Every little kid dreams of flying. Not in an airplane, but real flying. Maybe like a superhero with one arm thrust forward, or a bird, soaring over trees and lakes. 
Turns out dreams can come true; with some smart tech. DJI has paired its Mavic Pro drone with a first-person view headset — the DJI Goggles, for an immersive flying experience that will satisfy tech enthusiasts and outdoorsy types this holiday season

View original article at Mashable

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.
Drones have become a serious part of the photography experience, capable of capturing unique photos and videos that no non-flying camera ever could. But as anyone who’s ever been attacked by a drone will tell you, piloting them is not easy – regardless of whether you’re using a touchscreen or an external controller. 
Fortunately, there’s a new self-flying drone that handles all of this on its own: the Hover 4K Camera Passport Self-Flying Camera Drone.

This Red Dot Design award-winning drone uses facial recognition to fly autonomously and capture 360-degree, panoramic 4K photos and videos of you in your environment

View original article at Mashable

Researchers want to fight Zika and other mosquito-borne viruses by breeding sterile mosquitoes in captivity, transporting them in large numbers via a drone, and then dumping them in open areas.
The post Robotics startup could fight Zika by dumping mosquitoes from a drone appeared first on Digital Trends.

View original article at Digital Trends

The space agency took on pilot Ken Loo on a specially designed course using three purpose built drones named  Batman, Joker and Nightwing in a project funded by Google.

View original article at Daily Mail Online

Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California recently pitted a professional human drone pilot against racing drones controlled by artificial intelligence. Guess who came out on top?
The post Watch NASA’s A.I. race a pro drone pilot — you’ll never guess who wins appeared first on Digital Trends.

View original article at Digital Trends