In June 2016, Antoine Balaresque, the cofounder and CEO of the hot new startup Lily Robotics, stood before a room of business students at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, ready to reveal the PowerPoint slides that had made him an instant startup celebrity.Read more
The UK is planning to make amateur drone pilots sit a flight safety test in response to the rising number of near-misses with aircraft.
The flight test will be part of an overall package of regulation to be presented to parliament in the coming months.Read more
The UK government has announced plans to introduce drone registration and safety awareness courses for owners. It will affect anyone who owns a drone which weighs more than 250 grams (8oz).
Drone maker DJI said it was in favour of the measures.Read more
A BRITISH prison has become the first in the world to use a new system designed to stop drones smuggling drugs, weapons and other contraband over perimeter walls.Read more
If delivery drones become widespread, then creating aircraft control systems to stop them from crashing into one another is going to be a big challenge.Read more
Ever since camera drones first became available to the average consumer, authorities across the world have had growing concerns about them. No-fly zones are being widely established, and regulations are becoming stricter to restrict when, where, and how the unmanned aircraft can fly.Read more
Advances in biotech and brain-machine interface computing like Elon Musk’s Neurolink is working on may one day make it common for our brains to be melded to a computer. But how will we prevent an attacker from hacking this device to make us hurt others or ourselves?Read more
Scientists at The University of Edinburgh have recently unveiled a £2m humanoid robot that will help NASA on un-manned missions to Mars.
The Valkyrie project is a result of collaboration between NASA and The University of Edinburgh on a very ambitious futuristic idea.Read more
An Australian engineer is hoping to use drones to plant 1 billion trees every year to fight an unfolding global catastrophe.Read more
US rocket company SpaceX completed back-to-back launches at the weekend. Late on Friday, it used one of its refurbished Falcon 9 vehicles to put up a Bulgarian satellite from Florida.Read more
Amazon’s has made a patent application for a huge beehive-like multi storey tower that would act as a parking hub for a gigantic swarm of delivery drones.Read more