Drones, UAV and quadcopters - news, reviews, articles

Though quadcopters, drones and unmanned areal vehicles became popular just a few years ago, we can hardly imagine today’s technology market without them. UAVs with an on-board camera are used to produce professional music videos s and films and everyday people use them to capture vivid moments in their lives. This Section of our website covers news on quadcopters and other flying gadgets.

Hyundai to launch air taxi by 2028

Hyundai to launch air taxi by 2028

Supernal, owned by Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Group, has started the development of an electric aerial vehicle.
A drone from the Scottish company Flowcopter can carry loads of up to 100 kg

A drone from the Scottish company Flowcopter can carry loads of up to 100 kg

The heavy-lifting drone is powered by a Rotax hydrocarbon engine. Sometime in the future, the Flowcopter drones will be capable of delivering loads of up to 150 kg across a distance of up to 900 km.
Lithuania develops a drone to intercept other drones

Lithuania develops a drone to intercept other drones

Inventor Aleksey Zaitsevsky has developed an Interceptor device capable of capturing other drones.

The Jetson ONE aircraft is to be mass-produced

The Swedish company Jetson has already received pre-orders for the first batch of 118 aerial vehicles.

Africa develops a bird-like plane

Phractyl has unveiled a unique aircraft concept, which is unlike anything you have ever seen before.

Scientists develop a drone with predatory paws

Thanks to this innovation, the drone can perch on tree branches and carry different items.

Fully electric air taxi Volocopter 2X completes its first manned flight

The event was part of the "Open the Urban Sky" campaign held by South Korea's Ministry for Land, Infrastructure and Transport.

Australis holds an octocopter practice race 

It was a test flight rather than flying with live pilots onboard.

China appears to be developing drones from Soviet fighter jets

The country's air force seems to be giving a second life to out-of-service fighter jets and converting them into modern weapons.

The world’s smallest flying device has been developed in Illinois

Scientists from Northwestern University in Illinois have created a tiny flying microchip.

The inventor designs a drone firing device

The installation designed by Drew Pilcher is fully autonomous. It is a complete analogue of an anti-aircraft turret with computer vision, homing and automatic weapons preparation, but it is for fun rather than serious combat.  

The tiny flying robot powered by solar energy

The device is called RoboBee X-Wing; it is only 5cm long and has a 3.5cm wingspan.

Youbionics builds drone with bionic arms

Autonomous aircraft are already extremely useful. A company called Youbionics has recently come up with a way to further increase their potential. They introduced a project called Drone for Handy, which includes the creation of aircraft with bionic arms.

Drones will help French winemakers take their products to the next level

The south of France is a region famous for its wine. In the near future, this fame might get to the next level as local winemakers are actively implementing innovations in their industry.  Today, you can already find drones identifying sick plants, creating agricultural maps and predicting crop yields in the Fronton province.

Quadcopters versus catastrophes

From the outset, drones have been used for filming and entertainment, but who’s to say that they can’t be applied to more serious situations? Autonomous flying machines have a bright future in search operations, and it was recently proposed to use them to build sanctuaries in areas struck by disaster.
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