Drones allow photographers to capture images and video from perspectives that would be nearly impossible -- or prohibitively expensive -- otherwise. Some of the best examples of this type of photography can be found in Dronestagram's annual contest, which recognizes the most stunning images captured from the skies. This year's competition included 5,900 submissions from 28 countries, according to National Geographic. The photos are broken down into three categories: Nature-Wildlife, Sports, and Travel. First, second, and third place winners have been announced for each.
Federal officials say they will work quickly to draft new regulations that would permit small, commercial drones to fly over people, including crowds. That comes in response to recommendations from an industry advisory committee. The Federal Aviation Administration currently prohibits most commercial use of drones over people. The recommendations, first reported by The Associated Press, would create four categories of commercial drones. Drones weighing about a half pound or less would be allowed to fly over people virtually without restriction.
Drones are everywhere and when a Japanese company creates a drone to power an umbrella, we say, why not? According to Sora News 24, Asahi Power Service, the Japanese company, has created a prototype'hover parasol.' A four-rotor drone equipped with a camera and artificial intelligence is able to position itself to protect it from the sun or rain. At first glance, it feels like drone is attached to a parasol or umbrella. It looks more like a traditional umbrella, with a handle, suggesting it would only be activated in short bursts when you need both hands to perform a particular task.