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Airbus Wants To Use Quadcopters for Human Transport

As a quadcopter enthusiast myself, I love reading about all the new ways that drone technology is disrupting other industries and, in many cases, there are direct parallels with the courses we teach here at Drone Universities. However, this is not always the case; this particular story is an example of the latter. Airbus [...]

By |2017-10-05T08:27:36-08:00October 5th, 2017|Drone Technology, Drones, Transportation|Comments Off on Airbus Wants To Use Quadcopters for Human Transport

Is It A Quad Bike or Is It a Flying Quad? VTOL Human Transportion

Neva Aerospace, a consortium of five companies, is set to debut their AirQuadOne personal transportation vehicle at the International Paris Airshow. Unlike other designs capable of transporting a human, the AirQuadOne is not just a scaled up multirotor. Instead, the AirQuadOne is actually two vehicles in one; it is a road capable electric 'quad bike', [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:25-08:00July 12th, 2017|Drone Design, Drone Technology, Drones, New Drones, Transportation|Comments Off on Is It A Quad Bike or Is It a Flying Quad? VTOL Human Transportion

Researchers at MIT Envision Drones That Fly … And Drive

In the air, drones are not only quick, they are also agile, but at the cost of battery life. On the ground, ground vehicles are slower and less agile then drones, but they trade those qualities for energy efficiency. Now, researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) are working on developing robots that combine the best qualities of [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:26-08:00July 6th, 2017|Drone Design, Drone Technology, Drones, Transportation|Comments Off on Researchers at MIT Envision Drones That Fly … And Drive

Video: Drone Carries Man in a Flying Hammock?

I'm going to file this video of a person being carried by drone under "unlikely at best." Yes, even though the original YouTube video claims it's real, I doubt it, but hey, I could be wrong. If it is real, since the video clearly shows some "close calls," the pilot should enroll in our introductory drone course [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:33-08:00April 23rd, 2017|Drones, Transportation, WTF|Comments Off on Video: Drone Carries Man in a Flying Hammock?

The Airbus Vahana Drone Wants to Deliver Cargo and People

When you hear the word "drone," an image immediately jumps to mind. At this point, thanks to market penetration, I visualize something like a DJI Phantom. You know, a small consumer drone, designed for recreational use. However, the word "drone" actually covers a broad range of equipment, and Airbus believes it "drones" are the solution [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:33-08:00April 19th, 2017|Drone Delivery, Drone Technology, Drones, New Drones, Transportation|Comments Off on The Airbus Vahana Drone Wants to Deliver Cargo and People

The I.F.O.: Using Drone Technology for Manned Flights

Would you be willing to fly in an aircraft powered by drone technology? If you answered "yes," you aren't alone. We've covered a few examples of human transportation systems that use drone technology including this prototype and this production level system. Now, I'd like to introduce a new entry into the space, the I.F.O or "Identified [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:36-08:00April 7th, 2017|Drone Startups, Drone Technology, Drones, New Drones, Transportation|Comments Off on The I.F.O.: Using Drone Technology for Manned Flights

Drone Video: Vidello Productions – “EHang 184 MegaDrone”

EHang 184 MegaDrone - Worlds First Self Driving Taxi Car The worlds first self flying commercial taxi car is called the Ehang 184 MegaDrone and it has been seen this year at CES 2016. The MegaDrone allows users to simply climb in and take to the sky's without having to pilot the flying [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:37-08:00April 5th, 2017|Drone Technology, Drones, New Drones, Transportation|Comments Off on Drone Video: Vidello Productions – “EHang 184 MegaDrone”

The EHang 184, a Medium-Short Distance Transportation Solution

Back in October of 2015, I an article titled an "Extra Large Quadcopter Capable Of Autonomous Human Transport," I covered a prototype quadcopter built by Thorstin Crijns, a Dutch firmware engineer. While Thorstin built an impressive machine, at the end of the day just a prototype and compared to today's technology, it seems almost toylike. The EHang 184 is a perfect [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:40-08:00April 3rd, 2017|Drone Technology, Drones, Transportation|Comments Off on The EHang 184, a Medium-Short Distance Transportation Solution