Applied Technotopia

We scan the digital environment to examine the leading trends in emerging technology today to know more about future.


We have added a few indices around the site. Though we look to the future, we need to keep an eye on the present as well:

Recent Tweets @leerobinsonp
Posts tagged "UAV"

Is the LAPD (And Seattle PD) using drones already?  What are your thoughts on civilian drone use? Particularly on law enforcement. (14 June 2014)  [Been pointed out that the original title was a little alarmist. To be honest it was meant to be a little attention grabby to get people talking about civilian drone use. I should have elaborated instead of using tabloid methods :) ] 

And yes, this drones isn’t a police drone

Several videos have been posted online showing what uploaders described as hockey fans destroying a Los Angeles Police Department drone outside the Staples Center Friday night after the LA Kings won the NHL’s Stanley Cup. However, a spokesperson for the LAPD said the drone did not belong to them. (via Business Insider)

Turning a paper plane into a mobile controlled drone.

8bitfuture:

Video The PowerUp Drone.

PowerUp is a small plastic propellor and rudder which connects to a phone via bluetooth. When attached to a paper aeroplane it can become a remote controlled drone.

The makers of the device say the next generation version will have a magnetometer, accelerometer and gyrometer, and they are working on a dogfight mode that lets one pilot “shoot down” another plane by sending a signal to stop its engine.

Drones to airlift vehicles.

Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works division is building a drone that will be able to transport cars, storage containers, and eventually even pods full of soldiers for DARPA. The drone, which will be called the Transformer TX, is currently in a $20.3-million “Phase 3” process, which means Lockheed is finalizing its design before building a working prototype. (via The Verge)

Wow! A drone trade fair is definitely something worth seeing!

losttechnology:

Highlights from the World's Largest Drone Fair

Defense industry specialists circled up in Washington this week for the three-day-long trade fair of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. In other words, a bunch of guys with a lot of money just got together for a giant drone show. It’s actually the world’s largest. And here are its wares…via Gizmodo http://bit.ly/17uRJpC

X-47B Completes its First Carrier-based Arrested Landing (by U.S. Navy)

German drones to spot graffiti artists.

alexob:

Drone police to crack down on graffiti artists.

The BBC reports that Germany’s national railway company, Deutsche Bahn, plans to test small drones to try to reduce the amount of graffiti being sprayed on its property.