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Watch: Scorpion-3, world’s first manned hoverbike is ready to take flight

Meet the Scorpion-3 (S-3), the badass hoverbike that could be your next mode of transportation. Designed by the team at Hoversurf, the prototype single-seat aircraft was unveiled in a recent video posted on the company’s website. A cross between a conventional motorbike and a giant quadcopter, this innovative piece of machinery can effortlessly lift into…


Students build Megakopter, a colossal multicopter drone that lifted 134 pounds to set new Guinness World Record

Say hello to Megakopter, a University of Oslo-designed multicopter drone that recently set a new weightlifting record. Built by students at the university’s Department of Informatics, the remote-controlled flying machine created a new Guinness World Record for the greatest weight (around 61 kg) ever lifted by a drone. Featuring eight individual hexacopters held together in…



This walking robot relies on a hexacopter to navigate rough, irregular terrain

In today’s world, we are constantly surrounded by automatons, be it cell phones, computers or even the humble wrist watch. Despite immense technological advances, in recent decades, scientists have not yet been able to develop walking robots that can independently traverse rough, irregular terrain, without faltering. To that end, the researchers from Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH…





National Geographic makes use of drones and robots to analyse the Nubian pyramids

For the uninitiated, Africa is not only home to the Ancient Egyptian pyramids, but also the mysterious Nubian pyramids that are situated south of their renowned structural peers (within present day Sudan). And now, National Geographic has made its intention clear about exploring more of these 3000-year old architectural specimens. The good part is -…