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UPS tests drones for deliveries

27 Feb, 2017 09:00 am United Postal Service Inc. successfully delivered a package with an octocopter drone in Florida, as the world's largest courier tests ways to use autonomous...

Passenger drone to lift-off in Dubai July

24 Feb, 2017 09:00 am An egg-shaped, four-legged passenger drone is slated for operation in July in Dubai, the city's Roads and Transportation Agency said.

Amazon's drone-parachute delivery patent

21 Feb, 2017 11:00 am Amazon has filed a patent for a technology that will allow drones to drop  and guide their packages from the sky, rather than landing on the ground...

Apple to dispatch drones to gather maps data

14 Dec, 2016 09:00 am Apple is launching a fleet of drones to gather data so it can improve its maps app as it seeks to unseat Google's dominant mapping database.

Solar panels used for longer drone deliveries

10 Nov, 2016 09:00 am Flexible solar panels allow drones to remain in use for longer periods of times compared to battery powered-devices, thanks to a Silicon Valley company...

Amazon uses youngsters' insight for next-gen drone design

19 Oct, 2016 09:00 am Amazon is inviting schoolchildren to its top secret lab in Cambridge, UK to help design its next-generation drones.

New computer can serve as the brains of robots

22 Aug, 2016 03:25 pm Intel has unveiled a miniature PC that serves as a robot's "brain and eyes," which the chipmaker says will help to advance the commercialization of robots...

New 'geofencing' software helps control drones in restricted airspace

3 Jan, 2016 12:00 pm Drone development company DJI has brought forward its geofencing software to prevent drone flights in restricted airspace. The system allows the authorities...

Walmart asks to test delivery drones

27 Oct, 2015 10:57 am Walmart has asked relevant authorities in the US for permission to test drones that it could use to make deliveries to the homes of its customers...

Qualcomm launches chips designed specifically for drones

11 Sep, 2015 11:50 am Qualcomm, one of the world's leading makers of computer processors, has revealed details about a new chip it has created specifically for integration into...

Intel targets drone developments with $60m investment

27 Aug, 2015 11:53 am Intel is reportedly keen to position itself at the forefront of developments that are set to see drones become an increasingly important consumer tech...

Drone use taking off among oil giants

21 Aug, 2015 11:42 am The use of drones is taking off among oil giants around the world as a means of safely and inexpensively inspecting and assessing equipment located at...

Most online shoppers wouldn't trust drone deliveries, study finds

20 Aug, 2015 11:41 am A majority of people who shop online on a regular basis wouldn't trust the reliability of delivery services based on the use of unmanned drones...

Amazon chief 'encouraged' by UK's drone rules

17 Aug, 2015 02:22 pm Amazon's chief executive and founder Jeff Bezos has cited the UK's rules on unmanned aerial vehicles as "a very encouraging example of good regulation"...

Amazon 'making progress towards drone delivery service'

3 Jul, 2015 11:54 am Amazon is making strides towards the introduction of its drone-based delivery services if certain claims from the company's home city of Seattle are to...

Drones to help quantity surveyors carry out valuations

17 Jun, 2015 11:49 am Drones could soon be used in the process of carrying out property valuations on large-scale projects, according to experts in the field...

Chinese drone maker DJI to invest in flying robots

28 May, 2015 11:50 am The Shenzhen-based drone making company DJI has teamed up with its Silicon Valley venture capital backers Accel Partners to invest in some of the latest...

Amazon delivery drone details emerge

11 May, 2015 11:57 am Details have emerged about how Amazon intends to use drones as part of its retail delivery processes in years to come. The ecommerce giant filed a patent...

Drone maker DJI boosted by $75m investment

7 May, 2015 11:36 am The Chinese drone making company DJI has been boosted by a $75 million investment from the Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Accel Partners...

Drone maker DJI aims high with $10bn valuation

15 Apr, 2015 11:43 am The Chinese drone maker DJI is reportedly aiming to raise significant funding on the basis of a $10 billion valuation of its business...

Amazon given approval to test delivery drones in US

20 Mar, 2015 11:45 am Amazon has been given the go-ahead by US regulators to begin testing drones that it hopes will soon be delivering packages and products to customers across...

Drones high on the agenda at CES

9 Jan, 2015 10:44 am Drones have been high on the agenda at the Consumer Electronics Show, taking place in Las Vegas this week. The flying objects, equipped with a camera...

Cyber threats and drones worry airline insurer

5 Dec, 2014 11:18 am Passenger airplanes could be increasingly at risk of cyber attack and commercial drone strikes, according to the German insurance giant Allianz...

GoPro to launch consumer drones

27 Nov, 2014 10:03 am GoPro, the American maker of wearable cameras and video cameras, is in the process of developing consumer drones to expand on its product line in the coming...

Amazon to test delivery drones in Cambridge

13 Nov, 2014 10:05 am The US ecommerce giant Amazon is to test its unmanned delivery drones in Cambridge as it aims to ready the technology for use in the UK...

Facebook considering how unmanned planes might help connect the world

26 Sep, 2014 11:35 am Researchers working with Facebook are investigating how unmanned planes might help deliver more widespread internet connectivity and open up new markets...

Google reveals drone trials and details of Project Wing

29 Aug, 2014 12:00 pm Google has been secretly trialling a variety of autonomous drones that it hopes might eventually be used to deliver food and medical aid to disaster zones...

Amazon asks permission to test fly Prime Air drones

11 Jul, 2014 11:24 am The ecommerce giant Amazon has formally asked the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) whether it can carry out tests on drones it one day hopes to...

EasyJet developing drones for inspecting aircraft

9 May, 2014 08:55 am The airline EasyJet is developing drone technology to improve the way it inspects and maintains its fleet of Airbus aircraft...

Google buys solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace

15 Apr, 2014 01:05 pm Google has acquired the solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace to strengthen its ability to deliver wireless internet access to remote areas of the...
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