Monthly Archives April 2016

Loon Copter drone flies as well as floats and dives underwater in this Video

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The Loon Copter tips forward to “fly” underwater (Credit: Oakland University).

Along with the usual flying drones, there are also models that can move along the surface of the water like boats, that can explore underwater like submarines, or that can even both fly and float. As is the case with its feathered namesake, however, Oakland University’s Loon Copter can fly, land on the water to see what’s under the surface, and then dive down to check out what it sees.

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The Loon flies in the same fashion as any other quadcopter, and initially floats when it comes to rest on the water. It can then simply sit in one spot, or it can use its props to push itself along the surface. The real fun starts when it pumps water into its buoyancy chamber, though, causing it to sink.

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Police in Holland train eagles to snatch unwanted drones out of the sky

GOTCHA .!! SAYS TRAINED EAGLE ON SNATCHING DRONE WHILST IN MID FLIGHT

GIF: Dutch police demonstrate the eagle in action (Credit: YouTube/Politie)

Dutch police are training eagles to snatch rogue drones from the sky during emergencies, in the latest effort to combat unsafe drone use.

In a partnership with “raptor training company” Guard From Above, the Dutch National Police began the trial as an alternative to using nets to bring unwanted drones down.

“There are situations where drones cannot fly … almost always related to safety,” said Mark Wiebes, innovation manager of the National Unit of the police.

“There is a case where an air ambulance would land but could not because someone out there flew a drone.

“You can also imagine that people want to take beautiful pictures of an event an...

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Killer robots closer to reality than we think,United Nations is told

Australia a target for drones?

Is the Australian Defence Force the next big customer for unmanned aerial vehicles? Vision General Atomics’ promotional video.

Australia has warned the world that artificially intelligent killer robots “may be closer than many of us had imagined” and nations need to work harder to tackle the future threat they may pose.

At a United Nations meeting on “lethal autonomous weapons systems” in Geneva, Switzerland, the Australian delegation on Monday night called on the world to come up with agreed rules about how to handle the rapid pace in technology in military artificial intelligence.

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Imaging drones to spot signs of explosive chemicals leaking from landmines in this video

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University of Bristol researcher Dr Tom Scott with a landmine-hunting drone.

Care estimates there are some 110 million landmines buried around the world, with more than 70 people killed or injured each day by these deadly devices. Locating and disabling landmines is not only a meticulous and time-intensive task, but an incredibly dangerous one as well. Working to help keep humans out of harm’s way, British scientists are developing drones with advanced imaging technology to more effectively map and speed up the clearing of affected areas.

Flying a drone over a football stadium would normally incite all kinds of outrage from protective managers determined to safeguard their secret tactics...

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