The Surprising History of UAVs and GPS in Sci-Fi and Pop Culture

Flying robots have long been a staple of science fiction narratives, whirring and buzzing overhead in the decades before technology caught up to make them a reality. These days, fiction has become fact: we live in a world where you can build a quadrotor, UAVs patrol the skies, and everyone and their mother has a GPS…

Here's Everything You Need to Build Your Very Own Quadrotor

Quadrotors aren’t just for Air Force personnel doing remote reconnaissance. They’re also great for airlifting pizza. And you don’t have to spend a load of cash on a ready-to-fly model — you can build a relatively simple one using some scavenged aluminum, a few electronic components from a hobby store, and open-source…

How Quadrotors Will Shape Our Future

Robots are everywhere, and soon they’ll be capable of just about anything. They don’t all have to look like Fritz Lang-esque automata, though. Some of the most impressive, innovative stuff a robot can do is being done by quadrotors — aerial robots capable of more than you might ever realize. Here are some of the most…