A newly published patent that dates back to 2017 lays out plans for a launch system that whips paylods into orbit using a miles-long whip that is being guided by a whole bunch of drones, according...
Amazon is finally making a delivery drone that doesn’t just keep attacking flying at you if you’re yelling and waving your arms. Some context: in an effort to fuel our endless addiction for...
Boeing debuted a new prototype drone that’s capable of carrying payloads weighing up to 500 pounds. While such a drone could be mass produced for deliveries, Boeing will instead use the prototype...
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Boeing’s HorizonX division has invested in autonomous tech company Near Earth Autonomy. It’s the first investment the company has made since being formed in 2016, and it comes alongside a...
Defense company Duke Robotics is developing a new kind of drone, capable of being equipped with a machine gun, a sniper rifle, or maybe even a grenade launcher. The TIKAD looks like your ordinary...
Larger conglomerates will be investing more in drone technology, increasing revenues from drone sales to $12 billion in 2021 from around $8 billion last year. A US government “exemption” program...
Startup Echodyne’s Metamaterial Electronically Scanning Array (MESA) can detect Cessna-sized aircrafts from 1.9 miles away and small drones from up to ~0.5 miles away. The system is small enough to...
DARPA’s new cardboard drone can carry small, but important payloads such as blood, vaccines, and medical-fluids up to 1 kg (2.2 lbs) to remote locations. The drone can glide up 88 km (55 miles) and...
A new patent reveals Amazon’s plans to deploy “air fulfillment centers (AFCs)” that would each act as a sort of flying warehouse from which drones could deliver goods to customers. Though the idea...