AeroVision Canada Achieves a North American 1st for Offshore UAV Services!

AeroVision Canada Inc. and its partner Waterford Energy Services Inc. recently concluded a lengthy review process with DNV-GL and have successfully achieved an “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Company Acceptance for Offshore Installation, Hull, and Equipment Inspections”. This is a first for a North American Commercial UAV Operator and we are exceptionally proud of this achievement. […]Read more…

Drone users face new restrictions

Canadians received some clarity Thursday on what recreational users can and can’t do with drones. Transport Minister Marc Garneau unveiled restrictions to curb the number of incidents in which recreational drones have come too close to airplanes, which have more than tripled since 2014. Garneau said that until now, Transport Canada had only provided guidelines […]Read more…

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…

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…

Autos Makers Add Fancy Gadgets

Source: Autos Makers Add Fancy Gadgets   The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is starting to tease Facebook users about some of the truly unique innovations that will be on exhibit this year. The one that caught my eye was from the Swiss engineering and design firm Rinspeed. The Etos from Rinspeed is a “concept” […]Read 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…

The Drones Are Coming

The Drone Are Coming, and this time it’s not just for fun & games. Tech manufacturers like Sony are switching from smartphones to drones to keep their businesses afloat.  That is because the world is about to change in a very significant way and it has a lot to do with drone technology. Source: The Drones […]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…

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…

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