SKYWATCH: A Sci-Fi Short

When two outcast teens hack into a ubiquitous drone delivery system to pull a prank on their neighbor, they accidentally crash-land a dangerous prototype – and find themselves entangled in a life-and-death conspiracy.

Good story, good acting, great VFX quality, … and totally plausible too!

There’s also an accompanying movie available, explaining how they got Jude Law to star in this short (be sure to watch the short itself first, before you watch this extra video)

Making 3D Models Using a Drone

Ow, this is nice. And apparently it’s called “Photogrammetry”.

💭 Reminds me of Microsoft’s Photosynth (RIP)

AirDog

AirDog is a small, agile, foldable quadcopter, especially designed for filmmakers and action sports enthusiasts who use GoPro cameras.

Like its canine namesake, AirDog automatically follows you wherever you go, whatever you do. It’s not bothered by pelting rain, freezing temps, massive waves, or freaking insane places. AirDog doesn’t say “no.” It just follows, flying right along.

AirDog Kickstarter →

SkyJack: autonomous drone hacking

SkyJack is a drone engineered to autonomously seek out, hack, and wirelessly take over other drones within wifi distance, creating an army of zombie drones under your control.

By Samy (yes, the Samy – author of the MySpace Samy Worm and Evercookie)

Flying hacker contraption hunts other drones, turns them into zombies →

Amazon Prime Air

Get packages into customers’ hands in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles

Still remove a few years from us. Why announce now? This quote, by Hiten Shah, I can relate to:

This is a pre-emptive move to help the world go in the way Amazon wants it to go. Perhaps to help push the FAA rules and regulations forward faster.