At CES 2016, dozens of drone and quadcopter companies showed out touting the “Next Big Thing.” Here are 13 of our favorites from the showroom floor that we think have the best chance of breaking out in 2016. The post Forget DJI and Parrot: Here’s 13 little-known drone companies that made a splash at CES appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

During its CES 2016 keynote, Intel showcased its cutting-edge drone technology, demoing its new obstacle-aware consumer drone and showing footage of its world record-setting drone swarm. The post Intel enters Guinness Book of World Records with 100-drone swarm appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

After spending an afternoon piloting the Hexo+ drone at CES 2016, it appears fully autonomous drones meant primarily for film are the next wave of UAVs. After our hands-on with the craft, we walked away impressed. The post Hands on: Hexo+ drone appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Image: Kari PaulNo matter where you go, the Hexo+ drone will follow you. The device was designed for outdoor adventure and was tested in the mountains of France filming snowboarders and hikers. This week, the company brought the autonomous drone to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and let me try it out (thankfully, I didn’t get stranded anywhere). I have experience flying UAVs, but I didn’t need any with Hexo+. The drone and accompanying app do all the work for you, with a start button, land…

Climb into a giant, human-sized autonomous drone, type in the address for your destination, and sit back and relax while the machine flies you there. This may sound like a device from the Jetsons, but Chinese drone company EHang is trying to make it a reality.The company unveiled what it says is the world’s first electric, personal “Autonomous Aerial Vehicle” at CES in Las Vegas on Wednesday. It claims the model, called the EHang 184, can fly human passengers up to 220 pounds for a duration of up…

Want a professional drone but don’t want to shell out thousands of dollars? Yuneec’s latest drone announced at CES might be just the answer, and it’s feature list is impressive. The post Yuneec’s new 4K Typhoon H hexacopter has sense-and-avoid tech baked in appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Michael Huerta, the agency’s administrator, indicated that many users had not registered their drones and said he recognized the difficulty in informing the public about the requirement. Original article at nytimes.com