Helicopters hover over Bondi Beach after spotting a shark.
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LIfeguards could potentially have a new ally in the fight to reduce shark incidents: drones that can spot when a shark swims nearby, and automatically alert authorities.
Dr. Eijiro Miyak
Collecting pollen takes a surprising amount of teamwork.
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Get a taste of a drone-enabled future by looking at innovations and explorations from researchers, students and employees at one of the nation's largest university systems.
Who is Danny
Tremendous technology is on a collision course with reality.
It’s all fun and games until someone cops a fine.
All over the country, novice drone pilots are launching their new Christmas presents skywards. But do they all know the rules? Here's a primer.
Over the next few years, drones are going to take to the skies en masse – and cities will need to accommodate them.
Here's the technology Amazon needs to get right for drone deliveries – and what it will mean for everyone else.
Racing drones in flight.
The Drone Racing League
If, like auto racing, drone racing becomes a long-lasting sport yielding financial rewards for backers of winning teams, might new technologies find their way into commercial and consumer products?
A UAV’s perspective of southern elephant seals (
Mirounga leonina) on Australia’s sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island.
Drones are useful tools for studying and protecting wildlife. But with their growing popularity comes a growing need to make sure they don't harm the animals they're trying to observe.
Taking off in a yard near you?
A bill before Congress could pave the way for the opening of our backyards, neighborhoods, business properties and campuses to commercial drone traffic.
Birds are more dangerous to aircraft than drones.
Drones don’t pose much of a risk to traditional aviation. Our research shows that collisions with manned aircraft are far more likely to involve a bird.
CASA makes it easier for low risk flying of drones.
Long awaited changes to the regulations on some drone flights in Australia are set to give the industry a shake up.
Facing the perils: a drone is released to monitor an active volcano in Indonesia.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can keep remote sensors alive and deal with dangerous scenarios.
What are you thinking? Robots and humans working together need to understand – and even trust – each other.
People and machines need to be able to interact and communicate effectively. Right now we – and they – can't. But without that, we risk missing the potential benefits of collaboration.
Yay, a holiday drone! What could possibly go wrong?
New FAA guidelines call for consumers to register drones over a certain weight. As more and more drones take to the skies, we'll see how amateur use influences the development of UAS technologies.
A Phantom drone from Chinese firm DJI. Who’s watching whose watching us?
Once everyone gets a taste for flying their own drone the skies will be chaos – we need to draw up rules, and enforce them, now.
DHL: drones have landed?
Delivering for Amazon, providing internet connection for Facebook: commercial drone flights are here, and we need rules to govern them, fast.
A conceptual variable-rate fertilization system that would use sensors to determine how much fertilizer to apply in real-time.
R Sui and J A Thomasson
Precision agriculture harnesses technology to help farmers grow more food using less water, fertilizer, pesticide, fuel and labor.
I’m a drone. Can I fly in the sky?
Aimed at allowing drones to operate in the national airspace safely alongside manned aircraft, they're largely favorable to commercial operators who have been waiting years for workable regs.
If you get lost in the bush, you might be found by a flying robot, such as this one.
Lost and thirsty in the Australian bush, Outback Joe waited eight years. And finally, in September this year, he was found – by a flying robot. Outback Joe is not a real person, but for a week each September…