Zano: Zombie drone whirs back to life

A group of developers are attempting to revive the Zano drone – one of Kickstarter’s most notorious failures. The handheld quadcopter raised £2.3m from more than 12,000 backers on the crowdfunding platform before the project imploded in 2015. The resulting scandal prompted a probe that…

Zano: Zombie drone whirs back to life

A group of developers are attempting to revive the Zano drone – one of Kickstarter’s most notorious failures. The handheld quadcopter raised £2.3m from more than 12,000 backers on the crowdfunding platform before the project imploded in 2015. The resulting scandal prompted a probe that…

Watch this coordinated drone swarm fly in tight formation — without GPS

… as a group, most drones rely on technology such as GPS or … factor that reduces where these drone swarms can be used. Researchers … drones themselves are not really aware (well, as far as any drone … to involve large numbers of drones…

Fleet EV developer Workhorse plans to spin off ShureFly aviation business, except for package delivery drone

28 December 2017 Workhorse Group Inc., an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective electric mobility solutions to the transportation sector, intends to spin off its aviation division, which includes its SureFly personal helicopter, into a separate publicly traded company named SureFly, Inc….

Workhorse to spin-off SureFly passenger drone business

Workhorse Group, the Cincinnati-based technology transportation company known for its electric last-mile delivery vans and trucks, plans to spin off its aviation division into its own publicly traded company. The new company, SureFly Inc., is named after the Workhorse SureFly personal helicopter that is expected to be…

Drone images give researchers in-depth knowledge of wildfire devastation, forest regeneration

A University of British Columbia forestry professor and a group of students are using drones to go deeper into B.C.’s wildfire ravaged forests to asses damage from the disastrous 2017 fire season. Nicholas Coops, who has worked in remote sensing for 25 years, is collaborating with three master’s students…

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