Tactical Robotics’ unmanned Cormorant VTOL drone can evacuate two wounded battlefield casualties or disaster site victims at the same time. The aircraft can land and take off from remote or hard to reach locations without a landing strip. The post VTOL drone can evacuate wounded soldiers and disaster victims, deliver cargo appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

It’s been years since you believed in the tooth fairy, your fairy godmother, or the best known fairy of all — Tinkerbell. But that doesn’t mean fairies don’t exist. In fact, the Fairy drone is very real indeed. The post The Fairy drone is an aerial photographer with nearly magical powers appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

We recently named the Parrot Bebop 2 as one of the best consumer drones and it’s currently on sale for $300 off. Raymond Wong called it a perfect device for beginners: According to the product page, it’s compact and lightweight. Wong even says that you can throw it into a backpack without worry.  SEE ALSO: 3 best drones for capturing epic aerial photos and videos Control it with a smartphone or controller and shoot 1080p video and pictures. You can fly continuously for up to 25 minutes, which…

A California company is working on an underwater refueling station that can top off the fuel cells of undersea surveillance drones, allowing the vehicles to venture farther and work longer. Needless to say, the US Navy is interested in that kind of technology. The sailing branch is even exploring ways to tap sea-bottom thermal vents in order to keep power flowing to underwater gas stations. Teledyne, based in Thousand Oaks, California, showed off its undersea power station alongside Gavia, the company’s popular underwater surveillance drone, at the Sea-Air-Space…

Flying a drone close to a plane is a dangerous act in most circumstances, but Airbus has a good reason for doing it. Its new Advanced Inspection Drone uses HD cameras to search for defects in an aircraft’s exterior. The post Airbus has a good reason for letting a drone close to its aircraft appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends