Enlarge / Boeing’s MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueler, known as T1, is currently being tested at Boeing’s St. Louis site. T1 has completed engine runs and deck handling demonstrations designed to prove the agility and ability of the aircraft to move around within the tight confines of a carrier deck. (Photo: Eric Shindelbower, Boeing) (credit: Boeing ) The US Navy has awarded Boeing an $805 million contract to construct four prototypes of its design for the MQ-25 “Stingray.” The uncrewed, carrier-based tanker aircraft will help extend the range of…

We’re not entirely sure what to call this one. It’s got the usual trappings of a drone, but with only a single rotor it clearly can’t be called by any of the standard multicopter names. Helicopter? Close, but not quite, since the rotor blades are fixed-pitch. We’ll just go with “monocopter” for now and sort out the details later for this ducted-fan, thrust-vectored UAV. Whatever we choose to call it — builder [tesla500] dubbed it the simultaneously optimistic and fatalistic “Ikarus” — it’s really unique View original article…

James Ricketson was arrested while he was flying a drone over an opposition rally in Cambodia. View original article at BBC World News

It’s only a personal Terminator-style guardian for one of Australia’s most precious natural resources. Coral bleaching has taken front and centre as far as threats to the Great Barrier Reef go, allowing the crown-of-thorns starfish to slink off and go about its business of destroying the reef in its own way. However, RangerBot is here to take these deadly starfish out, one by one. The result of a collaboration between the Queensland University of Technology, Google and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, RangerBot is an autonomous machine equipped…

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The feeding frenzy continues.  Uber Eats, already one of the most popular food delivery apps, wants to elevate the game. As it works now, drivers pick up your food from a restaurant, put it in their car, drive with the goods, and then ring your doorbell with a bag full of dinner. SEE ALSO: UberEATS starts serving in India, its fourth Asian market But at the Uber Elevate Asia Pacific Expo in Japan this week, Uber unveiled a new delivery method: the drone. Uber’s drone team, known as…

The age-old David and Goliath story has instilled in us one important life lesson — that bigger isn’t always better. Sometimes, the underdog, unbeknownst to everyone else, swoops in and blindsides the top dog to achieve victory, proving that small is indeed awesome. The same logic applies to the SKEYE Nano 2 Drone. Despite being significantly smaller than other drones on the market, it packs a major punch and is extremely fun to fly. Oh yeah and it’s also on sale for the tiny price of only $19…

Can’t decide between an aerial drone and an underwater drone? The Spry does a little bit of both, navigating like a helicopter, boat or even short stints like a submarine under the water. The post Flying or floating, the Spry drone wants to master both the sky and sea appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Your next barista could be a coffee-delivering drone. IBM has filed a patent for a drone that’s capable of dropping off a cup of coffee to employees or café customers before they even ask for one. View original article at Daily Mail Online

RCExplorer, or [David], or just ‘The Swede’, has come up with a bicopter kit. Yes, there are a lot of people making frames and kits for quadcopter, multicopters, drones, and so forth, but [David] is really the leader in weird multicopters. Now, we have the weirdest multicopter imaginable as a kit, complete with firmware that works. [David] is one of the great unsung heroes of the drone and multicopter world. He’s famous for rocket knives, even though that really doesn’t have anything to do with drones, he bought an…