Forests are some of the most difficult places for search and rescue, as thick tree canopies can hinder access and visibility for helicopters and drones. In July, search-and-rescue members used drones to look for […] The post Autonomous Drone Fleets Could Aid Forest Searches for Lost Hikers appeared first on View original article at Geek

The Hackaday Prize is the greatest hardware competition on the planet. It’s the Academy Awards of Open Hardware, and over the last few years we’ve been doing it, we’ve seen literally tens of projects that have gone from an idea to a prototype to a finished project to a saleable product. It’s the greatest success story the Open Hardware community has. Over the last eight months, we’ve been deep in the weeds with this year’s Hackaday Prize. It’s five challenges, with twenty winners per challenge View original article…

A high-tech drone, referred to as the ‘Wall-E of the water,’ could be the key to cleaning up our oceans. It can swim for up to 16 hours on a single charge and ‘eat’ as much as 1,100lbs of trash. View original article at Daily Mail Online

Scientists at Cornell University, New York are behind the new machine which can perceive its own surroundings, make decisions and autonomously assume different shapes. View original article at Daily Mail Online

China has released a new video of its deadly unmanned fighter jet CH-5 which shows the aircraft striking still and moving targets. CH-5 is said to be China’s largest and most powerful drone bomber. View original article at Daily Mail Online