• MIT System Simplifies DIY Drone Building

    MIT System Simplifies DIY Drone Building

    A new system allows users to design, simulate, and build their own custom drone based on specific requirements including payload, cost, flight time, battery usage, and other factors.But CSAIL's program makes it easy for anyone, even without a computer-science background, to design a UAV.
  • From pocket copters to $50,000 monsters, these are our favorite drones

    From pocket copters to $50,000 monsters, these are our favorite drones

    In just the past few years, drones have transformed from a geeky hobbyist affair to a full-on cultural phenomenon.They’re everywhere now, and they’re available in just about any shape, size, or configuration you could ever want.
  • The Best Drones of 2017

    The Best Drones of 2017

    We've tested many of the ready-to-fly models on the market to determine what's important to look for, and the best models available.The DJI Phantom 3 Standard is our favorite budget model, and while it doesn't support 4K capture, its 2.
  • Cheaper Flights Possible if Airlines Replace Human Pilots

    Cheaper Flights Possible if Airlines Replace Human Pilots

    A recent survey by investment bank UBS found 54 percent of passengers today would refuse to board a pilotless flight.As Forbes reports, global financial services company UBS found that removing pilots from the equation and making flights completely automated could lower costs by $35 billion per year for airlines.
  • Australians Using AI, Drones to Monitor Beaches for Sharks

    Australians Using AI, Drones to Monitor Beaches for Sharks

    Beachgoers in Australia can be a little less panicky about shark attacks this summer, because artificial intelligence-equipped drones will be monitoring the water for big scary fish.Developed by researchers at University of Technology Sydney, the AI system—dubbed Sharkspotter—can identify sharks and notify beachgoers when they're nearby.