some questions as to the origin of the technology itself.

SpectroDrone system uses lasers to detect explosives from afar

SpectroDrone system uses lasers to detect explosives from afar They can aid in construction, explore nuclear disaster sites, and even detect explosives and other dangerous materials.Now, a company called Laser Detect Systems is taking that mission to the air.

Pizza drone deliveries are a thing now - Kiwi customer gets first taste

Pizza drone deliveries are a thing now - Kiwi customer gets first taste In a world first, a Peri-Peri Chicken Pizza and a Chicken and Cranberry Pizza have been dropped off to a customer in Whangaparoa - by drone.A drone delivery company joined forces with Domino’s to send the unmanned aerial vehicle, DRU Drone to the address north of Auckland, successfully getting the two pizzas to the hungry customer.

Rogue nations, IoT, fileless malware and drones: A new era of cybercrime in 2017

Rogue nations, IoT, fileless malware and drones: A new era of cybercrime in 2017 As the predictions for 2017 continue to roll in, the security industry looks set to have a tough year.This type of attack increased throughout 2016 and will continue to gain prominence in 2017, most likely through PowerShell attacks.

Amazon completes first Prime Air drone delivery

Amazon completes first Prime Air drone delivery Well, things still aren’t ideal for Amazon’s drone deliveries in the US, so it has started the first field test of Prime Air in the UK.So, drone deliveries are a thing now — just not a very common thing.

Best cars of CES 2017 - almost the Car Electronics Show

Best cars of CES 2017 - almost the Car Electronics Show Just as well, because it could almost be called the Car Electronics Show.The North Hall of Las Vegas Convention Center was taken over by the automakers and suppliers, makers of car electronics such as Garmin, and a few resolute makers of aftermarket car speakers.

Drowning in drones at CES 2017

Drowning in drones at CES 2017 If you couldn’t find the drone you were looking for at CES 2017, you probably weren’t looking hard enough.Sure, there was the drone marketplace, that grows every year.