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49 Drone Technology Innovations

From Pocket-Sized Drones to Unmanned Cargo Drones

— August 1, 2014 — Tech
Drone technology is being implemented in a wide array of different markets ranging from consumer to commercial to effectively automate tasks. While the idea of drones zipping around a city might seem a little bit too science fiction-like for some, the reality is that we could see them popping up sooner than later to help make in-city infrastructure that much more efficient.

Imagine a world where the pizza you just ordered or the pair of jeans you just purchased come landing gracefully on your doorstep in a fraction of the time it would take via streets. The possibilities of drone technology are plentiful, so it'll be interesting to see how it is further embedded into modern infrastructure.
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Perching Bird-Like Drones
Perching Bird-Like Drones
This Fixed-Wing Drone Can Perch On Power Lines to Charge its Batteries
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Heartening Soda-Delivering Drones
Heartening Soda-Delivering Drones
This Singapore Coca-Cola Delivery is More Special Than Usual
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Drone Wedding Proposals
Drone Wedding Proposals
Chris Geiger is Making His Romantic Gestures an Airborne Affair
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Delightful Mistletoe Drones
Delightful Mistletoe Drones
Artists George Zisiadis and Mustafa Khan Created This Mistletoe Drone
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Flying Object-Transforming Kits
Flying Object-Transforming Kits
This DIY Make-a-Drone Kit Makes any Household Object Able to Fly
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Border-Monitoring Drones
Border-Monitoring Drones
The Stratobus Earth Drone Looks to Ensure Security Down Below
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Compact Modular Drones
Compact Modular Drones
The Vector Hawk Unmanned Aircraft is Suitable for a Variety of Missions
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Aerial Crime Fighting Drones
Aerial Crime Fighting Drones
The CUPID Drone Prototype Made Its Debut at the SXSW 2014 Conference
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Personal Pet Drones
Personal Pet Drones
The AirDog by Helico Aerospace Industries is Made for Extreme Sports
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Autonomous Filming Drones
Autonomous Filming Drones
The HEXO+ Drone is Perfect for Filming Outdoor Sports and Stunts
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Coastline-Monitoring Drones
Coastline-Monitoring Drones
These Drones Will Detect Illegal Fishing on the Coast of Belize
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Self-Grouping Drones
Self-Grouping Drones
The Distributed Flight Array Drones are 3D-Printed
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Unmanned Cargo Drones
Unmanned Cargo Drones
The Compact 'Cargo Unmanned Air System' Can Carry Surprisingly Heavy Loads
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Aerial Dronevertising
Aerial Dronevertising
Wokker's Ad-Carrying Drones Takes Aerial Advertising to New Heights
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Underwater Drone Cameras
Underwater Drone Cameras
Ziphius’ App-Controlled Camera Shows New Depths
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GPS-Guided Flying Drones
GPS-Guided Flying Drones
The 'Skycall' Drone Will Be Your Personal Tour Guide for MIT
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Sophisticated Military Drones
Sophisticated Military Drones
The Predator B ER is a Highly Advanced Unmanned Military Aircraft
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Incredible Camera Drones
Incredible Camera Drones
The Bebop Drone is a Camera-Toting Quadcopter of the Highest Quality
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Seafaring Security Cyborgs
Seafaring Security Cyborgs
The BIOSwimmer is an Autonomous Techno Tuna that Detects Bombs
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Eco-Friendly Drone Choppers
Eco-Friendly Drone Choppers
The Volocopter is Cleaner, Simpler and Safer Than Regular Helicopter
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Airplane-Inspecting Drones
Airplane-Inspecting Drones
These Quadcopters Will Be Used to Inspect easyJet Aircraft
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Helicopter Toy Cameras
Helicopter Toy Cameras
The Parrot AR Drone QuadriCopter Lets You Capture Images from the Air
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Book Delivery Drones
Book Delivery Drones
The Zookal Textbook Drones Make Ordering Required Readings a Breeze
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Beer-Delivering Helicopters
Beer-Delivering Helicopters
This Beer Drone Delivers Directly to You Without You Having to Move
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Exposé Drone Photography
Exposé Drone Photography
Drone on the Farm Hopes to Aerially Capture Instances of Animal Cruelty
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Romantic Holiday Mistletoe Drones
Romantic Holiday Mistletoe Drones
A Flying Mistletoe Drone That Carries and Delivers Romance
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Mail Delivery Drones
Mail Delivery Drones
Amazon Prime Air is a Futuristic Aerial Mail Delivery Service That Uses UAVs
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Flying Spying Robots
Flying Spying Robots
The US Navy MQ-4C Triton is an Airborne Stalker
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Robotic Pizza Delivery Drones
Robotic Pizza Delivery Drones
The Domino's DomiCopter is the First Ever Drone-Delivered Pizza
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Unmanned Medic Drones
Unmanned Medic Drones
The Smart Aid Arrives at Accident Sites With No Time Wasted
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Autonomous Flying Armies
Autonomous Flying Armies
The Boeing ScanEagles Are Revolutionary Decision-Making Drones
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Reinvented Flying Remote Toys
Reinvented Flying Remote Toys
The Quadcopter v929 is an Affordable and Cutting-Edge Toy
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Insect-Ridding Unmanned Vehicles
Insect-Ridding Unmanned Vehicles
The Mosquito-Fighting Maveric Drone is an Extreme Next Step
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Smartphone Piloting
Smartphone Piloting
The AR.Drone Makes Unmanned Flight an Everyday Possibility
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Drone Hoverbike Toys
Drone Hoverbike Toys
Malloy Aeronautics' Drone Teases the Design of a Full-Scale Quadrotor
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Kamikaze Drones
Kamikaze Drones
The New Switchblade UAV Uses Self-Destruct Tech to Engage Enemies
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Painterly Drones
Painterly Drones
KATSU's Robot Art Projects Have Drones Create Abstract Paintings
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Aerial Bartender Drones
Aerial Bartender Drones
The Yura Appliance System is a Personal Robotic Bartender
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Aerial Photography Fashion Drones
Aerial Photography Fashion Drones
Fendi is Giving Fashionistas a New Way to Watch Shows
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Upside-Down Ocean Drones
Upside-Down Ocean Drones
The Sea-Eye Can Monitor the Oceans Even When it's Tipped Upside-Down
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Pocket-Sized Drones
Pocket-Sized Drones
The Cargo Pocket ISR is a Miniature Surveillance Drone
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Minature Smartphone-Enabled Helicoptors
Minature Smartphone-Enabled Helicoptors
The Parrot Mini Drone Flys onto the Scene at CES 2014
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Domestic Spy Drones
Domestic Spy Drones
Rover is a One-Bot Surveillance Team and is Controlled by Your Phone
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Life-Saving Helicopter Drones
Life-Saving Helicopter Drones
The Defikopter is a GPS Location Tracking Defibrillator
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Robotic Ocean Custodians
Robotic Ocean Custodians
The Veolia Marine Drone Swims Around Collecting Trash in the Sea
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Festival Photographer Drones
Festival Photographer Drones
Twitter's Dronie Snaps Sky Selfies at Cannes Lions 2014
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Jellyfish-Mimicking Drones
Jellyfish-Mimicking Drones
Researchers at NYU Created a Jellyfish Drone That Hovers in the Air
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Cyclist-Protecting Robots
Cyclist-Protecting Robots
The Cyclodrone by Frog Design Alerts Riders to Upcoming Dangers
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Champagne Delivery Drones
Champagne Delivery Drones
Casa Madrona Sends Champagne to High-Paying Guests by Drone Delivery
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Life-Saving Air Drones
Life-Saving Air Drones
This Air Drone Helps Identify Victims in an Avalanche
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