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Drones will take to the skies to detect and repair small potholes

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Drones equipped with robotic arms could help prevent potholes by detecting small cracks and repairing them. A fleet of automatons will scan roads looking for small cracks at night while the streets are empty to avoid disrupting traffic. They will then spray 3D-printed asphalt into damaged surfaces to prevent larger potholes from developing. Engineers developed the innovative project as a solution to the major pothole problem in many cities and towns. Robotic engineers have developed a sophisticated drone capable of detecting and repairing small potholes.


Is this Amazon's new delivery drone?

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Engineers have been spotted testing a prototype drone that should allow Amazon packages to be dropped off safely. The prototype was seen being lowered up and down by a huge crane as tests are carried out to ensure the drone can avoid obstacles and land safely in gardens. Seattle-based Amazon is believed to be testing its sophisticated'sense and avoid' technology at a secret location in the Cambridgeshire countryside. Seattle-based Amazon is believed to be testing its sophisticated'sense and avoid' technology This would enable the drones to eventually fly for ten miles at 400ft (121m) and carry packages of up to 5lbs (2.2kg) to people's homes in under 30 minutes. The size of the drones is unknown, with various shapes and sizes being tested, but some have been estimated as measuring between 17 and 25 inches wide.


MFW: Dolce and Gabbana chiefs use drones to carry bags

Daily Mail - Science & tech

The Dolce and Gabbana fashion show in Milan has delighted attendees by using drones to fly handbags down the catwalk. Guests were reportedly kept waiting 45 minutes - after organisers had to ensure everyone turned off their Wi-Fi - while being kept in the dark about the upcoming demonstration. The drones' appearance was accompanied by a Kendrick Lamar song - 'All The Stars' - while men and women wearing white lab coats walked alongside the aircraft with remote controls. But after the exhibition of nifty technology, old-fashioned human models were brought out to show off D&G's latest clothes. The drones' appearance was accompanied by a Kendrick Lamar song - 'All The Stars' - while men and women wearing white lab coats walked alongside the aircraft with remote controls But after the exhibition of nifty technology, old-fashioned human models were brought out to show off D&G's latest clothes Drones carry handbags at the autumn/winter 2018 women's collection show during Milan Fashion Week in Milan The comments below have not been moderated.


Amazon files patent for a JELLYFISH drone to potentially be used in its warehouses

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Amazon has increasingly been moving towards automatizing its supply chain, and new publicly released patents show a strange drone with airbags and claws. The patent for the'Collaborative Unmanned Aerial Vehicle For an Inventory System' was filed nearly three years ago, but just became part of the public domain. The bizarre machine is an unmanned vehicle with a'buoyant airbag' a'retention feature,' 'drive unit,' and'an onboard control module'. A patent filed nearly three years ago by Amazon titled'Collaborative Unmanned Aerial Vehicle For an Inventory System' was released publicly today The retention feature is essentially a large claw, and the potential drone would have propellers for lift and directional movement. The patent application says the unusual drone would be used in its warehouses for hard-to-reach places.


Tech-savvy Chinese farmers use drones to spray pesticide

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Farmers in China have caught up with the country's booming drone trend and started using unmanned aircraft to spray pesticide onto the fields. Not only that, a team of villagers in central China recently bought 30 of these bug-zapping vehicles in hope of turning it into a new business. Zhu Xiwang and his neighbours said they hoped their squad of agri-drones to could help them start a pest-killing service, according to Huanqiu.com, an affiliation to People's Daily Online. This £24.8K flat pack folding home takes just SIX HOURS to build Pictures show the 30 drones lining up on a field, ready to take off. The unmanned aircraft, known by its model name MG-1S, is produced by Shenzhen-based Da Jiang Innovation, one of the largest drone manufacturers in China.