As the world slowly steps into the era of driverless cars, unmanned freight trucks and other forms of automated transport, the principal cause of hesitation has been concerns over safety.
The Drone Files Blog
For the past two years, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California has been dedicating its efforts towards research in autonomous drone technology. The lab’s achievements in vision-based navigation, which were funded by Google, were put to the test late this fall, in a race between one of its unmanned drones and a professional drone pilot.
Things are getting more exciting in the sub-$100 toy drone segment soon as GPS is starting to trickle in with the release of new GPS-enabled drones such as the new Hubsan H216A X4 Desire which costs just $92 shipped.
The JJRC R3 CADY WILL is one of two larger robots in JJRC’s lineup of toy robots. It is also the most advanced of the three in terms of features yet still costs just $43 shipped at GearBest. Though not exactly a highly advanced humanoid robot, the value it offers is incredibly good.
Up to this point, we’ve seen the release of many affordable selfie drones but only a handful of them are capable of taking truly good selfies. While the best selfie or lifestyle drone so far is still the DJI Spark, it is priced beyond what many can afford.