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MIT’s autonomous drone fleet can operate in dense forests without GPS

MIT’s autonomous drone fleet can operate in dense forests without GPS

Those who don’t hike or live in an area where hikers flock don’t understand how easy it can be to get lost in unfamiliar terrain, even when using maps. While it's not hard to get lost, it's very hard for rescuers to search for lost or injured hikers. The major challenge comes when hikers are lost inside a dense forest where helicopters and drones aiding in the search are unable to see what's under the trees.

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Modular DJI Mavic 2 could save your life

Modular DJI Mavic 2 could save your life

Back in August, DJI introduced its new Mavic 2 line of drones, which at the time consisted of the Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom. Both of the drones are marketed toward end users of all varieties, but today, DJI is expanding the Mavic 2 line with a drone that's made specifically with commercial applications in mind. That drone is the Mavic 2 Enterprise, and aside from the somewhat uninspired name, it sounds like a pretty capable machine.

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The Skydio R1 self-flying drone just landed at Amazon

The Skydio R1 self-flying drone just landed at Amazon

Skydio's fiendishly clever R1 self-flying camera is easier to get hold of, with the autonomous drone getting broader availability after its recent Apple Watch app release. Launched back in February, the Skydio R1 promised to differentiate itself from other drones on the market by virtue of its onboard smarts, capable of doing object avoidance and person tracking.

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Skydio R1 Apple Watch app puts autonomous drone control on your wrist

Skydio R1 Apple Watch app puts autonomous drone control on your wrist

Skydio's self-flying drone is getting Apple Watch control, bringing the key autopilot features of the intelligent flying camera out of the app and to your wrist. Arriving as an update today, the new Apple Watch interface promises to make it even easier than before to operate the Skydio R1 and navigate through its various tracking modes. At the same time, the R1 drone is also arriving in Apple Stores.

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Impossible Aerospace US-1 electric drone promises two-hour flights

Impossible Aerospace US-1 electric drone promises two-hour flights

Drones are all over the place but as prevalent, annoying, or dangerous they may be, they are severely limited by the laws of physics which, in turn, severely limits their flying time. Despite its name, Impossible Aerospace is making the impossible possible with its first product, the Impossible US-1 drone. Because while it runs on purely electric power, the company promises flying times of up to two hours, with payloads that reach up to 2 kilos.

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Skydio Autonomy Platform brings R1 self-driving drone smarts to devs

Skydio Autonomy Platform brings R1 self-driving drone smarts to devs

The folks at Skydio made a drone that took self-driving car-like tech to the skies - now they're releasing that tech to developers. With the Skydio Autonomy Platform, developers were invited this week by the Skydio team to join in on the Skydio R1 fun with Skills. Skills can be developed by developers "in a few lines of Python via a rich set of APIs." How much could this affect the life of the average SlashGear reader? Maybe a little, maybe a lot.

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Flytrex Golf brings drone-based food delivery to US golf course

Flytrex Golf brings drone-based food delivery to US golf course

Flytrex is bringing drone-based food delivery to a golf course in North Dakota, marking the first time golfers in the US will be able to receive meals from the sky. The service is being launched in conjunction with Ease Drones and the King's Walk Course, and revolves around a mobile app golfers will use to order food.

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DJI Mavic 2 Zoom shoots for versatility in drone photography

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom shoots for versatility in drone photography

There's a new set of DJI Mavic 2 drones out in detail this morning, and right here we're talking about the ZOOM. There's also a DJI Mavic 2 and a DJI Mavic 2 Pro. The latter of those two, the Pro, was also just revealed in full this morning. Here we're taking a peek at the specs of the Mavic 2 Zoom, what DJI is positioning as the most versatile of the bunch.

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DJI Mavic 2 Pro brings a beefy camera in a tiny drone body

DJI Mavic 2 Pro brings a beefy camera in a tiny drone body

DJI is currently hosting an event in New York, and as expected, the company has revealed its next consumer drones. DJI pulled the veil off the Mavic 2 Pro today, almost two years after it introduced the first Mavic Pro. DJI product communication lead Michael Oldenburg said that the company's creative team has spent much of these last two years working with users to figure out what they would like to see in a follow up.

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DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom drones leak again

DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom drones leak again

DJI's two new drones have leaked again, with high-resolution images of the DJI Mavic 2 models breaking cover early. The drone-maker is expected to take the wraps off the two new flying cameras in an event in New York City later this week.

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Yuneec Mantis Q drone offers 4K camera, voice control, and 44mph speed

Yuneec Mantis Q drone offers 4K camera, voice control, and 44mph speed

Consumer-tier camera drones are nothing new, but they usually come with many compromises not found on larger, more expensive drones. One of those compromises is typically flight time, which can be as low as a few minutes depending on model. Yuneec is here to offer an alternative, announcing its new Mantis Q model with up to 33-minutes of flight per charge. The drone also packs voice control, a 4K camera, and more.

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AirSelfie2 mini-drone with 12MP camera now available

AirSelfie2 mini-drone with 12MP camera now available

The tiny drone designed to take selfies from the sky, AirSelfie, is back with some important updates. The company behind the device has officially launched AirSelfie2, a sequel to the pocket-sized drone that improves the camera's resolution, as well as increasing both the storage and battery capacities. The device's core functionalities -- fitting in a pocket and fly through the air -- remain unchanged.

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