The recent breaking news story on The Robot Report was, unfortunately, the demise of Helen Greiner’s company, CyPhy Works (d/b/a Aria Insights). The high-flying startup raised close to $40 million since its creation in 2008, making it the second business founded by an iRobot alum that has shuttered within five months. While it is not immediately clear why the tethered-drone […]
When you get bitten by the travel bug, it’s difficult to balance the desire for adventure with the rigors and schedule your everyday life. That changes with recent Techstars NYC graduate FlyThere, an immersive way to experience the world all through the eyes of a drone. The entertainment company currently has 8 flight locations in Thailand and […]
Sitting in New York City, looking up at the clear June skies, I wonder if I am staring at an endangered phenomenon. According to many in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry, skylines across the country soon will be filled with flying cars, quadcopter deliveries, emergency drones, and other robo-flyers. Moving one step closer to […]
In a basement of New York University in 2013, Dr. Sergei Lupashin wowed the room of one hundred leading technology enthusiasts with one of the first indoor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) demonstrations. During his presentation, Dr. Lupashin of ETH Zurich attached a dog leash to an aerial drone while declaring to the audience, “there has to be […]
Dor Abuhasira, expert in security drone development and the CEO & cofounder of Percepto, discusses how autonomous drones are saving lives, money and more.
Whether we are glued to the TV for a 10 second Olympic race, watching an episode of the Amazing Race, or joining the millions who view each and every Nascar race, it is quite evident that humans love the thrill associated with racing. As we embrace speed in all shapes and sizes, it is time to welcome a new kind of race;
Lior Ron has had quite a ride since founding Otto less than a year ago; within three months of his official launch, Uber acquired the autonomous truck startup for more than $680 million. Ron, a former Google executive, told me this week that he started Otto as a socially conscious company to end roadside fatalities. Since trucks are […]
Over the last few months, the usual debate around unicorns and bubbles seems to have been put on hold a bit, as fears of a major crash have thankfully not materialized, at least for now. Instead another discussion has emerged, one that’s actually probably more fundamental. What’s next in tech? Which areas will produce the […]
On March 28, 1931, a small subsidiary of Boeing, United Airlines, announced that it completed the first transcontinental passenger flight in 27 hours. This ushered in the golden age of commercial American aviation, which lasted over 40 years. Autonomous aviation was birthed in 1849 by an Austrian attack on Italy with unmanned, explosive-ladened balloons. Today’s […]
Drones are seemingly a big part of our future. Did you know you can buy a drone for the cost of a Go-Pro and an iPad?
Drone racing has quickly turned into an international spectator sport with live broadcasts and six-figure cash prizes.