Source: Gizmag – Crash-proof UAV takes out US$1 million Drones For Good Competition – By Nick Lavars

How drones can be prevented from crashing into things, or at least in a way that doesn’t put and end to their flight, is a legitimate problem for this burgeoning technology. Some are calling it the World Cup for Drones, while the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has simply labeled it the Drones For Good award. Whichever way you spin it, offering up US$1 million in prize money is sure to bring out great ideas from all corners of the globe. The international competition seeks to emphasize the positive capabilities of drones and on Saturday, a team of Swiss technologists took out first prize with a vehicle that flies protected by a spinning cage, helping it to better travel through confined spaces. (…)


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