So, HOW Did TIME Magazine Create Their New Cover with 958 Quadcopters?

For their upcoming June 11, 2018 issue, TIME magazine created a very spectacular, expertly-coordinated exhibition by using 958 illuminated quadcopters (or “drones,” which is what the cool kids are calling them) hovering along the evening sky and framed resemble TIME’s traditional cover layout. Enjoy the above “so THAT’S how they did that” video that showcases the process, as well as the full write-up and photos … Continue reading So, HOW Did TIME Magazine Create Their New Cover with 958 Quadcopters?

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The RETURN…of…BATTLEBOTS!!!!!

BattleBots Is Back After Ten Years, And It's Bound To Be Incredible

OH. HECK. YEAH!!!!! BattleBots is coming back to television this summer, as many homemade robots will battle to the death (of the electronic/mechanical equivalent of such) , just as Issac Asimov intended. It’s likely that the robots will be faster and stronger than before since the last time BattleBots was on TV was well over a decade ago. According to Deadline, ABC will air six episodes of the show this summer, and while that might not sound like a lot, I’m still very, VERY excited about it!! Continue reading “The RETURN…of…BATTLEBOTS!!!!!”

Amazon Biospheres Transit Drones Draws Zelda’s RKOs – WIRed #51

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This week on WIRed, Amazon may want their Seattle HQ in biospheres, Germany fights vandalism with drones, Princess Zelda draws her life, and my favorite RKO’s by Randy Orton.  Also, my has the “S” on Superman’s chest changed over the years, and E3 2013 STUFF!!!!! Continue reading “Amazon Biospheres Transit Drones Draws Zelda’s RKOs – WIRed #51”

Deutsche Bahn Rail Network to Fight Vandalism with Drones

Oh the drone; from national defense overseas, to personal photography and to aerial artwork, they are finding new applications for use every day. The usage of drones has caught the attention of  Germany’s national rail network, and they wish to utilize them as a way to defend their trains from the evil known as vandalism.  When you think about it, after YOUR trains have been defaced approximately 14,000 times in 2012 ALONE (as Deutsche Bahn’s trains were) and you had to spend $9.8 million for clean-up, you’d start thinking about using flying robots to bust those vandals, too.   Continue reading “Deutsche Bahn Rail Network to Fight Vandalism with Drones”

Autonomous Plane from MIT Makes a Parking Garage Into A Slalom Course

Have you ever flown those remote-controlled airplanes and helicopters indoors?  If so, you might remember how it may have taken a while to learn the controls properly to get your flying device going forward fast. That, and learning how to avoid any and every obstacle locating inside your house.  Thanks to the plane designed by the Robust Robotics Group at MIT, we may in fact have finally found an exception to that.  Check out the video after the break.   Continue reading “Autonomous Plane from MIT Makes a Parking Garage Into A Slalom Course”