Monday, May 30, 2016

Xiaomi’s Top Level Mi Drone Scheduled for July 2016 Rollout in China at an Incredibly Low Price

The top level MI Drone by Xiaomi is scheduled for rollout in China in July, 2016 at an incredibly low price in terms of comparable competition. Brian Barrett reports at Wired in Xiaomi’s Cheap New Drone Achieves Impulse-Buy Airspace.

Top New Consumer Drones in 2016 Featured at PC Advisor

The consumer drone universe is expanding in 2016 and the best new drones in 2016 are featured at PC Advisor in a report by Jim Martin.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Scanse Sweep Consumer Affordable Drone and Robot Laser Mapping Tracking Navigation and Avoidance

At Gizmag, Stanley Goodner reports in Sweep sensor adds affordable autonomy and laser mapping to drones and robots that Scanse Sweep, a Kickstarter startup, has developed a lower-priced consumer-affordable sensor for object detection/tracking, terrain mapping, or navigation sense/avoidance for drones and robots.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Future Miniature Fuel Cells Will Kep Drones Aloft Much Longer

Most commercial consumer drones presently have a relatively short flight time, as determined by the amount of weight in batteries that a drone can carry for its power needs.

Colin Jeffrey at Gizmag reports on new developing research of a Miniature fuel cell to keep drones aloft for over an hour.

Our target in this regard is a drone equipped with a power source that will enable the drone to follow us around for one round of golf, i.e. 4 to 5 hours.

Given the newness and excitement in this new industry, we imagine that such an improvement will come earlier than we currently think.