A report claims
13% of all drones will have an embedded sim card and LTE capability by 2022.
Abu Dhabi is conducting
trials for constructions site inspection by drone.
Aerovironment is building
a helicopter drone for NASA for use on Mars.
Airbus is preparing
is Zephyr S solar powered drone to be an internet hub.
Amazon just patented
using airships as giant floating aerial warehouses for drones to deliver from.
An Arizona based man developed
a drone based anti drowning system.
Australia's Hunter's Valley is going
to use drones for agricultural and inspection work.
The Boise Fire Department has been authorized
by the FAA to use drones to combat wildfires.
The British government with a foundation has released
a report about drone use in its cities.
A British bill would ban
children from owning drones larger than a certain size.
California's Air National Guard is lending
a hand in the Carr fire by using its Reaper drone.
A drone is monitoring
a Cape Town farm's crops and helping to reduce chemical use by 30%.
You can control
a drone with your torso rather than a joy stick. Apparently, its
A new drone is designed
to avoid crashing damage in a way inspired by insects.
A drone light show was incorporated
into an airshow for the first time.
DARPA's Fast Lightweight Autonomy program has finished
DJI is making it easier
for commercial drone operators to unlock the geofencing on their drones.
Watch a drone be used to fight
a fire in a high rise.
Flight Week saw
expert drone jockeys study storms, weather patterns and cattle.
A Flightwave drone is being used
for a study of marine life in the Pacific.
Flytrex is preparing
to start food deliveries in North Carolina via drone.
Ft Collins, Colorado's mayor has joined
the FAA's drone advisory board.
The Future Flight Consortium has been selected
by Singapore to test urban drone applications.
German researchers are trying to control
drones via cellular voice channels.
Google spent a lot of time and energy to get the hook
right for its delivery drones.
Growtopia Farms has been using
drones for herbicide delivery.
Harris County, TX has been catching
illegal garbage dumping in Houston using drones.
In the Himalayas, a drone was used
to find a missing climber.
India is expected
to reverse the ban on recreational drone use this October.
Intel just flew
2018 drones in a single display swarm setting a record.
Remains of a 5,000 year old Irish monument were found
Ireland's Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology will use drones to check
lake water quality.
Irish startup DroneSAR plans
on making search and rescue less expensive.
Two recent near misses between
drones and aircraft at the Jersey airport in the Channel Islands raises concerns.
Kesper's new program
for drones can find building specific damage using IR.
Komatsu and Propeller Aero have teamed
for 3d mapping of construction projects.
Marin County Sheriff is starting
a drone program.
In Mongolia, drones are being used
to hunt dinosaur bones.
Nevada has started
a drone safety center.
North Dakota State Univesity has a drone that can spray
33 acres of farmland with herbicide in an hour minutes.
Can pro drone racing overcome
its perception of being flying toys?
Teaching helicopters to fly themselves is rather challenging
UAVOS' HAPS solar powered long endurance UAV is under development
and the prototype has a 46 ft wing span but only weighs 33 lbs.
The Uniform Law Commission, a nonprofit, has proposed
some very specific antitrepassing laws for drones, ones that the Commercial Drone Association very strongly opposes.
The state of Virginia just doubled
its R&D budget for drones to $6M.
VTO Labs can retrieve
a LOT of information from damaged drones.
to fix the delivery problem for drones by having a delivery mat that IDs the proper customer before the drone drops off the package.
Self Driving Cars:
Baraja has a new type
of lidar for self driving cars.
Bosch just launched
a road service alert system
for self driving cars.
Take a look at the world
from the POV of drive.ai's self driving car tech.
Drive.ai has started providing
rides with its self driving cars as part of an Uber like system in Frisco, TX. The rides are geofenced and there is still a safety driver.
Ford has just spun
out is self driving car work into a separate company.
Inrix has developed
software that allows cities to compile a list of its laws in a computer friendly manner.
Phantom Auto will be testing
its self driving cars in Sacramento.
Roborace is still pursuing
its dream of self driving race cars.
A self driving bus is being tested
at Times Square in NYC.
Tesla is quietly working
on its own chips for self driving cars.
Uber has resumed
testing its self driving car in Pittsburgh, but only controlled by people. Meaning its not really self driving.
Uber has also ended
its self driving truck program.
Waymo's self driving cars are putting 25,000 miles per day
every day now.
Waymo is teaming
up with Walmart
for grocery pick-up in Phoenix.
Waymo is testing
rides to and from public transit.
Can Waymo's self driving cars fix
Phoenix's public transit?
Startup Zoox is building
a bidirectional self driving taxi from the ground up.
Zoox has been testing
their vehicle in San Francisco.
Lockheed just printed
a titanium spherical end piece for a fuel tank. This is the largest, by far, part printed for use in space.
A Russian firm announced
what appears to be the world's largest construction 3d printer.
You can legally download
3d printable guns
next month. A judge blocked
gun control groups from stopping the 3d printed gun designs from being released. 20 states are suing
from being placed online. The effort may be moot: more than 1,000 people have already downloaded
the plans for 3d printing the AR-15. A Seattle judge blocked
of 3d printed guns, for now. A meta discussion
Some are calling
for people to take a stand on 3d printed guns, but not for the reason you'd think.
3d printing the next gen
of rocket engines.
it has a new wire fed 3d metal printing technology for aerospace.
the next generation of batteries.
3d printed implants can help
Boston Dynamics is gearing
up to build 1,000 mini spot robot dogs per year.
Meet the centaur-esque Centauro
Cornell has developed
a bot to display emotions.
DARPA is working
on insect size (cm to mm) robots.
MIT has developed
circuits for cell sized robots
Rolls Royce is developing
to fix planes.
RSTAR is a new
search and rescue bot
Robots that teach
A new robotic hand can gently catch
deep sea creatures.
And another was also developed
The robo subs of antarctica
Robots working together can determine
the best order for their tasks.
Using a software bot this robotic hand learned
how to grasp
like a human. Thanx, OpenAI!
And the winners
of the 2018 robotic art contest are...? But can a robot truly make
Japan's Yanmar has developed
robotic tractors for farming.
Russia may send
its own robots to the International Space Station.
What would you do with a robotic mentally controlled limb
Why are Swedes inserting
chips into their bodies?
Musk states promises
of automation at the Tesla factory were more headaches than anything.
Carlsberg, a Danish beverage company, is making
a beer sniffer to speed up new beer development.
A bot has been made
and assess the mixing and reactions of different chemicals.
inside Moderna Therapeutics' factory.
Walmart is testing
an automated system for online grocery orders.
be sexist and racist.
AI Box may have been onto something
Amazon's facial recognition software often misIDs people including 28 lawmakers
Bots may be forced
to reveal they are bots if a bill in California gets passed.
Fox has a software bot that predicts
the success of a movie based on its trailer.
Google's Deep Mind is having some issues
with its software not being able to create catchy music.
Google is building
virtual agents to handle call center work.
Google Docs uses
software bots to catch your grammar mistakes.
Google Glass is back
with an AI. How long until the BrainPal(tm)?
Google Ventures has an algorithm
that decides whether or not to invest or not in a startup.
IBM Watson recommended
cancer treatments that were unsafe and incorrect.
LG is opening
an a new AI lab in Toronto.
a Zork-like dungeon generator to improve its bots' language comprehension.
Microsoft and National Geographic have teamed
up for a software bot research grant.
an optical chip for neural networks.
Pinscreen is being sued
by an ex engineer claiming the AI avatar tech it has was faked.
an Israeli AI marketing biz.
A software bot has been developed
to predict the effects of mutations in the 'dark zones' of the human genome.
Software bots can potentially
untangle the data from a brain scan.
In China, a software bot predicted
a superhard tungsten nitride variant.
Software bots can help monitor
Software bots are conducting
a secret war over website scraping.
Software bots can be fouled
with 3d printing and stickers.
Software bots can predict
your personality based on tracking your eyes.
Software bots have brought
the robopocalypse for bankers, especially at Nordea.
Software bots are being used to spot roadwork
that needs doing like potholes to improve efficiency.
A software bot is being used to plan
radiation therapy for cancer treatments.
Software bots who pose
as nonwhite women online get the most abuse.
UCLA has 3d printed a hardware system for a software bot to be able to ID objects
UNC Chapel Hill is using
software bots to create new drugs.
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are proposing
an analog computer design for AI.
Because Venmo transactions are public, a bot has been tweeting
all the people who bought drugs with the app.
Voice Assistants still have a problem
Someone is looking
at using software bots to clean up wikipedia's gender biases.
the rise of purely computer generated celebrities.
3,000 years of pondering
the robopocalypse. Sorta.
One of the creators
of West World said we should not be afraid of artificial intelligence, but rather we should be afraid of artificial stupidity.