SHANGHAI (Reuters) – An undisclosed buyer has placed the largest overseas order for China’s home-developed military drones, the Xinhua news agency has reported, in a boost for the Chinese arms industry’s efforts to increase export volumes. View original article at Reuters

Lily Robotics, the tech startup company that shut down before shipping its drone cameras, sought chapter 11 protection with plans to sell its technology and refund customers’ orders. View original article at Wall Street Journal

At some point, most of us have learned a little of the ancient art of origami. It’s a fascinating art form, and being able to create a recognizable model by simply folding paper in the right order can be hugely satisfying. Most of us move on to other pursuits once we master the classic crane model, but the mathematics behind origami can lead some practitioners past the pure art to more practical structures, like this folding ballistic barrier for law enforcement use. The fifty-pound Kevlar and aluminum structure…

Drone giant DJI has just unveiled its latest flying machine, the M200. Aimed squarely at business users and ideal for inspection work, the quadcopter features the company’s first-ever upward-facing gimbal mount. The post DJI’s new Matrice M200 drone can fly for more than 30 minutes in rain or snow appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Drones are becoming big business. Now they’re on the precipice of becoming part of business big and small. DJI — a company that has built drones for entry-level fliers (the Mavic Pro), prosumers (the Phantom line) and  photo and cinematography professionals (Inspire) — is hoping to ignite the drone-in-business revolution with its first business-class drone, the M200.  SEE ALSO: Forget taxis; Dubai wants to fly you around in passenger drones The company unveiled its new M200 line of enterprise-class drones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday….

At some point, most of us have learned a little of the ancient art of origami. It’s a fascinating art form, and being able to create a recognizable model by simply folding paper in the right order can be hugely satisfying. Most of us move on to other pursuits once we master the classic crane model, but the mathematics behind origami can lead some practitioners past the pure art to more practical structures, like this folding ballistic barrier for law enforcement use. The fifty-pound Kevlar and aluminum structure…

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine seized a drone at gunpoint from OSCE monitors on Friday. View original article at BBC World News

The video game industry is lobbying against legislation that would make it easier for gamers to repair their consoles and for consumers to repair all electronics more generally. The Entertainment Software Association, a trade organization that includes Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, as well as dozens of video game developers and publishers, is opposing a “right to repair” bill in Nebraska, which would give hardware manufacturers fewer rights to control the end-of-life of electronics that they have sold to their customers. In recent years, manufacturers from an array of industries…

The deal is with ELTA North America, a U.S. subsidiary of Israeli Aerospace Industries which does produce a ‘drone buster’ called Drone Shield. View original article at Daily Mail Online

Enlarge / The Matrice 100, DJI’s development platform for industrial drone apps, appears to be the Islamic State’s newest bomber. (credit: DJI) On the morning of February 23, Iraqi forces moved through Al-Buseif, Iraq as they began their assault against the Islamic State (IS) held Mosul Airport. All the while, a quadcopter drone buzzed overhead. Sara Hussein, a reporter with Agence France-Presse covering the assault on Mosul, reported via Twitter that the Iraqi Army had brought down the weaponized drone, and her driver managed to take pictures of…