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RobotShop recently received the first shipment of several new Mini UAVs / Drones. Unlike many small R/C quadcopter kits on the market, these are RTF (Ready To Fly) models, so everything needed to fly is inside the box. Charge the battery, plug it in and take off. Two inexpensive models we tested recently allow you […]

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Heli-Max Mini UAV's

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RobotShop is very proud to announce today the acquisition of DiaLFonZo-Copter, a recognized leader in the design and production of multicopters. With this acquisition, RobotShop is pleased to announce the launch of the Lynxmotion UAV product line. As described in a press release published today, the founder of DiaLFonZo-Copter, Eric Nantel, has joined RobotShop to […]

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Lynxmotion UAV

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When the word “drone” is mentioned, do you automatically think of spy operations and military strikes? While many people make this connection, it is only the tip of the technology iceberg when it comes to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Exciting new uses for UAVs (AKA drones) are on the horizon, and you will see them […]

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Drone Phantom Quadropter

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  RobotShop recently partnered with 3D Robotics / DIY Drones a manufacturer of open-source UAVs, founded in 2009 by Chris Anderson and Jordi Munoz. 3D robotics is popular for three main reasons: Their UAV flight controllers and software have been developed with the community and have evolved to the point where they are incredibly popular, […]

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3D Robotics

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Drone Adventures, is exploring how to use new technology, namely drones, for humanitarian aid. As shown in the video below they are using UAVs to help map Haiti and  understand the social and geographical changes in the country. Since robots aren’t particularly helpful to humanity yet, it is nice to see applications that help people […]

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UAVs in Haiti

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Nothing says “I love you” better than a robot, right? That’s exactly what Jason thought when he proposed to his girlfriend Christina. Did she say “Yes!”?. Watch the video below to find out. We believe there are many cheesy ways of proposing but we are particularly fond of the ones which use robots. Have you ever used robots to […]

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UAV Proposal by Fresno Aerial Photography

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A custom robot design often starts with a “vision” of what the robot will look like and what it will do. The types of robots possible are unlimited, though the more popular are: Land-based wheeled robot Land-based tracked robot Land-based legged robot Air-based: plane, helicopter, blimp Water-based; boat, submarine Misc. and combination robot Stationary robot […]

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What Types of Mobile Robots are There?

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Wiwo.de and The Register, and Fortune report that google has acquired a md4-1000 from the German company Microdrones GmbH. That type of UAV can fly for roughly one hours on a single charge and could photograph pretty much everything on its way. Maybe Google is seeking a cheaper alternative to traditional aerial photography for Google Earth, maybe […]

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Microdrones Fleet