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The Drobots Company started this blog to help inform, update and educate parents and students alike. We want kids and teens to be more engaged with drone technology as well as STEM education all together.

We are strong believers that students learn best when they are able to to (a) get outside and away from the computer (b) spark their internal curiosity through both mind and body in a STEM application and (c) create! Drones for kids and teens was specifically designed to open the door into both the present and the future. Fly away with us as we continue to educate students all over the world to both the application and usefulness of drones and how this technology will have an impact on how kids, teens and high school students to create, to think, and to solve.

Drones Replant Trees From Wildfires

Drones Replant Trees From Wildfires

The California wildfires burned thousands of acres of foliage — but this drone startup is helping replant the trees lost in the blaze.

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The primary goal of any Drobots Company program is to mentor participants on how to become lifelong learners and instill a strong sense of curiosity, confidence and teamwork. Due to the exponential growth of the drone industry, kids and teens may now explore, learn and evolve along with the applications of today and the discoveries of tomorrow. Drobots fosters this new technological landscape with a unique curriculum and well-trained positively motivated instructors.

Drone camps“, “Drone Corporate Events”, “Drone Team Building Events”, “Drone STEM“, “Drone education“, “drone summer programs“, “drone kids events“, “aerial robotics“, “drone teen events “drone curriculum” “futurism” for schools, academic institutions and other “drone STEM” related programs.

Attention kids and teens working on the next drone business plan. Join us at a Drobots Company “Drone Summer Camp program and determine what your first “drone business” is going to be? Drone technology has become the catalyst to so many new business ventures. So it’s never too early to “launch” your drone startup business now! Join one of the Drobots Company national “Drone summer program” boot camp and submit your “drone business solution and plan. Who knows what you may build…

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Micro-Drones With Winches Can Open Doors

Micro-Drones With Winches Can Open Doors and Lift 40 Times Their Own Weight

Micro-drones are nifty little things: small, fast, and agile. But they’re not the strongest machines around, and are barely capable of exerting more force than a small mouse head-butting your ankle. Until now. Scientists from Stanford University and EPFL in Switzerland have created a micro-drone with a built-in winch that’s capable of lifting up to 40 times its own weight and performing simple mechanical tasks like opening a door.

THE DRONE’S DESIGN WAS INSPIRED BY WASPS

The key to the design is the use of interchangeable adhesives on the drone’s base: microspines for digging into rough materials like stucco, carpet, or rubble, and ridged silicone (inspired by the morphology of gecko feet) for grabbing onto glass. Both microspines and silicone ridges only cling to surfaces in one direction, meaning they can be easily detached. With these in place, the micro-drones can pull well above their 100-gram weight, exerting 40 newtons of force or enough to lift four kilograms (about eight pounds).

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The primary goal of any Drobots Company program is to mentor participants on how to become lifelong learners and instill a strong sense of curiosity, confidence and teamwork. Due to the exponential growth of the drone industry, kids and teens may now explore, learn and evolve along with the applications of today and the discoveries of tomorrow. Drobots fosters this new technological landscape with a unique curriculum and well-trained positively motivated instructors.

Drone camps“, “Drone Corporate Events”, “Drone Team Building Events”, “Drone STEM“, “Drone education“, “drone summer programs“, “drone kids events“, “aerial robotics“, “drone teen events “drone curriculum” “futurism” for schools, academic institutions and other “drone STEM” related programs.

Attention kids and teens working on the next drone business plan. Join us at a Drobots Company “Drone Summer Camp program and determine what your first “drone business” is going to be? Drone technology has become the catalyst to so many new business ventures. So it’s never too early to “launch” your drone startup business now! Join one of the Drobots Company national “Drone summer program” boot camp and submit your “drone business solution and plan. Who knows what you may build…

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Drones In The Supply Chain: The Evolving Drone Landscape and Ecosystem

Drones In The Supply Chain: The Evolving Drone Landscape and Ecosystem

According to Goldman Sachs, the drone market is projected to be a $100 billion opportunity between 2016 and 2020. 

One of the biggest adoption drivers is the sheer number of use cases where drones can be applied ranging from inspection, to surveillance, to search and rescue in areas such as construction, agriculture, insurance claims, offshore oil/gas and refining, journalism, customs and border protection, real estate, utilities, pipelines, mining, cinematography and public safety.

Inspection has a particularly strong business case since it’s far more economical to use a drone to inspect critical infrastructure such as buildings, bridges and oil and gas pipelines than to deploy humans on these elevated, risky tasks or to deploy more costly alternatives such as helicopters.

Drones can quickly scan these structures and use cameras and sensors such as thermal imagery and gas detection to detect faults, leaks and structural weaknesses. It’s generally a cheaper, faster, safer and more accurate way to detect and isolate these issues than using people or helicopters. The same is true for capturing visual imagery in humanitarian efforts where drones can capture images at a far higher resolution, more quickly and at a much lower cost than satellites.   

Scott Smith, CEO, with North Texas UAV platform startup, Drone Innovations Inc. (DI2), sees tremendous near-term opportunity for drone and autonomous vehicle technology to play a significant role within supply chain, logistics and distribution environments and for emerging drone ecosystems to create new sources of value for all constituents from pilots and operators, to students and educators, to manufacturers, and to logistics and service providers.

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The primary goal of any Drobots Company program is to mentor participants on how to become lifelong learners and instill a strong sense of curiosity, confidence and teamwork. Due to the exponential growth of the drone industry, kids and teens may now explore, learn and evolve along with the applications of today and the discoveries of tomorrow. Drobots fosters this new technological landscape with a unique curriculum and well-trained positively motivated instructors.

Drone camps“, “Drone Corporate Events”, “Drone Team Building Events”, “Drone STEM“, “Drone education“, “drone summer programs“, “drone kids events“, “aerial robotics“, “drone teen events “drone curriculum” “futurism” for schools, academic institutions and other “drone STEM” related programs.

Attention kids and teens working on the next drone business plan. Join us at a Drobots Company “Drone Summer Camp program and determine what your first “drone business” is going to be? Drone technology has become the catalyst to so many new business ventures. So it’s never too early to “launch” your drone startup business now! Join one of the Drobots Company national “Drone summer program” boot camp and submit your “drone business solution and plan. Who knows what you may build…

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Are Drones The Future Of Fighting Wildfires?

Are Drones The Future Of Fighting Wildfires?

Aerospace and defense technology company Northrop Grumman held its annual Global Innovation Summit Sunday, which saw El Camino College and Hawthorne High School students engage in time-sensitive, simulated wildfire exercises that required quick drone-based solutions formulated on the spot, according to The Daily Breeze

We’ve seen a notable increase in both wildfires and the aviation industry’s disappointed response regarding interferences on behalf of recreational drone pilots. While unmanned, autonomous aerial responses to these emergency scenarios are technologically feasible and available, the Federal Aviation Administration’s bureaucratic process to garner rapid authorizations is arguably another unfortunate factor in hindering more proactive containment and extinguishing of wildfires. Northrop Grumman’s efforts here essentially aim to pool as many ingenious and innovative methods from the younger generation as possible, as fertile inspiration for the company’s collective brainstorming of aerially countering fires.

With the fire-bomber plane dropping its fire suppressant payload, the rover tasked with extinguishing it was provided with a few more minutes of vital time. In order to transport the rover to the simulated scene quickly, the heavy quadcopter was used. Meanwhile, the drop quadcopter was able to transport medical supplies to any survivors nearby. All in all, the five teams were given 10 minutes to contain each fire, before it spread to another location. 

Robotics clubs and engineering competitions are nothing new in both high school and university environments, but it’s inspiring to see drones enter the fold as a major new element for the student body. For companies as colossal and advanced as Northrop Grumman, observing what kinds of solutions and strategies young minds gravitate toward can be of substantial benefit and re-assessment of their own approaches. As for the students taking part in difficult, real-world challenges with modern day technologies, a re-evaluation of their own, regarding what is aerially possible, challenges their problem-solving skills and can expand their critical thinking. In terms of extracurricular activities, competitions like these put an adage like “sky is the limit” in question, and attempt to redefine it for our benefit.

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The primary goal of any Drobots Company program is to mentor participants on how to become lifelong learners and instill a strong sense of curiosity, confidence and teamwork. Due to the exponential growth of the drone industry, kids and teens may now explore, learn and evolve along with the applications of today and the discoveries of tomorrow. Drobots fosters this new technological landscape with a unique curriculum and well-trained positively motivated instructors.

Drone camps“, “Drone Corporate Events”, “Drone Team Building Events”, “Drone STEM“, “Drone education“, “drone summer programs“, “drone kids events“, “aerial robotics“, “drone teen events “drone curriculum” “futurism” for schools, academic institutions and other “drone STEM” related programs.

Attention kids and teens working on the next drone business plan. Join us at a Drobots Company “Drone Summer Camp program and determine what your first “drone business” is going to be? Drone technology has become the catalyst to so many new business ventures. So it’s never too early to “launch” your drone startup business now! Join one of the Drobots Company national “Drone summer program” boot camp and submit your “drone business solution and plan. Who knows what you may build…

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This Flying ‘Dragon’ Drone Can Change Shape In Midair

This Flying ‘Dragon’ Drone Can Change Shape In Midair

Researchers at the University of Tokyo’s JSK Lab have developed a “dragon drone,” made up of several small drones and capable of transforming on the fly, as reported by IEEE. Not only can the drone change into different shapes, like a square or curved line, it can also autonomously decide what shape it needs to change into depending on the space it’s required to navigate.

Moju Zhao, an assistant professor at the University of Tokyo, told Digital Trends that the company isn’t done yet.

We will [next] move forward to design a ‘multi-legged’ model with our basic link module. Then the robot can not only fly, but also walk on the ground. This can benefit us in terms of the energy efficiency,” he said. “Such autonomous decision about locomotion according to the environment is very interesting research. Our ultimate dream is to achieve the flying humanoid, like an unmanned Iron Man.

The small drones are each powered by a pair of ducted fans that can be adjusted to vector thrust in almost any direction. The whole thing is powered by an Intel Euclid dev kit and has a battery pack along the spine that provides up to three minutes of flight time. This particular version of the DRAGON drone in the video has four modules and is shown rearranging itself into a square, as well as unraveling to move upward through a small opening.

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The primary goal of any Drobots Company program is to mentor participants on how to become lifelong learners and instill a strong sense of curiosity, confidence and teamwork. Due to the exponential growth of the drone industry, kids and teens may now explore, learn and evolve along with the applications of today and the discoveries of tomorrow. Drobots fosters this new technological landscape with a unique curriculum and well-trained positively motivated instructors.

Drone camps“, “Drone Corporate Events”, “Drone Team Building Events”, “Drone STEM“, “Drone education“, “drone summer programs“, “drone kids events“, “aerial robotics“, “drone teen events “drone curriculum” “futurism” for schools, academic institutions and other “drone STEM” related programs.

Attention kids and teens working on the next drone business plan. Join us at a Drobots Company “Drone Summer Camp program and determine what your first “drone business” is going to be? Drone technology has become the catalyst to so many new business ventures. So it’s never too early to “launch” your drone startup business now! Join one of the Drobots Company national “Drone summer program” boot camp and submit your “drone business solution and plan. Who knows what you may build…

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How Drone Racing Teaches Suburban Kids About Math and Science

How Drone Racing Teaches Suburban Kids About Math and Science.

Gregg Novosad is in his second year offering drone competitions to students who have worked during club meetings to learn to fly through a technology called FPV, or first-person view. The setup allows racers to view a screen or put on a pair of goggles and watch a live video feed from their drone, as if they’re onboard.

Novosad said his league aims to train students in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills needed to fix a common problem: broken drones.

“Keeping these drones flying is critical,” said Novosad, whose 16-year-old son, Brett, is involved in racing. “Kids aren’t necessarily good. They break these things … So that’s step 1 of STEM — how do you fix it?”

With kids and drones, he said, the trick is keeping them interested in the science and mechanics of constantly evolving technology; the thrill of flight sells itself.

“The fun of FPV is putting those goggles on,” Novosad said.

“That never gets boring.”

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The primary goal of any Drobots Company program is to mentor participants on how to become lifelong learners and instill a strong sense of curiosity, confidence and teamwork. Due to the exponential growth of the drone industry, kids and teens may now explore, learn and evolve along with the applications of today and the discoveries of tomorrow. Drobots fosters this new technological landscape with a unique curriculum and well-trained positively motivated instructors.

Drone camps“, “Drone Corporate Events”, “Drone Team Building Events”, “Drone STEM“, “Drone education“, “drone summer programs“, “drone kids events“, “aerial robotics“, “drone teen events “drone curriculum” “futurism” for schools, academic institutions and other “drone STEM” related programs.

Attention kids and teens working on the next drone business plan. Join us at a Drobots Company “Drone Summer Camp program and determine what your first “drone business” is going to be? Drone technology has become the catalyst to so many new business ventures. So it’s never too early to “launch” your drone startup business now! Join one of the Drobots Company national “Drone summer program” boot camp and submit your “drone business solution and plan. Who knows what you may build…

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Drone Carries Hiker’s Rescue Note

A distressed hiker was able to send a rescue note from a nearby camper’s drone.

Thanks to a drone and some quick-thinking campers, a 70-year-old hiker in distress is in distress no more after a rescue north of Jordan Valley, Oregon.

“He went down to the water and he only had enough battery to do one trip and he attached a piece of paper and a pen to his drone and walked over to the reservoir and landed it, and the guy over there wrote a note and sent it back. It said, ‘I’m 70 years old, I’ve been here for days help.”

Because there is no cell service in that area, Wolfe says hikers that plan to be there for several days should bring a satellite phone. They are expensive to buy but much cheaper to rent. The hiker is doing fine, and is undoubtedly a fan of drones after this experience.

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The primary goal of any Drobots Company program is to mentor participants on how to become lifelong learners and instill a strong sense of curiosity, confidence and teamwork. Due to the exponential growth of the drone industry, kids and teens may now explore, learn and evolve along with the applications of today and the discoveries of tomorrow. Drobots fosters this new technological landscape with a unique curriculum and well-trained positively motivated instructors.

Drone camps“, “Drone Corporate Events”, “Drone Team Building Events”, “Drone STEM“, “Drone education“, “drone summer programs“, “drone kids events“, “aerial robotics“, “drone teen events “drone curriculum” “futurism” for schools, academic institutions and other “drone STEM” related programs.

Attention kids and teens working on the next drone business plan. Join us at a Drobots Company “Drone Summer Camp program and determine what your first “drone business” is going to be? Drone technology has become the catalyst to so many new business ventures. So it’s never too early to “launch” your drone startup business now! Join one of the Drobots Company national “Drone summer program” boot camp and submit your “drone business solution and plan. Who knows what you may build…

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Drone Rodeo at CES, The Fastest Pilots Race For Aerial Supremacy

Drone Rodeo at CES, The Fastest Pilots Race For Aerial Supremacy

Roughly 45 minutes from the Las Vegas strip, amid the sprawling sands and sparse flora of the desert, lies the Aerodrome, the premier location for drone enthusiasts to come and learn how to fly. It’s a place where drone pilots can fly without fear of breaking regulations. For years now, when CES rolls around, drone crowds descend on the aerodrome for the Drone Rodeo, an event where manufacturers can show off the latest in drone technology, where hobbyists can learn all about the next generation of drones, and perhaps most impressively, where drone racers flaunt their skills in dazzling displays of drone maneuvering.

That new technology should excite maverick drone racers who feel the need for speed. This year, according to Kroll, “We’ve got a couple of folks that are proclaiming to have the fastest production racing drone in the world right now.”

Drone racers may have competition in the future — from the drones themselves. Among the trends in the drone world in 2018 is the development of autonomous drones. “One of the things that’s been difficult,” Kroll said, “is to develop an indoor autonomous flying drone that can learn as it flies, and learn its surroundings as it flies.”

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The primary goal of any Drobots Company program is to mentor participants on how to become lifelong learners and instill a strong sense of curiosity, confidence and teamwork. Due to the exponential growth of the drone industry, kids and teens may now explore, learn and evolve along with the applications of today and the discoveries of tomorrow. Drobots fosters this new technological landscape with a unique curriculum and well-trained positively motivated instructors.

Drone camps“, “Drone Corporate Events”, “Drone Team Building Events”, “Drone STEM“, “Drone education“, “drone summer programs“, “drone kids events“, “drone teen events “drone curriculum” “futurism” for schools, academic institutions and other “drone STEM” related programs.

Attention kids and teens working on the next drone business plan. Join us at a Drobots Company “Drone Summer Camp program and determine what your first “drone business” is going to be? Drone technology has become the catalyst to so many new business ventures. So it’s never too early to “launch” your drone startup business now! Join one of the Drobots Company national “Drone summer program” boot camp and submit your “drone business solution and plan. Who knows what you may build…

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Drone Rescues Two Teenage Swimmers in Choppy Surf

Drone Rescues Two Teenage Swimmers in Choppy Surf

We’re always eager to recognize the heroes who risk their lives to save others, but the hero in this story isn’t interested in our praise. Drones, after all, aren’t particularly moved by flattery or gratitude, but they are useful when it comes to saving swimmers in Australia. As originally reported by The Sydney Morning Herald, a drone played the role of levitating lifeguard and saved two swimmers who were struggling against heavy surf in New South Wales.

The dramatic rescue took place on Thursday, January 18,  and represents the first application of drone technology to protect swimmers. Drones were initially introduced to coastal lifeguards when the NSW government pledged $16 million to a shark-mitigation strategy. But clearly, the drones have additional uses as well.

The two distressed swimmers managed to get a distress signal to NSW lifeguards, and it just so happened the supervisor Jai Sheridan (the 2017 NSW Lifeguard of the Year) was controlling the drone. Sheridan responded immediately, flying the unmanned aerial vehicle to the swimmers’ location within minutes, and deployed help. The drone dropped a flotation device into the water, helping the teenage swimmers.

As Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said, “It’s quite incredible to see that the NSW Government’s investment in this technology has already resulted in two people having their lives saved.”

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A drone played the role of levitating lifeguard and saved two swimmers who were struggling against heavy surf. The dramatic rescue took place on Thursday and represents the first application of drone technology to protect swimmers.


The primary goal of any Drobots Company program is to mentor participants on how to become lifelong learners and instill a strong sense of curiosity, confidence and teamwork. Due to the exponential growth of the drone industry, kids and teens may now explore, learn and evolve along with the applications of today and the discoveries of tomorrow. Drobots fosters this new technological landscape with a unique curriculum and well-trained positively motivated instructors.

Drone camps“, “Drone Corporate Events”, “Drone Team Building Events”, “Drone STEM“, “Drone education“, “drone summer programs“, “drone kids events“, “drone teen events “drone curriculum” “futurism” for schools, academic institutions and other “drone STEM” related programs.

Attention kids and teens working on the next drone business plan. Join us at a Drobots Company “Drone Summer Camp program and determine what your first “drone business” is going to be? Drone technology has become the catalyst to so many new business ventures. So it’s never too early to “launch” your drone startup business now! Join one of the Drobots Company national “Drone summer program” boot camp and submit your “drone business solution and plan. Who knows what you may build…

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Drone-Based Automatic External Defibrillators for Sudden Death?

Drone-Based Automatic External Defibrillators for Sudden Death?

Public access defibrillation programs can improve survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, but automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are rarely available for bystander use at the scene. Drones are an emerging technology that can deliver an AED to the scene of an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest for bystander use. We hypothesize that a drone network designed with the aid of a mathematical model combining both optimization and queuing can reduce the time to AED arrival.

We applied our model to 53 702 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests that occurred in the 8 regions of the Toronto Regional RescuNET between January 1, 2006, and December 31, 2014. Our primary analysis quantified the drone network size required to deliver an AED 1, 2, or 3 minutes faster than historical median 911 response times for each region independently. A secondary analysis quantified the reduction in drone resources required if RescuNET was treated as a large coordinated region.

The region-specific analysis determined that 81 bases and 100 drones would be required to deliver an AED ahead of median 911 response times by 3 minutes. In the most urban region, the 90th percentile of the AED arrival time was reduced by 6 minutes and 43 seconds relative to historical 911 response times in the region. In the most rural region, the 90th percentile was reduced by 10 minutes and 34 seconds. A single coordinated drone network across all regions required 39.5% fewer bases and 30.0% fewer drones to achieve similar AED delivery times.

An optimized drone network designed with the aid of a novel mathematical model can substantially reduce the AED delivery time to an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest event.

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The primary goal of any Drobots Company program is to mentor participants on how to become lifelong learners and instill a strong sense of curiosity, confidence and teamwork. Due to the exponential growth of the drone industry, kids and teens may now explore, learn and evolve along with the applications of today and the discoveries of tomorrow. Drobots fosters this new technological landscape with a unique curriculum and well-trained positively motivated instructors.

Drone camps“, “Drone STEM“, “Drone education“, “drone summer programs“, “drone kids events“, “drone teen events “drone curriculum” “futurism” for schools, academic institutions and other “drone STEM” related programs.

Attention kids and teens working on the next drone business plan. Join us at a Drobots Company “Drone Summer Camp program and determine what your first “drone business” is going to be? Drone technology has become the catalyst to so many new business ventures. So it’s never too early to “launch” your drone startup business now! Join one of the Drobots Company national “Drone summer program” boot camp and submit your “drone business solution and plan. Who knows what you may build…

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