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Drones With Tasers Are Coming

In the video below, you can watch a product demonstration at SXSW that should make you feel a bit nervous about drone technology. What you’ll see is a volunteer intern as target for a hexacopter drone, equipped with a stun gun that packs 80,000 volts of electrical power. It’s called the CUPID, and it’s the future of drone technology.
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Renault’s Concept Car Uses Companion Drone to Monitor, Detect Traffic Ahead

If you’ve ever wanted to experience the technology behind sci-fi movies or action-filled video games, you will love this concept car from Renault. The car is equipped with a smart drone – a backseat driver that can take flight at a moment’s notice to check the traffic ahead, or just to record your awesome navigation skills while you parallel park. Either way, it’s fun to pretend.
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FAA Testing Commercial Drones at Six Different Locations Nationwide

amazon prime air

Autonomous flying drones made major headlines last year when Amazon announced that it was developing the technology to deliver products to residents. However, many people were quick to point out that it was illegal – so much so the actual video of Amazon’s drone deliveries was not actually filmed in the US. Before such deliveries are to be made, all commercial drone use must be approved and regulated by the FAA, who have already started testing the unmanned flying vehicles.

In an announcement on December 30,2013 the Federal Aviation Administration said it had selected locations for testing drones – all selected based on “geography, climate, location of ground infrastructure, research needs, airspace use, safety, aviation experience and risk.” Read more

Drone Spreads Holiday Kisses with Mobile Mistletoe

San Francisco’s Union Square is full of Christmas decorations, trees, aice skaters, and now a drone. Don’t worry, it’s perfectly appropriate – the aerial toy was decked in a shiny, red garland and two mistletoes. Everywhere it flew, couples and non-couples exchanged merry kisses and hugs.

Created by George Zisiadis and Mustafa Khan, we think it’s the most seasonally  appropriate drone story this week.