When a creative crowdfunding campaign reaches its goal, that usually means that people find the prototype promising enough to part with their hard earned money and donate to the project. But when a startup raises 3000 times more than its goal? That means that the promised product must be quite monumental.
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Such is the case with the Micro Drone 3.0 — the drone that can be flown by anyone, anywhere.
We already covered this bad boy before, but it’s currently at its lowest price yet, so now’s the time to take advantage

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Workhorse Group is launching a drone delivery pilot program in Loveland, Ohio. Residents will be able to use a dedicated app to have their packages delivered by drones launched from nearby delivery vans.
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Workers have called on Google and other big tech companies to refuse Pentagon deals to harness the power of AI.
Google is still working with the U.S. Defense Department on an initiative known as Project Maven, training computers to recognize objects in images, such as photographs taken by drones, Gizmodo reports. That’s despite the reservations of thousands of employees who’ve reportedly petitioned the company to end its involvement with the military, with about a dozen even quitting over Google’s role in the project

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I’ll admit it. I have a lot of drones. Sitting at my desk I can count no fewer than ten in various states of flight readiness. There are probably another half dozen in the garage. Some of them cost almost nothing

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To better train drones and reduce the risk of damage, MIT engineers developed a training platform called “Flight Goggles” that uses virtual reality. This enables a fast-flying drone to train for a task using a virtual environment.
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