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NASA Just Flew a Drone on Mars – Here is its First Photo

NASA's Ingenuity drone, which was transported to the Martian surface attached to the Perseverance Rover, has successfully taken flight and sent back its first photos while airborne. It is the first successful flight of a controlled, powered aircraft on another planet.

NASA is Gearing Up to Fly a Camera Drone Above Mars

NASA is targetting early April for the first flight of its Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, a drone that will mark the organization's first attempt at a powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet where it will hover over the surface and capture aerial images.

Autonomous ‘Pandemic Drones’ Can Detect Coughing, Fever and More

US drone maker Draganfly—one of DJI's major competitors in the commercial camera drone space—is working with the Australian Department of Defense and University of South Australia to deploy special "pandemic drones" that can detect coughing, sneezing, respiratory rate, and even fever from a distance.

This Obstacle Avoiding Drone is So Fast it Can Play Dodgeball

Researchers at the University of Zurich have created a custom drone that's so good at obstacle avoidance it can play dodgeball. The drone uses a special camera that allows it to react to incoming objects in just 3.5 milliseconds, about 10x faster than anything on the market today.

I Built an Instax Drone for Aerial Instant Photos

Over the last 5 years, drones have consumed every part of my life. From using aerial systems to carry cameras as a service provider with Drone Dudes, to selling drones with Dronefly, or designing and making drones in China with Yuneec, I’ve been involved in all aspects of the drone industry.

DJI Mavic 2 Leak Reveals ‘Pro’ Drone with Hasselblad Camera

DJI was set to announce the new Mavic 2 on July 18th, but that event was unexpectedly postponed and the drone has yet to be officially unveiled. But the drone has already appeared in the latest catalog by the UK retailer Argos, and the listing reveals that it will be offered in "Zoom" and "Pro" versions.

Peeping Toms Using Camera Drones to Spy on You, TODAY Warns

As if camera drones haven't gotten enough bad publicity lately thanks to reckless operators flying them near airports, at airplanes, and into helicopters, The TODAY Show just aired this alarming report on how peeping toms are using camera drones to spy on you in your home.

A Film Panorama of Kodak Park with a Medium Format Camera Drone

As Eastman Kodak Company transforms its legendary manufacturing complex, once devoted exclusively to the production of photographic equipment and materials, the management of the Eastman Business Park reached out to me (Professor Frank Cost at RIT) to involve students in learning opportunities centered in a new customer-education and workforce development center planned for the Park.

This Guy Flew His Camera Drone to 33,000 Feet

People commonly send up cameras on weather balloons these days to shoot photos and videos from extreme altitudes, but one Russian man recently did something different: he flew a camera drone to 33,000 feet (~10km).

GoPro Kills the Karma and Exits the Drone Business

GoPro just announced that it's exiting the drone business and cutting 20% of its workforce, confirming earlier reports of major layoffs in the company's aerial division. The company's stock also plunged after it missed revenue estimates.