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NASA’s 10-engine electric UAV now flies as well as hovering shows in this video

NASA’s 10-engine tiltrotor drone
NASA’s ten-engine UAV, dubbed the Greased Lightning (GL-10), recently showed off a slick new trick in the skies over Hampton, Virginia. The drone, which is under development by a team at the Langley Research Center, had already passed its initial hovering tests last August; but that was the easy part. As the long and miserable development of the V-22 Osprey has shown, the real challenge is switching over from hover mode to conventional forward flight without the vehicle falling out of the sky. But on Thursday, NASA’s battery-powered tilt-rotor aircraft successfully did just that.

GL10 MULTI ENGINED HYBRID DRONE IN FLIGHT  IMAGE www.spy-drones.com

NASA’s ten-engine UAV, dubbed the Greased Lightning (GL-10), recently showed off a slick new trick in the skies over Hampton, Virginia...

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THE HIJACKING OF AMAZON DRONES POSSIBILITY

Parrot AR.Drone Quadricopter

Not everyone is thrilled with the rise of civilian drones in American skies. Last week, after Amazon hyped its plan to deliver packages in half an hour via UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle), we wondered about the drone backlash happening in many part of the U.S. And while an angry few threatened to shoot down these delivery drones, a more pressing concern seems to be: What if people try to hack them?

Just last week, security researcher Samy Kamkar made news after announcing he had modified his Parrot AR.Drone quadcopter to hunt and hijack other drones. Employing simple hardware including a Raspberry Pi computer and a wireless transmitter, plus software tools such as aircrack-ng and Kamkar’s own Skyjack, the pirate drone scans for nearby Parrot IP addresses...

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MITSUBISHI RELEASES ITS LATEST RADIATION INSPECTION ROBOT

 RADIATION INSPECTION ROBOT BY MITSUBISHI RELEASED

Over the past few weeks, Japan has unveiled robotic exoskeletons and quadrupeds designed to work in radioactive areas, and today Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has revealed its own inspection and maintenance robot. The MHI-MEISTeR (Maintenance Equipment Integrated System of Telecontrol Robot) has two arms which can be equipped with various tools to remove obstacles and collect samples in areas where people cannot go.



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The MHI-MEISTeR’s arms are designed to bend much like a human arm with seven degrees of freedom apiece, and each is capable of lifting up to 15 kg (33 pounds)...

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