Chris Anderson left Wired to make commercial drones. Now he’s got $30M altogether for 3D Robotics.
So Amazon is experimenting with drones that will deliver its goods via “Prime Air” — its “octocopter” robotic aircraft that will deliver packages up to 10 miles from Amazon’s warehouses. And UPS, unwilling to be left completely out of the consumer orgy hype cycle, says it has been testing and evaluating delivery drones as well. TechCrunch thinks drones should be used to rent stuff instead of buying it, and CNN is investigating how they would work.
Your future Amazon packages could be delivered by a flying robot.
Airware provides an operating system and development platform for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Today the company announced a strategic partnership with UAV leader Insitu.
“Share your best aerial pictures and let’s build a world map of our Earth with a bird’s eye view,” Dupin urges potential contributors.
Don’t worry. That’s just the neighborhood drone spying on you through your window.
The Navy brought a retired squadron of helicopters called The Magicians back into action today. This time around, however, it includes 10 new drones.
Editor’s Pick While the FAA denies that a hack can take over the flight controls of a plane, one researcher is saying, “Put up or shut up.”
Guest Post As the use of unmanned aerial vehicles by governments increases — even by state and city governments — what does the future hold? Do individuals have a right to fly their own drones, too?
The DIY drone community is turning into a business that is disrupting commercial drones.
Activision Blizzard‘s Treyarch game studio lifted the veil on Call of Duty: Black Ops II yesterday. We got a special briefing at the company’s headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif. Here’s the list of the most surprising revelations from the rundown about this next game, which is the latest in the series that has dominated sales in recent years.