SkyDrive’s SD-03 single-seat eVTOL aces first public test flight

SkyDrive’s SD-03 single-seat eVTOL aces first public test flight By Paul Ridden   August 28, 2020 The SD-03 made its public flight debut on August 25 at the Toyota test field in Japan’s Aichi prefecture After taking to the air in April on what was billed Japan’s first manned multirotor test flight, Tokyo-based SkyDrive has now revealed that its […]

Aquatic drone drops its camera to look for fish

Aquatic drone drops its camera to look for fish By Ben Coxworth   August 25, 2020 The Chasing F1 Fish Finder Drone, with its tethered camera out front and the optional bait dispenser behind When seeing an underwater drone for the first time, some people say “That would make a great fish-finder!”. The problem is, the device’s […]

Tennis-ball-sized robot tackles surgical tasks on the micro-scale

Tennis-ball-sized robot tackles surgical tasks on the micro-scale By Nick Lavars  August 25, 2020 The small surgical robot developed at the Wyss Institute Robots have come to play an important role in surgery, expanding the playbook of doctors and enabling them to carry out procedures with new levels of precision and control. A new tennis-ball-sized machine […]