Cifu – Urban Delivery Drone

Delivery drones become very popular nowdays. And the matter isn’t only in Amazon. Recently German postal company Deutsche Post adopt the PostBOT delivery assistant. That’s why drones concepts, like Cifu by Matteo Gentile, the urban delivery drone are very actual. Packed full of sensors and designed to tackle anything in its way, the Cifu is an aesthetically pleasing drone from any angle. Given the curvaceous design language of the Cifu, it’s hard not to see similarities in design language here with the SMEG home appliances. The Cifu was carefully thought out and configures a smartly layered effect of features, broken up by different materials/colors. The bottom consists of LED lighting strips and four reinforced aero wheels while the battery pack is then located on the undercarriage. The central grey section contains the antenna and also the proximity sensors located on the front of the drone. The top section is the most excitable one at that, housing the front and rear cameras, the side message screen, and the clean open/close cover to the drone itself.

Solar Powered Eagle Eye Drone

The Eagle Eye drone is a tricopter packed with powerful technologies to give wilderness rescue teams a birds-eye-view of the landscape below. For hard-to-reach areas and treacherous terrain, it uses a cocktail of cameras, sensors and integrated artificial intelligence to know the topology of the field. Solar powered pylons keep the drone recharged so that it can work autonomously, scanning the ground daily to map track changes due to rain, falling trees that block paths, and the overall growth of vegetation in the area. This way, rescuers are always aware of the best routes and familiar with the territory in order to make the most effective rescues.

BIKI – The First Bionic Wireless Underwater Drone

In the past 10 years drones have gone from being a crucial piece of military technology to a mainstay in almost every photographer’s tool kit. Now, with products like the Biki Underwater Drone, we may be seeing this in-air filming equipment make its way to the Seven Seas. This submarine can get as deep as 196 feet underwater, and thanks to its stabilizer, 150 degree wide angle lens, and two 114 lumen lights – you’ll be able to capture all of the underwater world in its natural glory. Built for the ocean, this submersible mimics the shape and movement of fish so it can move through the water without drawing much attention to itself from other wildlife. That means you can capture 4K Ultra HD video without interrupting life below the surface. Unlike with aerial drones, piloting this vessel is easy thanks to an included remote and integrated app that feeds you real-time footage as you navigate the depths of your local bay or backyard pool.

PowerVision PowerEgg Camera Drone

Judging by the looks of most drones, building one that looks like an egg seems a little counterintuitive. Yet it’s that exact shape that makes the PowerVision PowerEgg Camera Drone different. Thanks to the design, each of its four arms and rotors is able to retract back inside the shell for easy transportation, as are the four legs, which fold upwards so as to not block the view of the gimbal-mounted, 14 megapixel 4K camera. Arrives with a traditional dual-stick controller, as well as the Maestro gesture-based controller that’s ideal for beginner pilots.

Bionic Bird: the App-Controlled Drone

Throughout history man has dreamed of flying. Today, Bionic Bird offers the opportunity to experience an extraordinary sensory adventure: flying like a bird. With the wave of a hand, the Bionic Bird takes to the heavens. From soaring flights with a range of 100 meters to short voyages indoors. Even apartment interiors don’t scare the bird! The intuitive and ultra-sensitive Flying App is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Bionic Bird gets its power from a Turbo-Charge® egg that slips easily into your pocket. In just 12 minutes it has enough juice for 10 flights lasting up to eight minutes each. The bird feels ultra-light in your hand, weighing just 9 grams. This masterpiece of micro technology contains many exclusive patents owing to the ground-breaking research behind its creation. Bionic Bird is the fruit of more than 40 years of Research and Development. In the 1960s, the Van Ruymbeke family created the first successful mechanic bird. Edwin Van Ruymbeke, an aeronautic engineer, has dedicated his whole life to bionic birds and now he is thrilled to offer the bird of the future to the world.

World Landmarks from a Bird’s-Eye-View Captured by Drone

New Zealand-based photographer Amos Chapple captures the world from a bird’s-eye-view in his gorgeous series titled Air . He uses drone technology to snap stunning pictures high in the sky. Architectural accomplishments like the Taj Mahal, Lotus Temple, and Saint Petersburg’s Hermitage Pavilion are all featured, along with some lesser-known locales. They’re bathed in a glowing, soft light and cover an incredible distance. Chapple was interested in consumer drones as soon as they hit the market. He bought one, learned how to fly it, and then started to travel the globe. These photographs were taken before drone photography was illegal or otherwise restricted. “There was a window of about 18 months where it was possible to fly these things anywhere and people were excited to see it. I’m glad I made use of that time,” Chapple explains.

Cupidrone Valentines Day Delivery

The Flower Council of Holland, the worldwide marketing arm of the cut flower and houseplant industry of the Netherlands, has launched an advertising campaign featuring the Cupidrone, a specially designed romantic flower delivery system. Timed to coincide with Valentine’s Day, the Cupidrone Valentines Day Delivery YouTube video takes viewers to Italian city Verona, the home of Shakespeare characters Romeo and Juliet. This modern day Cupid’s mission is to patrol the streets of Verona from above, searching for enamoured couples and lonely souls who are looking for love. When Cupidrone spots his target, he drops a red rose. Video footage of members of the public and actors demonstrates the power of a rose. “Our brief was to find a new way to spread love this Valentine’s Day.” Says Bram de Rooij, Creative Director at Kingsday. “We went to Verona, one of the most romantic cities in the world, to deploy a somewhat disruptive approach to delivering flowers. To do this we built Cupidrone, a modern day Saint Valentine engineered to deliver love by stealth. The funny thing is that technology may have changed over the years, but the effect of flowers definitely has not!”

Totally Wild Argodesign’s Drone Ambulance

The “Drone ambulance” concept from design firm Argodesign for Fastcodesign’s body week initiative, visualizes how emergency services can be made faster in our congested, urban environments. Acting to reduce an estimated 1,000 “saveable” lives that are lost due to slow accident response times, the one-person vehicle which is modeled after a standard quadcopter, would be driven by GPS, an aviator or a mixture of both. This idea would enable a single pilot to control a whole fleet remotely, and to take over the manual controls for difficult takeoffs and landings. The drone would be able to land almost anywhere at the scene, thanks to its footprint which is the size of a compact car, so that a patient could be loaded up and then flown back to hospital for further treatment.