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Investigating the future of unmanned aerial vehicles.
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AirDog drone automatically follows you and films your sporting feats

AirDog drone automatically follows you and films your sporting feats | Rise of the Drones | Scoop.it

The AirDog is a quadcopter with rotor-arms that fold away for easy storage when it is not in use. It's said to be fully autonomous, needing no remote control in order to fly. Users can input the basic flight settings using the device's "AirLeash," a dedicated beacon for the AirDog that's worn on the wrist or helmet and is tracked by the drone.

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Robot to monitor volcanic eruptions - Video on NBCNews.com

Robot to monitor volcanic eruptions - Video on NBCNews.com | Rise of the Drones | Scoop.it

Video on msnbc.com: Japanese scientists are testing a robot that can fly over a volcano and drop a remote controlled ground vehicle to monitor eruptions. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.



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Robot dragonfly DelFly Explorer flies autonomously

Robot dragonfly DelFly Explorer flies autonomously | Rise of the Drones | Scoop.it

The DelFly Explorer is the first flapping wing Micro Air Vehicle that is able to fly with complete autonomy in unknown environments. Weighing just 20 grams, it is equipped with a 4-gram onboard stereo vision system. 


The DelFly Explorer can perform an autonomous take-off, keep its height, and avoid obstacles for as long as its battery lasts (~9 minutes). All sensing and processing is performed on board, so no human or offboard computer is in the loop.


http://www.delfly.nl/

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