Ford And DJI Launch $100,000 Developer Challenge To Improve Drone-To-Vehicle Communications

What if your drone could talk to your car? That’s probably not a question you’ve asked yourself all that often, but what if you are the United Nations or a search-and-rescue organization that wants to launch drones from the bed of their pickup trucks? Ford and DJI today announced a new developer challenge that asks […]Read more…

AIDA: The Sky’s the Limit – UAV Drones and their Application | Acadia University Event Services

Join us on November 26, 2015 for the workshop “The Sky’s the Limit” – UAV Drones and their Applications. The purpose of the workshop is to identify the value and importance of developing UAV technology in Atlantic Canada and to encourage interested in the application of this new and disruptive technology. The workshop will highlight […]Read more…

Rutgers Creates First Drone Suited for Air and Water

Rutgers Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Professor Diez and his students have developed an air-water aircraft. Watch it fly, swim and fly again seamlessly, again. It’s equally adept at flying like a bird and swimming like a fish, and going from one to the other seamlessly, almost defying nature. Read more and watch the video. https://rutgersresearch.wordpress.com/2015/11/06/rutgers-creates-first-drone-suited-for-air-and-water/ Tagged: drone, […]Read more…

Performance limitations as a drone operator!

Understanding your performance limitations is essential to recognizing or anticipating deviations which could lead to an unsafe flight condition. This applies to the operational team as a whole; the pilot, payload operator, ground support team and the aircraft. This is especially important to the more experienced operators when various other human factors come in to […]Read more…

Researchers use drones to monitor killer whales as El Niño threatens food source

Researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Vancouver Aquarium are using drone technology to monitor the health of endangered killer whales as the onset of a warmer climate pattern may threaten their food sources. http://globalnews.ca/news/2290839/researchers-use-drones-to-monitor-killer-whales-as-el-nino-threatens-food-source/ Tagged: Drones, killer whales, Photogrammetry, uav, Vancouver AquariumRead more…

UAS for forestry surveillance and conservation could provide substantially cheaper option

A new study from lead author Dr Rakan Zahawi, from the Organisation for Tropical Studies in partnership with researchers from the University of Maryland and the University of California-Santa Cruz, USA, has indicated that unmanned aerial systems, known more commonly as drones, could successfully monitor the effects of forest regeneration in the tropics. Researchers also say automating […]Read more…

Using drones to inspect bridges

In recent years, drones made headlines for fighting wars overseas, detecting crop conditions, keeping an eye on power lines and even delivering retail goods. As the flying electronic devices became easier to use and less expensive, all sorts of individuals, businesses, nonprofit groups and government organizations – including the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) – […]Read more…

Watch Quadrocopters Building A Rope Bridge Strong Enough To Walk On

Made at the ETH Zurich Flying Machine Arena in Switzerland, the bridge joins two scaffolds, and is the first full-scale load-bearing structure autonomously built by flying machines. The feat represents one more step in the field of robotic aerial construction. Source: Watch Quadrocopters Building A Rope Bridge Strong Enough To Walk On Tagged: Aerial inspection, AeroVision […]Read more…

Drones And Their Positive Impact On Precision Agriculture

While drones will impact many industries, most agree that agriculture will be one of the industries impacted most. Farming accounts for about 70% of global water usage. Most experts think this is unsustainable. Using drones, farmers can inexpensively survey crops to better allocate water… Drones And Their Positive Impact On Precision Agriculture by Sam Estrin Source: […]Read more…

AeroVision Canada Steps it Up with Thermal Imaging Technology

The applications of UAVs combined with the latest in thermal imaging technology in the Law Enforcement, Fire Fighting and Search and Rescue are obvious; High resolution video and thermal cameras can rapidly survey and search an area. Aerial search is extremely costly with traditional fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. Small, highly maneuverable UAVs may aid and support efforts […]Read more…

Drones armed with thermal cameras inspect Etihad Towers | The National

When the makers of Furious 7 were in town filming a spectacular car scene at the skyscrapers on Abu Dhabi’s Corniche, a solution to a common building maintenance problem was found. Source: Drones armed with thermal cameras inspect Etihad Towers | The National Tagged: Aerial inspection, Aerovision, AeroVision Canada, aerovisioncanada, atlantic canada drone, building maintenance […]Read more…

Are Canada’s drone regulations too permissive? | CTV News

Experts say Canada’s permissive approach to regulating commercial drones has made it a world leader in the burgeoning field, while others warn that inadequate enforcement of the soaring number of amateur flyers is putting the public at risk. Source: Are Canada’s drone regulations too permissive? | CTV News Tagged: Aerial inspection, AeroVision Canada, aerovisioncanada, atlantic […]Read more…

Commercial UAV Expo Issues Report on UAVs and Construction | SPAR Point Group

Commercial UAV Expo Issues Report on UAVs and Construction Written by Commercial UAV Expo Portland, Maine, USA – August 25, 2015 – The organizers of Commercial UAV Expo today announced the release of their most recent report, titled “Progressive Construction Firms Mobilize to Put UAVs to Work.” This free report provides key insights into how […]Read more…

Facebook Plans to Launch Solar-Powered Airplanes to Bring Internet to More Homes

Originally posted on Sneakhype:
Facebook is working on a project called Aquila that will provide internet to a lot of places that might not currently have the best connectivity.  Using solar-powered planes, connectivity will reach places it has never reached before.  The solar-powered planes have the wingspan of a commercial airliner, but weigh less than…Read more…

Drone Technology Used To Train Texas Flooding Responders

Originally posted on CBS Dallas / Fort Worth:
Follow CBSDFW.COM: Facebook | Twitter BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Drone technology will be part of a Texas A&M University seminar for emergency responders dealing with deadly flooding like the disastrous May storms. The 2015 Summer Institute on Flooding runs Sunday through Tuesday at A&M’s Riverside campus in Bryan. Memorial Day…Read more…

Sony’s new company called “Aerospace” which will produce Drone

Originally posted on TechnoLife:
Drone is the future thats why they are everywhere . Sony is stepping in this business by teaming up with Japanese robotics firm ZMP. According to a press release, ZMP will bring its “automated driving and robotics technologies” to the project while Sony will offer its imaging and telecommunications expertise. “We’re looking to explore new opportunities beyond…Read more…

New Age Photography: Dronestgram & National Geographic Contest Winners

Who needs Google Earth when you can drone your own images now…well almost. Dronestgram and National Geographic recently hosted their second edition of drone Aerial photography contest and these are the winning photos. Judged by a quality panel of experts including National Geographic photographer Ken Geiger and Jean-Pierre Vrignaud, Editor in Chief of National Geographic France and Dronestagram’s…Read more…

China’s Caihong Drone World Best, Better than US Predator-A

Originally posted on Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements:
Caihong-4 drone China’s mil.huanqiu.com carries cnr.cn’s report on China’s Caihong drones. On July 10, cnr.cn broadcasted an interview with Shi Wen, chief engineer of the Caihong series of drone. In the interview Shi said, “Caihong-4 drone is a new unmanned aerial vehicle that has been developed on the…Read more…

WATCH: Drone used to help rescue kids stranded in dangerous rapids

Originally posted on Global News:
TORONTO – We’ve become used to seeing various events through the eyes (or rather, camera lens) of unmanned aerial drones. Whether it’s the Moncton shooting, the snowstorm in Buffalo, or just your run-of-the-mill Canadian weather, drone footage offers a unique perspective among aerial photography. But during the recent rescue of…Read more…

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