If modern technology fell into a Dungeons and Dragons morality alignment chart where, say, militarized police are lawful evil and bitcoin is chaotic evil, then I’d say drones are chaotic neutral right now. […] The post Drone Footage Helps Rescue Hawaiians Trapped By Lava appeared first on Geek.com. View original article at Geek

China business park in Shanghai is to offer takeaway drone delivery service. View original article at BBC World News

This $2,500 drone could be a boon to filmmakers–and, in the wrong places, a risk to public safety. A friend of mine recently bought a pretty spiffy truck. He also has a drone. And recently, as we were admiring his new vehicle–which he’s kind of in love with–I said I bet he could shoot video of it while driving on some dirt road somewhere.Read Full Story View original article at FastCompany

When city roads are busy with traffic, meal delivery services can suffer, with food arriving at customers’ doors late … and cold. A service in China has taken to using drones while at the same time keeping its drivers employed View original article at Digital Trends

Live video from a drone flying over lava flows on the island of Hawaii this week helped to save a resident caught up in the chaos. Footage from the flying machine was able to lead emergency responders in a brave rescue effort. The post Drone to the rescue: Hawaii resident saved from Kilauea’s lava flows appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

This past semester I added research to my already full schedule of math and engineering classes, as any masochistic student eagerly would. Packed schedule aside, how do you pass up the chance to work on implementing 360° virtual teleportation to anywhere in the world, in real-time. Yes, it is indeed the same concept as the cult worshipped Star Trek transporter, minus the ability to physically be at the location. Perhaps we can add a, “beam me up, Scotty” command when shutting down. The research lab I was working with…

Researchers got more than they bargained for when a great white shark took a bite of the underwater camera drone they were using to film in Isla de Guadalupe, Mexico. View original article at Daily Mail Online

It all started when Google won a contract to work on Project Maven, a Pentagon program that uses artificial intelligence to interpret video images and which could be used to improve the targeting of drone strikes. Google’s first major artificial intelligence contract with the Pentagon could be considered “weaponized A.I.”—and that’s causing major inter-office strife, reports The New York Times.Read Full Story View original article at FastCompany

Justin Raleigh is the Special Makeup Effects Designer for Westworld Season 2 and the CEO of FracturedFX. The genius behind the creation of Drone Hosts, Raleigh has used his skills to bring to life some of entertainment’s most iconic special makeup effects momentsRather than using CGI for the Drone Hosts, he and his team created a special suit for the actors to wear.  Read more.. View original article at Mashable

The drone operator “honestly believed” the 520mph plane would hit the remote-controlled device. View original article at BBC World News