I bet you didn’t see this one coming. Walmart is getting into drones, but not the same way Amazon did. The Walmart drone is scheduled to take over inventory duties at its distribution centers within the next year.
The main reasons for this innovation are safety and efficiency. What current workers can now do in a month, the drone should be able to do in a single day. Read more →
Take a look at the video above taken by a prototype version of the quadcopter that GoPro has been working on. I’m no expert, but it looks pretty good to me. If I could afford it, I would have no problem using one of these machines. Read more →
Accel and Kleiner Are Leaders in Quadcopter Investment
Per an article in The New York Times, there is a fair amount of investment happening in the drone (presumably mostly quadcopter) world. The main thrust of all this activity is for using higher-end quadcopters, such as those from DJI, for services like farmland surveys, examination of disaster areas for insurance purposes, and inspections of cell phone towers, bridges, and the like. Read more →
I know I’ve heard or read many times that scientists and researchers find solutions to their problems in nature. (Sorry, I just can’t think of a specific example at the moment.) So it’s no big surprise that some folks at Standford, looking to keep cameras on quadcopters and other drones (to give in and use the popular term) from moving around too much, may have found an answer in the long neck of a goose. Read more →
Drones Popular in Australia, So Likely in the US Too
Whether you call them all “drones” as the media in general seems to do, or whether you call them quadcopters or some variation thereof, these machines are very likely to be big seller this coming Christmas not only in places like Australia and New Zealand, but also in the United States. Read more →