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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  • Technology and Services Giant IBM wants to use Block Chain to Provide Privacy and Security to Drones
    by Harry McNabb on September 22, 2018 at 11:35 am

    IBM has applied to patent a system that would use block chain technology to tackle privacy and security concerns for drones, according to a filing published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) September 20, 2018. IBM joins a list of more traditional technology companies that are looking to supply technology solutions, in this case in the form of […] The post Technology and Services Giant IBM wants to use Block Chain to Provide Privacy and Security to Drones appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • The U.S. government just spent a quarter of a million dollars on 3DR drones
    by Sally French on September 22, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Lest you think the days of 3D Robotics are over, the government just awarded the beleaguered California drone startup a fairly sizable contract. The U.S. Department of the Interior last month awarded 3D Robotics a $228,900 contract for its Solo quadcopter drones, according to FedBizOpps, the federal government’s main contracting website. The request, which was made by […] The post The U.S. government just spent a quarter of a million dollars on 3DR drones appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • University of Dayton Research Institute – Risk in the Sky?
    by Press on September 22, 2018 at 9:29 am

    By Pamela Gregg, Communication Administrator, UDRI Tests performed at the University of Dayton Research Institute show that bigger may not always be better in contests between manned aircraft and UAVs. When a large military helicopter collided midair with a small quadcopter last year, the helicopter sustained only minor damage and returned safely home; the drone […]

  • Precision XYZ to Present on Drones, IOT and Mapping at Solar Power International 2018
    by Press on September 22, 2018 at 9:24 am

    Precision XYZ, the only drone service provider focused exclusively on the solar sector, will formally launch and demo next week at Solar Power International (SPI). Former SunEdison executive Mark Culpepper and current Managing Partner will also present on IOT and mapping at the leading solar conference from September 24-27 in Anaheim, Calif. Almost two years […]

  • Skywatch.AI Team: High Tech Energy Meets Big Insurance Stability, or “3 Aerospace Geeks Walk Into a Dorm…”
    by Miriam McNabb on September 21, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    SkyWatch.ai, a new player in the drone insurance market, offers the energy and flexibility of a high tech company – combined with the security of big insurance. InsurTech is a relatively new word – and nobody embodies the fusion of technology and insurance better than Israeli-based Skywatch.ai.   Seeing sneaker-clad CEO Tomer Kashi  laughing with impeccably […] The post Skywatch.AI Team: High Tech Energy Meets Big Insurance Stability, or “3 Aerospace Geeks Walk Into a Dorm…” appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • DJI, EENA & Black Channel Release SAR Drone Study Findings
    by Malek Murison on September 21, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Drones are increasingly being adopted by public safety teams and first responders. A study out this week from DJI, the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) and Irish research firm Black Channel, shows why that trend is set to continue. And research like this is important. You’ll struggle to find an emergency service anywhere in the world – particularly […] The post DJI, EENA & Black Channel Release SAR Drone Study Findings appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • PrecisionHawk lays off staff
    by Gary Mortimer on September 21, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    The commercial RPAS market is beginning to shake and settle. Twitter user @Dronenerder stated that staff have been let go this week. (Update 18:40 GMT) Earlier I reported that 40 people had been laid off, PrecisionHawk has since stated it was less but are unable to confirm the exact number) Lia Reich VP marketing and […]

  • Drone Delivery Canada Brings Drone Logistics to Remote Towns
    by Jason Reagan on September 21, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    A major Canadian delivery-drone firm is teaming up with remote Canadian villages to bring needed services and jobs to the residents. Drone Delivery Canada has built new UAV infrastructure in the towns of Moosonee and Moose Factory, Ontario as part of its Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) Pilot Project. “We intend to deploy our technology to support […] The post Drone Delivery Canada Brings Drone Logistics to Remote Towns appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Drone operator UAVAid to launch first UAS flight from Cornwall Airport Newquay
    by Press on September 21, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    Aerospace Cornwall announced today it has partnered with Drone operator UAVAid to launch the first UAS flight from Cornwall Airport Newquay at a capability event in May 2019. UAVAid will showcase its humanitarian Hansard drone platform at the event, the first UAS flight from Cornwall Airport Newquay.  This UK developed drone is designed to fundamentally improve the way aid agencies can respond to […]

  • The Latest DJI Phantom 5 Rumor
    by Press on September 21, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    UAV Expert NewsThe Latest DJI Phantom 5 Rumor DJI Phantom 5 Rumor – DJI Insists Recent Leaks Not Of P5 73 Buzz, along with Drone DJ, report that in the past few weeks, we have been seeing a lot of leaks and reports with regards to the DJI Phantom 5. It was incredibly timely as the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom and Pro just recently arrived at retailers, which would... The Latest DJI Phantom 5 RumorPress. […]

  • Introduction To Commercial Drone LiDAR
    by Press on September 21, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    UAV Expert NewsIntroduction To Commercial Drone LiDAR KSU UAS Introduction To Commercial Drone LiDAR Many industries have realized that they need better measurement data than what traditional photogrammetry provides. High-quality models and maps can be produced quickly and more affordably than when compared to manual methods. This workshop, hosted by KSU UAS, is designed to familiarize you in how to use the... Introduction To Commercial Drone LiDARPress. […]

  • Quantum-Systems Tron – The flying eye over the Oktoberfest
    by Press on September 21, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Every year the Theresienwiese in Munich is transformed into the largest public festival in the world for two weeks. The Oktoberfest attracts between 5 and 6 million visitors every year. So many people in a public place also place special tasks on the security authorities and emergency forces. The use of drones at such major […]

  • Johnny Appleseed takes Flight: Drones Aid in Battling Deforestation One Flight at a Time
    by Harry McNabb on September 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Everyone American knows the story of Johnny Appleseed, or at least some version of the real life story of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, who was an American pioneer nurseryman of folk lore who traveled around the United States and introduced apple trees to parts of Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio, Indiana,  Illinois, and West […] The post Johnny Appleseed takes Flight: Drones Aid in Battling Deforestation One Flight at a Time appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Drones Help Search and Rescue Teams Do What?
    by Press on September 21, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    UAV Expert NewsDrones Help Search and Rescue Teams Do What? Drones Help Search And Rescue Teams Find Victims Faster, New Study Shows Search and rescue teams found simulated victims faster when they used drones for help, a new study finds. The study concludes that drones offer enormous potential to help search and rescue (SAR) efforts, and rescue squads need to develop new standards, tactics and... Drones Help Search and Rescue Teams Do What?Press. […]

  • KSU – One day introduction to LiDAR
    by Press on September 21, 2018 at 11:50 am

    Many industries have realized that they need better measurement data than what traditional photogrammetry provides. High-quality models and maps can be produced quickly and more affordably than when compared to manual methods. This workshop is designed to familiarize you in how to use the latest drone light detection and ranging (LiDAR) mapping technology to collect, […]

  • “Take Off for Harvest Time” – XAG Initiates Large Scale Cotton Defoliation Operation in Xinjiang
    by Press on September 21, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Xinjiang China – XAG initiates large-scale cotton defoliation operation a second consecutive year, calling for over 1000 plant protection teams and 3000 units of P series plant protection UAS from across the country to join. The mission of this operation is to help cotton farmers increasing production and income, as well as improving the overall […]

  • AirMap capitalizes on that 50-mile long “drone corridor” in New York
    by Sally French on September 21, 2018 at 9:43 am

    There’s a “drone highway” of sorts being built up in New York. The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance is currently building the nation’s first and only 50-mile drone corridor for beyond visual line-of-sight UAS testing. The 50-mile drone corridor stretches between Syracuse and Griffiss International Airport in Rome, NY. But unlike traditional highways made of concrete, […] The post AirMap capitalizes on that 50-mile long “drone corridor” in New York appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Drones Help Search And Rescue Teams Find Victims Faster, New Study Shows
    by Press on September 21, 2018 at 6:32 am

    New Standards, Tactics And Protocols Will Help Save More Lives With Drones September 20, 2018 – Search and rescue teams found simulated victims faster when they used drones for help, a new study released today finds. The study concludes that drones offer enormous potential to help search and rescue (SAR) efforts, and rescue squads need to […]

  • FAA UASIO (attached) Personnel Roster With Contact Information
    by Patrick Egan on September 21, 2018 at 5:48 am

    Good news! The days of getting the waiver run around and or spending countless hours on the Internet for UASIO names and contact are over.  This represents an ongoing effort being made by the sUAS News to help educate the public and drone end-user. Integrating UAS into the NAS and the only surefire way of […]

  • FAA Reauthorization: AMA Asks Members to Support Section 336 and Fight for “Reasonable Approach” to Drone Tracking and ID
    by Miriam McNabb on September 20, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    As the deadline for FAA Reauthorization approaches – a deadline which looks increasingly unlikely to be met – the AMA is asking members to weigh in on Section 336 and remote ID and tracking requirements for drones.  In a video posted on the AMA’s Governement Relations blog, Interim Executive Director Chad Budreau explains that protection […] The post FAA Reauthorization: AMA Asks Members to Support Section 336 and Fight for “Reasonable Approach” to Drone Tracking and ID appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Detecting Drone Swarms: Dedrone Introduces New Release
    by Miriam McNabb on September 20, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    Drone detection and anti-drone technology is a significant part of the drone industry – and one that can support the commercial drone industry by reducing security fears.  Dedrone, the leading drone detection platform, issued a new release today focused on drone swarms. DroneTracker 3.5 is designed to detect and track all of the drones over […] The post Detecting Drone Swarms: Dedrone Introduces New Release appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Starting a Drone (sUAS) Program in Law Enforcement or Emergency Services? Read This First.
    by Miriam McNabb on September 20, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    If you’re part of a public safety agency considering a drone program, read this article by faculty at leading aeronautical university Embry-Riddle, to evaluate whether or not your agency is ready for an sUAS Unit. “A public safety agency’s sUAS unit can reduce the risk to its first responders and increase efficiency during an emergency […] The post Starting a Drone (sUAS) Program in Law Enforcement or Emergency Services? Read This First. appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • 10 Best FPV Drone Goggles For A Terrific Flying Experience
    by Fintan Corrigan on September 20, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Flying using FPV drone goggles is a terrific experience. To have the best flying experience, it is important to choose the best FPV glasses which are correct for you. Knowing about field of view, IPD, glass optics, resolution and digital head tracking will help you pick the right drone goggles. A number of drone manufacturers... […]

  • GoPro Launches The GoPro Hero7
    by Press on September 20, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    UAV Expert NewsGoPro Launches The GoPro Hero7 GoPro Launches The GoPro Hero7 – With 3 Versions GoPro, Inc has officially announced its new product lineup including its $399 flagship, HERO7 Black, which sets a new bar for video stabilization with its standout feature, HyperSmooth. HERO7 Black with HyperSmooth HyperSmooth is the best in-camera video stabilization ever featured in a camera. It makes it easy... GoPro Launches The GoPro Hero7Press. […]

  • Drones To Recover Body In Lake Tahoe
    by Press on September 20, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    UAV Expert NewsDrones To Recover Body In Lake Tahoe Authorities Used ROV Drones To Recover Body In Lake Tahoe Not every drone story is a positive one, and the following article published by Fox News has a tragic ending. Authorities recovered the body of a missing man on Monday after an “unprecedented” recovery that required a remote- operated vehicle to travel 1,000 feet underwater at  Lake... Drones To Recover Body In Lake TahoePress. […]

  • Australian Telecommunications Company Telstra Demonstrates a Drone “Swarm”
    by Katie Flash on September 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Fives drones, one pilot, and a mobile cell on wings. This is the newest technology showcased at Telstra Vantage 2018, an annual business and technology conference, by Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications company. The featured drone “swarm” also utilized its own 4GX mobile network, demonstrating a strong use case for more rapid response in dire situations such... […]

  • GE Aviation and Jetoptera join forces on Fluidic Propulsion System technology demonstrator
    by Gary Mortimer on September 20, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Jetoptera and GE Aviation have agreed to jointly demonstrate a 500-pound-force (lbf) class Fluidic Propulsion System TM leveraging a gas generator based on GE Aviation’s H-Series turboprop engine. This is the first step towards a fully customized gas generator which will lead to a Jetoptera 500 VTOL full flight demonstrator. Jetoptera’s revolutionary Fluidic Propulsion System is a remarkably simple approach to producing […]

  • InterDrone Welcomes Three New Members to Its Advisory Board
    by Katie Flash on September 20, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    InterDrone strives to offer the best in content and speakers, and continues to be an industry leader for training in the commercial drone space thanks to its esteemed Industry Advisory Board. Comprised of 22 members, InterDrone is pleased to welcome the newest three: Christopher Korody, Principal at DroneBusiness.center; Sharon Rossmark, CEO and Founder of Women... […]

  • State Farm Approved to Use Drones to Assess Hurricane Damage
    by Mike Pehel on September 20, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    The use of drones during and after natural disasters continues to rise as seen with a recent authorization by the Federal Aviation Administration for State Farm Mutual Automobile Association Co. to operate foam fixed-wing aircraft (a SenseFly eBee). The drone will be used to asses damage from Hurricane Florence. State Farm is the first insurance... […]

  • State Farm Gets FAA Waiver for BVLOS Flight and Flight Over People to Aid Hurricane Victims
    by Miriam McNabb on September 20, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    It’s become clear that drones are a critical tool for Hurricane response – not just during the storm, but immediately after.  The FAA has granted major insurer State Farm permission to fly drones over people and Beyond Visual Line of Sight (“BVLOS”) in four states.  The waiver will allow the company to use drones to […] The post State Farm Gets FAA Waiver for BVLOS Flight and Flight Over People to Aid Hurricane Victims appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Telstra Labs Seeks to Harness the Power of the Drone Swarm for Disaster Recovery
    by Harry McNabb on September 20, 2018 at 11:23 am

    The Australian based Telecommunications giant Telstra is trialing new drone technologies to help in disaster management scenarios. If you are not familiar with them,  Telstra currently has over 35,000 employees and does business in over 15 countries.  Telstra now joins a number of telecommunications companies including Verizon that are getting into drone solutions as their […] The post Telstra Labs Seeks to Harness the Power of the Drone Swarm for Disaster Recovery appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Drones are actually getting more expensive (not cheaper), study finds
    by Sally French on September 20, 2018 at 9:51 am

    In most industries it’s fair to assume that products get cheaper, not more expensive, with time. But with drones, that’s actually not the case. The commercial market is slowly shifting to using more expensive drone aircraft, according to the 2018 Drone Market Sector Report by Skylogic Research, which was released on Tuesday. One-third of purchases in […] The post Drones are actually getting more expensive (not cheaper), study finds appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • DroneBase Mates With Hangar Technology
    by Betsy Lillian on September 19, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    Hangar Technology and DroneBase have announced a new partnership that will leverage DroneBase’s global API and pilot network to scale Hangar’s 4D InSight technology nationally and provide enterprises with an alternative to adopting an internal drone program. According to the partners, stakeholders simply request a location to monitor and then select the desired insight types and capture […] The post DroneBase Mates With Hangar Technology appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • New Skylogic Research Refutes Hyperbole Around Commercial Drone Use
    by Betsy Lillian on September 19, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    Skylogic Research LLC has released the results of its third annual drone industry benchmark survey, examining worldwide drone sales, service providers, business and public agency users, and software services. The independent research – the result of a three-month project sponsored in part by DJI, DroneDeploy, DroneInsurance.com and Trimble – finds a growing demand for businesses to […] The post New Skylogic Research Refutes Hyperbole Around Commercial Drone Use appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • State Farm Granted Key Drone Permissions for Florence Damage Assessment
    by Betsy Lillian on September 19, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    U.S. insurer State Farm has been granted a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) waiver for unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations to assess damage in communities impacted by Hurricane Florence. According to an announcement from Virginia Tech, the waiver allows both flights over people and flights beyond the operator’s visual line of sight. These provisions are approved over […] The post State Farm Granted Key Drone Permissions for Florence Damage Assessment appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Pix4D Opening New Madrid Location
    by Betsy Lillian on September 19, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    On Nov. 1, photogrammetry software company Pix4D will open a new research and development (R&D) office in Madrid, Spain, representing the company’s fifth office. Pix4D also has offices in Lausanne, Switzerland; San Francisco; Shanghai, China; and Berlin, Germany. As a center of innovation and R&D, Pix4D Madrid will continue to expand and develop Pix4D’s knowledge of […] The post Pix4D Opening New Madrid Location appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • The most common reason why drone businesses get a Part 107 waiver
    by Sally French on September 19, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Flying drones in the United States in a variety of common situations such as over people, at night or beyond line of sight, is illegal, without a waiver. But there is one situation in particular that has received an overwhelming majority in the number of waivers that have been issued. Under the Federal Aviation Administration’s […] The post The most common reason why drone businesses get a Part 107 waiver appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Drones Playing Key Role in Kansas Flint Hills Smoke Management Plan
    by Betsy Lillian on September 18, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Kansas State University researchers are part of a collaborative project that is using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to improve the Kansas Flint Hills Smoke Management Plan. The three-year project is funded by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and involves university scientists, NASA scientists, UAS pilots from the Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus, […] The post Drones Playing Key Role in Kansas Flint Hills Smoke Management Plan appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • DJI Hires Former Facebook Aviation Policy Lead David Hansell
    by Betsy Lillian on September 18, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    David Hansell, former global aviation policy lead at Facebook, has joined DJI as its public policy manager. Hansell will join DJI’s growing team of public policy and standards professionals – led by Brendan Schulman, vice president of policy and legal affairs – to advocate on behalf of drone users for reasonable, risk-based regulations for unmanned aircraft […] The post DJI Hires Former Facebook Aviation Policy Lead David Hansell appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Drone Market Growth Incremental not Exponential According to Industry Report
    by Mike Pehel on September 18, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    In an industry filled with as much excitement and promise as the drone space, it can be hard to separate they hype from the reality. Every year, Skylogic Research’s annual report acts as a reality check for the hype merchants and chronic optimists with its accurate bottom-up assessment of the state of the industry. The... […]

  • “Bee Drone” Flies Like an Insect
    by Debra Cleghorn on September 18, 2018 at 9:57 am

    The University of Maryland’s Perception and Robotics Group has been working on a system that allows a drone to fly through very small and completely unknown gaps using just a single camera and onboard processing. It’s based on a bee-inspired strategy that yields a success rate of 85 percent. The modified drone used in UMD’s experiments includes […] The post “Bee Drone” Flies Like an Insect appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • DJI market share: here’s exactly how rapidly it has grown in just a few years
    by Sally French on September 18, 2018 at 8:32 am

    It’s no secret that DJI is king when it comes to the drone industry. But the DJI kingdom has continued to expand — and it is showing no signs of slowing. The Chinese drone manufacturer now has an estimated 74% market share, according to the 2018 Drone Market Sector Report by Skylogic Research, which was […] The post DJI market share: here’s exactly how rapidly it has grown in just a few years appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Top Drone Photography Tips To Capture Stunning Photos Every Time
    by Fintan Corrigan on September 17, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    These 7 drone photography shot tips will help you capture great aerial photos every time. These photography tips are simple to understand but like everything it will take practice to become an expert. Over time, you will develop a great eye for the best aerial angles, perspectives, settings and how to implement each aerial shot... […]

  • New Battery Configuration Allows 2-Hour Flights
    by Debra Cleghorn on September 17, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    California-based startup Impossible Aerospace says that their new battery configuration can allow drones to fly for two hours! The company says it simply rethought the way drones are designed and built and notes that its first drone, which is about the size of a DJI Phantom, can last up to two hours in the air, […] The post New Battery Configuration Allows 2-Hour Flights appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • Flirtey Drones Deliver Defibrillators
    by Debra Cleghorn on September 17, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Flirtey joined forces last year with the City of Reno and partners such as AirMap and Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority to apply for fast-track designation under the FAA and Department of Transportation’s federal drone testing initiative. The Flirtey group was one of 10 applicants from across the country selected in the highly competitive pilot program, […] The post Flirtey Drones Deliver Defibrillators appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • World’s largest drone business accelerator looks to invest $3 million
    by Sally French on September 17, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    GENIUS NY doesn’t see the drone industry crashing anytime soon. In fact, quite the opposite. Drone business accelerator GENIUS NY, which is the world’s largest business accelerator for UAS, is seeking to invest $3 million in drone startups this year. The accelerator is currently seeking applicants for the third year of its program, called GENIUS NY […] The post World’s largest drone business accelerator looks to invest $3 million appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Huge Ukranian Smuggler Drone
    by Debra Cleghorn on September 17, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    Here’s a drone on steroids! Ukranian border guards heard and investigated this multirotor’s admittedly loud flight and found it stuck in a tree on the outskirts of the village of Gorbivsti, about a kilometer of a mile from the border. What was it doing there? Likely smuggling tobacco products, narcotics, or even weapons. Considering the […] The post Huge Ukranian Smuggler Drone appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • Drone Start-up Airware Pulls the Plug
    by Betsy Lillian on September 17, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    After seven years in business, San Francisco-based drone start-up Airware has closed its doors. As reported by TechCrunch, citing an ex-employee, Airware was “ahead of the game trying to build their own software.” In turn, “the drone hardware on the market wasn’t sophisticated enough to actually produce the granularity of data they needed to test out […] The post Drone Start-up Airware Pulls the Plug appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Blade Inductrix FPV Brushless BNF Basic [VIDEO]
    by Trevor Duncan on September 17, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    From Blade: The Blade® Inductrix® FPV BL BNF® Basic drone brings all the features customers have been asking for in the most capable and feature-packed Inductrix platform yet. SAFE® technology makes flying simple while the ducted propeller design allows you to bounce off walls and objects without crashing! New channel changing video transmitter allows you […] The post Blade Inductrix FPV Brushless BNF Basic [VIDEO] appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • Drone Crashes During Inspection
    by Debra Cleghorn on September 16, 2018 at 9:03 pm

      This frightening video shows a drone crashing to the sidewalk — narrowly missing pedestrians — during an aerial inspection of a cracked window at San Francisco’s tilting Millennium Tower. Building managers were conducting the aerial survey of the structure while KPIX 5 cameras were rolling. The Millennium Tower’s homeowners association hired a drone pilot to take photos of […] The post Drone Crashes During Inspection appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • Flying drones around Hurricane Florence? Here’s what you need to know
    by Sally French on September 16, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    As Hurricane Florence continues with continued heavy rainfall and flooding expected to come, drones could also make an appearance in the disaster relief or post-storm analysis efforts. But for pilots looking to fly drones in the area, there are limits to where you can fly the Federal Aviation Administration warns. The FAA has issued a […] The post Flying drones around Hurricane Florence? Here’s what you need to know appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Airware shuts down after burning through $118 million in venture capital
    by Sally French on September 15, 2018 at 2:13 am

    One of Silicon Valley’s most heavily funded drone companies, Airware, has crashed. Airware, a San Francisco-based drone startup working on operating systems, is ceasing operations immediately. “History has taught us how hard it can be to call the timing of a market transition,” according to a blog that was posted Friday on Airware’s site. “This […] The post Airware shuts down after burning through $118 million in venture capital appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Flirtey Demos Deliveries With Multiple Drones Per Pilot
    by Betsy Lillian on September 14, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    The City of Reno, Nev., and drone delivery company Flirtey have completed their first flights under the Federal Aviation Administration’s Drone Integration Pilot Program (IPP). Conducting the first multi-drone delivery demonstration under the FAA’s IPP, a single Flirtey pilot simultaneously operated multiple Flirtey drones and simulated the delivery of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the […] The post Flirtey Demos Deliveries With Multiple Drones Per Pilot appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • FAA Issues Info for Drone Operators During Hurricane Florence
    by Betsy Lillian on September 13, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is warning drone operators that they could face significant fines if they interfere with emergency response operations in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence. The agency explains that many aircraft, which are conducting lifesaving missions and other critical response and recovery efforts, are likely to be flying at low altitudes. In turn, […] The post FAA Issues Info for Drone Operators During Hurricane Florence appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Intel Invests in Delair to Expand Drone Software Solution
    by Betsy Lillian on September 13, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    France-based Delair, a global supplier of commercial drone solutions, recently secured Series B funding from Intel Capital. For the past year, Delair and Intel have been collaborating on the Intel Insight Platform, a data processing, visualization, analytics and reporting service that allows customers to store organize, share and harness data from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The […] The post Intel Invests in Delair to Expand Drone Software Solution appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Report: National Guard Wants to Fly MQ-9 Reaper Drones at the U.S.-Mexico Border
    by Tom McKay on September 13, 2018 at 2:55 am

    The U.S. government wants to deploy MQ-9 Reaper drones to the border with Mexico as part of the Donald Trump administration’s ongoing and completely unnecessary militarization of the region, TYT Network reported on Wednesday.Read more... […]

  • Drone World PhoenixHD Racing Drone
    by Debra Cleghorn on September 12, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Built for FPV beginners & FPV racers, the PhoenixHD FPV Drone Kit is the most versatile drone on the market today. Explore your new world with crystal clear digital video feed and capture the soaring essence of a bird’s eye view unlike ever before. After three years of engineering, The PhoenixHD assembles literally everything you […] The post Drone World PhoenixHD Racing Drone appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • Drone Swarms Sniff Out Toxic Air
    by Debra Cleghorn on September 12, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    The team calls itself Skynet — yes, they’re aware of “The Terminator” — and spent weeks building and testing drones customized to carry sensors, and then writing the massive amount of code to run them. They are most proud of their APIs, or application programming interfaces, which will let users customize the drones to meet their […] The post Drone Swarms Sniff Out Toxic Air appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • Yep, even Drake is using light-up drones in his latest tour
    by Sally French on September 12, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Whether you’re a Drake fan, a drone fan, or both, there’s a good reason to see the musician’s 2018 Aubrey & the Three Migos Tour. Hundreds of micro drones are performing behind the rapper during the show. The drones can be spotted in songs including “Elevate,” from Drake’s new album Scorpion, where the micro drones swarm […] The post Yep, even Drake is using light-up drones in his latest tour appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Lockheed Martin’s Racing Drone Challenge
    by Debra Cleghorn on September 11, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Lockheed Martin has launched the AlphaPilot AI Drone Innovation Challenge to create a racing drone that’s faster, smarter, and doesn’t need a human pilot! “Put that computing power at the edge, and do it in such a way that it can beat those human pilots who trained months or years to get to that level,” […] The post Lockheed Martin’s Racing Drone Challenge appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • Four of the Best Hexacopters 2018 (Better Than Quads?)
    by Sydney Butler on September 11, 2018 at 5:15 am

    The humble quadcopter, with its four rotors and distinct buzzing sound, has become synonymous with the word “drone”. Of course, any aircraft design can be a drone, as long as it’s unmanned and has some degree of autonomy. We have drone helicopters, drone airplanes and of course multirotors that aren’t quadcopters. The hexacopter is a […]

  • Drones Need Remote IDs
    by Debra Cleghorn on September 10, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    “Drones are going to do for aviation what the internet did for information,” acting FAA Administrator Dan Elwell said yesterday and called on the industry to work with the FAA to fully integrate them into the National Airspace System. Giving the keynote address at the InterDrone conference in Las Vegas, Elwell said it is up to industry to […] The post Drones Need Remote IDs appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • Flying drones in San Francisco parks could result in a $200 fine, officials say
    by Sally French on September 10, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    San Francisco doesn’t want you to fly drones in their city parks. The seemingly tech-forward city has been the source of much confusion around whether or not it is legal to fly drones there. But a San Francisco Recreation and Park Department spokesperson confirmed to The Drone Girl that it is issuing citations of up to […] The post Flying drones in San Francisco parks could result in a $200 fine, officials say appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Hateful Kitties, Space Lasers, Spider-Man, and Soundbars: Best Gizmodo Posts of the Week
    by Tom McKay on September 10, 2018 at 12:25 am

    We’re up for a big week in the news, folks. There’s a lot going to happen, from Apple’s big September 12th announcement event to the notably less fun Hurricane Florence, which is currently projected to barrel into the East Coast at a minimum Category 3 status or possibly even worse before the weekend. As the president…Read more... […]

  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro And Zoom Review Includes Features, Specs With FAQS
    by Fintan Corrigan on September 9, 2018 at 10:15 am

    This DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom review looks at the outstanding features of these 2 new quadcopters. Both Mavic 2 drones are a tremendous feat of engineering, elegant design and new innovative technology from DJI. In our Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom review, we give you a nice overview of... […]

  • DJI Mavic Air Features Review, Specifications and FAQs Answered
    by Fintan Corrigan on September 7, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    This DJI Mavic Air review looks at the outstanding features and answers your many questions regarding this new quadcopter. The Mavic Air is another feat of elegant design and new innovative technology from DJI. This DJI Mavic Air has a weight of less than 16 ounces, is small is size and very sleek.  It folds... […]

  • The DJI Mavic 2 Is Our New Favorite Drone
    by Adam Clark Estes and Raul Alexander Marrero on September 6, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    The idea behind the DJI Mavic promises that any adventurer can take professional-grade aerial photography with a compact drone. That’s probably why the company called the original model the Mavic Pro, even though the drone had its shortcomings. With the Mavic 2 series, however, that proposition gets more interesting…Read more... […]

  • Intelligent Energy launches new 800W fuel cell product for commercial UAV market
    by Katie Flash on September 6, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Increased flight time Increased payload capability Complement to current product offering Facilitates access to new markets  Loughborough, UK – Tuesday 4 September: Commercial UAV fleet operators will benefit from the latest product launch from Intelligent Energy, the fuel cell engineering company. InterDrone 2018 will be the launch pad for its latest lightweight product for the... […]

  • PrecisionHawk Acquires HAZON LLC and InspecTools Inc., Increasing Its Footprint in the Energy Sector
    by Katie Flash on September 5, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    PrecisionHawk, a provider of drone technology for the enterprise, announced today it has acquired HAZON LLC, a drone service provider focused on critical infrastructure inspections, and InspecTools Inc., a provider of analytics tools and machine vision software for renewable energy. During a Grand Opening Keynote at InterDrone, PrecisonHawk CEO Michael Chasen, said PrecisionHawk will be taking the combined... […]

  • Dan Elwell Speaks to Audience of Commercial Drone Operators at InterDrone
    by Mike Pehel on September 5, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    Today, Acting FAA Administrator Daniel K. Elwell delivered a keynote address to an audience of commercial drone pilots, operators, and business owners at the InterDrone conference. Elwell’s speech went beyond a message of safety and touched on the many programs and initiatives the FAA has implemented to work along with industry to develop regulation. Elwell... […]

  • 3DR and Yuneec Announce Joint Venture Based on Dronecode Platform
    by Hugh McFall on September 5, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Today, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve established a US-based joint venture with Yuneec—a world leading manufacturer of commercial and consumer UAVs—to bring new products based on the Dronecode platform to market. The joint venture, 3DR Government Services, is focused on serving the security and open platform needs of US government customers and their vendors […] The post 3DR and Yuneec Announce Joint Venture Based on Dronecode Platform appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • 3DR Announces Site Scan Esri® Edition for Esri Users
    by Hugh McFall on September 5, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Easily capture drone data in Site Scan, process it in Drone2Map, then manage and analyze it ArcGIS Online The post 3DR Announces Site Scan Esri® Edition for Esri Users appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • Skysense Reveals New High-Power Charging Infrastructure
    by Mike Pehel on September 2, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Skysense just revealed that its High Power Drone Charging Infrastructure is now proven to charge the batteries of drones in complete autonomy and within only 30-to-60 minutes. The infrastructure developed by the Qualcomm-Ventures backed start-up is optimized for servicing VTOL drones, including those produced by DJI. The innovative solution charges LiPo batteries in less than... […]

  • What Is FPV Camera Technology In Drones And Best Uses
    by Fintan Corrigan on September 2, 2018 at 9:15 am

    FPV cameras are small, light and reasonably priced.  The FPV camera is mounted onto a drone to send real time video down to the ground using a video transmitter.  The FPV camera allows you to see where the drone is flying and what it is seeing as if it had its own eyes. Depending on... […]

  • Drones Go from Delivering Packages to BEING Packages
    by Sydney Butler on September 2, 2018 at 5:32 am

    We’ve gotten used to the idea that drones are going to be delivering our packages. If nothing else, Amazon has been pushing the notion of Amazon Prime Air for years now. Pulling in the likes of Jeremy Clarkson to assure us that a future packages buzzing overhead is imminent. Their mix of delivery drones that […]

  • 12 Top Drones With GPS, Autopilot And Camera With Low Prices
    by Fintan Corrigan on August 31, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    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 Grants Almost 2,000 Waivers to Operate Beyond the Scope of Part 107
    by Katie Flash on August 30, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    This week, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), released an analysis of waivers granted by the FAA since the inception of Part 107 to Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, also known as the “Small UAS Rule,” on Aug. 28, 2016. They found that nearly 2,000 waivers (1,960, to be exact), were completed... […]

  • UAV Visionaries: Tom Walker, DroneUp
    by Katie Flash on August 30, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Tom is the CEO of DroneUp, the largest organization solely committed to promoting safer skies through continuous engagement with both amateur and professional drone pilots. Prior to DroneUp, Tom served as president of Web Teks, a leading online and mobile research and strategy development firm. As a career military officer, Tom managed the extensive programming... […]

  • How Do Drones Work And What Is Drone Technology
    by Fintan Corrigan on August 29, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    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... […]

  • Multispectral Imaging Camera Drones In Farming Yield Big Benefits
    by Fintan Corrigan on August 29, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Multispectral imaging camera sensors on agricultural drones allow the farmer to manage crops, soil, fertilizing and irrigation more effectively. There are huge benefits both to the farmer and to the wider environment by minimizing the use of sprays, fertilizers, wastage of water and at the same time increasing the yield from crops. Multispectral camera remote... […]

  • 12 Best Follow Me Drones And Follow You Technology Reviewed
    by Fintan Corrigan on August 28, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    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 12 best follow me drones... […]

  • Understanding Drone FPV Live Video, Antenna Gain And Range
    by Fintan Corrigan on August 28, 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... […]

  • Drone Gyro Stabilization, IMU And Flight Controllers Explained
    by Fintan Corrigan on August 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    For a drone to fly perfectly, the IMU, gyro stabilization and flight controller technology is essential. Drones today use three and six axis gyro stabilization technology to provide navigational information to the flight controller, which make drones easier and safer to fly. Gyro stabilization technology is one of the most important components, allowing the drone... […]

  • Aerial Photography Camera Tips, Tricks and Best Settings
    by Fintan Corrigan on August 27, 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... […]

  • Top Collision Avoidance Drones And Obstacle Detection Explained
    by Fintan Corrigan on August 26, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    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... […]

  • 10 Best Photogrammetry Software For 3D Mapping Using Drones
    by Fintan Corrigan on August 25, 2018 at 7:30 am

    When it comes to 3D photogrammetry software for drones, there is quite a choice.  There are many 3D mapping software companies, which provide a free version or free evaluation period, allowing you to try the software first before any purchase.  You can then compare the various photogrammetry software packages. Below, we review with videos, the... […]

  • DJI Mavic Pro Reviewed With Frequently Asked Questions
    by Fintan Corrigan on August 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    This updated DJI Mavic Pro review with frequently asked questions has all the important information on this superb fold up drone. The Mavic Pro is small and is packed with the latest drone innovations. The Mavic Pro has some exciting new technology such as 3 new active tracking modes, even better hovering precision, more advanced... […]

  • Yuneec Unleashed its Mantis Q on the World
    by Sydney Butler on August 24, 2018 at 6:07 am

    I know that holiday season celebrations seem to start earlier and earlier every year, but late it feels like the drone industry doesn’t ever stop. At least not if you judge by recent history. We’ve seen some great new drones come to market this year and just recently the Mavic 2 Pro was confirmed. It’s […]

  • DJI's Mavic 2 Series Drones Come With More Powerful Cameras and So Many Sensors
    by Adam Clark Estes on August 23, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    We’ve known for some time that the future of consumer drones would be tiny, high quality, and mostly crash-proof. DJI just revealed its best attempt at all three with the new Mavic 2 series. There are two of them: the Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom. They fold up. They have great cameras. And in a first for DJI, they…Read more... […]

  • Building Uber’s New HQ With Drones
    by Hugh McFall on August 21, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Truebeck Construction uses the Site Scan drone data platform for logistics planning, progress reporting, and more The post Building Uber’s New HQ With Drones appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • Verity Studios® Drones Dance With Drake in Songs Elevate and Look Alive
    by Droneblog Editor on August 17, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    ZURICH– August 15, 2018 – Verity Studios AG, the global leader in indoor drone technology, announced today that swarms of Lucie micro drones are performing with Drake in his 2018 Aubrey & the Three Migos Tour. Grammy award-winning Canadian artist Drake is one of the best-selling rappers of the 21st century. Performing to audiences of more than […]

  • INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS part of INTERGEO – Europe’s Leading Commercial and Civil Drones Trade Fair
    by Droneblog Editor on August 16, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS (IASEXPO) is part of INTERGEO, the world’s largest conference trade fair for the geoinformation sector, and it is the biggest civilian trade fair dedicated to the commercial use of drones. More than 170 international companies from the sector will be exhibiting in Frankfurt from 16 to 18 October, while more than 100 presentations […]

  • Yuneec Introduces All-New Portable Folding Drone with Voice Control and Facial Detection
    by Droneblog Editor on August 14, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    CORONA, Calif.  (August 14, 2018) — Yuneec International, the world leader in electric aviation, today announced its all-new Mantis Q, the latest extension of Yuneec’s award winning consumer lineup, is now available for pre-order in the United States. Mantis Q is an adventure ready drone controlled via mobile device or remote, features voice control technology and […]

  • 8 Best Cheap Drones for Sale 2018 (With Camera & Without)
    by Sydney Butler on August 14, 2018 at 7:07 am

    Drones are everywhere these days, but despite the mainstream popularity of the hobby it’s still not what one would call a cheap way to spend your time. That being said, the actual value for money you get these days has improved a lot. While drones might not be cheap in the absolute sense, you get […]

  • Drone Fleet Management, Now in Site Scan
    by Hugh McFall on August 7, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    A central dashboard to keep track of your drones, batteries, cameras, and pilots The post Drone Fleet Management, Now in Site Scan appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • Venezuelan Officials Allege Attempted Drone Assassination of President Nicolas Maduro
    by Tom McKay on August 5, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Venezuelan government officials say that two explosions at a military assemblage in Caracas on Saturday were in fact an attempt on President Nicolas Maduro’s life using bomb-carrying drones—and though the exact nature of just what happened is still being disputed, the idea that it indeed involved bomb drones isn’t as…Read more... […]

  • Christmas Comes Early: The Great Mavic Pro 2 Leak
    by Sydney Butler on August 2, 2018 at 6:07 am

    It’s so hard to keep a secret these days, dontcha think? Everywhere there are people with smartphones and pesky internet connections. Any sort of slip up will result in your carefully carded info getting spread around the web like top secret peanut butter on a webby slice of bread. OK, I’m pretty hungry as I […]

  • Leaks Show Three New DJI Drones and I Want All of Them
    by Adam Clark Estes on July 30, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    It’s been a weird month for DJI. The Chinese drone giant had planned a big press event on July 19 but postponed it at the last minute. Now, several leaked images showing three new DJI drone models are floating around the internet. They all appear to be part of the Mavic family, and damn, do they look cool.Read more... […]

  • 12 Best Drones for Kids (Including Some DAD will Love too!)
    by Sydney Butler on July 20, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    I don’t know about you, but as an adult I’m pretty jealous of modern kids. I wasn’t really into physical toys that much when I was a youngster. Instead my time was spent on the computer and PlayStations one and two. I basically found most physical toys a little lame. My dad’s friend was into […]

  • Thousands of Top AI Experts Vow to Never Build Lethal Autonomous Weapons
    by Dell Cameron on July 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Hundreds of companies and thousands of individuals, many of them researchers and engineers prominent in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence, vowed on Wednesday never to apply their skills toward the creation of autonomous killing machines.Read more... […]

  • Policing Police Drones, Inheriting Facebook Messages, and Unexplained Sounds: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week
    by AJ Dellinger on July 16, 2018 at 1:00 am

    We here at Gizmodo had a lot of questions this week, and we did our best to give you some answers because you’re probably wondering some of the same things. For instance, if you’ve ever asked yourself who is regulating police drones to keep them from being abused, the answer is, “Pretty much nobody is right now, but…Read more... […]

  • An inside look into how we build drone software for construction
    by Hugh McFall on July 12, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    Construction teams are adopting technology faster than ever before. But do you know how your new tools are actually built? If you’re exploring new technologies to bring on-site, it’s helpful to be able to look behind the curtain and see how they’re made. This answers a few questions that may be on your mind, such […] The post An inside look into how we build drone software for construction appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • MQ-9B Drone Is First 'Civilian-Registered' Remotely Piloted Aircraft to Cross Atlantic
    by Tom McKay on July 12, 2018 at 4:30 am

    The first “civilian-registered” remotely piloted drone to ever make a flight across the Atlantic landed at 6:43pm local time (1:45pm ET) in RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire on Wednesday after taking off from Grand Forks, North Dakota on Tuesday, the BBC reported, after traveling nearly 3,800 miles.Read more... […]

  • Engineer Faces Prison for Stashing Navy Drone Secrets on His Dropbox
    by Jennings Brown on July 11, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    An electrical engineer secretly uploaded onto his personal Dropbox account thousands of files containing sensitive information about the unmanned underwater vehicles his company was developing for the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research.Read more... […]

  • Who Will Police Police Drones?
    by Sidney Fussell on July 11, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    The Police Foundation doesn’t want the police to call drones “drones.” Because of the public’s association with “military-style weapons like the Predator,” the organization’s 311 page report reads, the term “drone” is “a major obstacle to law enforcement’s ability to convince the public” that police drone programs…Read more... […]

  • 3DR Launches Industry-First Thermal Solution for DJI M200 Series Drones
    by Hugh McFall on July 11, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Today, we’re excited to share that Site Scan now offers an industry-first thermal capability for drones: now, you can capture and use structurally-detailed thermal maps and 3D models in Site Scan, giving you a whole new level of visibility into your projects. Join our webinar with DJI and FLIR to learn how you can create […] The post 3DR Launches Industry-First Thermal Solution for DJI M200 Series Drones appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • 5 Best Drones with Screen on Remote (Why Integrated is Better)
    by Sydney Butler on July 7, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Almost every consumer drone on the market these days integrates the user’s smartphone do stand in as the live monitor. This is a move that makes sense in many different ways. For one thing, it allows drone makers to sell their product for less money. It also makes it easier to keep the software updated […]

  • Hobbyists Lose Fight to Escape the FAA's Toy Drone Rules
    by Rhett Jones on July 6, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    The skies aren’t big enough for everyone. On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit reversed a ruling from last year that found the FAA cannot regulate small drones used by hobbyists. New regulations are expected to come soon, which should please companies that are trying to break into the commercial…Read more... […]

  • How Drones Helped Preserve Important Cultural Artifacts on this Remote Micronesian Island
    by Keenan Murphy on July 5, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Scientists unanimously agree that climate change is real and that its impacts are felt globally. One of the most obvious effects of climate change is sea level rise which has the potential to destroy coastal sites of cultural and historic significance in many different places around the world. While no one can single-handedly reverse the […] The post How Drones Helped Preserve Important Cultural Artifacts on this Remote Micronesian Island appeared first on 3DR. […]

  • Facebook Scraps Plans to Build Its Own Massive Internet Drones for Its Aquila Project
    by Tom McKay on June 27, 2018 at 3:45 am

    Facebook has abandoned a key portion of its Aquila project, an effort to build solar-powered, passenger jet-sized drones that would wirelessly connect parts of the developing world to the internet, Business Insider reported on Tuesday.Read more... […]

  • Larry Page’s Flying Car Gets an Update
    by Sydney Butler on June 23, 2018 at 6:28 am

    Not too long ago I wrote about the Cora, It’s a prototype drone taxi from Alphabet-funded company Kitty Hawk. Headed by Sebastian Thrun and with Google Founder Larry Page as investor, the company is working many angles related to the future of aviation. Apart from the Cora, Kitty Hawk also has a craft known as […]

  • Journalists Start Using Drones to View Immigrant Detention Camps After Government Blocks Entry
    by Matt Novak on June 22, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Reporters are regularly being denied access to America’s concentration camps along the U.S.-Mexico border. And on the rare occasion when they’re allowed in, journalists aren’t permitted to take photos or record video. But some reporters are taking a new approach to the Trump regime’s obstruction. They’re using drones…Read more... […]

  • [Top] 4 Best Underwater Drones You Can Buy Today!
    by Sydney Butler on June 22, 2018 at 7:59 am

    You only have to look up on any typical day to realise that flying drones are taking over our skies. What you might not know is that they are also coming for land and sea.  Obviously scientists and engineers have been using autonomous and semi-autonomous submarines for years. They’ve allowed us to explore the depths […]

  • GE Thinks its AiRXOS Can Solve the Drone Air Traffic Conundrum
    by Sydney Butler on June 22, 2018 at 6:26 am

    If you listen to Big Ideas(TM) companies like Amazon, the future is going to be filled with drones. There will be thousands of delivery drones buzzing overhead, ferrying iPhone 20s and PlayStation 12 consoles. Some big drones will also be carrying people. Companies like Ehang and Kitty Hawk already have autonomous passenger drones in the […]

  • 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... […]

  • 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... […]

  • 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... […]

  • 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... […]

  • 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... […]

  • 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... […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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... […]

  • 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... […]

  • Drones are Breaking Ground in Bridge Inspection
    by Hugh McFall 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. […]

  • 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... […]

  • 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. […]