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Technology: Ehang’s Passenger-Carrying Drone (Video)

Drones for racing & recreation, drones for recreation, drones for exploration, drones for the military. Indeed, there are drones for home and work, but how about for the commute (e.g. for human transportation)? Yeah… that’s coming.

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Hate Traffic? Then You’re Going To Love Pop.Up, A New Flying Car Concept (Video)

They went in on the music. Cool!

Check out this new vehicle concept in the direction of flying cars; and no, not like the flying DeLorean model drone we posted earlier. This flying car is real!

Italdesign and the aerospace industry leader Airbus unveiled Pop.Up, a trailblazing modular ground and air passenger concept vehicle system to relieve the traffic congestion in megacities of the future.

And really cool, huh?

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Technology: Nissan’s FPV Drone Is Insanely Fast (Video)

We’ve done our share of posts on drones on here for certain. We’ve even written up drone racing for sport. That might bring to mind just how fast these things go; but how fast is that really?

Well, Nissan has this GT-R Drone – one of the fastest accelerating FPV (First Person View) racing drones in the world. Watch it above, keeping up with the new 2017 Nissan GT-R while filming on the track.

Zero to 100, real quick. Like in less than two seconds. Crazy!

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Technology: AirDog, A Personal Quadcopter Camcorder System (Video)

95% funded on Kickstarter. This is happening!

AirDog is a personal quadcopter camcorder system designed to automatically follow and film users with a GoPro camera. The AirDog system includes the quadcopter, an AirLeash wireless device used by the quadcopter to track users, a device used to stabilize any attached GoPro camera, software and other enabling technologies (including an optional smartphone app to manually control the quadcopter). The designers’ vision is that the AirDog be used to better record extreme sports.

Why confine yourself to stationary videos, or ground-level perspective? The AirDog takes things to a whole new level!

Check out the video. Exciting visuals, with angles akin to what you would get on television broadcasts.


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Technology: Flying Drones, You Can Own Your Own (Video)

Above: Bitcraze is buzzing will be selling mini-drone copter kits this spring, but you can pre-order now.

Wait…WHAT? Didn’t we just post on military drones that might be over our cities. Now, we’re talking about drones in our cities… launched from private homes? Yep. Believe it.

Marcus Eliasson, Arnaud Taffanel, and Tobias Antonsson are the engineers behind the Swedish startup Bitcraze; and they now accepting pre-orders for a palm-sized quadcopter called the Crazyflie Nano. At less than four inches across and 19 grams, the device is small enough to fly under tables and chairs, and through enclosed spaces.

The trio used only open source material for the project’s hardware and code. So, they did not have to waste time and money they did not have to test and perfect their market version. No fighting over intellectual property rights either.

‘It’s extremely fun to play with as well, just fly around. Our hope is that they will develop on it.’

Marcus Eliasson

They have already gotten suggestions for modifications to the $149 device, and hacked the copter to carry a video camera, LEDs, and even an inductive charger. There will already be a more advanced, $173 Crazyflie Nano, with a magnetometer and altimeter offered.

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