Wednesday, 28 September 2016 11:20

UPS testing delivery drones

MARBLEHEAD, Mass. One of the world's largest package delivery companies is stepping up efforts to integrate drones into its system.

Published in Tekk
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 10:58

Wal-Mart testing drones in warehouses

BENTONVILLE, Ark. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is testing drones that it says will help it manage its warehouse inventory more efficiently, and which it said Thursday could be rolled out in the next six to nine months across its distribution centers.

Published in Biz

That buzzing sound overhead may soon signal the arrival of the 21st-century version of a guy in a hardhat and bucket truck.

Published in Tekk
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 15:46

Drones coming to a sky near you

BERKELEY, Calif. - Sharp-eyed dog walkers along the San Francisco Bay waterfront may have spotted a strange-looking plane zipping overhead recently that that looked strikingly like the U.S. stealth drone captured by Iran in December.

A few key differences: The flying wing seen over Berkeley is a fraction of the size of the CIA's waylaid aircraft. And it's made of plastic foam. But in some ways it's just like a real spy plane.

The 4 1/2-foot-wide aircraft, built by software engineers Mark Harrison and Andreas Oesterer in their spare time, can fly itself to specified GPS coordinates and altitudes without any help from a pilot on the ground. A tiny video camera mounted on the front can send a live video feed to a set of goggles for the drone's view of the world below.

'It's just like flying without all the trouble of having to be up in the air,' Harrison said.

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