This awe-inspiring video by Dolphin Safari has gone viral over the weekend with over 430,000 hits so far!
Captain Dave Anderson of Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari in Dana Point, California recorded an huge pod stampede of dolphins and whales using a drone.
Literally thousands of dolphins, and a couple whales too, can be seen migrating together down the coast off San Clemente, California.
The captain even captured a heartwarming close-up of a newborn Humpback whale calf snuggling with its mom.
Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/03/03/drones-records-amazing-footage-of-dolphin-and-whale-pod-stampede/
The Internet and tech world exploded in glee when Amazon introduced their drone delivery program, Amazon Prime Air. Though the program is years from reality, it demonstrates what will soon be commonplace. Now, the world’s most famous tech company, Google, is joining the drone game.
Google‘s semi-secret invention center Google X has just debuted Project Wing, a similar drone delivery program. Soon, the sky will be full of buzzing drones delivering pizzas to headphones.
Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/08/28/google-introduces-project-wing/
Special effects studio Corridor Digital teamed up with drone company Parrot to put together this heart racing action scene. While going for a drive through town, a gang of bandits attack a group of cars. But thankfully, there were drones equipped with lasers to fight off the criminals. The entire scene looks like an action sequence from a big budget Hollywood film, but really it was created using toy remote cars and mini-drones. Awesome!
Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/12/01/mini-drones-battle-remote-control-cars-action-scene/
Now, that quadrotors and personal drones are becoming more common, we must learn to share the skies with the bird. But some birds aren’t interested in sharing. Christopher Schmidt was flying his quadrotor equipped with a camera around Magazine Beach Park in Cambridge when a hawk attacked!
Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/10/10/hawk-attacks-quadcopter/
WeddingMan123 is a wedding photographer of the 21 century. He doesn’t just take a couple pictures with a digital camera. He goes above and beyond, even utilizing a remote control quadcopter equipped with GoPro video cameras to create stunning visuals.
Problem is, he still needs to work on his flying capabilities. While attempting a fly-by, the quadcopter accidentally crashed into the groom’s head, even cutting his cheek.
But don’t worry. The bride and groom were able to laugh about the mishap and were even the ones to request the video be posted online.
Now, the two week old video has only gone viral now, garnering over 600,000 hits since trending over the weekend.
Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/08/19/photophraphers-quadcopter-crashes-into-grooms-head/
Quadcopter drones are becoming more and more common these days. Many people are unhappy with this modern technology as they fear their privacy could be violated. But who would have thought that kangaroos also didn’t like drones? A drone equipped with a camera was being flown in Hunter Valley, Australia to capture some up close and personal video of some kangaroos. But one kangaroo apparently did not like being recorded and literally punched it out of the sky, reports Press Association.
Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/12/25/kangaroo-punches-drone-out-of-sky/
While they may not be as fluffy as man’s best friend, a trio of quadrotor robots have learned to play catch.
Researchers in Switzerland attached a net to the quadrotors, which cooperate to catch objects thrown their way. The drones then slingshot the objects back up, and try to retrieve them again.
The scientists created algorithms that help the bots learn in real time, thereby increasing their accuracy after repeated throws. Even for quadrotors, practice makes perfect.
Check out the video, above, for more; then tell us what you think in the comments.
Read more: http://mashable.com/2012/10/01/quadrotor-robots-catch/