Read the latest drone news today along with new developments in the unmanned aircraft systems aviation industry.

These daily drone news articles cover the latest innovations, developments, research and regulations from the top UAV bloggers, websites, service providers and  manufacturers.

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This drone news webpage covers today and the previous 14 days of drone news.

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  • AVY – Drone Builder
    by Press on June 19, 2018 at 6:31 am

    Avy is looking for a Drone Builder to contribute to the ambitious mission we share! Join the Avy team to build drones to improve the world. Deadline for applications: Sunday 1 July 2018 11.59 pm Role description You are the master of drones You make things fly! You understand drones, you understand the drone industry, […]

  • DroneDeploy Releases World’s First Real-Time Thermal Mapping Technology for Commercial Drones
    by Droneblog Editor on June 18, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    DroneDeploy, a drone software company with the largest drone data platform in the world, today announced the launch of Thermal Live Map, a real-time mobile mapping solution which delivers insights only thermal imagery can reveal. A first-of-its-kind feature, Thermal Live Map visualizes temperature range variability and creates instant thermal maps for quick, data-guided decisions on […]

  • Naval Research: New Drone Fueled by the Elements
    by Jason Reagan on June 18, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    Groundbreaking military research is giving drones their day in the sun – or at least half a day. The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory is empowering drones to stay aloft more than 12 hours using energy from the sun and wind. Although the research is targeting military applications, the solution is likely to trickle down into […] The post Naval Research: New Drone Fueled by the Elements appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • UNICEF Funding Opportunity for Drone Startups
    by Press on June 18, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make up to $100K equity-free investments to provide early stage (seed) finance to for-profit technology start-ups that have the potential to benefit humanity through the use of drones. If you’ve got a start-up registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries and have a working, open-source drone prototype or service (or you are willing to […]

  • Drones in Space: Black Swift Gets NASA Contract to Fly to Venus
    by Miriam McNabb on June 18, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    The following is a press release from Black Swift Technologies. Boulder, CO – (June 18, 2018) – Black Swift Technologies (BST), a specialized engineering firm recognized for its purpose-built scientific aerial platforms, announced today it has been awarded a NASA contract to develop an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to perform upper atmospheric observations of the planet Venus. BST […] The post Drones in Space: Black Swift Gets NASA Contract to Fly to Venus appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Endurance Flight without a Helicopter: Drone Tech Firm Harris Aerial Demonstrates LiDAR with Carrier H4 Hybrid
    by Miriam McNabb on June 18, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Aerial LiDAR surveys aren’t new technology – but now U.S. – based Harris Aerial has demonstrated a new and ground-breaking way of performing them. LiDAR surveys provide critically accurate survey data, allowing for the creation of precise 3D models. LiDAR attached to a helicopter or other manned aircraft have been used for over 50 years […] The post Endurance Flight without a Helicopter: Drone Tech Firm Harris Aerial Demonstrates LiDAR with Carrier H4 Hybrid appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • NASA Taps Black Swift to Develop UAS for Studying Venus
    by Betsy Lillian on June 18, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Colorado-based specialized engineering firm Black Swift Technologies (BST) has been awarded a NASA contract to develop an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to perform upper atmospheric observations of Venus. BST is proposing a planetary aerial vehicle based on dynamic soaring, a proven method to extract energy from atmospheric shear. “While there have been a variety of […] The post NASA Taps Black Swift to Develop UAS for Studying Venus appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Check Out the Winning Videos of the Month from AirVuz!
    by Miriam McNabb on June 18, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    AirVuz has a new feature on their site.  They’re offering prizes to the best drone videos uploaded each week – and at the end of the month, they select one of the weekly winners for another prize.  If you’ve got a drone video to share, consider uploading – and to see a selection of incredible […] The post Check Out the Winning Videos of the Month from AirVuz! appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • DroneDeploy Upgrades Live Map Platform for Better UAV Imaging
    by Jason Reagan on June 18, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Four months after releasing a real-time UAV mapping solution, software startup DroneDeploy is enhancing the system with the release of Thermal Live Maps. In February, the company launched Live Map, a product described as the “only real-time drone mapping solution in the world.” Thermal Live Maps, DroneDeploy officials say, now allows users to generate thermal drone maps […] The post DroneDeploy Upgrades Live Map Platform for Better UAV Imaging appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Helion and Domenec Molins partner with Freespace
    by Press on June 18, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    The Freespace team are proud to announce our partnership with Domenec Molins and the Helion Group. Just as we are pushing the boundaries with our Giant Drone Racing platform, Helion are the market leaders in the development of powder metallurgy, solid carbide and innovative coating technologies for high-quality cutting tools. Helion is a global company […]

  • Who Is Adopting Zephyr Drone Simulator?
    by Press on June 18, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    UAV Expert NewsWho Is Adopting Zephyr Drone Simulator? Colleges and Universities Adopting Zephyr Drone Simulator into Curricula Little Arms Studios, a leading developer of professional-grade simulation solutions, unveiled new partnerships with premier unmanned aerial systems training programs at colleges and universities throughout the United States.  As UAVs continue to become more ubiquitous in nearly every industry, students are seeking degree programs throughout the... Who Is Adopting Zephyr Drone Simulator?Press. […]

  • Black Swift Technologies Awarded NASA Contract
    by Press on June 18, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    UAV Expert NewsBlack Swift Technologies Awarded NASA Contract Black Swift Technologies Awarded NASA Contract to Develop Unmanned Aircraft System for Atmospheric Observations of Venus Black Swift Technologies (BST), a specialized engineering firm recognized for its purpose-built scientific aerial platforms, has announced it has been awarded a NASA contract to develop an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to perform upper atmospheric observations of the planet... Black Swift Technologies Awarded NASA ContractPress. […]

  • A huge, crossover video game and drone race is coming — and $50,000 is up for grabs
    by Sally French on June 18, 2018 at 9:47 am

    A huge crossover FPV drone race is coming to California, and $50,000 is up for grabs. The Xfinity CA Drone Speed Challenge Level 2, put on by California-based drone racing group Aerial Sports League, will take place July 18 and 19 at the Golden1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. And it’s not just a drone race. The … Continue reading A huge, crossover video game and drone race is coming — and $50,000 is up for grabs → The post A huge, crossover video game and drone race is coming — and $50,000 is up for grabs appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • DroneShield – Turnbull / Pyne Defence Export Strategy Bears Fruit
    by Press on June 18, 2018 at 7:04 am

    The Australian developer and manufacturer of cutting-edge high technology counter-drone products DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO or DRO.AU) (DroneShield or the Company) today released the following statement on the practical application of the Turnbull / Pyne Defence Export Strategy. On 29 January 2018, The Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Australian Minister for Defence Industry, announced the new Defence Export Strategy […]

  • Cyberhawk Innovations has been named the Venture-backed Management Team of the Year at the 2018 BVCA Scottish Management Team awards
    by Press on June 18, 2018 at 6:45 am

    Cyberhawk Innovations has been named the Venture-backed Management Team of the Year at the 2018 BVCA Scottish Management Team awards. Winners were announced at the BVCA’s prestigious annual dinner in Edinburgh. The BVCA Management Team Awards celebrate the performance of UK-based companies that are backed by private equity and venture capital. Cyberhawk is one of […]

  • Two drone companies land on Wall Street Journal’s 2018 list of tech companies to watch
    by Sally French on June 17, 2018 at 9:00 am

    The drone industry is still flying high — at least according to the Wall Street Journal. The Wall Street Journal named 25 emerging leaders as tech companies to watch in 2018, and among them are two drone companies. Kespry landed on spot No. 15, while Airobotics made it as No. 21. Kespry is a Silicon … Continue reading Two drone companies land on Wall Street Journal’s 2018 list of tech companies to watch → The post Two drone companies land on Wall Street Journal’s 2018 list of tech companies to watch appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Top Collision Avoidance Drones And Obstacle Detection Explained
    by Fintan Corrigan on June 17, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Drones with obstacle detection and collision avoidance sensors are becoming more prevalent in both the consumer and professional sectors. This year, we have quite a few drones with collision avoidance technology. This obstacle detection and avoidance technology started with sensors detecting objects in front of the drone. Now the latest drones from DJI, Walkera, Yuneec... […]

  • Another potential income stream for drone pilots: stock video creator
    by Sally French on June 16, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Want to make some easy money off of the photos you take from your drones? There’s a pretty easy way now for you to become an aerial stock video photographer by simply recycling the scenic shots you’ve already taken. Drone network site DroneBase released hundreds of its 4K aerial videos to license on Shutterstock’s Footage … Continue reading Another potential income stream for drone pilots: stock video creator → The post Another potential income stream for drone pilots: stock video creator appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Aeryon Labs and HAZON Solutions Combine the Best of Hardware and Services
    by Miriam McNabb on June 15, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Drone manufacturer Aeryon Labs Inc. and national drone service provider HAZON Solutions have joined forces to offer customers the best combination of hardware and drone inspection services. Canadian drone manufacturer Aeryon Labs Inc. is a well-known industry leader, manufacturing high-performance Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for military, public safety, and commercial customers. HAZON offers high level […] The post Aeryon Labs and HAZON Solutions Combine the Best of Hardware and Services appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Cyberhawk, Industry Leader in Industrial Inspection by Drone, Wins Management Award
    by Miriam McNabb on June 15, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    It’s another sign that drone companies aren’t on the fringe of high tech anymore, they’re right in the mix – competing against VC-backed firms of all types, and winning.  Drone industry superstars  Cyberhawk Innovations has been named the Venture-backed Management Team of the Year at the 2018 BVCA Scottish Management Team awards. Winners were announced […] The post Cyberhawk, Industry Leader in Industrial Inspection by Drone, Wins Management Award appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Commercial Drone Alliance Meets With White House Office on Drones Over People, Security
    by Miriam McNabb on June 15, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    The Commercial Drone Alliance (CDA) met yesterday with the Office of Information and  Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) at the White House.  CDA representatives discussed the Alliance positions on two regulatory issues: drone flight over people and general drone security. The Commercial Drone Alliance is an industry-led, 501(c)6 non-profit association “representing commercial drone end users and the […] The post Commercial Drone Alliance Meets With White House Office on Drones Over People, Security appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Aeryon Partners with HAZON Solutions
    by Press on June 15, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    UAV Expert NewsAeryon Partners with HAZON Solutions Aeryon Partners with HAZON Solutions to Provide Next-Gen Secure Aerial Inspections Aeryon Labs Inc, a leading manufacturer of high-performance Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for military, public safety, and commercial customers, has announced a new partnership with HAZON Solutions, a drone service provider focused on commercial infrastructure inspections for energy and utility customers throughout North America. “As... Aeryon Partners with HAZON SolutionsPress. […]

  • Public Safety Drones Save Four Lives
    by Press on June 15, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    UAV Expert NewsPublic Safety Drones Save Four Lives Public Safety Drones Save Four Lives In One Day DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, marked a new milestone in public safety drone use last week, as four people were rescued by drones in three separate incidents on two continents on a single day. This brings the total number of... Public Safety Drones Save Four LivesPress. […]

  • Swiss U-Space Powers Life-saving Drone Pilot Program in Switzerland
    by Droneblog Editor on June 15, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Life-saving drones are taking off in Switzerland, thanks to a revolutionary pilot program announced yesterday by Swiss Post, the national postal service of Switzerland, and drone manufacturer Matternet in partnership with Insel Group, the largest leading medical care system in Switzerland. Beginning this summer, drones will transport time-sensitive medical laboratory samples and urgently-needed medication between Tiefenau Hospita […]

  • K2 Unmanned Systems Partners with Robotic Skies
    by Press on June 15, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    UAV Expert NewsK2 Unmanned Systems Partners with Robotic Skies K2 Unmanned Systems Partners with Robotic Skies to Provide the Full Customer Service Experience K2 Unmanned Systems, Inc, a U.S. commercial drone manufacturer, flight ops and training company, announced this week their partnership with Robotic Skies to provide K2 customers the complete customer service experience. K2 Unmanned recently released their new industrial-grade drone, the Knight... K2 Unmanned Systems Partners with Robotic SkiesPress. […]

  • DJI, B&H Photo offering a big Father’s Day drone sale this weekend
    by Sally French on June 15, 2018 at 8:31 am

    Father’s Day is this weekend! Thinking about getting dad a DJI drone? Now you can get a deal on it, too. DJI is running a big Father’s Day sale, and you could save up to $150 on each product. New York-based dealer B&H Photo is also running similar deals on drones for Father’s Day. A … Continue reading DJI, B&H Photo offering a big Father’s Day drone sale this weekend → The post DJI, B&H Photo offering a big Father’s Day drone sale this weekend appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Parrot ANAFI Preview – Parrot’s New ANAFI Drone Joins the Fold
    by Sydney Butler on June 15, 2018 at 6:51 am

    After a cryptic teaser on their website had everyone speculating about what exactly this elder statesman of the drone industry would be bringing out to market. Let’s be honest, Parrot have made some pretty cool drones over the years. They pioneered a lot of what we think of as standard autonomy features these days. However, […]

  • vHive Releases AI-based Automatic Workflow for High-Precision Drone Data
    by Press on June 15, 2018 at 6:33 am

    vHive, the developer of cloud-based AI that enables enterprises to deploy autonomous drone hives for the acquisition, management and processing of field data, announced today the availability of a fully automated workflow for high-accuracy data products. “In order to get highly accurate field data, companies are forced to follow a labor-intensive workflow in which they […]

  • INVOLI – Head of Engineering
    by Press on June 15, 2018 at 6:20 am

    INVOLI is a Swiss-based company which develops and produces air traffic awareness systems for professional drone applications. We enable the safe integration of drones into the air traffic, avoiding collisions and enabling new exciting applications such as drone delivery or drone taxi. Our system provides the currently missing low-altitude air traffic data to drones, allowing a […]

  • Uplift Data Partners Leverages Night Waiver to Launch Proprietary Night Ops Training Module for Commercial Drone Pilots
    by Press on June 15, 2018 at 5:49 am

    Uplift Data Partners announced today it will launch a Night Ops training module in July 2018 in collaboration with Aerovista Drone Academy, a first-of-its-kind online resource that provides its network of highly-trained pilots extensive knowledge for night flight operations. The company is among the first ten percent of companies approved by the FAA to fly […]

  • UAV Inspections: Drone Company Partners with Canadian Tech Firm
    by Jason Reagan on June 15, 2018 at 12:37 am

    Transport Canada’s Proof-of-Concept Trials for Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) Operations just approved a new drone partnership. Fortem Technologies, Inc., described as an “innovator in airspace awareness and intelligence” is working with ING Robotic Aviation and the company’s detect-and-avoid technology to ensure safe BVLOS operations. Transport Canada – the nation’s airspace-regulation agency – is overseeing the process. “Following […] The post UAV Inspections: Drone Company Partners with Canadian Tech Firm appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Yuneec Typhoon H Plus with Intel RealSense brings small upgrade to Typhoon H Pro
    by Sally French on June 14, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Chinese drone manufacturer Yuneec just gave its Yuneec Typhoon H Pro a big sister. The company this week launched  the Typhoon H Plus with Intel RealSense, dubbing it “Yuneec’s most powerful consumer product.” The product was first announced back in January as the second generation of Typhoon H. The drone makes improvements to the Typhoon H’s … Continue reading Yuneec Typhoon H Plus with Intel RealSense brings small upgrade to Typhoon H Pro → The post Yuneec Typhoon H Plus with Intel RealSense brings small upgrade to Typhoon H Pro appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • A Great Month for Fully-Automated Drone Systems
    by Mike Pehel on June 14, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Percepto On June 6th, Pecepto and Certus Port Automation announced a strategic partnership to create integrated autonomous solutions for maritime ports and terminals. Percepto’s Sparrow drone will be deployed to provide automated security and safety inspections. The use of drones will add flexible aerial observation and tracking to the already automated port management systems CERTUS... […]

  • Huawei and Unifly Collaborate to Identify and Track Drone Flights
    by Droneblog Editor on June 14, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Shenzhen, China – June 11th, 2018 – Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd and Unifly N.V have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the field of Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) systems. The MoU covers both research and development, and a joint market approach to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, or drone) management. The global market […]

  • K-State Polytechnic Launches UAS Cybersecurity Offering
    by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is launching a new offering for individuals interested in cybersecurity of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). A graduate certificate in UAS information assurance is being rolled out this fall. Enrolled students will learn how to protect drones from cyberattacks and understand information assurance risk assessment principles applicable to UAS operations. “The mission […] The post K-State Polytechnic Launches UAS Cybersecurity Offering appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Aeryon Partners with HAZON Solutions to Provide Next-Gen Secure Aerial Inspections
    by Press on June 14, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Aeryon Labs Inc, a leading manufacturer of high-performance Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for military, public safety, and commercial customers, today announced its partnership with HAZON Solutions, a drone service provider focused on critical infrastructure inspections for energy and utility customers throughout North America. “As utilities learn more about the cybersecurity risks inherent with operating drones, […]

  • The Very Best Beginner Drone
    by Adam Clark Estes on June 14, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Summer is finally here, which means it’s finally time to replace that drone you crashed on Christmas Day. Here’s some advice. Don’t buy an expensive drone if you don’t know how to fly. Cheap drones have gotten really good, and there’s no better way to hone your skills without exploding money into the side of a tree.Read more... […]

  • Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus adds graduate certificate in UAS information assurance to online offerings
    by Press on June 14, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is expanding its program options with a new offering for individuals interested in cybersecurity of unmanned aircraft systems. A graduate certificate in unmanned aircraft systems information assurance is being launched in fall 2018. The certificate provides working professionals and graduate students an educational foundation in an industry important to both military […]

  • Yuneec’s Upgraded Typhoon H Plus to Ship Next Month
    by Malek Murison on June 14, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Chinese manufacturer Yuneec will release an upgraded version of its Typhoon H drone next month. The new Typhoon H Plus comes with a new camera, a new noise-reducing frame and Intel’s RealSense technology as standard. The original Typhoon H wowed the crowds at CES back in 2016, dodging moving objects on stage and avoiding obstacles in a […] The post Yuneec’s Upgraded Typhoon H Plus to Ship Next Month appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Utilities Deploy Drones to Keep Birds from Nesting on Poles
    by Betsy Lillian on June 13, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    FirstEnergy says its electric utilities are deploying drones to inspect the nests of protected birds of prey. FirstEnergy’s 10 electric distribution companies serve customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. According to the company, drones offer a fast and safe way to survey locations in which birds have started nesting on utility […] The post Utilities Deploy Drones to Keep Birds from Nesting on Poles appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • S.C. Construction Company Tracks Earthmoving With Drone Solutions
    by Betsy Lillian on June 13, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Identified Technologies, a Pittsburgh-based commercial drone solutions company, has partnered with Landmark Construction, a site work contractor in South Carolina. Through the collaboration, Landmark will have a drone mapping solution to automate tracking of its earthmoving progress. Identified says its integrated software and services include Federal Aviation Administration Part 107 training, licensing, support and hardware maintenance. “We […] The post S.C. Construction Company Tracks Earthmoving With Drone Solutions appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Yuneec’s Typhoon H Plus Hits the Drone Market on July 1
    by Betsy Lillian on June 13, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Yuneec International has announced the availability of its new Typhoon H Plus with Intel RealSense, which will be available at Best Buy stores and Yuneec.com starting July 1. Retailing at $1,899.99, the drone, introduced in January, is the second generation of Yuneec’s Typhoon H model. Featuring a larger, six-rotor airframe, the aircraft offers a 40% […] The post Yuneec’s Typhoon H Plus Hits the Drone Market on July 1 appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Leica Geosystems Launches Mapping UAV Based on DJI M600
    by Betsy Lillian on June 13, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, has introduced the Leica Aibot, a mapping unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) based on the DJI M600 Pro drone platform. The new technology, developed in partnership with DJI, is designed for professional industrial applications, such as surveying, mapping and construction. With high-definition imagery and 3D mapping, the new drone allows users to […] The post Leica Geosystems Launches Mapping UAV Based on DJI M600 appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • DroneCop? DJI Partnering with Axon to Supply Drones to Police
    by Sydney Butler on June 13, 2018 at 9:03 am

    The relationship between technology companies and state institutions such as the military or law enforcement can be a tricky one. On the one hand, there’s good money to be made. On the other, some people might have a problem giving their money to these businesses, or even working for them. As a case in point, […]

  • Drones, Photogrammetry Software Help Solve Farmers’ Centipede Problem
    by Betsy Lillian on June 12, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Photogrammetry software developer SimActive Inc. says its software is now being used for precision agriculture purposes in Brazil by Portal Produtos Agropecuários Ltda. Using Correlator3D, Portal is transforming its drone data into useful information for farmers – in turn, leading to optimized yields and reduced costs during the agricultural season, says SimActive. For example, the company […] The post Drones, Photogrammetry Software Help Solve Farmers’ Centipede Problem appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • FCC Proposes Fine Against HobbyKing’s Non-Compliant Drone Devices
    by Betsy Lillian on June 12, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently proposed a $2.8 million fine against HobbyKing for allegedly marketing to amateur drone operators non-compliant models of devices used to relay video from drones. According to the FCC, the Hong Kong-based distributor’s devices could transmit in unauthorized radio frequency bands, and some could also operate at excessive transmission power levels. […] The post FCC Proposes Fine Against HobbyKing’s Non-Compliant Drone Devices appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Expanded Focus on Drones in Public Safety at Largest Commercial Drone Show in North America
    by Katie Flash on June 12, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    InterDrone Adds Full-Day Public Safety Workshop and Dedicated Public Safety Track NEW YORK — June 12, 2018 — InterDrone, The International Drone Conference and Exposition, announced today it has further expanded its drones in Public Safety content with the addition of a full-day Public Safety workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 4, as well as dedicating an... […]

  • Quick Start Guide to Drones in Energy
    by Colin Snow on June 11, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    I’m happy to announce the release of our Quick Start Guide to Drones in Energy. This report is the second in a new series of Skylogic Research white papers, intended to provide a complete primer to drone use in specific industries. This year, we are building on the analysis we did for the 2017 Five [...] The post Quick Start Guide to Drones in Energy appeared first on Skylogic Research - Drone Analyst. […]

  • Report: FAA Needs to Make a Change to Drone Risk Assessment
    by Betsy Lillian on June 11, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    In order to effectively integrate drones into national airspace, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) should change its safety risk assessment approach for the technology, claims a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report says introducing drone operations into the nation’s airspace can provide substantial benefits to society; however, an overly […] The post Report: FAA Needs to Make a Change to Drone Risk Assessment appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Commercial Drone Flight Takes Place at New York’s JFK Airport
    by Betsy Lillian on June 11, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Cinematic Aerospace, a Northeast drone services company, has completed what it claims to be the first commercial drone flight at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York City. On April 11, the company flew an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) at JFK’s TWA Flight Center to film an upcoming documentary on the construction of the new […] The post Commercial Drone Flight Takes Place at New York’s JFK Airport appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • The Dronebrella: Dumb Idea or Dumbest Idea?
    by Sydney Butler on June 11, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Drones are exciting and cool, we get it. That does not mean anything you combine with a drone also automatically becomes exciting and cool. Even if your new drone-thing is exciting and cool, it doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. Just consider drones with handguns and flamethrowers as an example. So I was really bemused to see […]

  • The FCC Lied to You, Facebook Nudes, and WWDC 2018: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week
    by Tom McKay on June 10, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    Congratulations! If you believed Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai’s evidence-free assertion that someone launched a cyber attack on the agency’s website in 2017, rather than crashed after comedian John Oliver directed the audience of his insanely popular show to weigh in on Pai’s crusade to kill net…Read more... […]

  • These industries are the fastest-growing drone adopters, according to DroneDeploy
    by Sally French on June 10, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Since drones have gone mainstream over the past few years, dozens of industries have claimed how drones have helped their businesses. Many suggested that the agriculture industry would see the most benefit from drones as they fly over sparsely populated areas, and much of the public is still banking on the shipping industry to adopt … Continue reading These industries are the fastest-growing drone adopters, according to DroneDeploy → The post These industries are the fastest-growing drone adopters, according to DroneDeploy appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Now you can buy drone books for kids
    by Sally French on June 9, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Looking to get your kiddos into drones — but perhaps not ready to put an actual drone in their hands? Put some drone books in their hands. A new children’s book series is now available on Amazon. There are two paperback books so far –  a coloring and activity book at $12.52 and a book … Continue reading Now you can buy drone books for kids → The post Now you can buy drone books for kids appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • How Do Drones Work And What Is Drone Technology
    by Fintan Corrigan on June 9, 2018 at 7:00 am

    What is a drone and how do drones work is answered here in this easy to understand article. Drone technology is constantly evolving as new innovation and big investment are bringing more advanced drones to the market every few months. Below, we discuss UAV technology on the most popular drones on the market which have... […]

  • 10 Top Drones With GPS, Autopilot And Camera With Low Prices
    by Fintan Corrigan on June 9, 2018 at 6:00 am

    A drone with a GPS and an autopilot system including camera gives you plenty of aerial options.  Drones can be flown by a pilot manually.  However, a drone on autopilot flying a programmed route can take aerial photos and video much better than any pilot can. That is especially true in difficult weather conditions.  A... […]

  • FAA adds more places where you can no longer fly drones, including prisons and coast guard facilities
    by Sally French on June 8, 2018 at 9:20 am

    The Federal Aviation Administration this week announced new restrictions on places where you can no longer fly drones. The FAA, in cooperation with Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), on Thursday released a list of new places, primarily coast guard facilities and prisons, where it is illegal to fly drones over. This … Continue reading FAA adds more places where you can no longer fly drones, including prisons and coast guard facilities → The post FAA adds more places where you can no longer fly drones, including prisons and coast guard facilities appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Kittyhawk Raises $5M in Funding from Bonfire Ventures and Boeing for Next-Gen Enterprise Drone Solutions
    by Mike Pehel on June 7, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Kittyhawk is continuing its rapid rise in the drone industry with a new $5M funding round enlisting Bonfire Ventures, Boeing HorizonX, Freestyle Capital, Kluz Ventures, and The Flying Object. The San Francisco based enterprise drone solutions company focused on commercial clients early on with a vision of a unified platform for a unified airspace. “We were... […]

  • Homeland Security Wants New Powers to Surveil and Destroy Drones in U.S. Airspace
    by Matt Novak on June 7, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is asking Congress to pass new legislation that would expand the agency’s power to surveil, research, and attack drones in U.S. airspace. Hayley Chang, DHS deputy general counsel, testified yesterday that there are a number of things that DHS “can’t do currently” because of…Read more... […]

  • The most popular drones for mapping in 2018, according to DroneDeploy
    by Sally French on June 7, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Want to start an aerial mapping business? If you’re like most of the competition out there, you don’t need a ton of money to get started. 90% of commercial mapping occurs on drone models that cost less than $1,500, according to a new report from drone mapping software startup Drone Deploy. The San Francisco-based startup … Continue reading The most popular drones for mapping in 2018, according to DroneDeploy → The post The most popular drones for mapping in 2018, according to DroneDeploy appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Parrot's New Foldable Drone Can Nail Some Crazy Shooting Angles
    by Patrick Lucas Austin on June 6, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Today, drone manufacturer Parrot announced the newest addition to its quadcopter family. The new model, the $700 Anafi, is seemingly Parrot’s answer to the folding DJI Mavic Air. It’s small, shoots 4K HDR video, and and can do a few cool tricks with its gimbal-mounted camera. But when it comes to additional features,…Read more... […]

  • Boeing’s HorizonX invests in Kittyhawk
    by Sally French on June 6, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Kittyhawk, a San Francisco-based drone software startup, has announced a new funding round, and one of its investors is Boeing’s HorizonX — the aerospace company’s investment arm for funding promising next-generation startups. Kittyhawk today announced a $5 million funding round. The relatively small funding round brings the company’s total capital raised to $6.5 million, and other investors include … Continue reading Boeing’s HorizonX invests in Kittyhawk → The post Boeing’s HorizonX invests in Kittyhawk appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Drone Gimbal Design, Parts and Top Gimbals for Aerial Filming
    by Fintan Corrigan on June 6, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Having a top quality drone gimbal is essential to capturing great aerial film, photography, 3D mapping, lidar, photogrammetry and other sensor driven imagery. For drones to be widely used across different sectors, it is essential that UAV gimbal stabilization technology keeps in line with drone innovation. This is very much the case so far. Here... […]

  • Watch This Pilot's Frantic Dash to Save His Dying Drone From Drowning in a Lake
    by Andrew Liszewski on June 5, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    It’s the fear of anyone who’s ever spent hundreds of dollars on a drone. You’re out flying, capturing beautiful footage of a lake, when suddenly the battery on your craft begins to die, and the drone starts its pre-programmed slow descent to what should be a safe landing—except that it’s over water. Dave Svorking…Read more... […]

  • Drones For Golf Course Marketing And Maintenance Are A Big Hit
    by Fintan Corrigan on June 4, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Drones on golf courses have many terrific uses including helping to market and maintain the course.  Creating professional golf course drone videos is an exceptional way to increase memberships. Drones can also survey a golf course to assist in the planning and maintenance of the golf course to a high standard. This article along with... […]

  • Calibrate The Compass On Phantom 4 Drone To Fix Flight Issues
    by Fintan Corrigan on June 4, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Knowing how to calibrate the compass on the Phantom 4 drone is very important. Also, the compass calibration is the same for both Phantom 4 and Phantom 4 Pro. You should calibrate the Phantom 4 compass if the DJI GO 4 app or the status indicator on the Phantom 4 prompts you to calibrate. For... […]

  • Beyond the Horizon – IN-FLIGHT Data’s Chris Healy on His Ambitious BVLOS UAS Trials
    by Amir Iliaifar on June 4, 2018 at 11:00 am

    It’s an exciting time for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) research, with one of the largest BVLOS trials in the world currently underway in Canada. Waypoint recently sat down with the head of the ambitious project, Chris Healy, owner and operator at IN-FLIGHT Data, to better understand the purpose... Continue Reading […]

  • 6 Drones That Can Reach High Altitude 2018
    by Sydney Butler on June 2, 2018 at 6:42 am

    When looking over the specifications for a drone we usually care most about things like speed, range, endurance and camera quality. Most people don’t really care how high their drone can fly. To be honest, it’s not a subject I’ve given much thought to either. That is, until I saw this video of a guy […]

  • Flying, Hands-Free Umbrellas Just Might Be the Perfect Use For Drones
    by Andrew Liszewski on June 1, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    I’m impressed by the technological leaps and bounds that drones have made over the past few years, but until today, I haven’t had much interest in owning one. I have no need for aerial photography, and I’m happy to leave racing through psychedelic neon courses to the pros. But a hands-free umbrella that autonomously…Read more... […]

  • The FAA Will Require Recertification for Commercial Drone Pilots
    by Mike Pehel on May 31, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Commercial drone pilots who received their Remote Pilot Airman Certificate under Part 107 may remember it only has a 24 month shelf life before they need to recertify their knowledge. Yesterday, the FAA announced an update to its Remote Pilot – Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Airman Certification Standards which detailed the process for recurrent testing.... […]

  • Calibrate Vision Sensors On The Phantom 4 To Fix Errors
    by Fintan Corrigan on May 26, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Calibrating the vision sensors on your Phantom 4 is important.  If the vision sensors and system is not working correctly, then the Phantom 4 quadcopter can experience height loss and drop quickly. Also, the Phantom 4 will not recognize obstacles with a very real possibility of it crashing.  So calibration of the Phantom 4 sensors is... […]

  • Drones May Need ‘License Plates’ in the Near Future
    by Mike Pehel on May 24, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    A new rule proposed will require drones registered with the FAA to display a unique identifier assigned externally on the craft. Currently, owners are required to enclose the ID on the inside of the drone with the suggestion of utilizing the battery department. The precise method or form this external ID would take was not... […]

  • Expanded Enterprise Focus at Largest Commercial Drone Show in North America
    by Katie Flash on May 22, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    InterDrone Adds Content and Networking Events for Key UAV Verticals   NEW YORK – May 22, 2018 — InterDrone, The International Drone Conference and Exposition, announced today it has further expanded its enterprise-specific content with the addition of the Enterprise After Hours and vertical-specific tracks throughout the show. InterDrone, which is the largest commercial drone... […]

  • Aerial Photography Camera Tips, Tricks and Best Settings
    by Fintan Corrigan on May 22, 2018 at 11:15 am

    With drone aerial photography, it is important to use a top quality camera, so you get the best photos every time. You also need a drone camera which has plenty of settings. The better your understanding is of these camera settings, then your aerial photography and filming will come on in leaps and bounds. Understanding... […]

  • 14 Best DJI Spark Accessories [The Ultimate Guide 2018]
    by Sydney Butler on May 22, 2018 at 5:04 am

    The DJI Spark has proven to be a massive success for DJI and also the drone which most clearly signals this technology is now mainstream. Drones are no longer just high-tech toys for geeky weirdos like us. No, now it’s as normal to whip out a selfie drone as it is to take out a […]

  • Why Construction Robots Should Be More Like Sprinklers
    by Chris Anderson on May 21, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Great tools should just work—at the end of the day, there’s no reason for an automatic scanning drone to be harder to use than an automatic sprinkler. The post Why Construction Robots Should Be More Like Sprinklers appeared first on 3DR Site Scan - Commercial Drone Platform. […]

  • Commercial Drones and GDPR: What You Need to Know
    by Colin Snow on May 18, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    Assessing what GDPR means for commercial drone hardware and software vendors, service providers, and enterprise users. By Colin Snow and Charlotte Ziems Have you noticed an increase in the number of emails lately that say “we have updated our privacy policies and terms of service”? It’s not just the big players like Amazon, Apple, Google, [...] The post Commercial Drones and GDPR: What You Need to Know appeared first on Skylogic Research - Drone Analyst. […]

  • Remove Barrel Fisheye Effect For Perfect Aerial Photos
    by Fintan Corrigan on May 18, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Having the fisheye effect in your aerial photos is a big problem.  However, barrel distortion correction in your existing aerial photos can easily be solved with a number of software programs. This post with examples and videos show you exactly what fisheye distortion is, how it comes about and how you can remove it using... […]

  • Understanding Drone FPV Live Video, Antenna Gain And Range
    by Fintan Corrigan on May 18, 2018 at 10:15 am

    FPV live video using radio frequency antenna, transmitter and receiver signaling technology is one of the main reasons why drones have become so popular. This live video transmission along with high quality cameras allow drones to be used in many positive ways across many sectors. It is a terrific flying experience as you are seeing... […]

  • A Drone Company Allegedly Brought a Bomb on a Commercial Flight and Fired an Employee for Reporting It
    by AJ Dellinger on May 18, 2018 at 12:05 am

    Today in absolutely bonkers allegations, a recently filed lawsuit claims American drone maker AeroVironment transported explosives on a commercial flight and then attempted to cover it up by firing an employee for reporting the incident to the US government.Read more... […]

  • Add Tree Classification to Drone’s Bag of Tricks
    by Mike Pehel on May 17, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    The trend of applying deep learning to images captured by drones continues with a new research project to come out of Kyoto University in Japan, which allows researchers to categorize trees automatically. Although UAVs have been used for tree classification before, the innovative leap comes from the ability to use affordable off-the-shelf hardware and software,... […]

  • 6 Best Fixed Wing Drones Reviewed [Ultimate Guide 2018]
    by Sydney Butler on May 17, 2018 at 8:05 am

    Thanks to the rise of multirotor radio-controlled aircraft we are now stuck with some pretty weird naming conventions. While the public has taken to calling all quadcopters and things that look like quadcopters “drones”. There’s been a lot of back and forth on what counts as a “drone”, but to me an unmanned craft is […]

  • The US Government Gets the Ball Rolling on Drone Integration
    by Sydney Butler on May 12, 2018 at 5:26 am

    Drone technology has the potential to revolution many existing industries while also creating entirely new ones that we haven’t even thought of yet. We already know about major project such as Amazon’s Prime Air service. Where a drone delivers your package directly in short order. Unfortunately the US has been pretty slow to create a […]

  • FAA UAS Integration Pilot Program to Include Google, Uber, and Intel, Plus Five Additional Test Sites
    by Mike Pehel on May 10, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    In October of 2017, Donald Trump and Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced plans for an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program in which 5 state, local, and tribal governments along with industry partners would be selected to expand testing of commercial drone operations within the NAS. As of May 9, 10 state,... […]

  • Trump Administration Taps Google, Passes on Amazon and DJI for Drone Pilot Program
    by AJ Dellinger on May 10, 2018 at 12:14 am

    The US Department of Transportation announced Wednesday the participants in its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program, which will test drones for a variety of applications otherwise not permitted under current law. Google, Qualcomm, and Microsoft all made the cut, while Amazon and DJI won’t be…Read more... […]

  • DJI Phantom 4 Firmware Update And Fix Update Failure Problems
    by Fintan Corrigan on May 8, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Knowing how to update the DJI Phantom 4 firmware to the latest version is important. These firmware updates contain fixes to solve software bugs, add new features to the quadcopter, gimbal, camera and remote controller. This article has all the instructions, best practices and tips on how to successfully update the firmware on your Phantoms 4.... […]

  • 12 Best Follow Me Drones And Follow You Technology Reviewed
    by Fintan Corrigan on May 8, 2018 at 9:15 am

    With Follow Me drone technology, the UAV is programmed to automatically follow you around, giving you many opportunities to film unique aerial shots. At present there are 2 types of drone Follow Me technology.  Here, we look at the technology used in drones that follow you. Then, we review the best follow me drones on... […]

  • Drones are Breaking Ground in Bridge Inspection
    by 3DR on May 8, 2018 at 6:16 am

    Drones and innovative testing devices are revolutionizing bridge inspection and rehabilitation, helping save time, money, and improve safety on-site. The post Drones are Breaking Ground in Bridge Inspection appeared first on 3DR Site Scan - Commercial Drone Platform. […]

  • Acting FAA Administrator Daniel K. Elwell to Deliver Grand Opening Keynote Address at InterDrone 2018
    by Katie Flash on May 7, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    Marking the Third Federal Aviation Administration Grand Keynote at the Show   NEW YORK – May 7, 2018 — Emerald Expositions announced today that Daniel K. Elwell, acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, will give the Grand Opening Keynote address at InterDrone, September 5 at 10:00 am. He will be joined at InterDrone by... […]

  • Mavic Pro Firmware Update Using DJI Assistant And DJI Go Apps
    by Fintan Corrigan on May 7, 2018 at 8:00 am

    The Mavic Pro firmware update contains fixes to bugs and adds new features to your quadcopter. For these reasons, updating your Mavic firmware to the latest version on the quadcopter, remote controller and battery is very important. These firmware releases are just as important for the remote controller, the battery or any of the other... […]

  • How To Fix Rolling Shutter Jello Effect In Aerial Footage
    by Fintan Corrigan on May 6, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Having rolling shutter jello effect in your aerial video can be difficult to remove.  To fix rolling shutter may only require a simple change or it may take different solutions to drastically reduce the jello effect.  It really can be a headache and disappointing if your aerial footage is badly affected. You may be filming... […]

  • Time of Flight Camera Sensors On Drones And 10 Terrific Uses
    by Fintan Corrigan on May 6, 2018 at 7:15 am

    A Time of Flight camera sensor on a drone or ground based has many powerful uses. These ToF camera sensors can be used for object scanning, measure distance, indoor navigation, obstacle avoidance, gesture recognition, tracking objects, measuring volumes, reactive altimeters, 3D photography, augmented reality games and much more. This article explains what Time of Flight... […]

  • Hawaii Drone Laws 2018 (How To Fly Legally)
    by Kees Friesland on May 4, 2018 at 6:01 am

    Hawaii is one of the few places in the world that can rightly be called a paradise. This island US state is a prime holiday destination and there’s a lot of scenery and activities for drone photographers to drool over. If you live in Hawaii or plan to visit, then you should really familiarise yourself […]

  • A Swarm of Drones Ruined an FBI Hostage Raid
    by AJ Dellinger on May 4, 2018 at 1:49 am

    An FBI hostage rescue team ran into some unexpected obstacles while conducting a raid last winter when a criminal gang unleashed a swarm of drones to disrupt the operation and obscure the view of agents conducting the mission from an elevated observation post.Read more... […]

  • A Record-Breaking Drone Show Ended With Quadcopters Falling From the Sky
    by Patrick Lucas Austin on May 3, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    This weekend, the city of Xi’an, capital of Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, was host to a record-breaking drone performance, even larger than Intel’s 1,218-drone performance during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics. And while drone maker Ehang Egret nailed the first showing, its second go-round a…Read more... […]

  • Chicago Advances Bill Allowing Police Drones to Surveil Protestors 
    by Sidney Fussell on May 3, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    An Illinois bill permitting police surveillance drones at protests is igniting a fiery debate in Chicago.Read more... […]

  • Black Swift Releases New UAS for Atmospheric Research with Modular Payloads
    by Mike Pehel on May 3, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Today, Black Swift Technologies unveiled the S2, a new sUAS platform design for use in atmospheric and earth-observing scientific research missions. Developed along with NASA over the course of two years, the system includes an airframe and a modular payload system that allows for the easy swapping of sensors. “NASA, CU and similar scientific agencies require... […]

  • 3DR Launches GCP App
    by Hugh McFall on April 30, 2018 at 10:30 am

    3DR GCP, integrated with Trimble Catalyst technology, enables seamless capture of ground control points for collecting aerial data with Site Scan The post 3DR Launches GCP App appeared first on 3DR Site Scan - Commercial Drone Platform. […]

  • DJI Releases Security Findings It Hopes Will Quash 'Chinese Spying' Fears
    by Dell Cameron on April 23, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    The world’s largest consumer drone maker is pushing back amid swelling concerns that its applications may be insecure, as well as rumors that it may be transmitting sensitive user data to China, where the company was founded more than a decade ago.Read more... […]

  • Your LAANC Questions, Answered
    by Hugh McFall on April 19, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Commonly asked questions from commercial drone operators at our LAANC webinar with the FAA The post Your LAANC Questions, Answered appeared first on 3DR Site Scan - Commercial Drone Platform. […]

  • Ohio Drone Laws [State Laws and Local Regulations]
    by Kees Friesland on April 19, 2018 at 5:51 am

    Did you know that the Japanese word for “good morning” is pronounced just like “Ohio”? That has absolutely nothing to do with this article, but it’s a fun fact that segues use directly into Ohio drone laws. As a state which forms part of the US Great Lakes region, there’s plenty of natural beauty and […]

  • Quick Start Guide to Drones in Construction
    by Colin Snow on April 18, 2018 at 3:52 am

    I’m happy to announce the release of the Quick Start Guide to Drones in Construction. This report is the first in a new series of Skylogic Research white papers, intended to provide a complete primer to drone use in specific industries. This year, we are building on the analysis we did for the 2017 Five [...] The post Quick Start Guide to Drones in Construction appeared first on Skylogic Research - Drone Analyst. […]

  • In the Trailer for Hover, the New Dystopia Is a Sky Full of Killer Drones
    by Cheryl Eddy on April 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Remember when Tippi Hedren made everyone think a flock of birds was the scariest way to meet death from above? Ain’t nothing compared to a menacing posse of killer drones, as seen in the upcoming movie Hover. Duck for cover with the scifi thriller’s poster and the trailer, debuting right here on io9.Read more... […]

  • The 7 Best Mavic Pro Accessories That Can Change Your Life
    by Sydney Butler on April 12, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Although we really love the Mavic Air, the DJI Mavic Pro has lost none of its luster as a premium consumer drone. That being said, there is no such thing as a perfect product. Although DJI offers the excellent “fly more” combos for just about all its drones, there are many excellent accessories that can […]

  • NASCAR Events in Texas Are Now Guarded By Devices That Take Down Unauthorized Drones
    by Tom McKay on April 12, 2018 at 2:55 am

    NASCAR has hired DroneShield, a company that sells devices that look like oversized cosplay weapons but which actually remotely disable UAVs, to protect its sporting events.Read more... […]

  • Thousands of Google Employees Protest Company's Involvement in Pentagon AI Drone Program
    by Bryan Menegus on April 4, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    A Department of Defense partnership has drawn ire from the Google’s employees, and thousands have now signed a petition urging CEO Sundar Pichai to shut it down.Read more... […]

  • How PCL Construction Built a Successful Drone Program
    by Hugh McFall on April 3, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    An interview with André Tousignant, Virtual Construction Manager, PCL Construction The post How PCL Construction Built a Successful Drone Program appeared first on 3DR Site Scan - Commercial Drone Platform. […]

  • This Could Be the Greatest Drone-Powered iPhone Heist Ever
    by Patrick Lucas Austin on March 30, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    The future is here, and it’s cool as shit if you love heist movies.Read more... […]

  • Flying a Tiny Drone to a Staggering 33,000 Feet Gives You the Ultimate Bird's-Eye View
    by Andrew Liszewski on March 29, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    To ensure the safety of larger aircraft carrying pilots and passengers, unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, can’t be flown higher than 400 feet so they don’t enter national airspace. Regulations in Russia, however, aren’t as strict, enabling drone pilot Denis Koryakin to fly his homebuilt, 2.3-pound craft to a…Read more... […]

  • 5 Ways Drones Can Improve Construction Projects
    by Hugh McFall on March 27, 2018 at 1:07 am

    Today, the business case for using drones in construction is clearer than it was even two years ago, and companies are already benefiting from their many uses. The post 5 Ways Drones Can Improve Construction Projects appeared first on 3DR Site Scan - Commercial Drone Platform. […]

  • View 3D Meshes in Site Scan (and VR!)
    by Jess Lam on March 22, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Easily view, analyze, and share 3D models of your construction projects The post View 3D Meshes in Site Scan (and VR!) appeared first on 3DR Site Scan - Commercial Drone Platform. […]

  • Walmart Considering Smart Carts, Drone Assistants 
    by Bryan Menegus on March 22, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Walmart filed for a glut of patents, published today, that suggest the US’s biggest retailer could be ramping up incorporation of emerging tech in ways that would dramatically change how consumers shop and order.Read more... […]

  • Amazon Patent Points to Future in Which Humanity Is Reduced to Screaming at Drones
    by Patrick Lucas Austin on March 22, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Get ready to grovel for your next shipment of toilet paper. A recently published Amazon patent depicts a delivery drone capable of recognizing and responding to human gestures and speech, which means you may want to practice the art of supplication to ensure proper delivery of that two-ply to your front porch.Read more... […]

  • Preserve and Promote — Using Drones to Digitise Archaeological Sites in the Kurdish Region of Northern Iraq
    by Jessica on March 21, 2018 at 11:34 am

    When it comes to surveying historical sites, using classical archaeological methods can be slow and labour-intensive. As a result, an increasing number of archaeologists are turning to drone technology to more efficiently survey larger areas, and at better resolutions than satellite imagery can achieve. Iconem, an organisation that safeguards world... Continue Reading […]

  • Capture Better Aerial Data With Our 7 New Features
    by Jess Lam on March 7, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Capture video, plan accurate drone flights, avoid obstacles, and much more The post Capture Better Aerial Data With Our 7 New Features appeared first on 3DR Site Scan - Commercial Drone Platform. […]

  • Google Is Helping the Pentagon Build AI for Drones
    by Kate Conger and Dell Cameron on March 6, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Google has partnered with the United States Department of Defense to help the agency develop artificial intelligence for analyzing drone footage, a move that set off a firestorm among employees of the technology giant when they learned of Google’s involvement.Read more... […]

  • A Spy Plane That Surveilled an Entire City for Police Is Now Being Promoted as Way to Monitor Cops
    by Sidney Fussell on February 28, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Less than two years after an aerial surveillance company was caught using a spy plane to record the entire city of Baltimore for police, the so-called “eye-in-the-sky” system is being pitched to the city with a new angle: catching corrupt cops.Read more... […]

  • New eBook: How to Build an Enterprise Drone Program
    by Hugh McFall on February 26, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Learn best practices from PCL Construction, PARIC, and other industry leaders on how to build an enterprise drone program. The post New eBook: How to Build an Enterprise Drone Program appeared first on 3DR Site Scan - Commercial Drone Platform. […]

  • Drones Replace Models at Milan Fashion Week After 45-Minute Technical Delay
    by Matt Novak on February 26, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    No one is safe from being replaced by a robot in 2018. Not even fashion models, it seems.Read more... […]

  • What I Learned From 500 Professional Drone Flights — With Cesar Urrutia of SPACEDAT, Peru
    by senseFly on February 21, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Agricultural data experts, SPACEDAT of Peru, recently reached an enviable drone milestone: 500 successful drone flights completed. Waypoint met the company’s founder, Cesar Urrutia, to discuss what he has learned during this multitude of missions. Hi Cesar. For those who didn’t hear of SPACEDAT before, could you give us an... Continue Reading […]

  • This Could Be the First Drone-Caused Aircraft Crash In the US
    by Jennings Brown on February 16, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    For years, there’s been a growing concern from federal agencies and aviophobics over the effect of millions of remote-controlled flying machines populating airspaces. A recent crash might be the first US case that proves that drones are in fact hazards for larger flying machines that carry people.Read more... […]

  • 3 New Features to Help You Analyze Your Drone Data
    by Jess Lam on February 13, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Introducing the counting annotation, multi-ortho view, and calendar view for your projects The post 3 New Features to Help You Analyze Your Drone Data appeared first on 3DR Site Scan - Commercial Drone Platform. […]

  • The DJI Mavic Air Wins
    by Adam Clark Estes on February 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    In the past couple years, you could ask a drone to be two things: good or small. But never both. The Mavic Air changes the game. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that the Mavic Air wins the game, and things will never be the same.Read more... […]

  • Four Commercial Drone Trends to Watch in 2018
    by Colin Snow on February 9, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    In my last post, Five Biggest Commercial Drone Trends of 2017 and the Challenges Ahead, I used data from our 2017 Drone Market Sector Report to illustrate the major trends of the past year and describe the major challenges ahead for the drone industry. That post looked back, but this one looks forward, offering our [...] The post Four Commercial Drone Trends to Watch in 2018 appeared first on Skylogic Research - Drone Analyst. […]

  • Into The Woods—Stefano Puliti On Using Drone-Based Aerial Photogrammetry In Forestry
    by senseFly on February 7, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    As unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) find their place in the forestry sector, Waypoint met with a pioneer in this field, researcher Stefano Puliti of the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO). In this wide-ranging interview, we discuss his commercial forestry learnings—including the always-hot topic of LiDAR versus aerial... Continue Reading […]

  • Russian Hackers Fooled the Keepers of US Drone Secrets Using the Oldest Trick in the Book
    by Matt Novak on February 7, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    A new investigation by the Associated Press has revealed that a whopping 40 percent of 87 American defense contractors who were recently targeted by Russian hackers clicked on fake links sent to them via email, possibly exposing classified information in the process.Read more... […]

  • Levelling Up — First Glimpse of a New GPS vs. UAV Elevation Survey
    by senseFly on January 17, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    When it comes to planning drainage activities on farms that grow crops such as rice, elevation survey data—and its accuracy—is a big deal. However, using ground-based surveying instruments to create the digital elevation models required, in a timely manner, can sometimes be a challenge. That’s why Ryan Moore, the crop services... Continue Reading […]

  • Meet a Dronepreneur — 5 Questions for Joel F. Cruz of SRDP Consulting Inc.
    by senseFly on January 10, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    At this year’s Intergeo exhibition in September, Waypoint caught up with a true Asian drone pioneer. Joel Ferrer Cruz heads up SRDP Consulting Inc., a leading provider of GIS, survey and mapping services, based in the Philippines, which carries out a myriad of manned and unmanned aircraft imaging projects across... Continue Reading […]

  • How LafargeHolcim Uses Drones to Manage its Stockpile Inventory & Optimise Efficiency (VIDEO)
    by senseFly on December 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Inspired by the unmanned aircraft use of its Nigerian sister company, cement producer LafargeHolcim Tanzania turned to senseFly’s eBee UAV technology to help its team better manage its stockpile inventory and optimise its blast planning. LafargeHolcim’s Tanzania operation, near the border of northern Malawi, Burundi, and the DRC, includes both... Continue Reading […]

  • Five Biggest Commercial Drone Trends of 2017 and the Challenges Ahead
    by Colin Snow on December 19, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Last year at this time, I reflected back on the news and trends of the commercial drone markets of 2016 and wrote about the mixed state of affairs ahead for 2017. Throughout the year, I offered my perspective on how the drone industry was still motivated by hype and how assessing forward momentum required hard [...] The post Five Biggest Commercial Drone Trends of 2017 and the Challenges Ahead appeared first on Skylogic Research - Drone Analyst. […]

  • Commercial Drone FAIL – Operator Mishaps From Around The World
    by senseFly on December 6, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    While the vast majority of commercial drone operators succeed at running safe, successful UAV missions, mistakes and accidents do still sometimes occur. senseFly recently posted the following two questions on Facebook and LinkedIn to learn more about these drone fails: What’s the biggest fail you’ve seen a commercial operator make?... Continue Reading […]

  • Meet a Dronepreneur — 5 Questions for Mark of Hewitt Precision Insights
    by senseFly on November 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    An experienced agriculture mechanic, Mark Hewitt of Hewitt Precision Insights is no stranger to delving deep into technology. However, when he discovered drones, he saw enough potential to build a business around them, and he now provides detailed aerial insights to crop growers across Minnesota. Waypoint caught up with Mark... Continue Reading […]

  • Power Up – A Drone Battery Management Guide
    by senseFly on November 8, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    A drone’s battery is truly a crucial component. Care for it well and you will both prolong its life and optimise the coverage of every UAV mission you fly. But treat it poorly and, one way or another, your operation’s performance is likely to suffer. Waypoint spoke with senseFly’s expert team... Continue Reading […]

  • Setting Realistic Growth Prospects for the Drone Market
    by Colin Snow on November 1, 2017 at 2:35 am

    I believe three of the biggest misconceptions in the drone industry is how fast it will grow, which sectors will grow, and which ones will lag. No one disagrees that drones—both consumer and professional—represent a new and emerging market. Drone market forecasts abound. We currently track 73 independent companies that provide market forecasts, and each [...] The post Setting Realistic Growth Prospects for the Drone Market appeared first on Skylogic Research - Drone Analyst. […]

  • Show Me the Money—A Look at Where Service Providers Are Making Money in the Drone Industry
    by Colin Snow on October 6, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Guest post by Zacc Dukowitz, Director of Marketing UAV Coach In this article we’re going to take a look at some of the data collected in the new report from Skylogic Research on the drone industry—data we think is important to you and answers the question: “Where are drone-based service providers making money?” The report defines Service [...] The post Show Me the Money—A Look at Where Service Providers Are Making Money in the Drone Industry appeared first on Skylogic Research - Drone Analyst. […]

  • New Research: 2017 Drone Market Sector Report
    by Colin Snow on September 19, 2017 at 3:45 am

    We have just released the results of our latest market research on the drone industry. The 2017 Drone Market Sector Report examines worldwide drone sales, service providers, business users, and software services. The research is the result of a three-month project sponsored in part by Airware and DroneDeploy. The online survey portion of the research [...] The post New Research: 2017 Drone Market Sector Report appeared first on Skylogic Research - Drone Analyst. […]

  • Five Valuable Lessons about Drone Use in Public Safety
    by Colin Snow on August 3, 2017 at 12:04 am

    We just released a new research report titled “Five Valuable Business Lessons Learned About Drones in Public Safety and First Responder Operations.” This is the fifth and final in a series of white papers intended to share lessons learned in specific industries and how to maximize the value drones can deliver in those industries. This [...] The post Five Valuable Lessons about Drone Use in Public Safety appeared first on Skylogic Research - Drone Analyst. […]

  • New Survey: Who’s Buying Drones, Using Drone Software, and Why?
    by Colin Snow on July 11, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    We just announced the start of our 2017 Drone Market Sector Research, which promises to be the most comprehensive study of drone market trends and usage to date. The online portion of this research seeks to get your opinions about buying and using small unmanned aircraft systems—otherwise known as drones This independent research is being underwritten [...] The post New Survey: Who’s Buying Drones, Using Drone Software, and Why? appeared first on Skylogic Research - Drone Analyst. […]