DJI’s new interchangeable-lens drone camera takes aim at filmmakers

 DJI just introduced a new camera designed to work with drones, and in particular its Inspire 2 flyer. The camera is a “world first” in that it’s a super 35 digital film camera tailored for aerial cinematography — in other words, if you’re a filmmaker, documentarian or professional cinematographer, you are probably going to want […]

The SpiderMAV does whatever a spider can, spins a web, any size

 Researchers at the Imperial College London’s Aerial Robotics Laboratory have created the SpiderMAV – a robot that stabilizes itself by shooting out multiple strands of rope that can stick to magnetic surfaces. The drone, which is a standard quadcopter, has a built-in rope gun that blasts out little connectors. The drone then pulls against the […]

DJI’s drones get an offline privacy mode following army concerns over cyber vulnerabilities

 In mid-August, DJI announced plans to launch a Local Data Mode for its app, following a recently published army memo highlighting concerns over cyber vulnerabilities with the company’s drones. The feature officially launches today for the company’s own CrystalSky monitoring tablets, along with a select number of Android devices. iOS could be arriving eventually as […]

Flytrex launches an autonomous on-demand drone delivery service in Iceland’s capital

 Flytrex wants to prove that drones are a realistic option for on-demand logistics with a new delivery program that took off in Iceland’s capital today. While other companies, including Amazon, have tested drone deliveries, Flytrex says this is the first time a fully operational on-demand drone delivery service has launched in an urban area. Drones […]