Drone research Stories January 15

Researchers have managed to use drones to transmit light particles across large distances to transmit information. A team from the Nanjing University in China has transmitted data using drones over a one-kilometer (0.62 miles) distance.

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Drone research Stories January 14

Researchers at the University of Zurich and the Delft University of Technology have been able to keep a drone flying after a motor fails. The researchers have managed to use onboard cameras to keep the test drones in the air and flying safely.

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Drone research Stories January 5

Researchers from Putra University in Malaysia have developed a method to turn pineapple leaves into drone frames. The researchers have been trying to find a sustainable way to use pineapple waste created by the farmers in Hulu Langat just outside of Kuala Lumpur.

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Drone research Stories December 17, 2020

A team of researchers has taken a swarm of drones into a forest to test and see if they would stay in formation and avoid the obstacles. The drones have been adapted to use a special obstacle avoidance technique to map the environment as they fly along.

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Drone research Stories December 10, 2020

Engineers at Colorado State University have equipped a tiny drone with a mechanical gripper that allows it to hold onto objects. We’ve all seen the movies with the tiny drones flying in and latching onto an enemy building to hear inside. Now it’s a reality.

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Drone research Stories December 9, 2020

Researchers with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command center want to speed up VTOL drones when transitioning from vertical flight to horizontal flight. Most drones nowadays slowly transition between the two to prevent a stall from occurring and the drone from falling to the ground.

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