drone

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    Earth October 31, 2020
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  • Pictures you’d only take with a drone

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    Earth May 26, 2020
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    Raptor attack modes has implications for aerial defence.

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    Birds June 13, 2019
  • Meet the fly-drive drone

    Prototype has several forms of locomotion but one set of motors.

    This is a world-first flying, driving and squeezing drone, made by researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Ne...

    Robotics May 26, 2019
  • In a collision between plane and drone, it’s bad news for both

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    Drones hitting planes cause much more damage than expected.Poorman, et al/University of Dayton Research InstituteFlyi...

    Technology October 21, 2018
  • Autonomous and cooperating: the dawn of the drone swarm

    Real-world experiments find a solution to the problem of drones working together without supervis...

    Robotics researchers have succeeded in inducing self-organising flocking behaviour in drones.Although demonstrated ma...

    Technology July 18, 2018
  • Three-minute thesis: Drones - gone with the wind

    How can we improve the efficiency of drone technology?

    Scientist Edwin Davis, University of Queensland PhD titleAerodynamic Force Interactions and Measurements for Micro Q...

    Technology June 19, 2018
  • Uni of Adelaide to train drone pilots

    First Australian university to offer training for drone pilots.

    The University of Adelaide has become the first university in Australia to gain accreditation to train students to op...

    Society July 20, 2017
  • Popping to the shops? Hop in a passenger drone

    The world's first passenger drone was unveiled in January by Chinese company Ehang. The quadc...

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    Technology March 23, 2016
  • Bat-inspired morphing drone takes wing

    You may have read about robotic whiskers inspired by seals and turbine-silencing coatings, thanks...

    Bats are able to change the shape of their wings – and now a drone can too. – VICTOR HABBICK VISIONS / getty images ...

    Technology February 22, 2016
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