Samy Kamkar, a hacker already well known for his past hacks such as crashing MySpace in 2005, has revealed both the hardware as well as software specs on how to build a drone which can find other drones, hack and then give control over to the hacking drone.…Read More »
These days, drones are being used for everything, even for smuggling contraband into a prison. In the past, only the military had drones, but now, anyone can just walk into a store and purchase one of these bad boys. They are relatively cheap and not so difficult to control mid-flight.…Read More »
Drones, the name itself brings out ominous connotations that make most people cringe. However, there is a group of designers at Frog that believe the drone doesn’t have to be a dark, frightening sight. Instead, they believe, that by the year 2020 drones could have a place in our everyday lives and not a single person will be harmed.…Read More »
Iran introduces new Fotros drone with 1,700 miles range, 30 hours flight time, and capability to fire air-to-surface missles
Iran’s place in the drone race continues to excel. Recently the official Iranian IRNA news agency reported that there is a new drone being produced with the operational range of 2,000 kilometers, or approximately 1,700 miles. This drone, the Fotros, is the latest in a line of missile ready drones capable of going great distances.…Read More »
We’ve heard of quite a few things coming out of Iran in the past, but nothing about a rescue drone — until now. That’s right, Iran is busy creating a drone that could one day rescue folks from the sea. If it works, it could become more effective than risking the lives of lifeguards.…Read More »
The magic of the 21st century is its immersion with technology. Technology is a wide term in itself. It now covers almost every aspect of human life. Since the beginning of 21st century, we have witnessed a landslide in innovative technology.…Read More »
In the post 9/11 era, the world has borne witness to the most remarkable military technology ever used in the history of warfare. From state-of-the-art missiles, planes, naval warships, hand-held guns, to drones, the exposure and use of new technology at every turn in time has not ceased.…Read More »
Robots are getting quite smarter as the years go by, so smart to the point where they can create a web of threads quite neatly without a hitch. Researchers at ETH Zurich are the folks behind this new robotic implementation, and it’s very interesting.…Read More »
Boeing and the US Air Force have tested F-16 fighter jets (which have been retired from the Air Force and used for research, such as this) without any pilots in the cockpit. The aircraft were basically turned into drones that were piloted remotely from the ground by US Air Force pilots.…Read More »
The first bull run in the United States took place recently, but if you thought bulls were the highlight of the show, think again. Apparently, officials of the event had two unmanned aerial drones flying overhead to capture the birds-eye view of men running from bulls.…Read More »
Who would have thought that in the year 2013, folks would have the ability to control a drone by just tilting their heads all over the place? A developer, who goes by the name Blaine Bublitz, hacked Google Glass to allow the ability of controlling a drone with just the motion movements of his head.…Read More »
National Geographic is finally realizing that sending humans to capture videos and images of lions in the wild is a dangerous act, so what’s the alternative? How about drones and robots since lions can’t possibly eat them and they don’t smell like delicious human flesh.…Read More »
Recently, the Indian army came across two strange objects in the sky. After much deliberation, the army concluded that both objects were unmanned Chinese spy drones. With that in mind, the Indian army spent the next six months tracking these so-called Chinese drones, only to find out they are actually Jupiter and Venus.…Read More »
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is essentially the research arm for US armed forces, is currently planning to build what they are calling a drone mothership.
The agency has recently announced several details about the project and it seems to be shaping up to be quite an impressive one at that.…Read More »
Engineers develop steerable paper planes and maple seeds… as in having the ability to control where they land
Dr. Paul Pounds of Australia’s University of Queensland and his robotics team have created a pair of inexpensive, disposable UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles).
Yes, you have read that right; the drones, if I am permitted to use that word, will be quite cheap and will be able to be manufactured easily because of their design and materials used.…Read More »
US Navy successfully lands advanced unmanned drone on aircraft carrier, the future of warfare is here
A video recently posted by the US Navy shows their unmanned X-47B drone executing a breathtaking landing on the USS George H.W Bush, an aircraft carrier in the US Navy.
The X-47B is the first unmanned aircraft to ever achieve the feat of landing on an aircraft carrier.…Read More »
Ever watch or read Harry Potter? You know that invisible cloak Potter & co always use? Yeah, well, Adam Harvey — a privacy advocate/fashion designer based in New York City — has invented something similar. Except it is for drones.
Dubbed ‘Stealth Gear’, Harvey has created a burqa (the garment wore by many Muslim women around the world, typically in black and can be of other colors too), hoodie, and scarf that hides a person from drones.…Read More »