Lightweight flying squirrel drone could soon carry out military scout missions

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has developed a lightweight, ultra-versatile drone that weighs just over half a pound inspired by the flying squirrel. It may be the future of reconnaissance...

Man arrested for delaying firefighters after flying drone over wildfire

Grounding fourteen aircraft battling a massive wildfire, a man in Arizona thought it would be a great idea to operate his drone in a temporary no-fly zone in order to...

Oscar Mayer’s ‘Wienerdrone’ drops hot dogs from a great height

Spotting a marketing opportunity rather than a gap in the market, Oscar Mayer has gone and built the WienerDrone, a "delivery drone" capable of dropping hot dogs from a great...

Move over, quadcopters! This hexacopter could be the most versatile drone yet

Students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and Zurich University of the Arts have developed a hexacopter with six individually tiltable axes. With 12 degrees of freedom, this could...

Drone Racing League raises a $20M Series B ahead of its 2nd season

Drone Racing League has closed on $20M in Series B funding, led by U.K telecommunications company Sky, Liberty Media Corporation (which owns the Formula 1...

Teaching teams of drones to work alongside humans and nature

The Robust Reactive Systems Lab just might have the highest ceilings of any laboratory...

This drone can travel long distances by stopping to recharge in lakes

SUWAVE is a lake-hopping drone that’s designed to fly short distances, crash down into a body of water, recharge using solar panels built into its fixed wings, and then take...

The DJI Spark is fun, but not the mainstream drone we were promised

Our Spark is returning to DJI a bit worse for wear. As a...

Smart algorithm lets autonomous drones fly faster without crashing

Current autonomous drones struggle to fly quickly while managing to dodge obstacles. That is because their cameras can only process images up to a certain speed. A new algorithm from...

DJI’s Cute $499 Spark Drone | Crunch Report

DJI releases its $499 consumer drone, Unity raises $400 million, SurveyMonkey adds Serena Williams to its board of directors and SoftBank has a $4 billion stake in Nvidia. All this...