South African aircraft company Passerine have unveiled their new cargo carrying drone, which they’ve called Sparrow. The craft would set companies back a whopping £30,000.

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Extended drone no-fly zones have come into force around airports, but the technology isn’t all bad.

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The hot duck has nothing on the Bionic Bird.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a drone? Well, folks, it’s all of the above.
Perfect for drone enthusiasts who are growing bored of the current market offerings and want to play with something new, the Bionic Bird will reignite your passion for flying.
Check it out in action:

It’s equipped with two flexible wings to conquer the skies instead of the four propellers found on traditional drones. It’s designed to look and fly like a bird so much so that even actual birds get duped thinking it’s part of their flock

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Professional drone racing is coming to Twitter for the first time this summer. Organizers hope the streaming deal with the social media platform will help the growing sport to further broaden its audience.
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Knowing in what absolute direction your robot is pointed can be crucial, and expensive systems like those used by NASA on Mars are capable of calculating this six-dimensional heading vector to within around one degree RMS, but they are fairly expensive. If you want similar accuracy on a hacker budget, this paper shows you how to do it using cheap MEMS sensors, an off-the-shelf motion co-processor IC, and the right calibration method.
The latest article to be published in our own peer-reviewed Hackaday Journal is Limits of Absolute Heading Accuracy Using Inexpensive MEMS Sensors  (PDF). In this paper, Gregory Tomasch and

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