Sitting in New York City, looking up at the clear June skies, I wonder if I am staring at an endangered phenomenon. According to many in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry, skylines across the country soon will be filled with flying cars, quadcopter deliveries, emergency drones, and other robo-flyers. Moving one step closer to […]
In a basement of New York University in 2013, Dr. Sergei Lupashin wowed the room of one hundred leading technology enthusiasts with one of the first indoor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) demonstrations. During his presentation, Dr. Lupashin of ETH Zurich attached a dog leash to an aerial drone while declaring to the audience, “there has to be […]
Dor Abuhasira, expert in security drone development and the CEO & cofounder of Percepto, discusses how autonomous drones are saving lives, money and more.
Lior Ron has had quite a ride since founding Otto less than a year ago; within three months of his official launch, Uber acquired the autonomous truck startup for more than $680 million. Ron, a former Google executive, told me this week that he started Otto as a socially conscious company to end roadside fatalities. Since trucks are […]
Over the last few months, the usual debate around unicorns and bubbles seems to have been put on hold a bit, as fears of a major crash have thankfully not materialized, at least for now. Instead another discussion has emerged, one that’s actually probably more fundamental. What’s next in tech? Which areas will produce the […]
On March 28, 1931, a small subsidiary of Boeing, United Airlines, announced that it completed the first transcontinental passenger flight in 27 hours. This ushered in the golden age of commercial American aviation, which lasted over 40 years. Autonomous aviation was birthed in 1849 by an Austrian attack on Italy with unmanned, explosive-ladened balloons. Today’s […]
Drones are seemingly a big part of our future. Did you know you can buy a drone for the cost of a Go-Pro and an iPad?
Drone racing has quickly turned into an international spectator sport with live broadcasts and six-figure cash prizes.
Dwindling farm incomes and open-source software are inspiring homespun hackers, helping advance farming technology. Manitoba farmer Matt Reimer has created a tractor that drives itself.
One of Google parent Alphabet Inc.’s self-driving cars hit a bus while in autonomous mode–possibly the first accident involving one of the cars that was the fault of the computer. There were no injuries in the low-speed collision.
While some companies consider aerial delivery drones, Starship Technologies has developed an automated driverless suburban delivery system. The company is testing the robot this summer and aims to make the first commercial delivery by 2017.