Welcome To The Drones For Kids and Teens Blog

The #1 youth drone STEM summer program for kids, teens and high school students using drones in and out of the classroom

 

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.

Movement And Breathing Breaks Help Students Stay Focused On Learning

Movement And Breathing Breaks Help Students Stay Focused On Learning

Article from MindShift & KQED

For many kids, sitting still all day in school is a big challenge, which is why movement breaks are good practice, whether it’s in elementary school or high school. Additionally, learning science shows us that movement activates the brain and improves cognition.

“This idea of children sitting for long periods of time, they aren’t naturally wired to do that,” said Dr. Pamela Cantor, Founder and Chief Science Advisor of Turnaround for Children in an Edutopia video series on the science of learning. “So rather than put them in a position where they have to act out to demonstrate that they need to be able to move, building in movement breaks means that they will get some of the stress relief, some of the energy release that they need in order to be able to get calm again and pay attention to learning.”

And for students who come to school having experienced some form of trauma, movement is even more important.

“If we do have a certain percentage of kids with toxic stress, they have high amounts of cortisol and the way to release that is through physical movement,” said Cynthia Robinson-Rivers, head of school at Van Ness Elementary school in Washington, D.C.

Giving students a chance to exercise and move during the day will help them self-regulate during class time, but it can be difficult for kids to transition from high energy spaces to calmer spaces. Incorporating a simple mindfulness practice after lunch or at the start of the school day can help students calm down and prepare themselves to learn again.


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 technology and 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“, “mobile-app camps“, “Augmented reality camps for kids“, “Coding camps for kids“, “LEGO STEM camps for kids“, “3D Unity Camps for kids“, “Minecraft Camps for kids“, “Roblox Camps for kids“, “Java Coding camps for kids“, “Artificial Intelligence camps for kids“, “Game Design Camps for kids“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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Kids Creating Apps During Summer Camp: The Real-World Application

Kids Creating Apps During Summer Camp: The Real-World Application

Great article from BSD Education

Technology camps are a creative and inspiring way to expose children to a variety of real-world skills that will benefit them in the future. Not only will they be learning something new, but technology camps also allow children to explore areas of interest that they may not have experienced at home or at school.

In our current digital era, people of all ages use apps every day intrinsic to their ways of life in their daily lives. However, what is an app exactly? Why do people choose to build apps instead of websites? What does it take to build an app? What makes an app “great”? These are all questions that kids will have the opportunity to explore by attending App Development Camps.

Beyond simply learning how to code, creating a mobile app also encourages children to foster skills in a variety of areas. This includes tech-related skills such as programming, UX (user experience) design, UI (user interface) design, and soft skills such as creativity, resilience, computational thinking, and communication.

Let’s take a look at some of the real-word skills your child will learn if he/she/they enroll for an App Development Camp:

Coding

To build an app, students will learn to code using languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, as well as using coding “libraries” and “frameworks” (these are large bodies of code create by teams of professionals to make complicated but frequently used things we want to create easier and faster to build). Learning how to code teaches kids computational thinking, adaptability, organization, and also how to be focused and thorough when completing tasks – that’s because one small error in your coding syntax might cause a bug in your app!

Problem-solving

Throughout the process of building their app, children will encounter challenges such as their code not working, not knowing how to make their code perform a specific action, or not understanding specific parts of their code. This means that they will have to devise different solutions, whether that’s collaborating with their peers, researching online, or figuring out how to synthesize the coding syntax that they’ve learned to test a different approach.

Fosters empathy

Deciding to create an app means that developers must place themselves in the shoes of their users, and adopt a variety of perspectives. Developers must consider a number of questions, such as: “Will my app be easy to use?”, “Why will people want to use my app?”, “Who will want to use my app?” and “What problem(s) will my app help solve?”. The success of an app depends on the experience of its users, and kids will learn that app development is not about creating an app for themselves, but rather, apps can be solution and community driven, and are built to solve problems and help others.

Communication

At the end of a BSD App Development Camp, all the kids are required to present their app – what they built, why they built it, and how they built it. Not only does this allow them to reflect on their entire camp experience as a whole, but presentations help build confidence by showcasing their hard work, improve their public speaking skills, and demonstrate to them that their work is valued and recognized.

Technology is ingrained in nearly every aspect of our lives today. Learning to build apps is a fun, engaging, and unique activity that exposes children to a variety of disciplines, empowers them with digital skills required to succeed in the future and deepens their understanding of the world around them. They are able to socialize and make new friends in a fun and collaborative environment, and create an app that they can take home to show their friends and family that might even solve a problem for their community, or be a unique portfolio piece for a school, college, internship or job application in the future.


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 technology and 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“, “mobile-app camps“, “Augmented reality camps for kids“, “Coding camps for kids“, “LEGO STEM camps for kids“, “3D Unity Camps for kids“, “Minecraft Camps for kids“, “Roblox Camps for kids“, “Java Coding camps for kids“, “Artificial Intelligence camps for kids“, “Game Design Camps for kids“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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The Home Security Drone

This Home Security Drone Will Help You Tell Possums From Prowlers

A drone might be your next guard dog.

Sunflower Labs, a San Francisco-based startup, is combining motion detectors, a quadcopter and a phone app into a home security system. The Sunflower system could go on sale in 2020, according to CEO Alex Pachikov, who expects to charge wealthy customers several hundred dollars a month for the peace of mind — and replacement hardware if anything breaks. For comparison, premium security systems can cost more than $100 a month, and Sunflower says that six-camera systems can cost up to $300 per month.

“Our brand is built around dispelling the notion that you need a panic room,” Pachikov said during a meeting at his Sunflower-protected home in a suburb south of San Francisco. Sunflower’s drone system, he said, will set your mind at ease by confirming it’s a possum, not a prowler, in your backyard.

How it works

Sunflower drones are the most obvious part of the company’s system, but it actually begins with what look like sidewalk lights — “sunflowers” — that will dot your property. The lights illuminate the ground and are equipped with motion and vibration detectors. The sunflowers send alerts to a computer in the drone’s base station, which Sunflower calls “the Hive.” The computer processes the signals to distinguish footfalls from car traffic and other benign sources of noise. The motion sensors can also tell if something is tall and narrow like a human, or short and wide like a dog.

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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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The Current State of Drone Delivery Worldwide

The Current State of Drone Delivery Worldwide

Guest Article By Mark Sheehan

The idea of drone delivery for useful things is a lot more fun to think about than drones used for dropping bombs and killing people with death rays. 

This guide does not cover any military or law enforcement uses. Instead, we will discuss the cool stuff regarding drone delivery to business and consumers along with improvements in emergency response systems. 

Drones are already capable of being deployed for many types of delivery services such as pizzas in urban environments and desperately-needed medicine flown by drones to remote inaccessible villages.

While Elon Musk concentrates on landing on Mars, perhaps you are the next potential gazillionaire that will make a fortune flying and landing drones on Earth. There are already plenty of opportunities for those interested in flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for fun and for commercial purposes. 

In many instances, drone technology advanced so quickly that it runs afoul of the local laws. For example, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the United States says that, without special permission, a drone needs to be flown in the line-of-sight of the operator and a drone cannot be flown from a moving vehicle.

Well, that takes some of the fun out of drone delivery from moving pizza vans and in locations where it is not possible to easily see everywhere in the delivery area. Pizza-delivery observation towers may become a new industry in America because of this FAA legal limitation. 

This guide takes a look at the state of global drone delivery worldwide to learn more about what is legal and what innovations are occurring.

It highlights what tests are being conducted, what big companies and startups are doing, and where it is possible to see the technology in action. There is funding available for this industry sector to support the next great big disruptive idea. 

Read this global survey guide to learn more about what drone delivery can do right now and what this exciting technology will be able to achieve in the future. 

Societal Benefits of Drone Delivery

Some of the societal benefits are economic considerations, improvements in emergency response systems, overcoming delivery problems to remote areas, and pollution reduction. 

The Economics

The most difficult part of any delivery challenge is the final portion that is called “the last mile.” This portion of the delivery pathway is from the warehouse to the customer’s home or office. It may be longer or shorter than a physical mile; however, it is the last leg of the journey. Drone delivery is faster and saves money on fuel costs, fleet maintenance of commercial vehicles, and labor costs for human drivers. 

Improvements in Emergency Response and Healthcare

In some emergency situations, only a few minutes may make the difference between whether someone lives or dies. Delivery drones can bring first aid supplies, needed medicines, blood, and medical equipment. For example, those suffering from a heart attack might get help from an emergency drone. This drone maintains communication contact with paramedics and can deliver a portable defibrillator. A defibrillator is a device that uses a strong electric pulse to restart the heart. The paramedics are able to observe through remote video what is happening and instruct the people giving aid to the heart-attack victim on how to use the defibrillator. 

Pollution Reduction

Drones fly on battery power. If the batteries a recharged by renewal-energy systems, such as solar power, the air flight is pollution free. The only downside to drone use is that they make a buzzing noise when they fly. It is not very noticeable when a single drone is in flying up the air; however, a drone is quite noisy when it is nearby. In the future, there may be overly-active, drone-flying corridors that are constantly buzzing. 

To solve the noise pollution problem, an inventor, named Edgar Herrera, developed a blade-less drone. It flies in complete silence. The drone is not yet in production; however, the design is spectacular. Herrera is probably one of the next gazillionaires we talked about because this invention solves a huge problem. Solar-powered, silent-flying, drone delivery is a really great idea that takes this whole concept to the next level. 

Safety Concerns

Safety concerns regarding drone delivery include damage and injury caused by accidents, privacy issues, security, and package interference from stealing or vandalism. 

Accidents

Like any equipment, drones can be involved in accidents. For this reason, right now (December 2018) in the United States, it is illegal to fly a drone over any part of another person. Fortune says that the FAA did a study in 2017 to determine the potential injuries caused by getting hit in the head by a drone dropping out of the sky. Surprisingly, the FAA concluded that getting hit in the head by a drone is less dangerous than if the same weight of wood or steel is used. 

If a drone losses power, it glides down a bit slower than how a steel plate falls. However, the blades of a drone can cut and dangerous injury can result when being hit on the head. Also, there is the weight of any item that is being carried by a delivery drone to worry about. 

Using drones equipped with emergency parachutes, which automatically deploy for power losses, can help reduce crash damage and injuries. There are plenty of opportunities for entrepreneurs to improve drone-flying safety. 

A report published the RIMMA noted that so far there have been no fatalities from a commercial drone crash. However, there have been quite a few near misses and plenty of injuries. When drones crash, sometimes they do so in crazy ways. 

Here are some of the surprising commercial drone crashes reported by Tech Republic

Yellowstone National Park: A drone flown by a tourist crashed into a hot spring.

Drone Fights Hawk: In Cambridge, Massachusetts a hawk attacked a drone. The hawk won.

Seattle Space Needle: A drone was capturing footage for the 2016/2017 New Year’s Eve Show when it crashed into this tower.

Drone Smashes Window: In 2016, a drone smashed through an office window in Cape Town, South Africa. It hit a man in the head.

Crash on the White House Lawn: The drone operator, Shawn Usman, lost control of his drone that crashed due to a technological failure. Usman was not charged with a crime.

Privacy

Privacy is a big concern for many people who worry about commercial drone use. This is one reason why legislation came into being all over the world to prevent using commercial drones to spy on people. In many places, this is now a crime. 

Security

Authorities are concerned about delivery drones being used for terrorist acts or criminal purposes. In Europe, the study published by the RIMMA noted that drones have flown over nuclear power plants, drones are used to smuggle things into prisons, and drones carry drugs across the U.S./Mexican border

These are some of the reasons why legislation has been put in place all over the world to protect critical infrastructure from unauthorized drone surveillance or attack. Commercial drone flyers that operate a drone delivery service need to be careful not to break these laws or lose control of their drones that are hijacked because of the stiff penalties and the possibility of incarceration. 

Package Interference

Consumers have other concerns regarding drone delivery services besides safety, privacy, and security. eMarketer reports than 72% of consumers worry about problems with packages, such as theft or damage. It is fairly easy to imagine that bad people might find it fun to shoot down flying drones and that thieves would want to steal the packages that they leave behind. 

Drones equipped with video surveillance technology can reduce these criminal risks; however, these cameras cause privacy and security issues to arise. This is an area of opportunity, where entrepreneurs can focus on providing solutions. 

Top Drone Delivery Companies

Wikipedia lists the some of the top drone delivery companies that carry consumer goods, medicines, emergency first aid, and food. 

Here are the top companies in alphabetical order: 

7-Eleven 

7-Eleven partnered with Flirtey to make the first FAA-approved home delivery in July 2016. Once the FAA approves of urban drone-delivery services, this company will launch a national deployment program. 

AHA 

This is Iceland’s largest e-commerce website that partnered with an Israeli company, called Flytrex. AHA has been delivering consumer goods and food by drones in Iceland since 2017. Delivery times for consumers went down from an average of thirty minutes to less than five minutes. Food arrives hot from the ovens. 

Alibaba 

In February 2015, Alibaba partnered with the courier company Shanghai YTO Express to deliver tea by commercial drones to 450 customers in certain Chinese cities. 

Alphabet (Google) 

Google has many ongoing drone programs and tests underway including Alphabet X, which partnered with Chipotle Mexican Grill to deliver food to the cafeterias on the Virginia Tech Campus. Since 2014, Alphabet X has been testing drone delivery service ins Australia to deliver both consumer items and much heavier things such as building materials. Project Wing delivers medicines and burritos in rural areas. 

Amazon 

Many think of Amazon simply as the largest online retailer. While that moniker is true, the company can be more accurately described as the world’s most efficient logistics retailer. The business model is not so much about generating retails sales as it is about the delivery of products at lower prices in a faster way. 

The New York Times reports that in 2013 Amazon publicly announced its major commitment to commercial drone delivery. Since then, the company invested heavily to continue to evolve its drone-delivery program. 

Amazon plans to give its Prime-member customers drone delivery service options under the banner of Amazon Prime Air (YouTube video). Flying drone warehouses and commercial delivery drones (YouTube video) will eventually become common place. It is not a matter of if this will happen, only a matter of when it will happen. 

Amazon already has warehouses strategically placed as close to its customers as possible. The New York Times reports that by using autonomous delivery by drones, Amazon could save half of its delivery costs within ten years. Drones become even more attractive when considering that the fuel cost for delivery vehicles is increasing and the road infrastructure in many parts of the world, including America, is deteriorating. 

Using a drone avoids any traffic congestion problems, bad roads, and reduces the travel time to the customer’s location by using a direct flight path, which is the shortest route. Already, Amazon offers same-day delivery in many areas. With the use of drones, the delivery could be within an hour. This convenience comes along with savings on the shipping costs, so it is a win-win situation for Amazon and its customers. 

CNN reports that Amazon filed for patents for its drone delivery “beehives.” In 2016, Amazon successfully demonstrated Prime Air in the UK. The following year, in March 2017, it made its first drone delivery under a test in the United States. 

Regulations in the US and the UK, which require drones only to fly within the sight of the operator, at this time, block the full deployment of the new Prime Air system in America. However, this is changing. The Sun reports that new regulations in the UK will permit drone delivery by Amazon in 2019 or 2020. 

Amazon is leading the push for improving drone delivery regulations that many others can follow. In the European Union, Amazon’s plans are moving along well. There is legislation in the works that will create regulated airspace for commercial drone flying. Amazon is making faster progress in Europe and the UK, where deployment is expected in 2019 or 2020. 

Boeing 

In January 2018, Boeing debuted its cargo-carrying drone in Missouri, USA, which can fly with up to 500 lbs. of cargo. 

DHL 

In December of 2013, DHL started delivering medicines using drones in Germany. 

Domino’s 

Domino’s started testing pizza delivery in 2013 in the US, UK, India, and Russia. In 2016, the company partnered with Flirtey to launch a commercial delivery service in New Zealand. 

FedEx 

FedEx started testing drones in 2014 and plans to integrate them into its delivery services. 

Flirtey 

This company is based in Reno, Nevada. It has created many historical-firsts for drone deliveries that include foods, medicine, and support for emergency services. The company encourages other companies, including major international corporations, to partner with it so Flirtey can provide drone delivery services. 

In 2016, Flirtey received FAA approval to use drones to deliver medicine to a rural area in Nevada. In 2017, the company announced a partnership to deliver defibrillators and emergency medicine to other parts of the U.S. 

JD.com 

This Chinese company is pursuing a massive and rapid expansion of a commercial drone delivery system in the four most-populated provinces in China. The drones fly from centralized warehouses to locally-designated landing pads. More than 300,000 local delivery operators then take the packages to the nearby homes. This company has small commercial drones that can fly up to 62 mph (100 kph) and carry up to 66 lbs. (30 kg). It also has a very large commercial drone that can carry up to one metric ton (2,200 lbs.). 

Marriott International 

In 2017, this hotel chain tested using DJI indoor-flying drones to deliver drinks to guest tables at many of its properties. 

Zipline International 

Zipline International started a drone delivery program in 2001, in cooperation with the government of Rwanda, to deliver urgent medicine, blood, and vaccines to remote areas that are very difficult to reach by other modes of travel. 

Funding of Drone Delivery Startups

Here are some of the drone delivery startup companies that DAV says are leading the pack with innovation and the amounts they raised in startup funding: 

Matternet

Matternet: $16 Million in June 2018. Techcrunch reports that Boeing was a lead investor in this company.

Flirtey

Flirtey: $16.2 million since it began in 2015. This company partners with other companies to provide drone-delivery services.

Flytrex

Flytrex: $3 million in January 2017. This Israeli-based company develops drone delivery programs for other companies.

Skycart

Skycart: Funded by private investors (amount not disclosed). This is a California-based drone-delivery service startup.

Drone Terminus

Drone Terminus: Bootstrap, self-funded (as of December 2018). Working to improve landing sensors for safer endpoint deliveries.

Scorpiox Technologies

Scorpiox Technologies: Bootstrap, self-funded (as of December 2018). Creating improvements in fleet drone-flying of up to 250 simultaneous units by using their AirMatrix mapping systems.

BLKTATU

BLKTATU: Bootstrap, self-funded (as of December 2018). Specializing in drone delivery to high-rise buildings.

State of Drone Delivery by Country or Region

Here is a summary of the latest laws and regulations along with the use of commercial flying drones for government services and consumer deliverables. 

United States

The FAA has been slow to allow commercial drones for delivery services. Drone flying is still restricted to line-of-sight, which makes drone delivery less efficient and not possible in all areas. 

In 2015, the USPS starting testing postal delivery using Horsefly drones. Since October 2017, REMSA, an ambulance and emergency services company partnered with Flirtey to deliver portable defibrillators for 911 emergency calls in northern Nevada. 

Fortune reports that Uber is testing food delivery by drones. Alphabet (Google), FedEx, Intel, and Qualcomm are working with the Department of Transportation on commercial testing of drone delivery services. 

Forbes reports that big efforts are being made by Amazon, Target, Walmart, and many others to incorporate a viable, commercial drone-delivery service in their long-term strategic and logistics plans. 

United Kingdom

The UK is moving faster than the US to approve the widespread deployment of commercial drones, which should hit the market in 2019 or 2020. Amazon has made significant advancements in the UK. 

Europe

The European Union is in the process of creating laws to regulate commercial drone-flying corridors of airspace called U-Space to allow a wide deployment of drone delivery services. 

Since March 2017, in Switzerland, Matternet now works with the government mail system, Swiss Post, to deliver emergency medical supplies. In December 2014, the French postal service, La Poste began testing drone delivery systems. 

Canada

In Canada, there are over 1,000 remote communities that have a difficult time getting supplies. A company named Drone Delivery Canada works with the Canadian government to test long-distance drone delivery flights that go out of the operator’s sight and are able to operate at night. An October 3, 2018 press release said the test was 100% successful. 

Africa

Zipline International works with the government of Rwanda. In 2016, the company built a distribution center in the city of Muhanga as its drone-delivery headquarters. It flies commercial drones to 21 other locations in Rwanda to deliver needed medical supplies. 

Australia

In 2015, the Australia Post started testing drone delivery of mail and packages. Deployment to serve some remote areas started in 2016. Recently, Australian regulations changed to allow a drone-delivery system test over populated areas. These drone flights are an exception to regulations that currently (December 2018) prohibit flying commercial drones over people in cities. 

China

The Chinese government is embracing and rapidly advancing drone technology and granting many permits to allow large companies like Alibaba and JD.com to use drone delivery methods. 

Singapore

SingPost has been testing mail delivery services by drones since 2016. 

South America

Drones use in South America is increasing rapidly. Drone delivery of vital necessities to remote areas is extremely efficient and practical. An innovation is using drone delivery methods, not by the Amazon Company, but to the Amazon geographical region. 

WeRobotics has an operation in the country of Peru called Peru Flying Labs (YouTube video). They work with the Peruvian government. They tested using a drone to fly anti-venom for snakebites to remote villages. Normally, the transportation would take about six hours by jeep through the thick jungle. The drone flight only took 35 minutes to reach the remote area with the life-saving anti-venom. 

South Korea

In May 2015, the South Korean Ministry of Public Safety and Security launched a partnership with the private company, CJ Express, to deliver disaster relief by drones. 

United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) 

The U.A.E. launched a new government program in 2014, which uses commercial UAVs to deliver official documents. The system delivers passports, driver’s licenses, identification cards, and emergency medical supplies. To identify the person receiving the delivery, this system uses the biometrics of fingerprints or retinal scans. 

How Drone Delivery Might Look In 2019

If the regulators cooperate, commercial drone delivery will become a widespread reality to be enjoyed by consumers and those in need of urgent medical supplies and emergency services worldwide.

The most-likely, large-scale, commercial drone-delivery deployments may occur in Europe, the UK, and in Australia during 2019 with Amazon and Google leading the way. In China, JD.com is moving ahead with widespread deployment very quickly and Alibaba is advancing as well using drone delivery to support offshore islands. 

McKinsey reports that the drone delivery industry in the USA alone, grew from $40 million in 2012 to $1 billion in 2017. Madison estimates the global market depends on what happens with the regulations. Ultimately, the global market for commercial drones may reach over $127 billion annually. 

The Drone Delivery Bucket List

Here is a list of places where a person can experience the wonders of drone deliveries right now (November/December 2018) and have great fun while traveling the world to enjoy the experience: 

Burritos

North South Wales/Australian Capital Territory Border, Australia – Guzman y Gomez Mexican Taqueria (YouTube video)

Pizza

Mumbai, India – Francesco’s Pizza (YouTube video)

Lunch While Golfing

King’s Walk, North Dakota, USA (YouTube video)

Champagne

Champagne: Sausalito (near San Francisco) California, USA – Casa Madrone Hotel Luxury Suite at $10,000 per night! (YouTube news)

It is all part of a drive to get kids interested in science, technology, engineering and maths subjects – collectively known at STEM.

Science teacher Hannah Bryant took over as the school’s STEM co-ordinator in September and has been spearheading a drive to get kids’ off their PS4’s, Xbox’s and iPhones and instead learning about propulsion and gravitational forces.

Learn more about this article here


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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Classes Drone On…And Students Love It

Classes Drone On…And Students Love It

It is all part of a drive to get kids interested in science, technology, engineering and maths subjects – collectively known at STEM.

Science teacher Hannah Bryant took over as the school’s STEM co-ordinator in September and has been spearheading a drive to get kids’ off their PS4’s, Xbox’s and iPhones and instead learning about propulsion and gravitational forces.

“When I took on the role I wanted it to be about letting the kids experience something different and getting them excited about our subjects,” she said.

“In ten years time, who knows what career paths will be available to kids, but STEM will be a big part of it.

“All of our clubs are geared towards getting them towards looking at careers in these sectors.

“We have a good following now, particularly for our drone club.

He (teacher) added: “Once you start fiddling with the settings it becomes more about engineering. “At the moment the kids have not made them themselves but eventually they will take over from me building and repairing them. Hopefully eventually the kids will get to the stage where they are designing their own drones and printing them.”

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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.

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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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A Child Was Immunized By the World’s First Drone-Delivered Vaccine

A Child Was Immunized By the World’s First Drone-Delivered Vaccine

UNICEF announced Tuesday that it and several partners had successfully delivered a vaccine to Cook’s Bay on Erromango Island, where it had been used to vaccinate a one-month-old child against hepatitis and tuberculosis. The drone had to fly more than 24 miles (40 kilometers) to get to its destination, flying over rugged mountainous terrain in the center of the island.

“Today’s small flight by drone is a big leap for global health,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, as quoted by UNICEF’s press release. “Today’s first-of-a-kind vaccine delivery has enormous potential not only for Vanuatu, but also for the thousands of children who are missing out on vaccines across the world.”

The drone delivered enough vaccines for 13 children and five pregnant women. The delivery was the result of a joint effort between UNICEF, private partners, and the local Vanuatu government. UNICEF touted the flight as the “first-ever commercial contract to deliver vaccines by drone.”

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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 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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