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2016-02-10 Tricked-up drone aids firefighters
South Korea's research institute KAIST has built a drone that can navigate narrow spaces by flipping vertically to hug walls and can withstand fire up to 1,000C.
2015-10-28 Sony JV underscores bullish outlook for drone market
While it is still too early to say what lasting impact drones will have on the supply chain, Sony expects its craft will generate sales for commercial applications of over $80 million by 2020.
2015-10-12 Singapore tests drone for mail delivery
The battery-operated drone, which is designed for use in dense urban landscapes, can carry a payload of up to half a kilogramme, fly at a height of up to 45m and travel a distance of 2.3km.
2014-08-18 Parrot drone gets GPS teardown
The Drone uses the combination of Bosch BMA150 Accelerometer and BMP180 Barometric Pressure Sensor, Invensense IMU-3000 Gyro & Motion Processor, and Microchip PIC24HJ Microcontroller.
2015-09-02 Intel invests $60M in Chinese drone maker
Drones have gone from being viewed as pricey hobbyist toys to an enticing technology with serious commercial applications including agriculture, construction, product delivery and others.
2014-12-05 From amateur drone hobbyist to accidental sales support
Divya Thukkaram, product manager at Bosch Sensortec, describes how at Electronica an amateur drone maker became a powerful sales support on her company's booth.
2015-08-05 Facebook drone offers Internet access to remote areas
Code-named Aquila, and with a wingspan of a Boeing 737, the Internet-beaming drone is geared to fly for three months at a time, and create about a 50km communications radius.
2016-05-06 Will drones fill Intel's smartphone market void?
Coming on the heels of its recent announcement of massive layoffs and cancelling of mobile SoC platforms, Intel turns a new leaf with drones.
2016-01-08 ToF ranging sensor promises to enhance mobile cameras
The VL53L0 from ST can range faster, over longer distances, and more accurately, considerably improving smartphone- and tablet-camera performance, targeting drones, wearables and IoT devices.
2015-10-15 Time-of-flight device flaunts accuracy up to 2m
The ISL29501 from Intersil boasts ultra-small size, low-power consumption and superior performance for connected devices aimed at Internet of Things.
2014-12-04 Securing industrial sites from trespassing drones
Recent news of flying unidentified units over populated and state-owned areas have given birth to projects such as drone catchers to control the incidence of intrusions.
2015-03-12 Is it time to use drones in distribution centres?
A distribution centre is a perfect place for drone flight. Not only is it fully roofed, so no weather disruptions, but also offers a much more controlled and isolated environment.
2015-03-12 Inventory count made easier by drones
Although drone delivery in distribution centres poses a few technological hurdles before it can be implemented, this idea also presents advantages in inventory management with the aid of RFID tags.
2015-10-27 Can Sony's drones improve supply chain practices?
Sony announced that a working drone prototype developed by Aerosense is ready for commercial use. Sony expects the craft will generate sales for commercial applications of over $80 million by 2020.
2015-10-12 What you need to know about sensor fusion
Here is a look at the general concept of sensor fusion, the historical perspective, and two detailed casesinertial sensor fusion and image fusion.
2015-04-23 Trickle-down tech: It's not just the Pi
.The Raspberry Pi may be the most visible example of trickle-down technology, but there are over 100 board vendors embracing semiconductor innovation and bringing it to the wider world of embedded boards for diverse, long-life, and ruggedised applications.
2015-08-28 Snapdragon 820 DSP power pries open new markets
Qualcomm has positioned its upcoming Snapdragon 820 as its most powerful processor yet with hopes that it will open up new premium tier applications. Will Strauss looks at the recently disclosed architectural details.
2015-01-06 Smart gadgets rule CES Unveiled
If some of the products demonstrated at the pandemonium of CES Unveiled are any indication, this is a generation of gadgets designed to compete on simplicity, ease of use, accuracy and security.
2014-03-17 Panel evaluates future prospects for MEMS sector
The MEMS Executive Congress Europe identified a growing trend in sensor fusion and sensor hubs with local processing, which led to questions on security and energy harvesting.
2013-09-26 Musical Tesla Coils play at the Maker Faire 2013
A team of MIT students recently attended the Maker Faire 2013 to showcase their musical skills using a Tesla coil equipped with a MIDI interrupter.
2016-06-06 Mobile SLAM for drones boast 1kHz update frequencies
Terabee, a French remote and proximity sensing solutions company boasts of its new stand-alone device with update frequencies up to 1kHz for fast moving robots and drones.
2014-12-08 Lensless smart sensor takes on IoT, industrial apps
IP licensing company Rambus Inc. is developing a lensless form image sensor that replaces the lens with a diffraction grating and computation, providing a low-cost and non-bulky form of imaging.
2015-01-14 Keep your eyes open for these gadgets in 2015
The recently concluded International CES 2015 showed tons of interesting items that provided a preview of the possibilities that people might explore in 2015.
2002-04-16 Irvine Sensors thermal video camera has 'instant-on' capability
Irvine Sensors Corp.'s CAM-NOIR miniature thermal camera operates over a broad temperature range without the need for temperature stabilization or periodic recalibration, enabling "instant-on" capability and allowing instant snapshots of images.
2002-03-05 Intel reveals long-term goals for silicon photonics, sensors
Intel Corp. chief technology officer Patrick Gelsinger has revealed several research breakthroughs that extend the reach of silicon devices in his keynote address Thursday (Feb. 28) at the Intel Developer Forum.
2015-03-31 Flying drones, big data fight poaching
SAN Parks (South African National Parks) announced that these unmanned aerial vehicle solutions would now be an integral part of their strategy to combat rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park.
2012-07-16 Embedded vision: Emerging opportunity for FPGAs
Learn about embedded vision and its applications, including military and aerospace.
2016-06-21 EDN Asia News Alert: June 21, 2016
Here's the latest collection of news from our new beta site. Click though on the links to read the full stories.
2014-11-26 Cruise lines tap satellite tech for faster Wi-Fi experience
Cruise companies address the problems of slow and expensive Internet connection with O3b satellite system, which offers affordable high-speed connectivity.
2014-07-22 CrowdOptic streams live content from every angle
The platform crowdsources footage through Glass or other smart device, organising the video streams into footage clusters with intersecting sightlines and making them searchable by field of view.
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