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Can Palmer Luckey Reinvent the U.S. Defense Industry? | WSJ

Military tech startup Anduril Industries is shaking up the U.S. defense industry as it is one of the few privately held technology companies finding success as a Defense Department contractor. But what makes the company’s software so unique that it is being used across multiple branches of the U.S. military and in both the Russia-Ukraine […]

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CycloTech First Flight

Check out the first flight of the CycloTech technology demonstrator! The Austrian company based its “CycloRotor” propulsion system on the Voith Schneider Propeller design, which has been used in maritime applications for decades. CycloTech believes it could be used to create compact, maneuverable small drones and air taxis.

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World Robot Expo 2021 in Beijing | Robot panda, robot Einstein, robot surgeons

The World Robot Conference 2021 was held in Beijing, bringing together more than 500 robotic solutions from different countries. There’s a boom in robotics events around the world right now, and in the next installment we’ll cover the details of the robot exhibit in Japan. Be sure to watch the rest of the video and […]

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Making a 4G LTE Raspberry Pi Drone with Limitless Range

With standard drones your range to control it is bound by the range of the radio controller. This only gets you a couple miles. But what if your drone were connected to a mobile network? Well, then the power of limitless range of drone control is unleashed. Or at least as long as the battery held […]

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Singapore’s Remote-Controlled Cyborg Insects

This video from Vice Asia, highlights a very sci-fi idea that is about to become reality. In the future, we may have remote-controlled insects to reach places humans cannot. At least that’s what Dr. Hirotaka Sato, an aerospace engineer from Singapore, is hoping. Motherboard went to Dr. Sato’s lab in Singapore to take one of […]

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BBC Click Turns 20

Influential tech news show BBC Click turned 20 years old recently and had a live audience brought in via Zoom from all over the world.

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AI-enabled drone maps disaster victims' location, need
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AI-enabled Drone Maps Disaster Victims’ Location and Needs

Here’s a great example of how AI, drones, and autonomous technologies can drastically improve people’s lives and safety in the aftermath of a disaster. An open-source disaster response tool that uses visual recognition and learns through artificial intelligence and cloud tools began as an idea that a self-taught developer had at IBM’s Call for Code […]

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Skydio 2: An Affordable Autonomous Drone

The Verge takes a look at the Skydio 2 – a drone that can fly itself, follow you around without crashing into trees. This device is affordable at $999 for the aircraft itself. A pair of optional $150 controllers are a separate purchase if you need longer range and/or more control over filming. Learn more: […]

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Putting AI onto a Drone

Jabrils has an interesting video about his upcoming project for putting AI onto a drone.

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AI Drone Flight Controller

Drones can help detect anomalies in crop yields, provide companies with physical assets a real-time continuous data stream, and help secure locations by giving teams an aerial view. In this video, the great Siraj Raval shows how a drone can learn to navigate a novel, complex environment using an advanced reinforcement learning technique called Deep […]

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