Category SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT

PING PONG ROBOTIC DRONE IMPOSSIBLE TO BEAT VIDEO

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AirDog drone automatically follows you and films your sporting feats

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Typical. You wait ages for an autonomous aerial camera drone and then two come along at once. We featured Squadrone System’s Hexo+ drone yesterday and today it’s the turn of the AirDog from Helico Aerospace Industries. Like the Hexo+, the AirDog will track the user and film them from above.

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Both Squadrone System and Helico are based out of Palo Alto, and are both claiming that their respective devices are the world’s first of their type. Consumer drones are targeted to a large extent at the action-sports market and this is where these autonomous drones can really excel. Much like with autonomous vehicles, these drones are able to track their route and make smooth adjustments without the possibility of human error.

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The AirDog is a quadcopter with rotor-arms that fold away for easy storag...

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WATCH DRONES FIGHT TO THE DEATH IN THESE VIDEOS HERE

In the world of drones, there exists an underground fight club where different UAVs go head-to-head trying to destroy each other. Alright, that’s a little dramatized, but the drones really do battle each other in a BattleBot-style arena. Marque Cornblatt, co-founder of the group Game of Drones, says it’s all about aerial combat and going drono-a-drono for victory.

This particular video (courtesy of Tested) was taken at Maker Faire, and it showcases something very interesting about the fights. While people seem to enjoy watching the drones attack, they also really enjoy learning about the engineering behind the drone, which is a good thing when you consider a lot of the time is spent repairing the quadcopters.

The rules of the game are simple: the first person to hit the floor three ti...

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