Monthly Archives October 2016

10 special drones that are sure to turn heads with pics & info here

1…Flybrix

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Anyone who grew up in the 80s or 90s remembers a time before branded Lego kits. If you wanted Star Wars ships you had to design them yourself. There weren’t any Indiana Jones or Batman kits, and forget about Lord Of The Rings sets.

Flybrix is a drone kit that takes Lego creations one step further: you can attach drone motors to your designs and fly them! The basic Flybrix kit comes with eight motors and all the specialized Lego-compatible bricks you need to get started. Drones can be flown with a smartphone app or a remote.

These buildable drones aren’t out yet, but according to the website they should ship by Christmas. Lego Logic works.

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2…Splash Drone

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Drones can be fun for a while, but sometimes you want one that has a more serious use. Enter the Splash Drone...

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China will or will not Adhere to Its Own Norm Prohibiting Lethal Drone Strikes?

Maybe this is on the cards: Chinese drones roaming Africa’s skies, looking out for Beijing’s interests.

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A team of militia members fly drones during a test in Shanghai, China, April 21, 2015. China is escalating research into military drones as its arms industry looks to increase export volumes, hoping to gain traction with cheaper technology and a willingness to sell to countries Western states are reluctant to. Picture taken April 21, 2015

In a previous article, “Is China Establishing a Norm Prohibiting Lethal Drone Strikes in Asia?” we discussed how China has been reluctant to engage in the practice of targeted killings via the use of unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) or better known as (armed) drones...

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Sydney University Australia opens up horticultural learning centre in robotics

The University of Sydney’s first horticultural robotics learning and development hub has opened in Sydney.

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston, will today open Australia’s first horticultural robotics learning centre and development hub at the University of Sydney.

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Located within the University’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR), Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston, said the Horticulture Innovation Centre for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (HICRIS) will become a hub for horticulture robotics in Australia.

“A future generation of students will be trained right here and will take their place as leaders in the horticulture industry, and researchers here will oversee the creation of world-leadi...

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Artificial Intelligent robotic controlled cleaning system for food manufacturers

The University of Nottingham is developing an artificially-intelligent sensor system to clean food manufacturing equipment more precisely. This revolutionary AI-driven monitoring system could lead to greater production capacity and therefore cheaper food prices for consumers.

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Food and drink production is the largest manufacturing sector in Britain and the highest industrial user of water at approximately 430 million litres a day.

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As current technologies cannot accurately determine exactly how dirty food and drink processing equipment is inside, cleaning can last up to five hours a day – to minimise food safety risks.

Cleaning accounts for 30 per cent of energy and water use and leads to excessive productivity down time and over-use of chemicals, at huge cost to manufa...

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Pilotless drones used in parcel sorting centre

Prime Competence and Unmanned Life have announced that they have started the pilot deployment of the world’s first autonomous drone-based sorting centre for a major European post.

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Drones are once again at the top of the news in e-commerce, but this time not for postal delivery. Prime Competence will provide overall program management, process auditing, technology assessments combined with Unmanned Life’s multi-patent pending innovative solution of a fully autonomous drone fleet, managed through a SaaS platform over the cloud.

This initiative will introduce a combination of drones and autonomous ground vehicles to be used indoors for postal sorting...

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