University of Toronto’s researcher working on idea of “automatic external defibrillators” delivered by UAVs when calling 911.

U of T researchers’ drone-delivered AEDs offer novel approach to saving lives at home

When a person goes into cardiac arrest, every passing minute hurts their chances of survival. Now, a group of University of Toronto researchers want to use drones to deliver life-saving automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) rapidly and directly to homes.

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New UAV by “GoPro” has been recalled for safety reasons, after several crashes.

 

GoPro Announces Karma Recall and Refund Program

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GoPro Inc. today announced the recall of the approximately 2500 Karma drones purchased by consumers since October 23. The recall was announced after GoPro discovered that in a very small number of cases, Karma units lost power during operation. No related injuries or property damage have been reported. Owners of Karma can return their units to GoPro, or their place of purchase, for a full refund. Replacement units are not being offered. GoPro plans to resume shipment of Karma as soon as the issue is resolved. To participate in the recall, visit GoPro’s webpage at: www.gopro.com/2016karmareturn “Safety is our top priority,” said GoPro Founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman. “A very small number of Karma owners have reported incidents of power failure during operation. We have moved quickly to recall all units of Karma and provide a full refund while we investigate the issue. We are working in close coordination with both the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Federal Aviation

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Amazing UAV Light Show by “Intel”.

Drones at Intel | Intel Newsroom

An important computing platform for the future, drones can help people work and they can delight in nighttime aerial spectacles. Intel’s leaders are positioning the company to provide the compute, sensor, communications and cloud integration for the growing drone ecosystem. Drone 500 Intel and Drone Technology – Breaking New Ground 500 Drones Light Night Sky … Continued

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Researchers at Imperial College of London inspired by Nikola Tesla’s technique, to create a method for re-charging UAVs while flying.

Flying drones could soon re-charge whilst airborne with new technology

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BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED – Scientists have demonstrated a highly efficient method for wirelessly transferring power to a drone while it is flying.

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