Watch this giant ‘Lego’ helicopter drone take to the skies

[embedded content] It’s the kind of toy that most kids would no doubt pester their parents endlessly for — a Lego helicopter that actually flies. Inspired by the flying machine in Lego’s 6396 International Jetport set, Adam Woodworth recently set about building a version 10 times larger than the original, which you can see perched … Read moreWatch this giant ‘Lego’ helicopter drone take to the skies

This underwater camera drone can auto-follow and film while you dive

[embedded content] Chalk it up to a misspent youth watching movies like The Abyss if you want, but we’re total suckers for underwater robots. However, the majority of machines we see in this space are either aimed at industry or used exclusively as research and development projects within university research labs. Thankfully, Chinese startup Youcan … Read moreThis underwater camera drone can auto-follow and film while you dive

Caltech trains drones to autonomously ‘herd’ flocks of birds. Here’s why

[embedded content] Birds can cause a surprising amount of headaches for airplanes. Perhaps the most famous recent example of this was the 2009 “Miracle on the Hudson” incident, when pilots were forced to land on the Hudson River after U.S. Airways flight 1549 was struck by a flock of geese after takeoff. Engineers at the … Read moreCaltech trains drones to autonomously ‘herd’ flocks of birds. Here’s why

The best drones of 2018

To help you navigate the increasingly large and ever-changing landscape of consumer UAVs, here’s a no-nonsense rundown of the best drones you can buy right now The post The best drones of 2018 appeared first on Digital Trends.

Prisons are fighting back against contraband-dropping drones. Here’s how

Remember those old prison movies where contraband got snuck into prison hidden in a birthday cake? It turns out that things have moved on a whole lot since then. Here in 2018, no self-respecting prisoner is worth their ill-advised neck tattoo if they don’t have a drone to smuggle weapons or narcotics into the prison … Read morePrisons are fighting back against contraband-dropping drones. Here’s how