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Highlighting Teal – the world’s fastest production drone with brains as well as brawn

Teal drone: streams vision back to a phone, tablet or VR headset in 720p (Credit: Teal Drones)

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A Utah-based company is launching what it claims is the world’s fastest production drone. Capable of 85 mph under favorable circumstances, the Teal is a powerful, lightweight quadcopter that streams vision at 720p and has a powerful onboard computer to run advanced applications that could eventually include machine learning algorithms.


Teal is a quirky design that doesn’t neatly fit the camera drone or racing drone categories, although it can probably fulfill both those briefs at a pinch.

Its camera can film in 4K at 24fps, but it doesn’t hang below the drone on a gimbal, instead relying on electronic stabilization similar to what some of the Parrot drones use...

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Watch MIT’s Robot Cheetah Leap Over Walls With Ease in this gif & video clip

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Last year, MIT took the leash of its robot cheetah and let it prance around the great outdoors. If it wasn’t terrifying and awe-inspiring enough to see the four-legged robo beast race untethered across a lawn and imagine it chasing you down, there’s more; they taught it how to jump over things.

A new video shows MIT’s robotic big cat leaping over obstacles up to 15 inches high without skipping a beat. Like a real cat, the robo cheetah adjusts the length of its stride as it starts to approach an object, and picks the perfect moment to pounce so it can land without losing any speed. It just uses an algorithm instead of instinct. The results are remarkable.

Should you someday find yourself running from a robo-cheetah, you’re going to have to do much better than jumping a guard rail.



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