Image via Royal Mail   In an announcement this week, the UK’s Royal Mail unveiled plans to scale its use of drone technology by creating over 50 new postal drone routes over the next three years, which will help serve residents in more remote communities.  Aside from the convenience factor, the company noted the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) could lessen its carbon emissions, and improve the reliability of mail services, especially in rural areas.  At the moment, the Royal Mail relies on ferries, conventional aircraft, and…

[Click here to view the video in this article] Image via A.L.I. Technologies Look out, Green Goblin and Goblin Rider. A sci-fi-esque hoverbike is now ready for the market, but interested buyers will need ¥77 View original article at Design Taxi

Image via Exosonic The US Air Force (USAF) will began working with supersonic aviation firm Exosonic to develop the first-ever supersonic combat drone that can be used in training. Due to the lack of pilots and training personnel, the unmanned air vehicle (UAV) could soon be used as a “mock adversary” for fighter pilots to practice with during live exercises. According to SlashGear, Exosonic touted its project as a way to train USAF pilots at a lower cost, and by using the devices, it will also prevent unnecessary…

The time has come for boring boxes that hold scrumptious chicken wings to transform into drones. In the latest marketing ploy to appear hip and tech savvy, India’s Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) announced it’s introducing Limited Edition DIY drone boxes to hold their wings. No big deal. Just a normal 2018 thing. SEE ALSO: Learn how to use that new drone you got as a gift The “Kentucky Flying Object,” or KFO as they’re calling it (ha ha,) can be created from select boxes of the chain’s newly…

They look like aerial photos of a city taken by a drone, but they are in fact incredible wooden sculpturesJames McNabb is an American designer who began using scrap wood to create unique skylines. All the structures are connected to each other, creating entire cities.  Read more.. View original article at Mashable

Researchers at Charles Stark Draper Laboratory and Howard Hughes Medical Institute have created a tiny insect drone. A dragonfly was genetically modified so that that it can be piloted remotely through pulses in its nerve cord. It carries a small backpack with electronics and a solar panel that powers it. But this isn’t the first animal cyborg. Read more View original article at Mashable

Look, up in the sky. It’s…a taxi! That could become reality in six to 10 years if Uber fulfills its vision of a flying cab system. Ahead of its Uber Elevate Summit in Dallas today, the ride-hailing giant shared exclusively with Fast Company its plans for urban air travel—expanding on ideas included in a white paper published last year. They include the choice of cities to start testing the technology and the initial lineup of five aircraft makers it will task with building economical, four-passenger, electric craft that will—eventually—fly…

Flying cars still seem like one of those futuristic technologies that only exists for now in the realm of science fiction and old episodes of The Jetsons. But Uber is taking the technology seriously and this week it takes another step forward with a summit meeting that lays out its vision. In October, the ride-hailing giant published a 97-page white paper laying out all the challenges for setting up an urban flying taxi system to link with its on-demand car service. Since then, it’s hired NASA veteran Mark Moore as director…

Some of the year’s most coveted toys are innovative kid-gadgets, from AI-powered race cars to drone Barbies. Some of the year’s most coveted toys are innovative kid-gadgets, from AI-powered race cars to drone Barbies.When I asked my nephew which toys his peers discuss on the playground, his response was rather illuminating.Read Full Story View original article at FastCompany

And six jobs that will grow, according to design leaders at Frog, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, and more. And six jobs that will grow, according to design leaders at Frog, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, and more.Organ designers, chief drone experience designers, cybernetic director. Those are some of the fanciful new roles that could be created by the global design industry in the next few years.Read Full Story View original article at FastCompany