360-degree camera drone can depth-map its surroundings with 8K video

Maryland firm Door Robotics has hit Kickstarter with what it claims is the world's first fully integrated 360-degree camera drone. The Vista combines the output of two ultra-wide cameras into an all-encompassing, depth-mapped 8K/30-fps video stream.

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Drone-jamming gun claimed to be one of the smallest and lightest

For people such as soldiers, security officials and airport workers, drones aren't always a welcome sight. That's why drone-jamming guns were developed, and the new Paladyne E1000MP "pistol" is said to be one of the most compact on the market.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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