News tagged with unmanned aerial vehicle

Ten-engine electric plane prototype takes off

A team at NASA's Langley Research Center is developing a concept of a battery-powered plane that has 10 engines and can take off like a helicopter and fly efficiently like an aircraft. The prototype, called ...

dateMay 04, 2015 in Engineering
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Sky-high refuelling for UAVs

A University of Sydney researcher has designed and successfully tested a method for autonomously docking drones for refuelling or recharging, in mid-air.

dateApr 23, 2015 in Engineering
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Autonomous, swarming UAVs fly into the future

A new era in autonomy and unmanned systems for naval operations is on the horizon, as officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced today recent technology demonstrations of swarming unmanned ...

dateApr 14, 2015 in Engineering
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The farmer takes a drone

Drones on dairy farms? It may sound like fun, but for UWA student Matthew Rowbottom, the high-tech machines could be useful to time-poor dairy farmers. He is researching the effectiveness of drones, or unmanned ...

dateApr 14, 2015 in Engineering
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US approves drone flights for insurer AIG

Insurance giant American International Group Wednesday announced that it had won US government approval to use drones to survey disaster areas, including territory that may be otherwise inaccessible.

dateApr 08, 2015 in Engineering
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