How the US, France, Germany, Brazil, and New Zealand are Saving Lives With Drones

The US, France, Germany, Brazil and New Zealand are among the countries adopting a life-saving application for drones this year – as lifeguards at some of the world’s busiest beaches. It’s an application that just makes sense.  Lifeguards can stay on shore and monitor a large swath of coastline using a drone, including areas that […]

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Toronto Drone Film Festival – One Month Countdown!

The Toronto Drone Film Festival (TDFF) aims to highlight the best in aerial cinematography, offering an international platform for filmmakers from around the world to showcase their work in front of industry professionals, the drone community and an extensive media network.  Winners will be rewarded with cash prizes and giveaways from our event sponsors – a prizeRead more…

Rescue Group, Sheriff’s Dept. Deploy Drones in Successful Water Mission

On Tuesday, the Danville Life Saving Crew (DLSC) in Virginia used drones to help rescue a man who was trapped on the south side of the Dan River after his hand had been caught underneath a fallen tree. According to a press release from the DLSC, its dive team was dispatched at 10:43 a.m. to […]

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Join our latest contest: the Photo Travel Challenge!

Went on a vacation with your Parrot drone ? Bring us back some beautiful pictures to taunt our co-workers and win a $30 discount on our website!   We are looking for 5 specific aerial views and 5 original shots as listed below: 1 sunny photo of a field 1 photo of you on a summit […]

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Participez à notre concours de l’été : “Photo Travel Challenge” !

Vous êtes parti avec votre drone Parrot en vacances ? Rapportez-nous des souvenirs pour enrager nos voisins de bureaux et gagner 30€ de réductions !   Nous somme à la recherche de 5 prises de vues spécifiques ainsi que 5 photos de vacances originales: 1 photo à travers champs sous un soleil brûlant 1 photo de […]

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Homeland Security Announces Kickoff for New sUAS Research Project

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) will officially kick off its partnership with Mississippi for the test and evaluation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) next Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center in Mississippi. DHS, acting under William N. Bryan, secretary for science and technology, […]

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AT&T Exploring Artificial Intelligence for UAV Tower Inspections

Aiming for “next-level automation” for cell tower inspections with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), AT&T Labs, the research and development arm of AT&T, is teaming up with the company’s national drone team. AT&T, which has partnered with major tech companies including Intel and Qualcomm to test UAVs on LTE networks, is now bringing together “drones, machine […]

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You can now watch tech bring food to your door with a few taps of your smartphone

(function() { var s = document.createElement(‘script’); s.type = ‘text/javascript’; s.async = !0; s.src = ‘//adserver.pressboard.ca/v2/embedder?media=131735’; var d = document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0]; d.parentNode.insertBefore(s, d); })(); Autonomous robots are no longer the stuff of tech enthusiasts’ daydreams or sci-fi movies. They’re here now. AndRead more…

Drones Help Precious-Metal Mining Company Save Time and Money

Commercial drone solutions company Identified Technologies, based out of Pittsburgh, has entered into a partnership with SSR Mining Inc., which is using the company’s drone solution at its Marigold mine in Nevada. SSR is a Vancouver, British Columbia-based mining company focused on the operation, development, exploration and acquisition of precious-metal projects. Under the new partnership, […]

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The Importance of Advanced Weather Data for Commercial Drone Operations

In December 2016, Amazon executed its first customer delivery by drone outside of Cambridge, the U.K., and more recently, the e-commerce giant’s patent was published for a “multi-layered fulfillment center” that would allow its drones to better and more rapidly serve customers in urban areas. But as Amazon (Prime Air), Google (Project Wing) and others […]

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Former BlackBerry Exec Joins UAS Manufacturer Aeryon Labs

Waterloo, Ontario-based Aeryon Labs Inc., a manufacturer of small, industrial-grade unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), is welcoming Dietmar Wennemer as the company’s chief product officer. Wennemer will spearhead engineering and production/operations worldwide, says Aeryon. Wennemer has held a number of high-ranking roles at tech companies, including Center and Siemens. As senior vice president of product development […]

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Microsoft researchers test AI-controlled soaring machine

Guest post courtesy of Allison Linn, Microsoft — In the searing midday heat of the Nevada desert, a white Jeep Wrangler heads down a desolate strip of dirt road, surrounded on either side by miles of sagebrush and sand. As the Jeep bumps along, two members of a Microsoft research team, Jim Piavis and Rick […]

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UAS Repair Network Robotic Skies Raises VC Funding

Robotic Skies LLC, a provider of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) maintenance around the globe, has raised a round of venture capital financing. The investment round was led by Kickstart Seed Fund of Salt Lake City and included participation by Sun Mountain Capital of Santa Fe, N.M. The company says the capital will accelerate the expansion […]

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Robotic Skies Raises Seed Round for Drone Repair Network

Robotic Skies, LLC, which manages a network of UAS repair stations has raised a round of seed funding led by Kickstart Seed Fund of Salt Lake City, Utah.Sun Mountain Capital of Santa Fe, New Mexico also participated. The capital will accelerate the expansion of the Robotic Skies maintenance network for high-end commercial drones. “We are […]

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Robots footballeurs : la France championne du monde

Pour la deuxième année consécutive, la France remporte la RoboCup. Organisée le week-end du 29 juillet dernier à Nagoya au Japon, l’édition 2017 a tenu toutes ses promesses. Au terme d’une compétition maîtrisée de bout en bout, la France est devenue championne du monde de football dans la catégorie robots humanoïdes KidSize en s’imposant en finale face à la Chine […]

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High Performance Hybrid Tri-Copter from FlightWave

FlightWave Aerospace Systems, Inc., a California-based startup brings new capabilities to customers who need a sustained aerial presence in high-wind, maritime, or terrestrial missions. The company also announced an investment from Breakout Labs, the Thiel Foundation’s programme of support for deep technology companies. FlightWave’s premier product, the FlightWave Edge Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), is a long-range, […]

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Robotic Skies Raises Venture Capital Funding Round

Robotic Skies announced it has raised a round of venture capital financing. The investment round was led by Kickstart Seed Fund of Salt Lake City, Utah, and included participation by Sun Mountain Capital of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The capital will accelerate the expansion of the Robotic Skies maintenance network for high-end commercial unmanned aircraft […]

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OBTAIN F803 drone: Cheaper alternative to Mavic Pro?

At first look the OBTAIN F803 looks like a great alternative to the popular Mavic Pro. It not just has similar foldable design but also comparable features. The OBTAIN F803 drone comes in 2 Colors, white and black. My biggest concerns regarding these new gadgets from unknown manufactures are the after sale support through spare parts availability. […]

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Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority RPAS Consultation Paper Published

The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has opened submissions for its review into commercial and recreational operations of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), or drones. The regulator has published a discussion paper on RPAS operations in Australia, noting there were about 50,000 drones used in this country currently, mostly for sport and recreational purposes. […]

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US Coast Guard Uses Drones to Expand its Reach

Unmanned aircraft do not have a long, storied history like the Coast Guard. But they already play a role in one of the Coast Guard’s earliest missions – guarding against illicit trade. In a letter to the commanding officers of the Revenue Cutter Service dated June 4, 1791, 10 months after the service was founded, Alexander Hamilton warned of […]

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US Navy Seeks Lightweight, Jam-Resistant Antennae

With weapons and communications systems increasingly relying on connectivity and signal communications, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is looking to develop phased array antennas that are light-weight and jam resistant for the next generation of systems. The NRL is working with the Tactical Reach back Extended Communications to develop an ultra-wideband phased array antenna […]

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Agribotix, senseFly Roll out ‘Gateway to Precision Ag’ Drone Program

Agribotix and senseFly have announced their Gateway to Precision Ag promotion for the U.S. and Canada. Designed to help growers and retailers get ahead of the 2018 growing season, the promotion offers a discount on a package of tools enabling professionals to begin working with drones now, the companies say. “Precision programs are significantly more […]

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Agribotix, senseFly Roll out ‘Gateway to Precision Ag’ Drone Program

Agribotix and senseFly have announced their Gateway to Precision Ag promotion for the U.S. and Canada. Designed to help growers and retailers get ahead of the 2018 growing season, the promotion offers a discount on a package of tools enabling professionals to begin working with drones now, the companies say. “Precision programs are significantly more […]

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Sandia Labs Sends Up UAS and Balloon to Collect Arctic Climate Data

Last week, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories flew a tethered balloon and an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) together to collect weather data in the Arctic. In addition to providing more precise data for weather and climate models, being able to effectively operate UAS in the Arctic is important for national security, according to Sandia, which […]

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Sandia Labs Sends Up UAS and Balloon to Collect Arctic Climate Data

Last week, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories flew a tethered balloon and an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) together to collect weather data in the Arctic. In addition to providing more precise data for weather and climate models, being able to effectively operate UAS in the Arctic is important for national security, according to Sandia, which […]

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Draganfly Innovations Case Study “Drill Pad Footprint Analysis”

  Introduction: This paper examines the benefits and cost savings of conducting a drill pad footprint analysis by Starscream Aerial Services, using the Draganflyer X4-P drone and photogrammetry Pix4D post-processing software in contrast to traditional methods. With the Draganflyer system, capturing aerial data with the correct image overlap required and processing the data is veryRead more…

Antonelli Law Successfully Defends Part 107 Pilot in Chicago Drone Ordinance Case

Good news for all drone pilots   By Jeffrey Antonelli In June, licensed drone pilot Jerrick Hakim flew his DJI Inspire 2 for one solitary flight on Chicago’s lakefront. A slow, cinematic flight, the drone flew above Lake Michigan perhaps several hundred feet from shore. After about 15 minutes, the professional photographer landed his drone […]

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