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Drone Dodgeball – What This Means For Future Drone Technology

Rapid dynamic drone avoidance

Drones aren’t exactly known for their quick reactions and are pretty easily knocked out of the sky. However, this may not be the case for much longer. Researchers from the University of Zurich have created a drone that can autonomously dodge objects thrown at it, even from a close range. University of Zurich’s Robotics and Perception Group recently showed off ... Read More »

Why Drones May Soon Be Delivering Your Internet Services

In 2016, Facebook Inc. launched the Aquila Drone to attempt to provide high altitude broadband internet. This drone was powered by the sun and wider than a Boeing 737 jetliner but struggled to adjust to weather conditions and the right wing was damaged just before landing. Since then, Facebook has pulled this project and has decided to not develop its ... Read More »

How Drones Celebrated The Coronation Of Thai King Rama X

Though they no longer hold absolute power, Thailand’s monarchs are still seen as avatars of Divine will on Earth. In 2016, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand died after complications from health issues including a blood infection. Bhumibol was 88 years old and had reigned for an impressive sixty-six years. His son, King Maha Vajiralongkorn, immediately accepted the throne, but had ... Read More »

Learn What Drones Hollywood’s Finest Filmmakers Are Using

There’s lots of ways to get people excited about drones. You can talk about the huge benefits they’re already bringing to industries like search and rescue, transportation of medical supplies, package delivery, and land inspection. You can show them some of the brilliant documentary drone filmmaking that’s capturing everything from tornados to drift racing in ways we’ve never seen before. ... Read More »

Successful Kidney Transplant Saved By Drone Delivery

More and more, we’re seeing drones being developed for medical use. If the end goal is to improve the West’s drone infrastructure to the point that drone delivery becomes feasible, it’s a good way to start, since there’s clearly more incentive to improve the speed of transporting important medical supplies than there is for consumer goods. Especially since medical supplies ... Read More »

Video Taken From Drone Captures A Huge Tornado Up Close

As listed on our customer support page, Dronethusiast’s headquarters is located in the heart of the United States – Lincoln, Nebraska. Many of our writing staff is also from this part of the country, or near there – I myself grew up in the Kansas City area. This means we all have a lot of familiarity with the destructive, awe-inspiring ... Read More »

This New, Ultra-Advanced Drone Controller Uses Neural Networks

A neural network is a type of artificial intelligence system inspired in part by that most powerful of computing engines – the human brain. Though there are many different algorithms that can use and interpret neural networks in different ways, they’re all typically based on connected units or nodes (the “neurons”) that are used to learn to perform tasks from ... Read More »

Tree-Planting Drones Save The Planet With Missiles

According to the World Resources Institute, humanity has managed to destroy more than 80 percent of the Earth’s natural forests, with ongoing deforestation occurring at a rate of 20,000 hectares (about 49,421 acres) per day. This damage to our natural resources has resulted in soil erosion, the loss of forest-dwelling species, more polluted water, less clean air, and the destruction ... Read More »

How Drones And Robots Helped Fight The Notre Dame Fire

Last Monday, on the 15th of April, a fire started under the roof of France’s legendary Notre Dame cathedral. The 856-year-old building experienced significant damage to its roof, spire, and stained glass windows, but the work of experienced firefighters and the stone vaulted ceiling helped keep the damage to a relative minimum. Nevertheless, restoration of the building will likely take ... Read More »