Drones

Impact Of Drone Sightings On Newark Airport Detailed

The Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday that 43 flights into New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport were required to hold after drone sightings at a nearby airport Tuesday, while nine flights were diverted. The incident...
Related topics: Airports, Federal Aviation Administration

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Amazon's Drones Still Aren't Here, But This Little Robot Is Now Delivering Packages

Clear the sidewalks, Amazon's new delivery bot Scout is coming through. The Prime bot, which looks like a light blue cooler on six wheels, started delivering packages Wednesday in Snohomish County, north of Seattle.  The bot will work alongside...
Related topics: Amazon, Robots

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Photos: Bangkok Fights Air Pollution With Water-spraying Drones

Air pollution has reached hazardous levels in Bangkok, Thailand, leading some officials to attempt an unusual approach: letting drones spray the pollution out of the sky. Earlier in the week, levels of PM2.5—tiny particles 2.5 microns in diameter...
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Intel’s New Realsense Camera Gives 3d Localization For Ar Headsets And Drones

Intel has revealed its latest smart mapping camera, the Intel RealSense Tracking Camera T265, targeting smartphones and AR headsets along with autonomous drones and robots. Equipped with twin fish-eye cameras, the T265 can precisely locate itself in...
Related topics: Intel, Mobile Technology, Robots

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Operations Resume At Newark Airport After Drone Activity Causes Ground Stop

Two reports of a drone seen flying about 3,500 feet above Teterboro Airport in Bergen County, New Jersey, caused a ground stop at Newark Airport, according to the FAA.
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New York’s New Eyes In The Sky

A squad of 14 New York Police Department drones will soon be soaring over the city’s skyline, with the ability to record people’s lives, even if that’s not their stated use. Some will be equipped with infrared cameras that have the ability to...
Related topics: Police

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This Bird-like Drone Has Wings And Legs, And Jumps To Take Off

Generally speaking, drones have either vertical takeoff capabilities or they need a runway. However, a South African startup has a better way. Their solution is to add some legs to their drone. The Passerine Sparrow Jumper has fixed wings and legs...
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Employee Fraud To Cost Dji $150 Million

DJI, the largest manufacturer of consumer drones, has revealed that it has to take a hit of $150 million due to employee fraud. Some employees were inflating the cost of parts for their personal gain and these incidents of suspected corruption have...

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China’s Jd.com Tests Drone Delivery In Indonesia In First Overseas Pilot

We hear a lot about drones having the potential to revolutionize delivery and logistics. It’s easy to be dismissive — in many cases, a robot may take what would be a human’s job — but there are some examples where drone...
Related topics: Robots

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Russian Military Detects Launch Of Israeli Missile Drone Over Mediterranean

Earlier on Tuesday, Israeli media reported citing Israel's Defence Ministry that the state military together with the US National Missile Defence Agency had conducted an Arrow 3 missile defence system test.
Related topics: Military, Israel

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Uk.gov Plans £2,500 Fines For Kids Flying Toy Drones Within 3 Miles Of Airports

Families playing in gardens targeted with new powers Families living near airports whose children fly toy helicopters in their gardens could be fined up to £2,500 under new government plans that, er, flew under the radar during the ongoing Brexit...

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New Part Day: Small, Cheap, And Good Lidar Modules

Fully autonomous cars might never pan out, but in the meantime we’re getting some really cool hardware designed for robotic taxicab prototypes. This is the Livox Mid-40 Lidar, a LIDAR module you can put on your car or drone. The best part? It...
Related topics: Robots

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Easyjet Takes £15m Hit From London Airport Drone Chaos

British no-frills airline EasyJet on Tuesday said closure of London's Gatwick Airport before Christmas caused by reported sightings of drones had cost the group £15 million ($19.2 million, 17 million euros).
Related topics: United Kingdom, London, Airports, Christmas

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Bringing Greener Pastures Back Home

Drone visual of the area in Upper East Region, Ghana prior to restoration taken in 2015. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), inaction on land degradation in Africa costs 286 billion dollars annually as 280 million tons of...
Related topics: Ghana

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Facebook Hasn’t Given Up On The Idea Of Building An Internet Drone

Facebook's efforts to provide internet connectivity from the skies using solar-powered drones suffered a blow last year when the company abandoned its "Aquila" drone project. But the company clearly hasn't given up on the idea ... The post Facebook...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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Talking Story About Drones In Hawaii At The Hawaii State Capitol

If drones are becoming a bigger part of your business, you might be interested in a public workshop being held at the Hawaii State Capitol this Thursday, in Room 309, from 9 to 10 a.m. The Consumer Technology Association is organizing the event and...

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Dji Says Employee Fraud Will Cost It Up To $150 Million

The drone manufacturer DJI has discovered millions of dollars worth of fraud committed by its employees, the company has announced (via Bloomberg). The company has said it expects the losses from the fraud to amount to around 1 billion yuan (around...
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Border Wall Essential For National Security

Drones and technology are not the answer to protecting the southern border. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi advocates high tech with Silicon Valley pressure being a huge influence in her area of representation. Obviously the border patrol uses such...
Related topics: Nancy Pelosi, Silicon Valley

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Man Charged With Flying Drone Near Heathrow Several Days After Gatwick Chaos

The alleged incident occurred shortly after London's second-largest Gatwick Airport fully reopened on December 21 following three days of drone flyover-related chaos which left about 140,000 passengers stranded.
Related topics: Heathrow Airport, United Kingdom, London, Airports

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Saudi-led Coalition Launches Airstrikes In Yemen’s Capital

The Saudi-led coalition has launched a series of airstrikes against targets in Yemen’s capital Sanaa, including a military base and drones facility.  The airstrikes late Saturday were the first by the coalition in Sanaa since a deal reached...
Related topics: Yemen, Military

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