Death from above? How we’re preparing for a future filled with weaponized drones

Drones are beginning to enable everything from search & rescue, to the delivery of medicines to hard-to-reach places. But they are also being used as cheap, and deadly flying bombs....

Skydio’s self-flying drone now has an Apple Watch app for flight prep

Skydio's clever R1 autonomous drone now has its own Apple Watch app, making flight preparations simpler than ever. The $2,000 flying machine is now also selling at its first retail...

Here’s a useful solution for saving clumsy drone pilots a few bucks

Drone technology has advanced markedly in the last few years, with improved stability and handling making them easier than ever to fly. But whether through mechanical malfunction or sheer pilot incompetence,...

This is the result when a quadcopter strikes the wing of an aircraft

Quadcopters are a huge hit with consumers and sales of the device certainly show no sign of peaking. While the vast majority of drone owners fly their machines in safely and...

Disney has created an autonomous paint-spraying drone for some reason

Look what's just flown out of Disney Research's workshop. It's none other than an autonomous spray-painting drone that can apply colorful designs not only to flat surfaces, but 3D objects...

7 drone crashes that will make you fly your bird more carefully

For drone pilots, there can be few things worse than watching helplessly as your bird smacks into a wall, tangles in a tree, or simply falls out of the sky....

Lidar-equipped drones could help protect California from future wildfires

Last year saw the most devastating wildfire season on record in California. Could drones help? One drone surveying company, Flight Evolved, is doing its part to assist. Here's how. The post...

Drone startup Airware crashes, will shut down after burning $118M

Drone operating system startup Airware today suddenly informed employees it will cease operations immediately despite having raised $118 million from top investors like Andreessen Horowitz, Google’s GV, and Kleiner...

New techniques teach drones to fly through small holes

Researchers at the University of Maryland are adapting the techniques used by birds and bugs to teach drones how to fly through small holes at high speeds. The drone requires...

Impossible Aerospace raises $9.4M to sell drones stuffed with battery cells

Much like smartphone manufacturers, drone companies have been adding plenty of features over the past several years to devices while making only modest improvements to battery life. But while your...