In a groundbreaking development, Dutch scientists from Delft University of Technology have unveiled a drone that takes inspiration from our feathered friends. This drone, unlike its contemporaries, can soar through the skies with minimal motor propulsion, closely resembling the flight patterns of birds.
In a breakthrough moment in robotics research, a U.S.-based team of scientists have revealed an innovative ‘Transformers-esque’ robot, a technology whose versatility of movement pushes the limits of current automated innovation. The device, aptly named the ‘Morphobot’, exhibits the ability to alter its form and functionality within moments, transitioning smoothly from a wheel-based vehicle to an airborne drone.
DJI, a leader in drone technology, has once again outdone itself with the release of the Inspire 3, an impressive upgrade to its nearly seven-year-old predecessor, the Inspire 2. This state-of-the-art drone is capable of capturing stunning 8K video footage while soaring at exhilarating speeds.
MouldTech Systems Ltd., an engineering company in Hungary, and the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) have jointly developed a fixed-wing drone at a total cost of HUF 1.5 billion. The National Research, Development and Innovation Fund (NRDI) contributed HUF 890 million to the project.
Drones have become an increasingly important tool in various fields, including weather forecasting. These unmanned aerial vehicles are equipped with sensors that can collect data on various weather parameters, allowing meteorologists to better understand and predict weather patterns.
A British startup, Gravitilab, has become the first to carry out a microgravity experiment using a drone, with much better results than any purpose-built device for this type of experiment has ever achieved.