Latest Drone News, Uses, Research And Innovation

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

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

Drone news and articles from experts including SUAS News, UAV Expert News, DroneBlog, Unmanned Aerial, Rotor Drone Mag, Dronelife, 3DR, the Drone Girl, Gizmodo drone feed and many more.

For some extra reading, here is a list of the top drone blogs with even more news and reviews.  The Wing Blog will also keep you up to date on the latest news in their drone delivery program.

This drone news web page covers today and the previous 7 days of drone news.

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  • Dunkin’ joins contactless delivery by dropping donuts via drone
    by Sally French on May 30, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Dunkin’ is the latest to join in on drone deliveries for their donuts — but this story is a little different. In an effort to see his grandkids (from afar) and make a contactless delivery (of some donuts), a Boston-area man used a drone to fashion his own donut-drone-delivery-copter in a video supported and shared The post Dunkin’ joins contactless delivery by dropping donuts via drone appeared first on The Drone Girl.

  • Woolpert Deploys Survey Drones for Colorado DOT
    by Jason Reagan on May 29, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    An architectural/engineering firm is using survey drones to make Colorado highways safer. Engineering firm Felsburg Holt & Ullevig brought in Woolpert to complete drone surveys for a right-of-way project in Castle Rock, Colo. Using a process known as InRoads Terrain Modeling Survey System, the Colorado Department of Transportation project will use the imagery and mapping collected The post Woolpert Deploys Survey Drones for Colorado DOT appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • Customs and Border Protection Flew a Predator Surveillance Drone Over Minneapolis Protests Today
    by Tom McKay and Dhruv Mehrotra on May 29, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has flown a Predator drone above ongoing protests against police brutality in Minneapolis, according to flight logs.Read more...

  • EHang Passenger Drone Company Q1 Revenue, Cargo Delivery Trials
    by Harry McNabb on May 29, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    China-based EHang, the passenger drone company that went public last year, has announced first quarter results.  Despite the global pandemic, EHang showed year over year revenue growth.  The company is also broadening it’s applications: in addition to emergency response operations revealed in the current crisis, EHang recently received certification from the Chinese government for cargo The post EHang Passenger Drone Company Q1 Revenue, Cargo Delivery Trials appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • A drone delivery company won Germany’s $26 million coronavirus hackathon
    by Sally French on May 29, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    The German government is looking toward tech to help solve many of the challenges imposed by coronavirus. They’re so committed to getting a response from tech companies that they hosted a coronavirus hackathon, with €24 million in prize money (that’s about $26 million) on the table. And one of the winners of the coronavirus hackathon The post A drone delivery company won Germany’s $26 million coronavirus hackathon appeared first on The Drone Girl.

  • EU Drone Regulation – Online Course
    by Press on May 29, 2020 at 9:40 am

    Introduction Review of the Regulation structure, novelties, and implementation among EU Member States. Drone Manufacturers New UAS classification. Rules that apply for companies that manufacture and commercialize UAS. Flight Scenarios Presentation of the new EU flight scenarios. It will open the door to many current impossible operations! Pilots Training New training requirements for future EU

  • UAS Virtual Academy
    by Press on May 29, 2020 at 9:34 am

    With exponential growth in the unmanned aircraft systems industry, this program is a great way for students to get a jump start!June 22-26, 2020 K-State Polytechnic has created an interactive, exciting and flexible UAS experience for teens ages 14 to 17. The primary goal of this virtual academy is to provide students the ability to

  • Agricultural Drone Speeds Chinese Rice Seeding
    by Jason Reagan on May 28, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    One of China’s largest agricultural drone companies is helping to overhaul the rice-farming industry. XAG recently launched a rice-seeding demonstration of seeding via drone at Happy Farms, an agricultural park in Guangdong province. The demo showed how an agricultural drone would fare against human labor. Two workers were tasked with spreading 11 pounds of rice seeds across The post Agricultural Drone Speeds Chinese Rice Seeding appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • Episode 40: Wing’s drone delivery sees 350% monthly increase, DJI lawsuit update, & Interview with Brandon Torres Declet
    by George Smith on May 28, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    This week on the InterDrone Podcast we sat down with Brandon Torres Declet, the Co-Founder and CEO of Measure, and Carmaine Means, Founder of Drone Girl Photography. We discussed Wing’s drone delivery services and their increased demand, India using drones to beat back locusts, the award winning Remo-M, Autel’s lawsuit against DJI, and more! 02:30 –...

  • Medical Drone Delivery in the U.S.: Zipline Gets Started in North Carolina (VIDEO)
    by Miriam McNabb on May 28, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    Zipline has started medical drone delivery in the U.S. – and it’s about time. Drone delivery heroes Zipline have received a waiver from the FAA to fly their drones for greater distances than previously allowed in the United States, in a COVID-prompted decision that could advance the acceptance drone delivery across the entire country. Zipline announced that The post Medical Drone Delivery in the U.S.: Zipline Gets Started in North Carolina (VIDEO) appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • AIRT and DRONERESPONDERS 2020 Drones in Public Safety Survey: Contribute Now!
    by Miriam McNabb on May 28, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    Research initiative will explore public safety drone program growth, impact of COVID-19, and other emerging topics surrounding Drones For Good MIAMI, FL – The Airborne International Response Team (AIRT), the leading 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting Drones For Good™ and the official home of DRONERESPONDERS, today launched the Spring 2020 Pubic Safety unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) The post AIRT and DRONERESPONDERS 2020 Drones in Public Safety Survey: Contribute Now! appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • Can Drones Control Locusts in India?
    by Harry McNabb on May 28, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Locusts are invading India and other parts of the world in large numbers.  The locusts do tremendous crop damage when they swarm, consuming all of the crops in their path.  Spraying pesticides is the primary method of controlling the swarm, but the scale of the invasion makes traditional spraying methods insufficient.  Now, experts are adding The post Can Drones Control Locusts in India? appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • Singapore government deploys drones to monitor coronavirus rule-breakers in critical “circuit breaker” period
    by Sally French on May 28, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    Singapore may be close to ending its circuit breaker period, but the last leg is getting an assist from drones. The Singaporean government on April 7 initiated what it called a “circuit breaker,” a time when Singaporeans are advised to stay home as much as possible in order to pre-empt escalating coronavirus infections.  As part The post Singapore government deploys drones to monitor coronavirus rule-breakers in critical “circuit breaker” period appeared first on The Drone Girl.

  • Near Earth Autonomy Awarded NASA Contract to Develop Contact Inspection Drone Systems for Industrial Infrastructure
    by Press on May 28, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    NASA has awarded Near Earth Autonomy (Near Earth) an SBIR Phase II Contract to Enable Aerial Close-Proximity and Contact Sensing for Inspection of Industrial Infrastructure. Much of our national infrastructure, private and public, needs inspection and repair. Underserved markets with a well-defined need for these inspection tools include transportation infrastructure, energy, heavy industry, mining, and

  • telent and DGS installing world-class anti-drone system at major UK airport
    by Press on May 28, 2020 at 12:12 pm

     telent, in collaboration with its technology partner Digital Global Systems (DGS), has agreed a three-year contract to install the CLEARKSY™ Drone Threat Management system at Bristol Airport, marking the first UK deployment of the system. The CLEARKSY™ Drone Threat Management system was developed by DGS in response to the rising threat of unauthorised drone usage at critical

  • Kleos Space signs with Canadian Global Spatial Technology Solutions
    by Press on May 28, 2020 at 8:40 am

    Kleos and GSTS to collaborate on Maritime Situational Awareness product developments GSTS is a leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions for the maritime domain GSTS to procure Kleos test data for demonstrations  Kleos Space enters Canadian market Kleos Space S.A. (ASX: KSS, Frankfurt: KS1), a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data provider, has partnered with GSTS

  • EHang Earns Chinese Approval for Passenger Drone Testing
    by Jason Reagan on May 27, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    Passenger drone manufacturer EHang obtained the world’s first commercial license from the Chinese government to test a passenger-grade drone. Company officials say this makes the Chinese startup “the world’s first [autonomous aerial vehicle] company approved by a national aviation authority to carry out commercial pilot operation for the category of 330-pound-plus air logistics uses.” China’s Civil The post EHang Earns Chinese Approval for Passenger Drone Testing appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • Let’s Talk Drones: AUVSI NC Hosts New Initiative for Education and Public Outreach
    by Miriam McNabb on May 27, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    If there is one thing that leaders in the drone industry agree upon, it’s the need to bring the drone community together to understand the issues and fly safely.  This Friday, the North Carolina Chapter of the Association for Unmanned Vehicles and Systems International (AUVSI) introduces “Let’s Talk Drones,” a chatroom for unmanned aviators and The post Let’s Talk Drones: AUVSI NC Hosts New Initiative for Education and Public Outreach appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • Drone racing summer camp is coming — and there’s an option to attend virtually, too
    by Sally French on May 27, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    Summer camp season is coming, and this year you can send your kids to drone summer camp. What’s more — even if you don’t want to send your kids to a camp away from home in the midst of coronavirus — you can send your kids to this drone racing summer camp from your own The post Drone racing summer camp is coming — and there’s an option to attend virtually, too appeared first on The Drone Girl.

  • Flock supports Skyports in NHS drone delivery trials
    by Press on May 27, 2020 at 9:31 am

    Flock is supporting Skyports in drone delivery trials taking place this week, backed by Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership — part of NHS Highland. This week, Skyports will conduct flights between two hospitals in Scotland, taking off in Oban before flying 10 miles away to the Isle of Mull. The goal is to cut delivery times from

  • AV8 make their EASA drone courses available to emergency services on a not-for-profit basis
    by Press on May 27, 2020 at 7:06 am

    AV8 are to make their market-leading General VLOS Certificate (GVC) conversion drone course available on a not-for-profit basis to anyone who flies drones for the emergency services*. The course, which includes both the GVC and A2 Certificate of Competence (A2 CofC), is part of the UK’s adoption of a harmonised European framework for drones, set

  • Citadel Defense Builds Upon Industry-Leading Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Technology to Take Down Nefarious Drones
    by Press on May 27, 2020 at 6:58 am

    As adversaries look for ways to spoof counter unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS), Citadel responds with unparalleled speed and agility San Diego, CA – Citadel Defense, a proven innovator in full spectrum counter drone solutions, has released new software incorporating deepfake neural networks to defend against adversarial spoofing tactics.  This capability helps U.S. and allied forces combat

  • Counter-drone Provider Adds Deepfake Tech to Platform
    by Jason Reagan on May 26, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Counter-drone provider Citadel Defense is mounting a novel defense against spoofing tactics. The company today announced the release of new software incorporating deepfake neural networks to defend against adversarial spoofing tactics. The software can – according to a company release —  “combat growing enemy tactics that attempt to confuse existing and security intelligence equipment as spectrum The post Counter-drone Provider Adds Deepfake Tech to Platform appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • EU Drone Regulation: Overprotective, or a Level Playing Field?
    by Miriam McNabb on May 26, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    New EU drone regulations will necessitate changes for much of the European drone industry, as companies work to comply with regulations that will be enforced throughout the European Union.   In this piece by EU Law Regulatory Consultant of Porat Group, Ella Rosenberg points out that EU drone regulations impact not just companies in member states, The post EU Drone Regulation: Overprotective, or a Level Playing Field? appeared first on DRONELIFE.

  • FAA’s virtual drone conference costs $375 — and people are angry
    by Sally French on May 26, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    Coronavirus has made for tough times in the drone conference industry, as tons of event planners make tricky decisions to cancel or postpone their drone conferences. But the Federal Aviation Administration’s annual UAS symposium is moving forward as a virtual drone conference, spread into two parts, both over two days — for a total of The post FAA’s virtual drone conference costs $375 — and people are angry appeared first on The Drone Girl.

  • Acecore Technologies introduces their Noa drone, the persistent heavy lifting hexacopter.
    by Press on May 26, 2020 at 9:23 am

    Acecore Technologies, developer and manufacturer of high end European made commercial multirotors, released their third drone platform today. The new Acecore Noa has a 20kg payload capacity that leaves nothing to be desired and the endurance of a full hour. Its six enlarged rotors give Noa the edge over the competition. Sporting huge 28″ reinforced

  • Thales and Skyports partner to conduct drone delivery trial for NHS in Scotland to support UK COVID-19 response
    by Press on May 25, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    The trial is backed by Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) – the integrated partnership of NHS Highland and Argyll and Bute Council directed by the local Integration Joint Board –  and aims to prove the feasibility of delivering urgent medical cargo, such as COVID-19 test kits and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), between remote medical facilities by delivery drone.

  • DJI Summer Sale 2020 is all about Osmo discounts
    by Sally French on May 25, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    The DJI Summer Sale 2020 is on, and this year it’s all about DJI Osmo discounts. In fact, we’ve never seen the DJI Osmo Action this cheap — ever. The Osmo isn’t actually a drone, but it still gets that silky, smooth drone-like footage — this time from the ground. It’s essentially the same camera The post DJI Summer Sale 2020 is all about Osmo discounts appeared first on The Drone Girl.

  • I Climbed Trees for an Hour to Find This Mavic Air 2, and I'd Still Buy It
    by Matthew Reyes on May 25, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    It might have forced me to commune with nature unexpectedly, but I still want DJI’s new drone: The Mavic Air 2.Read more...

  • How long do LiPo batteries last, and how do I know if an old LiPo battery is safe to use?
    by Sally French on May 24, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    Next up in our “Ask Drone Girl” series is about using old lipo batteries. If you have a question for Drone Girl, contact her here. I have two LiPo batteries with about 40 recharge cycles that I’ve been storing for about 4 years in an ammo box. To be honest, I forgot about them. They were The post How long do LiPo batteries last, and how do I know if an old LiPo battery is safe to use? appeared first on The Drone Girl.

  • 5 things that need to happen before UTM systems can lift off
    by Sally French on May 23, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    UTM, short for UAS Traffic Management, is the three-letter acronym for a system of drone air traffic control. With more drones flying through the air, UTM systems can ensure drones are talking to each other and know where they’re flying to avoid creating too much drone traffic — and avoid drones crashing into each other. The post 5 things that need to happen before UTM systems can lift off appeared first on The Drone Girl.

  • Fly High – How to Upgrade Your Drone Using Javascript
    by Droneblog Editor on May 21, 2020 at 11:47 pm

    Guest post by Anastasia Stefanuk There is plenty to love about drones. The ominous, free-floating toys have completely changed the world and our way of living. By simply hovering above us and venturing into areas that no human can, they’ve been able to keep us safe, made our cities smarter, increased farming productivity, and helped

  • Will Autel really prevent DJI from selling its drones in the United States?
    by Kara Murphy on May 21, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    A few days ago, it was announced that Autel Robotics USA secured a trial victory, with the help of its lawyers at Steptoe, with the US International Trade Commission (ITC). Back on March 2nd, the ITC found that SZ DJI Technology Co. Ltd., and 7 other entities collectively known as ‘DJI,’ violated Section 337 of...

  • EagleHawk provides effective solution for disinfecting large venues against COVID-19
    by Kara Murphy on May 21, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    Buffalo, New York-based drone services business, EagleHawk, has recently developed a safe and effective method for disinfecting large areas, including sports stadiums, against COVID-19. The company is using disinfectant chemicals approved by the EPA and New York DEC. They will continue to evaluate new solutions as they’re released by the EPA. While stay-at-home orders are...

  • Episode 39: DJI Loses Patent Suit, Charges Filed after Shot Down Drone, & Interview with Amit Ganjoo of ANRA Technologies
    by George Smith on May 21, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    This week on the InterDrone podcast we sat down with Amit Ganjoo of ANRA Technologies, and Billy Kyle, drone pilot, entrepreneur, and founder of the Billy Kyle YouTube channel.  We discussed: 04:00 – DJI Drones Could Be Kicked Out of US Market After Losing Patent Suit 11:00 – Man shoots down drone, gets hit with...

  • The FAA selects 8 technology partners to build out Remote ID
    by Kara Murphy on May 20, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) closed comments on its Notice for Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the Remote Identification (Remote ID) of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in early March. Well over 50,000 comments were submitted by remote pilots and organizations that advocate for aviation rights including AUVSI. The FAA is moving forward with rulemaking and it has...

  • Drone Delivers Prescriptions to Florida Retirees
    by Debra Cleghorn on May 20, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    Retirees in The Villages, a central Florida community, will start getting their prescriptions delivered by drone next month! UPS Flight Forward and CVS are teaming up to use Matternet’s M2 drone delivery system and are approved under FAA Part 107 rules to start the deliveries to more than 135,000 residents in response to Covid-19 social The post Drone Delivers Prescriptions to Florida Retirees appeared first on RotorDrone.

  • Auterion Skynode
    by RotorDroneMag.com on May 20, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    Auterion’s Skynode is a first-of-its-kind reference design of a fully integrated and connected family of drone avionics modules. Offering benefits for manufacturers, Skynode streamlines the process of bringing enterprise-ready drones to market or retrofit existing products by helping to lower costs, save time, and reduce overall risk. Skynode breaks through the complexity of integrating drone The post Auterion Skynode appeared first on RotorDrone.

  • DJI Matrice 300RTK & Zenmuse H20
    by RotorDroneMag.com on May 20, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    DJI has released its most advanced drone platform yet, the Matrice 300 RTK (M300 RTK), and the Zenmuse H20 Series – a hybrid, multi-sensor camera. DJI engineered this all-in-one, high-tech solution to expand possibilities and exploit areas of work never explored before, for precise aerial inspections and data collection missions. “With the M300 RTK flying The post DJI Matrice 300RTK & Zenmuse H20 appeared first on RotorDrone.

  • What is 5G, and what does it mean for drones?
    by Sally French on May 20, 2020 at 11:43 am

    You’ve heard the buzzword at CES, drone conferences, on forums and in tech company marketing. 5G. It’s the future of drones. But what is 5G, and what does it actually mean for the drone industry? 5G is short for “fifth-generation networks.” In human-speak, 5G means significantly faster networks than the current standard, 4G. For example, The post What is 5G, and what does it mean for drones? appeared first on The Drone Girl.

  • Free FAA Drone Training Online
    by Droneblog Editor on May 19, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    Madison, Wisconsin – In response to the worldwide quarantine, Pilot Training System is offering their popular online drone training program for free. According to PTS CEO Chris Johnson, “In an industry that is experiencing explosive growth for certified drone pilots, we want to provide a convenient and free path for aspiring droners to prepare for

  • Drone Pilot Ground School flash sale is on now!
    by Sally French on May 19, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    Great news for everyone bored at home right now and looking to get their Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate. One of my favorite Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificates online test prep courses, Drone Pilot Ground School, is having a sale on their virtual course. Here’s what you need to know about the Drone Pilot Ground The post Drone Pilot Ground School flash sale is on now! appeared first on The Drone Girl.

  • FlytNow Launches Preferred Partner Program for Drone Solution Providers
    by Droneblog Editor on May 19, 2020 at 12:35 am

    California, USA, May 18, 2020 – FlytBase, Inc. today announces the launch of a Preferred Partner Program designed exclusively for drone system integrators, solution providers and drone hardware OEMs. With the mission of helping enterprises automate and scale their drone operations, FlytNow has successfully matured into a commercial-grade solution for managing remote, autonomous drone flights

  • Episode 38: The DJI Matrice 300, Mosquito-level object avoidance, & Interview with Andrew Elefant of Kittyhawk
    by George Smith on May 13, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    This week on the InterDrone podcast we sat down with Andrew Elefant of Kittyhawk, and Kara Murphy, drone writer, photographer, and pilot.  We discussed: 01:30 – The new DJI Matrice 300 12:00 – Mosquitos’ ‘night navigation’ used to help UAVs with obstacle avoidance 20:30 – Drone delivery during coronavirus: who’s delivering compliantly and is it...

  • FAA provides relief for qualified remote pilots during the COVID-19 outbreak
    by Kara Murphy on May 8, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    On March 13th, almost a month-and-a-half after the Secretary of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the President declared a national emergency. Since then, cases have been reported in all 50 states and 14+ territories. As a result of “30 Days to Slow the Spread,” which...

  • Episode 37: FAA, Canada, & USAF with new initiatives, Wilkesboro, NC passes Emergency Resolution
    by George Smith on May 7, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    This week on the InterDrone podcast we sat down with Vic Moss of Moss Photography and DroneU, and Brian Garret-Glaser of Access Intelligence. We discussed: The FAA’s new drone training initiative Canada forming a new consortium to promote the commercializing of drones and air taxi ‘Agility Prime’ – The Air Force’s initiative to promote the...

  • Remote ID Update: 8 Companies Chosen
    by Debra Cleghorn on May 7, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced the eight companies that will assist the Federal government in establishing requirements for future suppliers of Remote Identification (Remote ID). Remote ID will enable Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, to provide identification and location information while operating in the nation’s airspace. The The post Remote ID Update: 8 Companies Chosen appeared first on RotorDrone.

  • Wingcopter Wins Emergency Delivery Competition
    by Debra Cleghorn on May 6, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    The Lake Kivu Challenge Organizing Committee invited UAS companies to help advance the safe implementation of electric cargo UAS transport, digital aviation solutions and related infrastructure in the Lake Kivu Region in Rwanda. Wingcopter was named the winner of the Emergency Delivery category. Wingcopter’s fully automated drone delivered an emergency package from the mainland to The post Wingcopter Wins Emergency Delivery Competition appeared first on RotorDrone.

  • InterDrone 2020 Postponement – New Dates Announced!
    by George Smith on May 6, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    The health and safety of every member of our community and our team are of the utmost importance to us. After closely monitoring the risk and impact of COVID-19 on a daily basis, and speaking at length with members of our community, InterDrone, which had been scheduled for August 18-21, 2020, has been postponed to...

  • How To Run a Drone Flying Meetup Group
    by RotorDroneMag.com on May 6, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    What is Meetup?  According to Wikipedia, “Meetup is a service used to organize online groups that host in-person events for people with similar interests. Meetup was founded in 2002 by CEO Scott Heiferman and four co-founders”.  It was created to build communities that come together to experience IRL- In Real Life.  It’s a perfect way The post How To Run a Drone Flying Meetup Group appeared first on RotorDrone.

  • XPONENTIAL 2020, Oct 5-8 in Dallas
    by Debra Cleghorn on May 6, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    As restrictions on travel and meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic are anticipated to remain in place during the summer, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is confirming the postponement of AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020 to Oct. 5 to 8, and moving the trade show to Dallas. AUVSI based its decision to reschedule XPONENTIAL The post XPONENTIAL 2020, Oct 5-8 in Dallas appeared first on RotorDrone.

  • Auterion Skynode
    by Debra Cleghorn on May 6, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    Jump-start your development process with Skynode, the fastest way to power drones with the software, payloads and workflow integrations that enterprise customers demand. By connecting you to the Auterion platform, Skynode dramatically reduces the time and cost of designing, integrating and maintaining your own hardware and software, so you can focus on developing an excellent The post Auterion Skynode appeared first on RotorDrone.

  • FAA NEW Drone Training Program
    by Debra Cleghorn on May 6, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Collegiate Training Initiative (UAS-CTI) is a new program designed for universities, colleges, and technical schools by the FAA to recognize institutions that prepare students for careers in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones. Post-secondary institutions with UAS curriculums that want to be recognized as UAS-CTI participants now have the opportunity to The post FAA NEW Drone Training Program appeared first on RotorDrone.

  • Mine! Mine! Mine! RID & 5th Amendment Takings Clause
    by George Smith on May 6, 2020 at 3:02 am

    In Disney’s Finding Nemo, we all chuckled when Marlin and Dory flopped on the dock and a flock of pigeons screeched in unison, “Mine! Mine! Mine!” In reality, the fish were not the birds’ property, despite what they might have exclaimed. So, too, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) owned by hard-working business owners across this country...

  • Drone Airspace ABCs
    by RotorDroneMag.com on May 2, 2020 at 1:17 am

    Situational awareness is key to safe and successful flights On June 30, 1956, the first major midair collision in our nation’s history occurred over Grand Canyon National Park. On a clear day, a TWA Super Constellation and a United Airlines DC-7 collided in uncontrolled airspace, causing 128 fatalities. The deadliest U.S. commercial-airline disaster ever, this The post Drone Airspace ABCs appeared first on RotorDrone.

  • DJI Claims the Mavic Air 2 Is Its Smartest Drone Yet, But It's Definitely Not Its Lightest
    by Sam Rutherford on April 28, 2020 at 1:30 am

    Two years after the Mavic Air wowed us with a drone so small it could be shoved in a (very large) pocket DJI is back with the Mavic Air 2, and this time the size is similar, the weight is heavier, but the drone sounds a whole lot smarter.Read more...

  • CVS and UPS Now Delivering Prescription Drugs Via Drone in Florida
    by Joanna Nelius on April 27, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    Something as simple as going to the grocery store or picking up prescription medication has become a more serious activity for persons who are at a higher risk of contracting covid-19. But grocery deliveries and special shopping hours are sometimes easier to come by than getting prescriptions delivered to your front…Read more...

  • Police Deploy 'Pandemic Drone' to Detect Fevers and Enforce Social Distancing
    by Matt Novak on April 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Police in Westport, Connecticut, announced this week that they’re testing a so-called “pandemic drone” that can detect when people on the ground have fevers. The new drone platform will also be used to determine when people are closer than six feet to each other. Police will be able to deliver a verbal warning through…Read more...

  • Scientists Made A Drone To Capture Whale Snot
    by Dharna Noor on April 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Right now, whales are facing myriad threats, from pollution and getting tangled in fishing gear, to warming and acidifying oceans. To understand how those threats are affecting whales, scientists need data. And to get that data, they’ve come up with a drone that can capture whale snot.Read more...

  • Cocaine Hippos, A New Mexico Raptor, and One Weird Cat: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week
    by Alyse Stanley on March 30, 2020 at 1:52 am

    We’re heading into the last week of March, though it may not seem that way since 2020 feels like it’s lasted a few decades at this point. A worldwide pandemic will do that. Here’s to hoping that on April Fool’s Day, we’ll all wake up to find this has just been an elaborate, communal dream sequence put in motion by…Read more...