Avoiding drones' prying eyes can be as complicated as donning a high-tech hoodie and as simple as ducking under a tree.
July 28, 2020 • ~7 min
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With the help of trained dolphins, our team of researchers is building a specialized drone to help us study dolphins in the wild
Wild dolphins are fast, smart and hard to study, but it is important to understand how human actions affect their health. So we are building a drone to sample hormones from the blowholes of dolphins.
July 1, 2020 • ~9 min
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A new drone can pull off acrobatic maneuvers like barrel rolls or loops. More than just looking cool, it could be a step to autonomous flying robots.
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The Atlas V rocket, carrying the X-37B space plane, launched from Cape Canaveral on Sunday.
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A new wireless charging technique could keep robots, drones, and, one day, potentially moving cars juiced up, researchers say.
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The usefulness of drones to the medical sector has been clear for several years – and well-funded start-ups have been trialling services around the world.
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Robots are helping health care workers and public safety officials more safely and quickly treat coronavirus patients and contain the pandemic. They have something in common: They're tried and tested.
April 22, 2020 • ~10 min
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A new gyroscope, so small it can fit on the tip of your finger, could help drones and driverless cars stay on track without a GPS signal.
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Drones aren't great at avoiding obstacles—especially when they move quickly. New technology takes a step toward solving the problem.
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