Vodafone report shows drone support

Four out of five Britons would support the widespread adoption of drones if stringent safety, security and monitoring measures existed, according to a new report by Vodafone. Of the 2,000 members of the public polled for the report, the majority support their use for emergency response (86%), police assistance (79%) and environmental conservation (61%). Meanwhile,…

Blueye Robotics launches new underwater drone

Want to view under the water without having to put on your wetsuit and take a camera with you? Blueye Robotics has launched a new underwater drone, the Bluewater Water Pro. The underwater drone is ready to be deployed in a few minutes with minimal training, claims the manufacturer. It says operating  the drone is…

Scientists developing robots to clean train carriages

Robots that can clean train carriages and drones that can inspect railway bridge arches are being developed by scientists in two new research projects. The Heriot-Watt University researchers are working on robotised mobile inspection platforms that can operate in hard-to-reach areas such as between and under the seats of a train carriage. The robot platforms will detect…