Developed by engineers from Japan’s University of Tokyo, Aerial Biped is a robot whose top half is comprised of a flying quadrotor UAV that’s rooted to the ground by thin stork-like legs. The post Drone-powered, stork-like robot’s spindly twig legs keep it from taking off appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

The drone known as the DJI Mavic Pro has aged well since 2016 — but guess what: There are two successors on the horizon. SEE ALSO: DJI’s Spark drone is so small and smart, it could be a game-changer Argos UK, a British catalog retailer, recently published a listing revealing two unreleased DJI Mavic Pro successors: the Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro. Twitter user @Chromonian found the advertisement and shared it.  Of all places to confirm the Mavic 2 its Argos UK – 2 additions being released…

Aerial photography was first practiced in the late 1850s. But the technique has really taken off (pun intended) since the commercialization of drones. And it’s not limited to cartography, movie production, or surveillance, […] The post Admire Winners of the 2018 Drone Awards Photo Contest appeared first on Geek.com. View original article at Geek

Researchers at the cybersecurity firm Recorded Future recently released a report about one of its more interesting findings.  While scouring the hacker forums on the dark web, the firm’s analysts discovered someone selling MQ-9 Reaper drone documents — maintenance books, training guides, and a list of airmen assigned to the military drone. The hacker was looking for $150-200 for the documentation.  SEE ALSO: Hackers steal $23.5 million from cryptocurrency exchange Bancor That may seem a strangely low asking price, and according to Andrei Barysevich, a Recorded Future analyst,…

The Islamic State hasn’t been completely defeated. Thought it has nothing approaching the burgeoning Caliphate it held in 2015, Islamic State fighters and affiliates are still a deadly presence in Iraq, Syria, Africa, and Afghanistan. As it has lost ground, the Islamic State has turned to more non-traditional methods of attack—including using drones to drop bombs on its enemies. The drones are typically off-the-shelf quadcopters purchased in other countries then shipped to the Islamic State frontlines and modified in factories before being deployed for use on the battlefield….