As host city Pyeongchang, South Korea readies itself for the 2018 Winter Olympics, public safety is a strong point of contention. Aside from the country’s northern neighbor, there are threats that face any event with large concentrations of visitors. For the protection of this year’s athletes and spectators, special tactical.. View original article at TechSpot

While the traditional uses of drones are typically commercial or recreational, one UK-based company is using them to help the environment. BioCarbon Engineering has teamed up with drone manufacturer Parrot to create a system for autonomously planting trees to fight deforestation. View original article at TechSpot

Sure, it’ll be great when a drone can drop off your Amazon Prime goodies or 7-Eleven snacks just minutes after you order them… but it’ll be even better when they help regrow millions […] The post Reforestation Drones Can Plant 100K Trees In An Hour appeared first on Geek.com. View original article at Geek

Enlarge / The booster on the launch pad in Florida for a launch attempt Tuesday first flew in May, 2017. (credit: SpaceX) SpaceX began its launch campaign this year on January 7, with liftoff of the highly classified Zuma payload for the US government. Although it’s not official, multiple sources have said the mission failed to reach orbit. SpaceX has said its rocket performed nominally despite any failure, and the Air Force has backed the company up on that assertion. Perhaps the biggest vote of confidence in the…

University of Zurich researchers built an AI that flies around on a drone telling it how to navigate the streets thanks to data gleaned from self-driving cars and GoPro-toting bicycles. (Anyone else picturing Atreyu flying around on Falkor the luck dragon? Just me?) In a new paper appearing in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, Davide Scaramuzza … Continue reading “This drone learned to fly thanks to driverless cars” University of Zurich researchers built an AI that flies around on a drone telling it how to navigate the streets thanks…