The flight involved a specially designed drone equipped with an ‘apparatus’ that both monitored the donor organ and maintained it, as well as a mesh network for control and a backup systems.
Single unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs) directed by joysticks, radio controllers, and mobile phones are already accomplishing a variety of useful tasks. But using multiple drones requires multiple human operators, and this presents a coordination problem.
Mihir Garimella, 17, has been building robots since 10, and now, he' s developing software to enable the drone to operate autonomously and hopes it will be able to navigate environments such as a burning building.
Facebook's Aquila internet drone recently completed its second full-scale test flight, and this time the aircraft had a smooth landing.
China's largest unmanned solar-powered aircraft just set a domestic record by reaching an altitude of more than 20,000 meters during a test flight.
With the goal of tackling rush hour traffic around the world, the companies have essentially created a car paired with a drone that can swoop down, pick it up and transport passengers far above the traffic below.
Airbus is currently working at short-range, electrically powered helicopters, closer in form to a toy drone. With electrically-driven ducted fans, they could be quiet enough to hop across city centers, and Airbus claims they will be as cheap to use as a taxi, thanks to the savings that come with the ride-sharing culture.
Technology has come a far way. Meet the Pouncer drone, the game changer designed to provide food aid to areas affected by natural disasters as well as those afflicted by conflict. And the most ingenious part? It’s edible.
Amazon has opened the doors to its Prime Air drone lab in Cambridge, one of the lynchpins in its ambitious plans to start remotely delivering packages by air in the UK.
Facebook’s solar-powered drone has completed a successful test flight.
New plans for driverless cars on Britain's roads are to be announced in the Queen's speech this week, as are proposals for creating an ambitious UK-based space tourism industry by 2018 along with drone-friendly innovations.