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Orpheus autonomous underwater drone will explore the ocean floor

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that on May 14, one of its exploration vessels called Okeanos Explorer departed from Port Canaveral in Florida for a two-week expedition. The vessel has onboard an autonomous underwater vehicle called Orpheus that is a technology demonstration. The autonomous underwater exploration …

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Tech Bytes: Kroger drone delivery, Royal Marines jet pack, Roman Colosseum hi-tech floor

Drone deliveries with a twist. Supermarket chain Kroger is starting to test a drone delivery system that can deliver items to your home, but also to the location of your smartphone. It’s being targeted to those needing last minute items at their current locations. Speaking of flying, this is not …

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Bill Allowing Police Drones To Surveil Crowds Heads Back To Senate Floor

A proposal to expand law enforcement’s use of drones is now heading back to the Senate floor for a vote. Under it, drones could be used to monitor crowds of 50 or more people, among other things. Democrats and civil rights activists have concerns over how law enforcement will implement …

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Proposal To Expand Law Enforcement Use Of Drones Heads To House Floor Vote

Law enforcement agencies could use drones to survey crowds, assist in traffic management, and collect evidence at a crime scene or traffic crash. That’s under a proposal that passed a Senate vote and is heading for a House vote. But some lawmakers have raised concerns over how the bill could …

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Police Could Observe Crowds Of 50 Or More People Under Bill Heading To Senate Floor

State law prevents police from using drones to collect evidence or information unless they get a warrant from a judge. Already, there are several exceptions, and Sen. Tom Wright (R-Port Orange) wants to expand those even more. He says using drones can help protect law enforcement. “It may be able …

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4 Show Floor Takeaways from CES 2019: Robots and Drones, Oh My!

Source: Keith Shaw We’ve had some time to recuperate from the madness of CES, in which more than 150,000 attendees and thousands of exhibitors displayed their latest gadgets, gizmos and yes, even robots, on the CES show floor. Last week’s reporter’s notebook focused on the collection of startups around the …

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