Walmart teams up with Zipline for one-hour deliveries by drone

Zipline has announced a new partnership with Walmart to conduct pilot trials using its drones to fulfil health and wellness orders in one hour, with hopes of expanding to general merchandise if the first runs are successful.

Source of Article

Continue Reading Walmart teams up with Zipline for one-hour deliveries by drone

Tethered drone gets licensed for use in law enforcement

Drones may be seeing more use by police forces, but they're still limited by short flight times, and the need for certified operators. Tech company Axon has set out to address the problem, by leveraging the existing Fotokite tethered drone.

Source of Article

Continue Reading Tethered drone gets licensed for use in law enforcement

Extended-range agri-drone wouldn’t be limited by batteries

While crop-spraying drones do have advantages over full-size piloted aircraft, they're limited by their battery range. Dutch startup Drone4Agro is developing a solution to that problem, though, in the form of a range-extended electric multicopter.

Source of Article

Continue Reading Extended-range agri-drone wouldn’t be limited by batteries

Flapping drone takes inspiration from swifts to duck, dive and glide

An international team of scientists has turned to swifts for inspiration to produce a bird-inspired drone with flapping wings that can hover, dart, glide and dive, all while weighing the same as two tablespoons of flour.

Source of Article

Continue Reading Flapping drone takes inspiration from swifts to duck, dive and glide

Skydio X2 can autonomously build 3D point-maps of complex objects

Skydio is leveraging the power of what it calls "the most advanced AI device ever shipped" to make its enterprise-grade X2 drone a nigh-on uncrashable machine with some pretty amazing autonomous 3D point-mapping capabilities.

Source of Article

Continue Reading Skydio X2 can autonomously build 3D point-maps of complex objects

What’s next for other African countries as Kenya finally lifts ban on drones?

After a drawn-out process that began early in 2019, Kenya’s regulation on unmanned aircraft systems has been signed into law, meaning the purchase and use of drones is no longer illegal. A look at the bigger picture.

Source of Article

Continue Reading What’s next for other African countries as Kenya finally lifts ban on drones?

Yamaha and Japan Airlines trial same-day seafood delivery by drone

While it's important to get fresh seafood from fishing boats to restaurants ASAP, using a full-size crewed aircraft to do so isn't always cost-effective. That's why Yamaha and Japan Airlines are now looking at using a drone for part of the journey.

Source of Article

Continue Reading Yamaha and Japan Airlines trial same-day seafood delivery by drone

Coaxial tilt-rotor drone hovers smoothly in any orientation

Autonomous Systems researchers at ETH Zurich have demonstrated another drone capable of flying and hovering in any orientation, this time with higher efficiency. It's extraordinary to watch its 12 coaxial rotors twisting and turning in flight.

Source of Article

Continue Reading Coaxial tilt-rotor drone hovers smoothly in any orientation

Adapting Emerging Technologies for Industrial Development By Taofeek Oladiran Folami, PhD, FNSChe Paper Presented at the Raw Materials Research and Development Council 2016 Techno-Expo, 10th -12th February 2016

The purpose of this paper is to agitate the audience to generate a national discuss on what emerging technologies to adopt and how to leverage these technologies to meet our national goals of job creation, wealth generation and rapid industrialisation.

Continue Reading Adapting Emerging Technologies for Industrial Development By Taofeek Oladiran Folami, PhD, FNSChe Paper Presented at the Raw Materials Research and Development Council 2016 Techno-Expo, 10th -12th February 2016