Scientist develops flying microrobots 'RoboBees' to help build better drones

Scientist develops flying microrobots 'RoboBees' to help build better drones

By taking an inspiration from nature, scientists have developed a new type of flying microrobots called 'RoboBees' to help build better drones in future.

New insight into bats' flying can lead to better drones

New insight into bats' flying can lead to better drones

 Long-eared bats are assisted in flight by their ears and body, say scientists, adding that this knowledge into the bats' flying technique can help develop better drones.

Hope to have a process on releasing drone strike info: Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama hoped to have a formalised process of conducting drone strikes and releasing annual information on it to the public by the time he leaves office next January.

'Insect eyes' may allow drones to fly independently

After studying how insects navigate through dense vegetation, researchers at Lund University in Sweden came up with the system that can be applied to flying robots.

Watch: This Kolkata girl has created world's first underwater smart drone

Watch: This Kolkata girl has created world's first underwater smart drone

Kolkata girl Sampriti Bhattacharya has invented an underwater drone that can map ocean floors and explore the deep sea.

Brazil uses drones to combat Zika virus

The legislature of the west-central state of Mato Grosso has also approved a law to allow cities to use drones to combat the mosquito.

Drone racing new sport of future

Drone racing new sport of future

But what is so different about it? Besides the fact that drone-racing poses no risk to humans, the developers do a mix of first and third person views to grab eyeballs.

Smart drones can help search for people lost in the wild

Smart drones can help search for people lost in the wild

However, the researchers warned that much work was still needed before a fully autonomous fleet would be able to swarm forests in search of missing people. 

Amazing video: How Dutch police is using eagles to catch drones!

Amazing video: How Dutch police is using eagles to catch drones!

Ever since drones were invented, efforts have been underway to fool-proof security.

Security agencies the world over have been devising new and innovative ways to tackle the threat from enemy drones - from radio jamming to robots with nets.

Goa district bans drones citing 'security risk'

 The North Goa district administration on Wednesday banned the use of drones by private individuals and entities for 60 days, terming the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) a "security threat".

Forget pizza delivery, drones mapping high-altitude glaciers now

About five km high in the Peruvian Andes, drones are helping scientists map glaciers and wetlands with 10-cm precision and gauge how climate change will affect the people who rely on those glaciers for water supply.

3D to transform consumer electronics future

With smartphones, drones, automobiles, 3D printing and the internet of things converging to deliver novel high-tech concepts, the 3D technology will transform how consumer electronics are manufactured and consumed, according to Dassault Systemes -- the world leader in 3D design software.

Tough times ahead for drones flying in China as PLA Air Force tightens monitoring

Tough times ahead for drones flying in China as PLA Air Force tightens monitoring

Drone owners in China are in for a tough time after the People's Liberation Army (PLA) pledged to tighten monitoring of such aircraft, the media reported on Tuesday.

US moves toward mandatory registration of drones

The experts' recommendations mark the first step toward adopting of a formal law to this effect.

Drones to monitor crowd during Dev Diwali celebrations in PM Modi's constituency

Drones to monitor crowd during Dev Diwali celebrations in PM Modi's constituency

Police will use drones to monitor crowd movement during the celebration of Dev Diwali in Varanasi next week.

China deploys radars, drones on borders to curb infiltration?

Many border areas have deployed an integrated frontier monitoring system consisting of advanced radars and unmanned aerial vehicles.

Italy to join US, Britain in arming drones

Italy will become the third country to fly armed drones along with the US and Britain following a nod from the US state Department, Italian media reported.

Soon, drones to repair potholes and street lights!

Soon, drones to repair potholes and street lights!

Researchers from the University of Leeds are leading a pioneering £4.2 million national infrastructure research project with the vision of creating self-repairing cities.

Drones to autonomously repair cities of the future

An army of drones could soon keep a watchful eye over streets in the UK, repairing things like potholes and busted street lamps, scientists say.

Drones used in Jammu, Srinagar to study traffic

To decongest the city roads, Jammu and Kashmir Police have, for the first time, used drones in the capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu.