Saturday, June 24, 2017

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Dr Susan Graham has helped build a drone system that can scan the land, identify ideal places to grow trees, and then fire germinated seeds into the soil.
Drones can plant in areas previously impossible to reach, like steep hills.

Key points:
  • The drone system fires germinated seeds into soil
  • Drones can plant in areas previously impossible to reach, like steep hills
  • The technology could also help rehabilitate land once used by mines
 Not bad. Hope it works.

Amazon's Drone Tower

"The tower allows drones to fly in and out, acting like a giant beehive, with robotic arms that help snatch them out of the sky. Inside, the core features layers of spokes around one central hub. The spokes are specialized for various purposes, like repairing the drones, or loading them with goods.
Elevator systems move drones to their launch points along the building’s facade–robots do not appear to fly around the skyscraper like insects in this patent description–but air is channeled upwards through the building to reduce damage to any incidental falling drones."

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

North Korea drone crashes, causes concern

"The drone crashed while returning to the North and was found equipped with a camera and aerial photographs of a U.S. anti-missile defense system site in a southern region of South Korea, South Korean officials told a briefing."

I wonder if they made this themselves?  Commercial product? 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

drone hit by race car

"This video, captured at Rally Italia Sardegna, shows a low flying drone hovering over Micky's jump on the Monte Lerno stage of the race. Toyota driver Esapekka Lappi, who finished fourth overall in the race, nails the jump perfectly, gets some awesome airtime and then smashes the drone's camera to pieces, on his return back to earth."


Thursday, June 15, 2017

video you can only make with a quadcopter

The raw cut;

and the final product;

Can't beat that flying!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Rich dudes use drone to record naked women

"Seven young girls from Spain filed a police report saying they were recorded by a drone while basking naked on the deck of a boat in Mallorca.
According to the complaint, several Spanish outlets reported, they were spending their Saturday catching up on a boat owned by one of them – five of them sunbathing naked on the deck – when they noticed a drone buzzing around. At one point, the complaint reportedly states, the drone came 'right on top' of the girls and kept changing positions, all the while with the red recording light on."

I hope to find out how this comes out.