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In an emergency, this drone will sail to the ground on a parachute

The LRX drone by Altus Intelligence is built to be fool-proof, equipped with a number of redundant systems and a parachute when all else fails.

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Poachers and fish beware, the Flexrotor ocean drone is watching

Aerovel's Flexrotor drone can lift off and land horizontally on almost any vessel, making it useful for reconnaissance on the high seas.

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Aerovironment's Quantix drone is all about the data

Aerovironment's Quantix drone can cover 400 acres of land in under an hour, gathering data which can then be analyzed using the company's cloud service.

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Quantix is a data driven drone

Aerovironment's Quantix drone can cover 400 acres of land in under an hour, gathering data which can then be analyzed using the company's cloud service.

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Intel's drones will draw Disney animations in the sky

Drone shows can be fun to watch, much like fireworks displays. Intel's been flying an army of hundreds of drones that move in a coordinated fashion, creating an effect that looks like a mid-air ballet.

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A.I. beating humans? Not in my lifetime, says Google's cloud chief

The head of Google's cloud business says she doesn't expect machine intelligence to exceed that of humans during her lifetime, despite recent rapid progress that has surprised many.

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These three robotic ladies are your friendly airport guides

Mineta San José International Airport makes history as the first U.S. airport to utilize robotic assistants.

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Intel's Falcon 8+ commercial drone takes off

Intel's first one-branded drone, the Falcon 8+, is targeted at commercial users planning photography from the air.

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This Navy-funded drone is at home in sea and sky

Researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey have developed a drone that's capable of seamlessly transitioning from flying through the air to navigating in the water.

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Intel's first commercial drone lands in the U.S.

Intel began promoting its first commercial drone in the U.S. this week, as it seeks to carve out a place for itself in the fast-expanding market.

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Flexible solar panels are vastly increasing drone endurance

Flexible, thin-film solar panels from a Silicon Valley company are allowing drone makers to keep their aircraft in the sky for hours longer than is possible with batteries alone.

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Tiny robots are exploring history's most iconic shipwrecks

Canada-based Deep Trekker creates small underwater drones, which explorers are now using to uncover historical sunken ships.

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A tiny robot is uncovering the secrets of the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor

Explorers are using Deep Trekker's underwater robot to uncover the USS Arizona, 75 years after it was sunk during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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China’s policing robot: Cattle prod meets supercomputer

The robot is linked to China’s Tianhe-2 supercomputer, where it has access to cloud services for facial recognition and other tasks.

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No need to shoot down drones! Many of them can now be hijacked

A security researcher has devised a method of hijacking a wide variety of radio controlled airplanes, helicopters, cars, boats and other devices that use a popular wireless transmission technology.

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A.I. and robots aren't gunning for your job, White House economist says

Artificial intelligence and robots aren't coming for your job anytime soon, the White House's chief economic adviser says.

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Tesla cars to have full self-driving gear, but feature disabled for now

Tesla Motors’ cars will come fitted with full self-driving hardware, as the company jousts with tech rivals like Google and car makers like Ford that are making a pitch for the the autonomous car market.

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This disinfection robot zaps away bacteria with radiation

The robot, made by Blue Ocean Robotics, uses UV-C light to destroy the nucleic acids within bacteria and disrupt their DNA.

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