Yesterday

The sky crane system that delivered the Perseverance rover to Mars last week looks straightforward enough. But drone pilot Nicholas Rehm shows just how difficult it is when he tries to simulate a Martian landing with a drone and a rock.

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Scottish police chiefs have been slammed earlier this month after purchasing £60,000 ($83,000) on drones that aren’t waterproof. The purchase of multiple DJI Matrice 210 drones was criticized after 16 of them crashed over the last few years during rain-related flights.

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A team of researchers in Europe have come up with an ingenious way to locate victims using a drone, a phone, and artificial intelligence. The team has repurposed a drone to create an aerial cell tower to ping phones in the area and find the missing person.

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The search for a missing woman on Table Mountain, South Africa, has come to an end earlier this week after the rescue team used a drone to locate her. The police rescue team shared that they found the body of an unidentified woman at the beginning of the week.

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The New York Police Department (NYPD) has posted a video of its new Spot robot dog roaming the Bronx earlier this week. The dog, renamed Digidog, is currently being tested and was deployed at a home invasion crime scene.

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As we near the launch of DJI’s FPV drone, the company is already in court over a possible patent infringement of its new FPV drone and motion controller. Minnesota-based QFO Labs has filed a patent infringement lawsuit.

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