In small bunkers across the United States, young gamers are operating unmanned drones targeting and killing ‘evil people’ in Pakistan. Recruited at video game fairs by military leaders who know the value of games that glamourise ‘militainment’, drone pilots are left traumatised by the civilian casualties – or ‘collateral damage’ – their strikes cause. Psychologically distanced from … Continue reading Drone wars: the gamers recruited to kill
A drones view of Dallas above the misty fog reveals a stark contrast of what’s below.
In 1986, Chernobyl was witness to one of the worst nuclear disasters the world has ever seen. 30 years later, the site of the disaster is open to the public and Danny Cooke, a British filmmaker, captured some incredible aerial footage during a visit earlier this year. Check out the video below. After watching this … Continue reading A Drones view of Chernobyl’s ghost city
Many gamers have fantasized about seeing the first-person, top-down view shown in many video games in real-life. Now a new autonomous camera drone promises to deliver just that. Created by a team from France, the Hexo+ allows you to record yourself from the vantage point of an aerial drone that follows you as you move through the world. If … Continue reading HEXO+ : Your Autonomous Aerial Camera
This amazing surf video footage was taken in the Mentawai Islands, off the coast of Indonesia. Watch in full HD and full screen to fully appreciate how awesome this is! In June of 2014, we spent 11 days surfing the Mentawai Islands. The conditions were perfect the entire trip with light offshore winds and plenty … Continue reading Incredible Mentawai Islands Surf video shot from a drone
A combo of the two hottest, bleeding-edge technologies currently on the market have been mashed together by a team of experimenters to create something amazing. A group from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology created a fully immersive, real-time live preview from a DJI phantom 2 drone using the ever popular Oculus Rift technology. Check out … Continue reading A fully immersive live view from a DJI phantom 2 Drone using Oculus
These flying hexrotor drones play some sweet music! This latest instalment from KMel Robotics shows perfectly synchronized robots floating through the air – banging on drums and plucking strings to create some famous classical compositions. The drones perform three songs, beginning with Strauss’ “Also sprach Zarathustra,” then into “Carol of the Bells” and finishing with a rendition … Continue reading Synchronized Drones show off their musical skills
The space company SpaceX has just released the first footage of its Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) taking off, and making a controlled landing. All the footage was shot with a drone at the company’s rocket-development facility in Texas. The video gives us a 360-degree aerial view, giving a unique perspective through a camera-equipped drone.
This DJI Phantom drone captures amazing footage of New York City with a GoPro Hero 3 camera. New York photograper Randy Scott Slavin captured this stunning view of the city usually reserved for birds and Helicopters.
In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D’Andrea demos his flying quadcopters – robots that think like athletes, solving problems with algorithms.
This video was created by the talented Team BlackSheep, and shows an amazing aerial view of New York through the eyes of a Drone.
Captain Dave Anderson captures a beautiful, jaw-dropping video footage of a huge mega-pod of thousands of common dolphins stampeding off Dana Point, California. The footage was taken from a DJI Phantom 2 Drone, just another example of the great video that can be made with this new technology.
Although I do think this is extremely cool, it did make me think about the sinister side of drone use. With Drones becoming ever more affordable to the general public, you have to question the privacy issues this will cause when you have someone attaching a camera to it (let alone a machine gun).
Until now, most people could not participate in this awesome new technology – the cost was too great, the drones too bulky, and the software too difficult to operate. It seems that the new Pocket Drone from AirDroids could be the answer, currently on Kickstarter – the ‘Ready to fly’ package is available at a … Continue reading The Pocket Drone – sub $500 personal flying robot with GoPro attachment
The Flying Eyes HX3 Drone is by far the coolest Drone I’ve seen to date. With a weight of 3.1 pounds and a capability of carring up to 4.4 pounds, Yuneec Aviation Technology say that with a payload attached, the copter can fly between 45 and 90 minutes – extremely impressive figures for a Drone. Although … Continue reading The Flying Eyes HX3 Drone launches later this year
Drones are a hotly debated topic right now, from spying on people to delivering packages for Amazon. But TheDmel seem to have taken it to a new level – dropping a beat and choreographing a handful of drones to dance a long – time well spend in my humble opinion.