Engineering

A big step forward for ship remote inspection technologies

Different types of RITs were recently tested on a double-skin supramax bulk cargo carrier owned by Greek shipper Oceanbulk Maritime. The testing was carried out by Belgian certification company Bureau Veritas that established ...

Robotics

Researchers introduce a new generation of tiny, agile drones

If you've ever swatted a mosquito away from your face, only to have it return again (and again and again), you know that insects can be remarkably acrobatic and resilient in flight. Those traits help them navigate the aerial ...

Robotics

PufferBot: A flying robot with an expandable body

Researchers at University of Colorado Boulder's ATLAS Institute and University of Calgary have recently developed an actuated, expandable structure that can be used to fabricate shape-changing aerial robots. In a paper set ...

Engineering

A drone can shoot strings for perching and stabilizing

(Tech Xplore)—Getting a drone up in the air is only one step ahead for those who work on and study drones. The feats to accomplish further rest in how well they fly, self-balance, perch, land and, if used in numbers, how ...

Engineering

Last-mile delivery via drone

A warm meal was quickly delivered by a drone from an ESA business incubator start-up to the last inhabitant in a remote village in Portugal.

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Amazon has bold and bright ideas for delivery rest stops for drones

(Tech Xplore)—Turn vertical city structures such as church spires and street lights into drone recharging points? WIRED.co.uk and a number of other sites are reporting that this is an idea from Amazon. The concept is all ...

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