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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Latest Drone News

  • Airbus Ventures Backs Drone Tech Company Uavia
    by Betsy Lillian on April 25, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Drone monitoring technology company Uavia, based out of France, has closed its first round of financing, totaling $2.5 million, which came from Airbus Ventures, Sofimac Innovation, Bpifrance, and a pool of entrepreneurs and business stakeholders who were shareholders in the company. Uavia’s patented cloud control technology enables real-time remote supervision of autonomous robots and drone fleets […] The post Airbus Ventures Backs Drone Tech Company Uavia appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • FAA Reauthorization Amendment Seeks Section 336 Reform
    by Betsy Lillian on April 25, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    An amendment added to the House’s proposed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill would reform Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, which currently restricts the FAA from regulating qualifying hobbyist unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The proposed reauthorization legislation, H.R.4, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, was introduced in the House on April […] The post FAA Reauthorization Amendment Seeks Section 336 Reform appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • DroneCon 2018. Inspiring and Educating the commercial Drone market
    by Press on April 25, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Drone Con 2018 is happening in less than a month! This year’s event has a few new added benefits to aid you on your journey into the world of drones, a new world of possibilities. Covering numerous topics relating to the commercial drone industry in South Africa, the potential to learn is exponential at an event […]

  • DJI Mavic Pro Parachute Launcher Makes Flying Over People and Property Safer!
    by Press on April 25, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    It’s easy to use, it’s lightweight, it’s everything you’ve been asking for… the new DJI Mavic Pro Parachute Launcher is here and it’s ready to save your drone, people, and property below in case of a crash. With the popularity of DJI’s Mavic Pro growing over the past few years so has the demand for […]

  • EENA & DJI Celebrate Drone Search and Rescue in Iceland
    by Malek Murison on April 25, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    DJI and the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) have for two years been collaborating to see how drone technology can be used by public safety organizations. Today they announced an expansion of that partnership and celebrated a successful drone-assisted rescue mission in Iceland. EENA is a Brussels-based NGO dedicated to improving the work of emergency […] The post EENA & DJI Celebrate Drone Search and Rescue in Iceland appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • UAV Propulsion Tech Bringing HES Hydrogen Solutions to U.S. Drone Market
    by Betsy Lillian on April 25, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Singaporean company HES Energy Systems Pte. Ltd. (HES), a subsidiary of H3 Dynamics Group, has appointed UAV Propulsion Tech its authorized representative for the U.S. Based in Tampa, Fla., UAV Propulsion Tech is a privately held company that markets global unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology in the U.S. market. HES develops electric-UAV battery alternatives based on […] The post UAV Propulsion Tech Bringing HES Hydrogen Solutions to U.S. Drone Market appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Sentera Teams with The Climate Corp. for Drone Ag Data Solutions
    by Betsy Lillian on April 25, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Sentera, a Minneapolis-based supplier of integrated remote sensing, analytics and Internet of Things solutions to the agriculture industry, has partnered with The Climate Corp., a subsidiary of Monsanto Co. The Climate Corp.’s growers and advisors will be able to incorporate Sentera’s real-time on-field data into their decision processes. Sentera’s portfolio of integrated solutions – including sensors, drones […] The post Sentera Teams with The Climate Corp. for Drone Ag Data Solutions appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Lilium Air Taxi Startup Hires McLaren Designer Frank Stephenson
    by Mike Pehel on April 25, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Air taxi startup Lilium recently hired distinguished supercar designer Frank Stephenson to make its vision of the luxury, automated flying-car a reality. Stephenson is responsible for some of the automobile industry’s most iconic designs, including the Ferrari F430, the McLaren MP4-12C and the Maserati MC12. With well-established aerospace manufacturers like Airbus and Ehang already conducting air... […]

  • Foremost UAS Test Range Acquires What?
    by Press on April 25, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    UAV Expert NewsForemost UAS Test Range Acquires What? Foremost UAS Test Range Acquires Integrated Drone Airspace Management System from Kongsberg Geospatial and uAvionix Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based geospatial visualisation software company, and the Foremost UAS Test Range, who operate one of only two Transport Canada certified UAS test ranges in Canada, announced today that they have integrated the Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS UAS situational... Foremost UAS Test Range Acquires What?Press. […]

  • Bihrle Launches Ardenna Venture for Drone Infrastructure Inspections
    by Betsy Lillian on April 25, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    On the heels of its success with BNSF Railway on automated, long-range drone inspections of railroad tracks, Bihrle Applied Research is spinning off its computer vision and machine learning capabilities in a new venture called Ardenna. The new venture will offer drone solutions for the automated detection, classification and reporting of anomalies found during the […] The post Bihrle Launches Ardenna Venture for Drone Infrastructure Inspections appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • UL Issues Milestone Safety Certification for Intel Falcon 8+ Drone
    by Betsy Lillian on April 25, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    Certification and verification company UL has issued a UL 3030 certification to the Intel Falcon 8+ inspection drone, representing the company’s first UL 3030 certification for an unmanned aircraft system (UAS). In turn, the company says unmanned vehicles and systems are now available with UL electrical system safety certification. Additionally, UL has issued the first UL 3100 […] The post UL Issues Milestone Safety Certification for Intel Falcon 8+ Drone appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • UL developing standards to make drone batteries safer
    on April 25, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Safer lithium ion batteries manufactured under UL-certified standards will soon be coming to the UAS industry. The science safety company has been working to finalize standards that will be implemented in the U.S. and Canada and, later, worldwide. […]

  • Cyberhawk assisting with major U.S. construction project
    on April 25, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Cyberhawk, a UAS operator based in Scotland, is using its drones and software to provide digital asset management during the construction of a major petrochemical plant in the U.S. Its iHawk software is being used on a large scale for the first time. […]

  • Winning Drone Video Uses Six Aircraft Over Five Years
    by Betsy Lillian on April 25, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    A Mexican drone pilot used six different drones over a five-year span to create a winning drone video, AirVūz has announced. Tarsicio Sañudo won AirVūz’s weekly “Drone Video of the Week” contest (and the $1,000 prize) with the following video: The aerial compilation features more than 30 different locations throughout Mexico and showcases the country’s coastlines, […] The post Winning Drone Video Uses Six Aircraft Over Five Years appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • MIR is Launching a New UAV Design to Automate Rope Access Work
    by Droneblog Editor on April 25, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    MIR has invented a new uav design “The Vectorotor” to create new use cases for drones. Their patent pending design has the maneuverability necessary to perform high rise window washing, oil/tower contact inspection, and high reach painting. MIR is focusing on building drone hardware and is looking to partner with companies to create these applications. […]

  • MicroPilot’s XTENDER SDK Supports NVIDIA’s Jetson Supercomputer
    by Droneblog Editor on April 25, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    April 23, 2018 – Stony Mountain, Canada – Companies are always looking for ways to differentiate their products from the competition and fulfill the needs of their customers. MicroPilot’s XTENDERmp software development kit (SDK) provides one avenue for drone manufacturers to customize their drones to better suite their customer’s needs. XTENDERmp now provides yet another […]

  • DARPA contract for drone swarm technology goes to Dynetics
    on April 25, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Under a 21-month, $38.6 million contract with DARPA, Dynetics Inc. will assist in developing and demonstrating Gremlins, a program which uses a swarm of low-cost drones launched and recovered from a military cargo aircraft. […]

  • Swiss company Fotokite wins $1 million business competition award
    on April 25, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Chris McCall, CEO of Switzerland-based Fotokite, called winning the $1 million grand prize in New York state's GENIUS competition "a total gamer-changer" for the company. Fotokite developed a tethered drone system capable of flying for 24 hours. […]

  • Mosquitoes Ride Drones To Reduce Zika
    by Press on April 25, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    UAV Expert NewsMosquitoes Ride Drones To Reduce Zika 280,000 Mosquitoes Ride Drones To Reduce Zika Mosquitoes are one of this planet’s biggest killers, responsible for spreading diseases that affect millions of people around the world. The control of this disease vectors takes on many forms, from fumigation and insecticides to more innovative and environmentally-friendly techniques that involve releasing sterilized or modified mosquitoes into... Mosquitoes Ride Drones To Reduce ZikaPress. […]

  • The U.S. military’s Defense Innovation Unit is experimenting with anti-drone detection
    by Sally French on April 25, 2018 at 11:45 am

    The U.S. military is turning its attention to anti-drone detection. The  Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), which is a United States Department of Defense (DoD) organization focused on how the U.S. military can use emerging technologies, this week announced a partnership with Dedrone, a San Francisco-based startup building drone detection software. DIUx is experimenting with Dedrone’s technology … Continue reading The U.S. military’s Defense Innovation Unit is experimenting with anti-drone detection → The post The U.S. military’s Defense Innovation Unit is experimenting with anti-drone detection appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • New Joint Effort Boosts Drone Standards for Public Safety Officials
    by Press on April 25, 2018 at 7:44 am

    Two of the world’s leading safety-standards developers are joining forces to help the growing number of public safety professionals who want to use drones – also known as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – to help protect and save lives. Today, the National Fire Protection Association and ASTM International signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support […]

  • Dedrone to Test its Technology Protecting Military Installations from Adversarial Drones
    by Press on April 25, 2018 at 6:57 am

    Drone Detection Technology Company Provides Department of Defense with Data on Airspace Risks Dedrone, the market and technology leader in airspace security, announced today a partnership with Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), a United States Department of Defense (DoD) organization focused on accelerating commercial technologies to the U.S. military. DIUx and DoD are experimenting with […]

  • DJI Mavic Air Review
    by John Reid on April 25, 2018 at 6:04 am

    The new Mavic Air is a small, compact drone that is the perfect companion for those looking to take a flying camera with them everywhere to capture all their activities. The drone is well built and comes pre-assembled, ready for flight. Beginner pilots could easily learn how to fly the Mavic Air as long as […] The post DJI Mavic Air Review appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • Saudi Arabia Finalizing Drone Rules Following Palace Incident
    by Jason Reagan on April 25, 2018 at 12:40 am

    Saudi Arabia’s interior ministry is warning drone users to get permission before flying as officials scramble to finalize new regulations following an incident near the royal palace last week. Saudi police are investigating the episode in which soldiers shot down a recreational drone hovering within a restricted area around King Salman’s palace. “One of the […] The post Saudi Arabia Finalizing Drone Rules Following Palace Incident appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • The Evolution of Wind Turbine Inspections
    by Droneblog Editor on April 24, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    CASE STUDY: The data management platform Scopito is used by a lot of drone inspectors around the world. But Scopito is more than “drone software”, and today we’ll be meeting a company that started out using Scopito for drone inspections, but so far is in fact mostly using it for other types of wind turbine inspections. “…t […]

  • Sentera Partners with The Climate Corporation to Enhance Agronomic Insights
    by Press on April 24, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    Climate FieldView™ customers can now enjoy seamless integration of Sentera FieldAgent on-field sensor and analytics products with FieldView, as well as automatic synchronization of field boundary and other user information between platforms. The partnership between Sentera and The Climate Corporation will help growers and trusted advisors incorporate Sentera’s accurate real-time on-field data into their decision process. […]

  • ARA Robotics unveil SKYMATE
    by Press on April 24, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    ARA Robotics, a Canadian UAV technology leader, is proud to unveil SKYMATEtm SKYMATEtm is a revolutionary commercial flight controller built for multirotor UAV configurations, dedicated to industrial applications such as 2D/3D aerial inspection and mapping. With many years of flight validation in harsh Canadian weather, ARA Robotics has proven its product’s reliability across multiple recognized companies, including […]

  • NORTH DAKOTA UAS DRONE TEST SITE CONTINUES RESEARCH COLLABORATION WITH NASA
    by John Reid on April 24, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today that the Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS) has worked with the North Dakota National Guard (NDNG) to execute its first missions under the master agreement with the Devils Lake based-Camp Grafton Training Center facilities signed last month. This first project supported efforts for […] The post NORTH DAKOTA UAS DRONE TEST SITE CONTINUES RESEARCH COLLABORATION WITH NASA appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • Drone Immersion Flies Beyond FPV Goggles With FlyJacket
    by Malek Murison on April 24, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    There are different levels of immersion that come with being a drone pilot. For starters, it’s quite something to be able to pilot something from the ground with a monitor in front of you displaying your progress. After that, FPV goggles take things to the next level. Putting on a pair of decent goggles is […] The post Drone Immersion Flies Beyond FPV Goggles With FlyJacket appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • DroneDeploy snags massive deal with world’s largest software distributor
    by Sally French on April 24, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    SoftBank, the world’s largest software distributor, announced this month that drone software company DroneDeploy will be the only cloud drone software solution distributed on its ecosystem. It’s a big move that means DroneDeploy has the opportunity to become an operating system for drones all over the world. DroneDeploy is a San Francisco-based drone startup that enables … Continue reading DroneDeploy snags massive deal with world’s largest software distributor → The post DroneDeploy snags massive deal with world’s largest software distributor appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • The Proposed Amendment to Section 336: Test for Recreational Drone Operators
    by Miriam McNabb on April 24, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    The argument over Section 336 – and whether or not recreational drone operators should be subject to new FAA regulations – continues.  Ranking Member DeFazio of Oregon has proposed an amendment to Section 336 of the Federal Code.  The amendment would force recreational drone operators to comply with a number of requirements including passing an […] The post The Proposed Amendment to Section 336: Test for Recreational Drone Operators appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Senior Google and Facebook Exec Joins Autonomous Drone Startup Airobotics
    by Miriam McNabb on April 24, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    “Airobotics, the Israeli startup that built the world’s first fully automated drone, announced today the appointment of Richard Wooldridge as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer,” says a company press release. “As the first company to be granted an aviation authority to fly drones without a human pilot, Airobotics welcomes Richard to expand on its […] The post Senior Google and Facebook Exec Joins Autonomous Drone Startup Airobotics appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Army To Develop Stealthy 3D Printed Squid Drones
    by Press on April 24, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    UAV Expert NewsArmy To Develop Stealthy 3D Printed Squid Drones The U.S. Army To Develop Stealthy 3D Printed Squid Drones The National Interest published an article discussing how in the near future, 3D-printed squid drones could be stealthily slithering around urban battlespaces. Seeking to overcome the limitations of existing robots and their clumsy movements, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has turned to nature for... Army To Develop Stealthy 3D Printed Squid DronesPress. […]

  • Schiebel and Airbus helicopters achieve historic manned unmanned teaming
    by Press on April 24, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    In a groundbreaking demonstration on 17 April 2018, Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) and Airbus Helicopters’ manned H145 successfully completed a series of Manned Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) flights. Level 5 interoperability was achieved by providing the user onboard the manned aircraft with full command and control over the UAS and its payload, including […]

  • Historic Manned Unmanned Teaming Achieved
    by Press on April 24, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    UAV Expert NewsHistoric Manned Unmanned Teaming Achieved Historic Manned Unmanned Teaming Achieved By Schiebel and Airbus Helicopters In a groundbreaking demonstration on 17 April 2018, Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER S-100® Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) and Airbus Helicopters’ manned H145 successfully completed a series of Manned UnManned Teaming (MUM-T) flights. Level 5 interoperability was achieved by providing the user onboard the manned aircraft with full command and control... Historic Manned Unmanned Teaming AchievedPress. […]

  • UgCS DDC – the software behind choreographed Drone light shows
    by Press on April 24, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Latest upgrades of the SPH Engineering’s drone swarm management software UgCS DDC enables almost any drone and entertainment industry professionals to set up a drone swarm show in weeks. The UgCS DDC provides tools to incorporate drones equipped lights and other show elements into stunning outdoor shows synced to music or live performances. UgCS Drone Dance Controller […]

  • Kespry Earns Recognition as a John Deere Supplier Innovation Award Winner
    by Press on April 24, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Kespry, the leading drone-based aerial intelligence solution provider, today announced it has been selected as a recipient of the John Deere Supplier Innovation Award for 2017 for the Construction and Forestry division. The Innovation awards are part of Deere & Company’s Achieving Excellence Program. The California-based company received the honor for demonstrating innovation in a product […]

  • Introducing the new AsteRx-i for IMU-enhanced GNSS positioning and attitude
    by Press on April 24, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    GNSS receiver manufacturer Septentrio today announced the launch of the next generation AsteRx-i at IEEE/ION Position Location and Navigation Symposium in Monterey, US. The AsteRx-i combines Septentrio’s latest compact, multi-frequency multi-constellation GNSS engine with an external industrial grade MEMS based IMU. It can deliver accurate and reliable GNSS/IMU integrated positioning to the cm-level as well […]

  • Independent Study Validates DJI Data Security Practices
    by Press on April 24, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    UAV Expert NewsIndependent Study Validates DJI Data Security Practices Independent Study Validates DJI Data Security Practices DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, Monday released the results of an independent report scrutinizing DJI’s data practices that concludes DJI drone users have control over how their data is collected, stored and transmitted. The report analyzed drones and software independently obtained in... Independent Study Validates DJI Data Security PracticesPress. […]

  • NYC Drone Film Festival 2018, More Winning Videos
    by John Reid on April 24, 2018 at 5:35 am

      “LANDSCAPE AND ARCHITECTURE” Ottsjö by Air and Timelapse—by Marcus Möller For 2018, the “Landscape” and “Architecture” categories, which had previously been separate, have been combined into one. The title is fairly literal on this one, so it pretty much describes the concept. But that doesn’t begin to cover the evocative imagery in this tourism […] The post NYC Drone Film Festival 2018, More Winning Videos appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • DJI Releases Results of Data Security Study
    by Malek Murison on April 24, 2018 at 12:13 am

    DJI has released the summary of a report the drone manufacturer commissioned into its data security practices. The report, carried out by San Francisco-based Kivu Consulting, confirms that DJI users have control over how their data is collected, stored and transmitted. The summary is available for download here. It does not explicitly mention any of the concerns […] The post DJI Releases Results of Data Security Study appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • DroneDeploy Offers New Construction Solutions
    by Betsy Lillian on April 23, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    Drone software company DroneDeploy has launched new construction solutions to meet the industry’s growing demand for aerial site intelligence. The new rollouts include a tool that simplifies photo collections of project progress; a partnership with Uplift Data Partners, an enterprise drone pilot network, enabling construction companies to scale drone operations faster; and a new Accuracy […] The post DroneDeploy Offers New Construction Solutions appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • NYC Drone Film Festival 2018
    by John Reid on April 23, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Where celebration, education, and inspiration converge by matt boyd The New York City Drone Film Festival (NYCDFF) is now in its fourth year, and with each passing event, it cements itself further as a premier showcase of not only drone technology and technique but also the degree to which drone-based camera platforms are becoming a […] The post NYC Drone Film Festival 2018 appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • Former senseFly Exec Joins VTOL Drone Company Wingtra
    by Betsy Lillian on April 23, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Zurich, Switzerland-based Wingtra has welcomed a new chief operating officer (COO), Cyril Halter, the former COO and co-founder of Swiss drone company senseFly. Wingtra makes vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) drones for surveying, mining and agricultural applications. “Wingtra inspired me with its technologically outstanding VTOL system and the passionate team behind the company’s wheel,” comments Halter. […] The post Former senseFly Exec Joins VTOL Drone Company Wingtra appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • 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... […]

  • Report Concludes DJI Drone Users Have Control Over Their Data
    by Betsy Lillian on April 23, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    DJI has released the results of an independent report scrutinizing the company’s data practices. According to DJI, the report has concluded that DJI drone users have control over how their data is collected, stored and transmitted. The report, conducted by San Francisco-based Kivu Consulting, Inc., was based on a first-of-its-kind detailed examination of DJI drones, […] The post Report Concludes DJI Drone Users Have Control Over Their Data appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Exclusive Asked & Answered from the May issue of RotorDrone Magazine
    by Gerry Yarrish on April 23, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    From our upcoming May issue of RotorDrone magazine here are some of the latest expert-answers for our reader’s questions. What are NOTAM advisories, and where can I find them for my area? The acronym “NOTAM” stands for “Notice to Airmen” and was put into place in April 1947. NOTAMs are informational advisories (not laws) and […] The post Exclusive Asked & Answered from the May issue of RotorDrone Magazine appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • DJI wants you to know that its drones data practices are totally secure
    by Sally French on April 23, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    In an era where fears of companies tracking user data are increasingly growing, Chinese drone manufacturer DJI has made another push to say the data collected from its drones is totally safe. The news comes in the midst of rumors that DJI was transmitted sensitive user data to China. The world’s largest drone manufacturer this … Continue reading DJI wants you to know that its drones data practices are totally secure → The post DJI wants you to know that its drones data practices are totally secure appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Disaster Recovery and Drones: House Makes Another Try at Long Term FAA Reauthorization Bill
    by Miriam McNabb on April 23, 2018 at 8:55 am

    The US House of Representatives has introduced another try at a long term FAA Reauthorization Act.  With the clock now ticking until the current extension of an extension of an extension runs out at the end of September, the drone industry is waiting to see what Congress can agree upon when it comes to drone […] The post Disaster Recovery and Drones: House Makes Another Try at Long Term FAA Reauthorization Bill appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Exyn, Velodyne partner to showcase indoor drones, 3D Lidar
    on April 22, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Originating from the University of Pennsylvania's GRASP Labs, Exyn Technologies has commercialized groundbreaking research to build its proprietary trademarked AI software, exynAI, to help indoor drone flights. […]

  • Near Denver airport, Xcel energy set for routine BVLOS drone ops
    on April 22, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Xcel Energy, a leader in using drone technology to inspect energy infrastructure, will be the first utility in the nation to routinely fly unmanned aircraft beyond the operator's line of sight when it flies near the Denver airport. […]

  • Multispectral Imaging Camera Drones In Farming Yield Big Benefits
    by Fintan Corrigan on April 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    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 of crops. Multispectral camera remote... […]

  • AirVuz Video of the Week: London!
    by Miriam McNabb on April 21, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    The DRONELIFE team is headed to London this week, and we’re excited!  Our video of the week is this phenomenal video of London on a gorgeous, green day from our partners at AirVuz, the biggest drone video site on the planet. The post AirVuz Video of the Week: London! appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • European Drone Legislation: What Portugal is Doing Right
    by staff on April 21, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Guest post by drone enthusiast and writer Pedro Dias, editor of Central Drones, the largest online Portuguese speaking drone portal. Recreational drone usage has soared globally and with the emergence of companies in this industry with billions of dollars in revenues, it has become apparent that there is a real demand for this hobby. However, as […] The post European Drone Legislation: What Portugal is Doing Right appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • What Is FPV Camera Technology In Drones And Best Uses
    by Fintan Corrigan on April 21, 2018 at 10:15 am

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

  • Top Collision Avoidance Drones And Obstacle Detection Explained
    by Fintan Corrigan on April 21, 2018 at 8:00 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... […]

  • 7 Top Drones With GPS, Autopilot And Camera With Low Prices
    by Fintan Corrigan on April 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

    A drone with GPS and autopilot system including camera gives you plenty of aerial options.  As well as flying a programmed route, a drone on autopilot can take aerial photos and video much better than any pilot can. That is especially true in difficult weather conditions.  A drone flying in autopilot mode is monitoring and... […]

  • Top DJI Phantom 4 Pro Intelligent Flight Modes Reviewed
    by Fintan Corrigan on April 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    The Phantom 4 Pro intelligent flight modes are fantastic and make filming so much easier.  The many Phantom 4 Pro autonomous flight modes along with new stabilization system and professional camera makes this drone a real game changer. The Phantom 4 flight modes gives you so many flying angles to create awesome footage.  The Phantom... […]

  • How Drone Light Shows are Created: Swarm Management Software
    by Miriam McNabb on April 20, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Drone light shows aren’t just entertainment – they’re a powerful demonstration of what drone swarms can do.  Now, SPH Engineering – a 5-year-old startup out of Latvia – is offering an off-the-shelf product for creating them. atest upgrades of the company’s drone swarm management software, called  UgCS DDC (Unmanned Ground Control Software Drone Dance Controller) “enables […] The post How Drone Light Shows are Created: Swarm Management Software appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • 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. […]

  • FAA Grants Xcel Energy Permission for BVLOS Electrical Transmission Line Inspections
    by Mike Pehel on April 19, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    Colorado’s largest utility, Xcel Energy, received permission from the FAA to run beyond visual line of site (BVLOS) drone operations for routine inspections of electronic transmission lines. This Wednesday, Xcel announced that it would be the first utility in the nation to receive such an authorization.  Ben Fowke, Xcel’s chairman, president, and CEO stated the company is honored to... […]

  • Air Traffic Control for Drones
    by Holly Hansen on April 19, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    Within the next few years, millions of drones may be regularly flying over U.S. skies, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, is working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and industry partners on developing a system for managing drone air traffic. We recently spoke with NASA’s Parimal Kopardekar, Ph.D., manager […] The post Air Traffic Control for Drones appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • DR1 Race at Mojave Boneyard – Behind the Scenes
    by Holly Hansen on April 19, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Setting up a single, highly competitive first-person-view (FPV) race is a lot of work. You need a location and a course setup, and you need to get the word out to competitors. Then you need to pull together your crew, lay down the rules, and get the video signals locked in so that each pilot […] The post DR1 Race at Mojave Boneyard – Behind the Scenes appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • Kittyhawk’s Sonal Baid: ‘startup culture is playing a major role in defining the drone industry’
    by Sally French on April 19, 2018 at 9:47 am

    The drone industry may be ruled by a few major players, but much of the industry is driven by the industry’s many startups. The government has largely depended on startups to propel its initiatives forward, such as its Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) drone program. And one of the company’s looking to make a big … Continue reading Kittyhawk’s Sonal Baid: ‘startup culture is playing a major role in defining the drone industry’ → The post Kittyhawk’s Sonal Baid: ‘startup culture is playing a major role in defining the drone industry’ appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Racing Drone Super Fast Fixes
    by Holly Hansen on April 18, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    FPV drone racing is unlike anything else I have ever tried, and it is extremely addictive. But to be competitive, you have to push it to the limits, and that means crashes—and more crashes. While these drones are pretty tough, there are times that repairs are needed. We visited with Daniel Sandoval, who does maintenance […] The post Racing Drone Super Fast Fixes appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • How Technology Improves Commercial Drones
    by Holly Hansen on April 18, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    A new industrial revolution is underway, and drones are a major catalyst. These airborne machines are being embraced by industries ranging from agriculture to energy and even insurance. In some instances, the capabilities afforded by drones are forcing companies to completely rethink the ways they do business. The current widespread employment of commercial drones was […] The post How Technology Improves Commercial Drones appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • 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. […]

  • Drone News: Flyability Used in Law Enforcement
    by Debra Cleghorn on April 17, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    Watch out! This basketball-size drone is being used by one of the most prestigious special law enforcement units in the world, RAID (Research, Assistance, Intervention, Deterrence), to perform indoor reconnaissance and intelligence in complex enclosed spaces. The Elios drone can bounce off walls and objects, so it’s ideal for use in situations inside buildings, and […] The post Drone News: Flyability Used in Law Enforcement appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • 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... […]

  • Apple security cracks down on drone pilot who shoots epic Apple campus videos
    by Sally French on April 16, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    Apple security doesn’t want you flying drones over their campus — which means the days of those sweet drone videos of the iPhone maker’s spaceship-like campus may be over. Drone pilot Duncan Sinfield, who has been producing videos about twice a month that give aerial tour updates of the progress on the Apple Park, says … Continue reading Apple security cracks down on drone pilot who shoots epic Apple campus videos → The post Apple security cracks down on drone pilot who shoots epic Apple campus videos appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Airbus Unveils New Drone to Inspect Airplanes
    by Mike Pehel on April 12, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    As part of its ‘Hangar of the Future’ (HoF) initiative, Airbus SE unveiled a new indoor inspection drone at MRO America’s. The drone will be utilized for visual checks on passenger aircraft and increase the quality of inspection reports. For those familiar with drone inspections for insurance claims, Airbus’ new drone will perform much of... […]

  • 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... […]

  • With fastest delivery drone in world, Zipline eyes US market
    on April 7, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    A Silicon Valley-based drone developer believes it has created the fastest drone delivery system in the world. Based on a fixed-wing design, Zipline's unmanned aircraft vehicle can reach speeds of 80 mph. […]

  • General Atomics earns contract to further develop MQ-9B Protector
    on April 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has announce the recent award of a $81M Foreign Military Sales contract by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center to develop a different version of the MQ-9B Predator UAV. […]

  • Alliance for Drone Innovation forms to give voice to drone makers
    on April 7, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    The Alliance for Drone Innovation (ADI), a new policy-oriented coalition of manufacturers, suppliers, and software developers of personal and professional drones, has commenced operations to represent a specific set of drone entities. […]

  • Global airspace group headed to NY for UAS UTM work
    on April 7, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    An unmanned traffic management testing (UTM) agreement will help Thales Group expand its work in upstate New York. Through an agreement with NASA, the global air traffic management firm Thales, will work with groups at the FAA's New York UAS site. […]

  • Yuneec partners with Parrot to put Pix4D’s mapping software in its commercial drones
    by Sally French on April 6, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    As drone companies look to compete with  drone industry king DJI, two companies have come up with a unique strategy: combine resources and team up. Yuneec, a Chinese drone manufacturer known mostly for its Typhoon hobby drone, has partnered with Pix4D, a 3D mapping software company owned by French drone manufacturer Parrot, which is known … Continue reading Yuneec partners with Parrot to put Pix4D’s mapping software in its commercial drones → The post Yuneec partners with Parrot to put Pix4D’s mapping software in its commercial drones appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • DJI Mavic Pro Reviewed With Frequently Asked Questions
    by Fintan Corrigan on April 5, 2018 at 7:00 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 in drone innovation. The Mavic Pro has some exciting new technology such as 3 new active tracking modes, even better hovering precision, more advanced 3D collision... […]

  • DJI Mavic Air Features Review, Specifications and FAQs Answered
    by Fintan Corrigan on April 5, 2018 at 4:15 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... […]

  • FAA Opens Up LAANC to New Suppliers
    by Mike Pehel on April 5, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    The Federal Aviation Administration is now seeking additional suppliers to add to the Low Altitude Authorization Notification Capability system. In the early days of the system, which only started last November, suppliers not chosen for the pilot program were upset by what appeared to be the FAA picking winners in the industry. The FAA always... […]

  • What Are Drones Used For From Business To Critical Missions
    by Fintan Corrigan on April 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    What are drones used for answered here covering every sector you can think of.  Drones are being used to save lives, environment works, archaeology, farming, property management, mining, construction and much more. We start by looking at what drones are used for in specific sectors and include some terrific video along the way. The drone... […]

  • This drone insurance company will alter your rate based on your safety score
    by Sally French on April 5, 2018 at 10:56 am

    Looking to get a lower drone insurance rate? Prove you’re a “safe” pilot, and you may pay less than everyone else. Drone insurance company SkyWatch launched an insurance plan in partnership with insurance and financial services organization Starr Companies. The plan determines insurance rates based upon a pilot’s safety score. To use it, pilots need to … Continue reading This drone insurance company will alter your rate based on your safety score → The post This drone insurance company will alter your rate based on your safety score appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • 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... […]

  • FAA asks: Could you be a LAANC service supplier?
    on April 4, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    The Federal Aviation Administration is looking for a few good suppliers, for the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability. The FAA is now considering agreements with additional entities to provide LAANC services. […]

  • Workhorse earns patent for truck-launched drone package delivery
    on April 4, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Workhorse Group Inc., an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions to the commercial electric transportation sector, has received a U.S. patent for a truck-launched drone package delivery system. […]

  • DJI is having a big spring sale, offering up to 20% off AND gift-with-purchase incentives
    by Sally French on April 4, 2018 at 8:10 am

    Looking to scoop up a DJI Mavic for 20% off? How about some free memory cards? Chinese drone manufacturer DJI is running a big spring sale on its drones and accessories, and the deals are Black Friday-worthy. Here are the best deals: DJI Spark ($499) on sale for $399, PLUS free remote controller, valued at … Continue reading DJI is having a big spring sale, offering up to 20% off AND gift-with-purchase incentives → The post DJI is having a big spring sale, offering up to 20% off AND gift-with-purchase incentives appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • FAA seeking more LAANC suppliers months after industry criticism about “ol’ boy’s club forming”
    by Sally French on April 3, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking more applicants to participate as a supplier in its Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) drone program. A month after announcing that it would  expand tests of its real-time approval processing program to 500 airports by the fall of this year, the FAA wants more companies to supply LAANC services. The … Continue reading FAA seeking more LAANC suppliers months after industry criticism about “ol’ boy’s club forming” → The post FAA seeking more LAANC suppliers months after industry criticism about “ol’ boy’s club forming” appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • 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. […]

  • China’s second-largest courier just got permission for drone delivery
    by Sally French on April 2, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Drone delivery has arrived in China. SF Express, a courier in China, announced that one of its subsidiaries received the first official permit to deliver packages via drones. The courier is focused on delivering items via drones to more sparsely populated areas. The company said it intends to use a few types of drones. Traditional … Continue reading China’s second-largest courier just got permission for drone delivery → The post China’s second-largest courier just got permission for drone delivery appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • New MIT Drone Obstacle Avoidance Tech Uses Uncertainty
    by Sydney Butler on April 2, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Most decent drone systems these days have a suite of sensors that let them stop or dodge when they are about to have an expensive disagreement with another object. In practice it doesn’t work too badly, but there’s a lot to improve upon. The way things currently works requires constant scanning and computations. The more […]

  • 10 Thermal Vision Cameras For Drones And How Thermal Imaging Works
    by Fintan Corrigan on March 31, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    A thermal imaging camera on a drone turns it into a powerful tool which can be used in many sectors from construction, mining, electrical, surveillance, firefighting, search and rescue. Thermal drones which use vision imaging cameras have so many positive uses by detecting heat coming from almost all objects and materials turning them into images... […]

  • 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... […]

  • DJI Brings Blockchain to Drones with ShareRing Partnership
    by Mike Pehel on March 29, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    DJI and ShareRing, an Australian-based blockchain startup, have partnered to make sharing and renting drones easier. DJI will utilize ShareRing’s token, a secure digital placeholder for a real-world asset, to loan out their drones to governments, corporations, and trade events, but details on the exact way this will operate are months off. For the moment,... […]

  • Larry Page and Sebastian Thrun enter the Drone Taxi Market with a Bang
    by Sydney Butler on March 29, 2018 at 7:30 am

    You may have never heard of Larry Page, but it’s almost certain you’ve used technology that he helped create. Page is the co-founder of Google and the search giant has since diversified into almost every branch of tech you can think of. It’s not far-fetched to say that Page and his colleagues have changed the […]

  • DJI Inspire 1 Drone Review Including Zenmuse Camera Options
    by Fintan Corrigan on March 27, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    This updated DJI Inspire 1 drone review takes a close look at the features, design, gimbal and camera options on both the Standard and Professional models. The Inspire 1 has entered new territory in drone innovation, sleek design and patented motor and gimbal engineering.  The Inspire 1 drone is very versatile with various cameras and... […]

  • Precision-Ag drone maker lists on NYSE with UAVS ticker symbol
    on March 27, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    AgEagle won't just be in Kansas anymore. The precision-agriculture drone and unmanned systems developer founded in Neodesha, Kansas, will soon be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol UAVS. […]

  • Aspen, Sensurion join forces to develop certified UAS avionics
    on March 27, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Aspen Avionics of New Mexico and Minnesota-based Sensurion Aerospace have formed a partnership aimed at filling the certified avionics gap between hobbyist and military drones. This will include autopilot, communications and navigation systems. […]

  • DJI partners on first custom-built commercial drone
    on March 27, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Commercial drone data company Skycatch, and DJI, a manufacturer of civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, have extended their partnership to manufacture and deliver a fleet of high-precision drones for Komatsu Smart Construction. […]

  • Raytheon details plans for drone swarm technology
    on March 27, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Raytheon is sprinting into the drone swarming market. The technology developer that specializes in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions, is developing a new technology suite capable of controlling drone swarms. […]

  • Research team will use drones to assess nuclear plant damage
    on March 27, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    It's been seven years since Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station was damaged by an earthquake and a tsunami. A team of U.S. engineers is planning to fly drones into the plant to gather information on its damaged containment vessels. […]

  • FAA forecasts phenomenal growth for UAS industry
    on March 27, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    According to the FAA's aviation forecast for the next 20 years, the UAS industry will experience "phenomenal growth" between 2017 and 2022. It expects the number of commercial systems to quadruple while hobbyist done ownership more than doubles. […]

  • InterDrone Forms Industry Advisory Board; Former FAA Admin Michael Huerta Joins
    by Katie Flash on March 27, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Former FAA Administrator Michael Huerta Joins 19-Member Board to Guide Programming, Speaker Selection, and Ensure Comprehensive Commercial Drone Training at 2018 Conference NEW YORK – March 27, 2018 — Emerald Expositions, owner and organizer of InterDrone, the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to commercial drone use, announced it has created a new Industry Advisory... […]

  • 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 […]

  • How Do Drones Work And What Is Drone Technology
    by Fintan Corrigan on March 19, 2018 at 9:00 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... […]

  • Esina Alic Joins Drone Maker Insitu as Its CEO
    by Katie Flash on March 15, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Boeing-owned subsidiary Insitu has named Esina Alic, ex-Adidas executive, as its president and chief executive officer, starting April 5. She will replace Ryan Hartman, who left the company last month for Hood Technology Corp. Before this role, Alic served as senior vice president of Global Operations, Strategy and Programs at Adidas. Prior to Adidas, she held a... […]

  • DJI Mavic Air vs Mavic Pro vs Spark: A Fistful of Mavics
    by Kees Friesland on March 15, 2018 at 7:43 am

    It wasn’t too long ago that the smallest drone that had the word “professional” attached to it was the classic DJI Phantom. If you really wanted something serious it was going to be bigger and much more daunting than the already bulky prosumer quadcopters. These days the size and shape of a drone don’t always […]

  • Ford proposes motor vehicle department in the sky to ID drones
    on March 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    A research team at Ford Motor Co. has come up with a potential low-cost solution to identify and track drones. As with registering and licensing a car, they believe making a drone identifiable to anyone could make operators more accountable. […]

  • Boeing's autonomous systems program expands to Australia
    on March 13, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Boeing's largest autonomous systems program outside the U.S. will take place in the state of Queensland, Australia. The company signed a three-year agreement with the government of Queensland to develop a new generation of air and sea vehicles. […]

  • Drone pilots find penguin super colony in Antarctica
    on March 13, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    For the past 40 years, the total number of Adélie Penguins, one of the most common on the Antarctic peninsula, has been steadily declining—or so biologists have thought. […]

  • Early 2018 brings rush of counter-UAS activity
    on March 13, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    The advent and understanding of counter-UAV systems is catching up to the country's adoption and usage rates of drones in the commercial space. […]

  • Electric aviation record setter furthers drone delivery system
    on March 13, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    An electric aviation pioneer that founded a drone company in 2012 continues to secure its place in the drone-based delivery world. Yates Electrospace Corp. is testing and supplying a disposable drone-based box delivery unit to the U.S. government. […]

  • FAA expands drone airspace authorization program
    on March 12, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    The Federal Aviation Administration last week announced plans to expand testing of an automated system to speed up approvals for drones to operate in airspace controlled by an air traffic facility. The test begins in April at 500 airports. […]

  • FAA to Bring LAANC to 500 more airports in April
    by Mike Pehel on March 7, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    On March 6th, the FAA announced the nationwide expansion of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) to 500 airports. The rollout, which begins going into effect April 30, will also include 300 air traffic control facilities and open up 78,000 miles of previously restricted airspace to commercial drone flight. It was only last... […]

  • 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... […]

  • Canada Drone Laws 2018: Fly the (Un)friendly Skies
    by Kees Friesland on March 5, 2018 at 7:05 am

    It’s easy to forget that the United State’s Northern neighbour Canada is actually much larger in terms of land mass. This large nation endowed with an astounding diversity of wilderness only has a tenth of the human population found in the USA, but is known as a safe and friendly place to live. When it […]

  • Time of Flight Camera Sensors On Drones And 10 Terrific Uses
    by Fintan Corrigan on March 4, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    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... […]

  • PrecionHawk’s Michael Chasen on the Future of BVLOS and the Industry at Large
    by Mike Pehel on March 1, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Michael Chasen took the reins as CEO of PrecisionHawk in January of 2017 and didn’t waste time becoming one of the most outspoken proponents in the commercial drone industry, advocating for the advancement of UAS. InterDrone was able to grab some time with him to get his perspective on PrecisionHawk’s recent hand off of its... […]

  • 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... […]

  • Edgybees Raises $5.5 Million to Use AR and Drones in Rescues
    by Mike Pehel on February 28, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    First responders increasingly use drones as an aid in rescue operations. Edgybees wants to add Augmented Reality to their drone toolkit and has already raised $5.5 million in its seed round. Its initial investors include Motorola Solutions, Verizon Ventures, and Venture Capital. Initially used for drone racing with an AR overlay, Edgybee’s tech allows developers... […]

  • U.S. Army collaborates on advanced UAV engine design
    on February 28, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Miami-based Locust USA Inc.—a subsidiary of UAV Turbines—has signed a $19 million agreement to collaborate with the U.S. Army on the development of a small turboprop engine for unmanned aircraft. The engine will also have commercial applications. […]

  • Kansas State Polytechnic offers UAS training for law enforcement
    on February 28, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Based on feedback from first responders, Kansas State Polytechnic at Salina will in April begin offering a specialized UAS training course for law enforcement personnel. The four-day course will provide training for specific purposes. […]

  • Lockheed Martin release software to control multiple UAVs
    on February 27, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Lockheed Martin will unveil VCSi, commercial software that enables operators to simultaneously control dozens of unmanned vehicles and conduct information, surveillance and reconnaissance missions at an event in Abu Dhabi this month. […]

  • Report: Large UAVs could bring explosive growth to US
    on February 27, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    A major shift in aviation could be on the horizon according to the Aerospace Industries Association. In a new report, AIA states that large unmanned aircraft could encounter explosive growth during the next two decades. […]

  • CustomWeather provides near-surface conditions for drones
    on February 27, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    As the commercial drone industry continues to grow, CustomWeather, Inc., a specialized provider of high resolution weather forecast and alert services, is seeing increased demand for its precision forecasts. […]

  • 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... […]

  • Ehang Might Finally Have Cracked the “Flying Car” Problem
    by Sydney Butler on February 24, 2018 at 6:22 am

    At the end of the sci-fi classic Back to the Future (which has a small shrine in my apartment), Doc Brown arrives in a Delorean rigged to fly with the immortal quip “Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.” Flying cars have been a major feature of future visions for more than a century. […]

  • DOI drone report details modern approach to resource management
    on February 21, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    With a fleet of 312 unmanned aircraft, the Department of the Interior's Office of Aviation Services flew nearly 5,000 missions in 2017 to support everything from fighting wildfires to monitoring and mapping missions. […]

  • 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... […]

  • DJI Goggles Review: Here’s Looking At You Kid
    by Sydney Butler on February 15, 2018 at 4:43 am

    Virtual reality headsets have constantly been in the news of late. Since 2016 when products like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive launched, we’ve been inundated with pictures everywhere of people wearing these goofy goggles. So it seems VR is finally here, but what does that have to do with drones? It turns out that drones […]

  • PrecisionHawk is helping drone pilots while it builds an empire
    on February 14, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    PrecisionHawk is doing more than its part to foster the global adoption of commercial drone technology. With the recent build-up of its drone service network, PrecisionHawk has bolstered its offerings in a big way. […]

  • Two companies announce counter-UAS developments
    on February 14, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Gryphon Sensors and WhiteFox Defense Technologies are joining forces to develop a more capable counter-UAS solution. Australia-based DroneShield has unveiled a book-sized radar called RadarZero that can detect drones up 820 yards away. […]

  • Toro invests in turfgrass management drone firm
    on February 14, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    GreenSight Agronomics and the Toro Co. want to enhance your golfing experience. Through a strategic minority investment in Boston-based GreenSight, Toro is hoping to bring its turf management abilities to a new level. […]

  • European airport operators call for adoption of drone rulebook
    on February 14, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Increased safety concerns about drone use in and around Europe's airports should result in quick adoption of the European Union's drone rulebook, says the Airport Council International- Europe. It also released a position paper on drone technology. […]

  • Intel's drone display sets Olympic record
    on February 14, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Kicking off the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, viewers from around the globe were treated to a record-breaking light show during the opening ceremony that surpassed Intel’s previous record of 500 drones flown simultaneously in Germany. […]

  • Drones deliver green transportation option
    on February 14, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Drone delivery isn't just about speed and efficiency. It's also good for the environment, according to new research from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Using drones to deliver packages uses less energy and lowers cO2 emissions. […]

  • 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... […]