NASA's Mars rovers have already made inroads on Martian soil. The next realm to explore may well be the sky with the addition of low-flying scout helicopters.
In a new ad showing that securing files in the cloud is better than a flying machine beneath the clouds, Microsoft aims for humor.
It's not every day you see a helicopter that looks like this. But that unconventional rotor placement will help drive the S-97's exceptional speed.
The Volocopter VC200 is a quiet, battery-powered helicopter alternative with 18 rotors that can carry two people.
An experiment with two super-powered RC helicopters seems to show the machines are capable of lifting a full-grown person off the ground.
The Pentagon is developing unmanned aircraft for supply runs that can be controlled from a mobile phone or tablet -- think of it as Amazon drones in olive drab.
Su Daocheng, who says he is "addicted" to inventing, spent two months on the development of the petrol-powered beast.
Aside from being emission-free, the German-built Volocopter VC200 is a VTOL aircraft that aims to offer a calm and quiet ride.
Researchers from Cambridge University have teamed up with Boeing to build and successfully test the world's first hybrid airplane engine.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants to ship goods using unmanned aircraft. Some are skeptical, others nervous, but drones already are improving the way we live.