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.

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

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

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Latest Drone News

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

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

  • Mark Watson – NATS and GUTMA
    by Press on May 25, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Hannah from NATS the UK’s Air Service Navigation Provider (ASNP) sat down with Mark Watson, Head of UTM service integration and asked him about his position on the Global UTM Association (GUTMA) board. NATS is the UK’s provider of air traffic control services. Each year NATS handle 2.4 million flights and 250 million passengers in […]

  • PPK with No-Base Station – Accurate Georeferencing for UAV surveying
    by Press on May 25, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Klau Geomatics, industry leader in Post Processed Kinematic (PPK) direct georeferencing technology, announced today their new No-Base-Station high accuracy georeferencing solution for UAVs. This revolutionary new solution is the result of close collaboration between Klau Geomatics and Hexagon’s Geosystems Division, enabling users to conduct Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) surveying projects without running a local GPS […]

  • N.Y. College Wins Government Grant in Support of UAS Education
    by Betsy Lillian on May 25, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC), located in central New York State, has been awarded a $557,487 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support a project through which MVCC will develop a series of micro-credentials to increase the number of skilled technicians in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry. “This timely project addresses the imminent, […] The post N.Y. College Wins Government Grant in Support of UAS Education appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Dutch Nationals FPV Racing 2018
    by Elizabeth Ciobanu on May 25, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    This video was made by Droneshop.nl and shows the second tournement of the Dutch National Championship FPV drone racing. The Dutch National Championship “NK Drone Race” is a competition held by the KNVvL and the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI). Two pilots here in the Dutch National Championship are also racing in the Drone Racing Leagu […]

  • United States Government Accountability Office- FAA lacks reliable information about the extent of unsafe use of sUAS in the NAS
    by Gary Mortimer on May 25, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    Something for the weekend sir, an interesting report – GAO sUAS Report -from the United States Government Accountability Office. Well worth sitting down with a beer and considering. What GAO Found The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) information on the extent of unsafe use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the national airspace system is limited. Although […]

  • P.1HH HammerHead flies by using satellite navigation systems
    by Press on May 25, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Piaggio Aerospace, a leading Italian aircraft manufacturer active in the business aviation and defense and security sectors, today announced the successful accomplishment of the first flight test program, with its remotely piloted P.1HH HammerHead aircraft, aimed at experimenting the satellite control of a MALE (Medium Altitude Long Endurance) system, designed for long endurance flights at medium altitudes. […]

  • Inertial Labs Introduces Dual Antenna GPS-Aided INS
    by Press on May 25, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Inertial Labs, Inc., a developer and supplier of high-performance Inertial Sensors & Systems, has released an affordable, multi GNSS constellation, 1 cm RTK accuracy dual-antenna GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation System (INS). The “INS-DL” and the OEM version “INS-DL-OEM” are multi-constellation (GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, Beidou) GPS-Aided INS that achieve 1 cm Position and 0.05° Heading, Pitch & Roll accuracy. These […]

  • The RoboFly Takes Off At University of Washington
    by Press on May 25, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    UAV Expert NewsThe RoboFly Takes Off At University of Washington The First Ever Wireless Flying Robotic Insect, RoboFly, Takes Off Insect-sized flying robots could help with time-consuming tasks like surveying crop growth on large farms or sniffing out gas leaks. These robots soar by fluttering tiny wings because they are too small to use propellers, like those seen on their larger drone cousins. Small size is... The RoboFly Takes Off At University of WashingtonPress. […]

  • UAV Owners Required To Display Drone ID
    by Press on May 25, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    UAV Expert NewsUAV Owners Required To Display Drone ID FAA Regulation Requires UAV Owners to Display Drone ID on Exterior The FAA is preparing for safely implemented drone traffic not only through the UAS Integration Pilot Program but with new rules for hobby users too. The drone industry is rapidly evolving. When the Drive reported on the Commercial Drone Alliance urging the Federal Aviation Administration... UAV Owners Required To Display Drone IDPress. […]

  • DRONEII: Drones and Data Security – A Progressive Look into the Future
    by Miriam McNabb on May 25, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Guest Post: This article published with permission from our partners at DroneII, Drone Industry Insights. Drone data security is in a very early stage – not in terms of infrastructure and opportunities, but in terms of adoption. Now, let us paint the bigger picture and put drone data security into context. Data security is always […] The post DRONEII: Drones and Data Security – A Progressive Look into the Future appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Inside Ford’s Drone Division With Commercial Drones FM
    by Malek Murison on May 25, 2018 at 1:47 am

    Back in March, car manufacturer Ford announced that its drone division had put forward a suggestion to the FAA’s remote tracking & ID aviation rulemaking committee. Our first impression was ‘Hold up, Ford has a drone division?’ After that, we had a look at the specifics of the suggestion. It was interesting. As a quick […] The post Inside Ford’s Drone Division With Commercial Drones FM appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • FAA’s LAANC Expands to Western North U.S.
    by Betsy Lillian on May 24, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    As planned, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has launched the next wave of its beta Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) system, which, as of today, is now available in the western north region of the country. The program is designed to ultimately provide near-real-time processing of airspace authorization requests for unmanned aircraft (UAS) operators across […] The post FAA’s LAANC Expands to Western North U.S. appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • H.R. 4 FAA Reauthorization Act Could Mean Changes
    by Press on May 24, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    UAV Expert NewsH.R. 4 FAA Reauthorization Act Could Mean Changes FAA Reauthorization Act Could Mean Changes For Air Ambulance Industry According to Verticle Magazine, Air ambulance providers in the United States could soon be required to distinguish between charges for air transportation and medical services in the bills they send to patients and insurers. H.R. 4, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act recently passed... H.R. 4 FAA Reauthorization Act Could Mean ChangesPress. […]

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

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

  • UVify Draco RTF
    by Trevor Duncan on May 24, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    From UVify: Draco is the no hassle answer to bring FPV to everyone. Draco’s rugged materials and design make it an incredibly forgiving craft for rookies, while its advanced power train keeps it agile and competitive for the experienced user. Draco is ready for inevitable pilot error by having a full array of easy-to-replace parts, […] The post UVify Draco RTF appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • When is a Drone Like an Albatross? Ask MIT
    by Jason Reagan on May 24, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    MIT engineers have done it again – this time creating an autonomous glider drone that can survey hundreds of miles of ocean surface all while being powered naturally by the wind. Created to mimic the albatross, the drone can dip a keel into the water in calm winds to travel like a sailboat – scampering […] The post When is a Drone Like an Albatross? Ask MIT appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Drones and Data Security – a progressive look into the future
    by Droneblog Editor on May 24, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Drone data security is in a very early stage – not in terms of infrastructure and opportunities, but in terms of adoption. Now, let us paint the bigger picture and put drone data security into context. Data security is always temporary – everything is secure, until it isn’t. IT companies find themselves in a constant […]

  • An Analysis of the Drone Industry’s Progress and Focus on Safety
    by Droneblog Editor on May 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Five years into the development of the commercial drone industry, a picture is starting to emerge about the nature of the flight risks, the frailties of the systems and the ways in which the hazards can be avoided, at least to some degree. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry is growing at a speed that w […]

  • Expanded Enterprise Focus at InterDrone
    by Press on May 24, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    UAV Expert NewsExpanded Enterprise Focus at InterDrone Expanded Enterprise Focus at Largest Commercial Drone Show in North America InterDrone, The International Drone Conference and Exposition, announced today it has further expanded its enterprise-specific content with the addition of the Enterprise After Hours and vertical-specific tracks throughout the show. InterDrone, which is the largest commercial drone show in North America, will be held... Expanded Enterprise Focus at InterDronePress. […]

  • FAA Modifies Restrictions on Drone Operations
    by Press on May 24, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    UAV Expert NewsFAA Modifies Restrictions on Drone Operations FAA Modifies Restrictions on Drone Operations over DoD Facilities At the request of the Department of Defense, and federal security and law enforcement agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address the potential threat posed by malicious... FAA Modifies Restrictions on Drone OperationsPress. […]

  • The Cost of Carelessness: Operator Sentenced in Space Needle Incident
    by Miriam McNabb on May 24, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Seattle’s Space Needle seems to attract drones, and it seems that officials have decided enough is enough.  Seattle lawmakers pushed for drone regulations back in 2014 when a drone video of the Space Needle went viral.  Since then, Seattle has had other incidents: 2015 saw a crash at the Gay Pride parade, rendering one woman […] The post The Cost of Carelessness: Operator Sentenced in Space Needle Incident appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • New Zealand – Airways Launches Inaugral Drone Report
    by Press on May 24, 2018 at 9:43 am

    New Zealand’s drone services market is taking off but safety is a major concern according to a new state of the industry report released today by Airways. Based on a national survey of drone operators, the report provides an in-depth look at how drones are being used both recreationally and commercially in New Zealand, the […]

  • CybAero selected to tender mobile APID systems to Thailand
    by Press on May 24, 2018 at 6:12 am

    CybAeros solution based on APID One and M.O.C. (Mobile Combined Hangar and Management Center) is the only helicopter system in the procurement and thus differs from other candidates offering RPAS based solutions based on fixed wing. The offer value is in the order of 30 MSEK and the coast guard plans to receive deliveries in […]

  • Major Energy Drone Expo Grows Advisory Board
    by Jason Reagan on May 24, 2018 at 2:16 am

    A major energy-sector drone group is adding to its numbers with a duo of UAV leaders to a major event advisory board. The Energy Drone Coalition Summit & Expo, billed as “the biggest event exclusively focused on the business and technology of UAVs/Robotics (aerial, ground/surface and subsea) in energy operations” has appointed Matt Dunlevy, President […] The post Major Energy Drone Expo Grows Advisory Board appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Aerial Photos — Getting Started
    by Holly Hansen on May 23, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Many drone pilots will begin the process of moving from just flying drones to flying drones with some purpose, and there are two directions you can go. For sports and enjoyment, many will head toward drone racing, while others will want to document their flight through photography or videos. We will save drone racing for […] The post Aerial Photos — Getting Started appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • Nanuk’s 8 New Case Sizes
    by Trevor Duncan on May 23, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    From Nanuk: Plasticase is proud to announce that our development team is hard at work developing 8 new NANUK sizes for launch in 2019. We are adding strategic wheeled sizes to the NANUK case lineup to accommodate larger, bulkier items. The first new cases will begin shipping in early 2019 and all 8 sizes will […] The post Nanuk’s 8 New Case Sizes appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • Illinois Police’s Drone Finds Two Suspects in One Week
    by Betsy Lillian on May 23, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    In less than one week, the Orland Park Police in Illinois used a drone to help track down not one but two suspects. On Monday, April 30, the department deployed one of its drones while searching for a suspected armed fugitive wanted by the Chicago police. The suspect, who was located but had fled from […] The post Illinois Police’s Drone Finds Two Suspects in One Week appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • FAA Continues to Add Restrictions on Flight Over Sensitive Locations
    by Miriam McNabb on May 23, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    The FAA continues to add restrictions to drone flight over sensitive locations, as federal departments ask for more limitations. “At the request of the Department of Defense, and federal security and law enforcement agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations § […] The post FAA Continues to Add Restrictions on Flight Over Sensitive Locations appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Drone Collision-Avoidance Company Iris Automation Selects Field Service Provider
    by Betsy Lillian on May 23, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    Iris Automation, a San Francisco-based provider of collision-avoidance systems for drones, has announced a new partnership with Robotic Skies, a brokered network of over 150 certified drone repair stations in 35 countries. Robotic Skies will serve as the aftermarket installation and field maintenance partner for Iris Automation’s line of avionics products designed for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). […] The post Drone Collision-Avoidance Company Iris Automation Selects Field Service Provider appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Is Drone Delivery Already Here? Why BVLOS Flight and Drone Delivery Don’t Have to Go Together
    by Miriam McNabb on May 23, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Workhorse Group recently announced that they are performing drone delivery in Ohio, with cooperation of the FAA.  It’s not a project listed as part of the UAS Integration Pilot Program, designed to accommodate applications not allowed under current regulations.  But citizens of Loveland, OH can now opt to have packages delivered by drone. How is […] The post Is Drone Delivery Already Here? Why BVLOS Flight and Drone Delivery Don’t Have to Go Together appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • New Software Integration Improves Drone Imagery Access in Construction
    by Betsy Lillian on May 23, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Chicago-based Uplift Data Partners, a provider of aerial insights for the architecture, engineering and construction industry, has partnered with PlanGrid, a provider of construction productivity software, to give construction builders improved access to drone imagery. Uplift’s 2D and 3D drone imagery is now accessible directly in PlanGrid – giving construction teams a real-time view of […] The post New Software Integration Improves Drone Imagery Access in Construction appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Airobotics Drones Survey $1 Billion Israeli Port Project
    by Jason Reagan on May 23, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Israeli drone provider Airobotics is improving its home country’s coastline, partnering with a major construction developer to survey a new seaport in Haifa. The startup will work with Shapir-Ashtrom – a joint venture of construction and civil engineering companies, Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering Ltd., and Ashtrom Properties Ltd. – to develop Gulf Port, a $1 billion […] The post Airobotics Drones Survey $1 Billion Israeli Port Project appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Uplift Data Partners & PlanGrid
    by Debra Cleghorn on May 23, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Uplift Data Partners, the leading data capture pilot platform for enterprise businesses, announced it has integrated with PlanGrid, the leader in construction productivity software. Uplift’s 2D and 3D aerial drone imagery is now accessible directly into PlanGrid, giving construction teams a real-time view of job sites and dramatically improving their ability to detect costly errors […] The post Uplift Data Partners & PlanGrid appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • AireonSM System Deployment Continues with Sixth Successful Launch
    by Press on May 23, 2018 at 6:13 am

    Launch comes on the heels of the United Kingdom’s air traffic services provider, NATS, joining Aireon as investors MCLEAN, Va. – May 22, 2018 – Aireon announced today the sixth successful launch and deployment of its space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) payloads, hosted by the Iridium® NEXT satellite constellation. At 12:47:58 PM PDT (19:47:58 UTC), a flight-proven […]

  • Industry UAV Leaders Join 2018 Energy Drone Coalition Advisory Board
    by Press on May 23, 2018 at 6:09 am

    Houston, Texas, May 22, 2018 – Energy Drone Coalition Summit & Expo, the biggest event exclusively focused on the business and technology of UAVs/Robotics (aerial, ground/surface & subsea) in energy operations, is pleased to announce the newest members of the distinguished industry advisory board, Matt Dunlevy, President & CEO of SkySkopes, and Eileen Lockhart, Unmanned Aircraft […]

  • Peek inside the epic new DJI headquarters — including a robot fighting ring and theater
    by Sally French on May 22, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    DJI is about to get an epic new headquarters office in Shenzhen, China. Architectural firm Foster + Partners released a video showcasing designs for the DJI headquarters, which will be an interconnected pair of towers. See the concept video taking you through the headquarters, as published first by Architects Journal: The twin towers will house … Continue reading Peek inside the epic new DJI headquarters — including a robot fighting ring and theater → The post Peek inside the epic new DJI headquarters — including a robot fighting ring and theater appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Zubax Myxa Revolutionary Motor Controller Technology Boasts 10-15% Power Efficiency Advanced FOC Speed Controller for UAVs and Unmanned Watercraft
    by Press on May 22, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Bohemia, New York USA (May 22, 2018) – Titan Elite, Inc., the distributor of Zubax Robotics products, announces the availability of the revolutionary Myxa ESC product line. The Zubax Myxa product line should be recognized as the biggest advance in unmanned vehicle efficiency gain since the mass adoption of lithium batteries. The unmanned vehicle space, […]

  • Percepto’s Drone in a Box [VIDEO]
    by Debra Cleghorn on May 22, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Percepto’s “drone in a box” solution is being deployed by Enel, a multinational power company and a leading integrated player in the global, power, gas and renewables markets at its Torrevaldaliga Nord power plant in Italy. The multipurpose drone platform will support operation and maintenance activities at the site. At Enel’s power plant, Sparrow will fly […] The post Percepto’s Drone in a Box [VIDEO] appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • Review: Hands on with the LaCie DJI Copilot
    by Malek Murison on May 22, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Drone photographers are used to travelling far and wide in search of epic scenes to shoot, but sometimes the practicalities can get in the way of that sense of adventure. A good example is storage space. If you’re shooting in 4K over the course of a trip, memory cards are going to get full quickly. Organizing […] The post Review: Hands on with the LaCie DJI Copilot appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Are State Lawmakers Changing Their Minds? The Case for Drones
    by Miriam McNabb on May 22, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Not so long ago, many of the news stories about state drone regulations were bad news for the drone industry.  Despite efforts from the FAA to establish preemption over the airspace and from drone operators to demonstrate safety and responsibility, local laws proliferated.  The result was 28 new pieces of legislation in 2017 alone, most […] The post Are State Lawmakers Changing Their Minds? The Case for Drones appeared first on DRONELIFE. […]

  • Multirotors give Agriculture a boost
    by Holly Hansen on May 22, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Precision agriculture gets a boost from multirotors Here at the Roswell Flight Test Crew, we typically focus on the “sexy” applications for rotor drones: flying a First-Person View (FPV) machine over a burning building to support firefighters battling the blaze on the ground below, or using an aerial cinema rig to capture a dynamic shot […] The post Multirotors give Agriculture a boost appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • Former FAA Chief Counsel: Integration Pilot Program Strengthens U.S. Leadership In Drones
    by Reggie Govan on May 22, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    The Trump administration is to be commended for the recent announcement of 10 state, local and tribal governments, who, together with their private industry partners, will participate in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program (IPP). By creating partnerships among all levels of government, innovative entrepreneurs and global aerospace technology […] The post Former FAA Chief Counsel: Integration Pilot Program Strengthens U.S. Leadership In Drones appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Drones & private property
    by Holly Hansen on May 21, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Recent efforts to integrate commercial drones into everyday business endeavors, like package delivery, have shined a new light on an old issue: Who controls the airspace around private property? It is well established that the federal government has exclusive sovereignty over navigable airspace in the United States. Congress delegated the authority over defining and regulating […] The post Drones & private property appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

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

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

  • Eco-Friendly Multirotors — Keeping watch over endangered Alaskan sea otters
    by RotorDroneMag.com on May 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    The beach was clear of ice and snow, and the gray rocks and gravel were drying in the warm sun. Nearby grass was showing hints of green, early for this Alaska spring. Drifting on its back in Kachemak Bay, near the town of Homer, Alaska, a sea otter ate morsels of food that it had […] The post Eco-Friendly Multirotors — Keeping watch over endangered Alaskan sea otters appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

  • FAA Announces New Drone Flight Restrictions for DoD Facilities
    by Betsy Lillian on May 18, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    In response to recent requests by federal agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is establishing new or modifying existing restrictions on drone flights near several U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) sites. The FAA says it has been using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – […] The post FAA Announces New Drone Flight Restrictions for DoD Facilities appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • Professor Creating Software to Make Bystanders More Comfortable Around Drones
    by Betsy Lillian on May 18, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    A professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is developing drone software that is designed to ease people’s discomfort around the technology. Brittany Duncan, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering, earned an approximately $550,000 Faculty Early Career Development Program award from the National Science Foundation to develop software that allows drones to communicate through movement. […] The post Professor Creating Software to Make Bystanders More Comfortable Around Drones appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

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

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

  • New Video GeoTagger Software GeoTags Drone Footage
    by Betsy Lillian on May 18, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Fort Collins, Colo.-based Remote GeoSystems Inc., a geospatial software and hardware company, has released Video GeoTagger, which enables users to geotag video from drones. According to the company, Video GeoTagger is suited for unmanned aircraft systems, action cameras, cell phones, and handheld and professional video systems. For manually geotagging videos, users can select as many points of […] The post New Video GeoTagger Software GeoTags Drone Footage appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

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

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

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

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

  • Drone Product Review: DJI Racing Edition Goggles
    by Holly Hansen on May 18, 2018 at 9:03 am

    This new headwear is perfect for all your FPV racing needs as well as for most DJI quads. The goggles can easily be paired with DJI’s Spark, Mavic, Phantom, and Inspire drones, and DJI’s OcuSync Air System—a camera and transmitter unit that connects with these goggles—can add a first-person view to just about any remote-control […] The post Drone Product Review: DJI Racing Edition Goggles appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

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

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

  • FPV Product Review: AKK Technology KC02 and A3 AIO
    by Holly Hansen on May 17, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    FPV is all the rage these days, and whether you’re into racing giant-scale machines, flying freestyle with a 250, or flying strictly indoors with a Whoop, you’re going to need a trusted source for good-quality FPV components. AKK Technology specializes in FPV cameras, video transmitters, and antennae, so you know you’re getting a product that’s […] The post FPV Product Review: AKK Technology KC02 and A3 AIO appeared first on RotorDrone. […]

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

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

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

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

  • Interior Department Taps Drone Companies for ‘Call When Needed’ Services
    by Betsy Lillian on May 16, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    As part of a broader strategy to aggressively combat wildfires, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has awarded a “call when needed” contract to four U.S. companies for small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) services. The contract – which is the first of its kind for the DOI, according to the agency – will allow […] The post Interior Department Taps Drone Companies for ‘Call When Needed’ Services appeared first on Unmanned Aerial. […]

  • FlightWave’s Callie Mortimer knows the secret to making drones better for the environment
    by Sally French on May 13, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Callie Mortimer knows a thing or two about the value of natural resources. She was born and grew up in South Africa, where she experienced droughts and times when the lights would go off because the energy grid had reached capacity. As an adult, she spent time working in the oil and gas company. And … Continue reading FlightWave’s Callie Mortimer knows the secret to making drones better for the environment → The post FlightWave’s Callie Mortimer knows the secret to making drones better for the environment appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • Interdrone 2018 just announced its keynote speaker — and it’s going to be big
    by Sally French on May 12, 2018 at 9:49 am

    Interdrone, one of the largest drone conferences in the U.S., just announced the keynote speaker for its 2018 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation Adminstration Daniel K. Elwell will give the keynote presentation at this year’s conference on Sept. 5, which will be held at the Rio Hotel in Las … Continue reading Interdrone 2018 just announced its keynote speaker — and it’s going to be big → The post Interdrone 2018 just announced its keynote speaker — and it’s going to be big appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

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

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

  • Watch “The Drone Girl” join forces with Bill The Drone Reviewer on YouTube!
    by Sally French on May 11, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    Looking for a great YouTube channel to follow all about drones? Check out Bill The Drone Reviewer. And a great episode to start out with?  How about the one with yours truly? I joined Bill, from the Bill The Drone Reviewer YouTube channel, for  his first official livestream called Tuesday Night Rotor Talk Live. We … Continue reading Watch “The Drone Girl” join forces with Bill The Drone Reviewer on YouTube! → The post Watch “The Drone Girl” join forces with Bill The Drone Reviewer on YouTube! appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

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

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

  • U.S. finally approves certain companies to test drone delivery, but Amazon wasn’t chosen
    by Sally French on May 10, 2018 at 9:10 am

    This is an excerpt of a piece originally written for MarketWatch.com. Read the full version here. More than four years ago, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos promised in an interview that aired on “60 Minutes” that drones would be delivering small items to people’s homes within a half hour of the order being placed. “I know … Continue reading U.S. finally approves certain companies to test drone delivery, but Amazon wasn’t chosen → The post U.S. finally approves certain companies to test drone delivery, but Amazon wasn’t chosen appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

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

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

  • Everything you need to know about the FAA’s drone pilot program, including Uber, Google and lots of drone delivery
    by Sally French on May 9, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    The Federal Aviation Administration today announced the 10 state, local and tribal governments it has selected to be a part of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program. — and it is set to involve high-profile companies including Google and Uber. The drone pilot program pairs governments up with private companies to test types of drone … Continue reading Everything you need to know about the FAA’s drone pilot program, including Uber, Google and lots of drone delivery → The post Everything you need to know about the FAA’s drone pilot program, including Uber, Google and lots of drone delivery appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

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

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

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

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

  • Tello drone review: Ryze’s $99 drone that uses DJI and Intel Tech
    by Sally French on May 8, 2018 at 9:03 am

    Wish you could be the owner of a DJI drone, but not ready to fork over more than $100? Ryze Technology, a Shenzhen-based tech company that launched in 2017,  announced its first-ever drone a year later. The drone is Tello, a $99 kid-friendly drone that combines DJI flight technology and an Intel processor to create … Continue reading Tello drone review: Ryze’s $99 drone that uses DJI and Intel Tech → The post Tello drone review: Ryze’s $99 drone that uses DJI and Intel Tech appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

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

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

  • DJI and Microsoft partner to build SDK for Windows 10
    by Sally French on May 7, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    A software development kit for DJI drones is coming to Microsoft’s Windows 10. DJI today announced a partnership with Microsoft in an effort to allow drone users to build native Windows applications that can remotely control DJI drones including autonomous flight and real-time data streaming. DJI Mavic Air is able to stream video directly to … Continue reading DJI and Microsoft partner to build SDK for Windows 10 → The post DJI and Microsoft partner to build SDK for Windows 10 appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

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

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

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

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

  • How to build your own drone for $99
    by Guest Post on May 6, 2018 at 9:45 am

    The following is a guest post by Jake Carter, a drone Enthusiast and writer at RC Hobby Review. Follow him on Facebook at RCHOBBYREVIEW. Think you need several hundreds of dollars to buy a drone? You can build your own drone for as little as $99. For such complicated machines, drones have very few parts and don’t take … Continue reading How to build your own drone for $99 → The post How to build your own drone for $99 appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

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

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

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

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

  • The end of Lipo batteries? Hydrogen fuel cells take the spotlight at AUVSI
    by Sally French on May 5, 2018 at 9:29 am

    As drone manufacturers search for power sources that will enable drones to fly for multiple hours — and without fears of potentially dangerous Lipo batteries —  drone companies are capitalizing on the rise of hydrogen fuel cells. Hydrogen fuel cells, which have recently rose to the mainstream vernacular for their increased testing in consumer products … Continue reading The end of Lipo batteries? Hydrogen fuel cells take the spotlight at AUVSI → The post The end of Lipo batteries? Hydrogen fuel cells take the spotlight at AUVSI appeared first on The Drone Girl. […]

  • How A Quadcopter Works With Propellers And Motors Explained
    by Fintan Corrigan on May 5, 2018 at 6:15 am

    Understanding quadcopter propeller and motor direction along with design show us how a quadcopter works.  Quadcopters today, are very easy to fly in any direction. They can also hover in place super smoothly. However, the engineering design is different to an airplane or helicopter to fly. In this post we look at how a quadcopter... […]

  • DJI Mavic Pro Reviewed With Frequently Asked Questions
    by Fintan Corrigan on May 5, 2018 at 5:30 am

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

  • Drone Gyro Stabilization, IMU And Flight Controllers Explained
    by Fintan Corrigan on May 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Top DJI Phantom 4 Pro Intelligent Flight Modes Reviewed
    by Fintan Corrigan on May 3, 2018 at 10:30 am

    The Phantom 4 Pro intelligent flight modes make flying and producing meaningful aerial imagery so much easier. The many Phantom 4 Pro autonomous flight modes along with new stabilization system and professional 4k camera make this drone an exceptional investment. For aerial cinematography, the Phantom 4 flight modes allow you the capture film from many... […]

  • Intel Unveils Details for its Drone Data Management Solution at AUVSI
    by Katie Flash on May 2, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    This week at AUVSI Xponential, Intel disclosed details about its Intel Insight Platform, a software solution for digital asset management. First announced and demonstrated at InterDrone 2017, Intel revealed the Intel Insight Platform is now deployed to key enterprise customers across several sectors. The Intel Insight Platform is a cloud-based digital asset management system that... […]

  • DJI Frank Wang Interview With WSJ And DJI Company Information
    by Fintan Corrigan on May 2, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    Here is an excellent interview with DJI CEO Frank Wang where he talks about the early days of DJI in 2010 right up to the present and how he sees DJI well into the future. DJI are by far the biggest of all the consumer drone companies with approximately 70% of the market. The interview... […]

  • DJI Mavic Air Features Review, Specifications and FAQs Answered
    by Fintan Corrigan on May 2, 2018 at 1:45 pm

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

  • Kittyhawk and Jeppesen Announce New Partnership to Provide Fast and Accurate LAANC Authorizations and Maps
    by Mike Pehel on May 1, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Kittyhawk, a top enterprise drone operation software provider, announced today it will be collaborating with Jeppesen, a Boeing Company, to provide near-real time digital airspace authorization from the FAA through Kittyhawk’s platform. Just as recent as April 16 of this year, the FAA opened up LAANC, Low Altitude Authorization Notification Capability system, to new suppliers.... […]

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

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

  • 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... […]

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

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

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

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

  • 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... […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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 […]

  • 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... […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • South Korea Preps Serious Anti-Drone Measures Ahead of Winter Olympics
    by Sidney Fussell on January 31, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Ahead of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korean officials are prepping a fleet of specially equipped tactical drones to deter terrorism. Korean outlets Hankyoreh and Yonhap report the fleet includes drones equipped with cameras, face recognition capabilities, and a “drone-catching drone” that will drop nets…Read more... […]

  • At 60 Frames Per Second, It Feels Like I'm Riding This Drone As It Races Down a Mountain
    by Andrew Liszewski on January 30, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    If there was ever a good reason to fullscreen a video on your computer, this is it. The third episode of Team Blacksheep’s Long Term Paradise series, featuring some of the best drone pilots in the world, might have you experiencing vertigo if you’re brave enough to watch this footage running at a full 60 frames per…Read more... […]

  • Try to Watch an SUV Cross This Terrifying Siberian Bridge Without Having a Panic Attack
    by Andrew Liszewski on January 25, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Even when they’re built from concrete and steel using proven engineering principles, I still get anxious when crossing certain bridges. So there’s less than a zero percent chance that I’ll ever try crossing this 1,640-foot test of bravery in Siberia. It looks like it could instantly collapse under the weight of just a…Read more... […]

  • DJI's New Mavic Air Is So Small It Fits in a Jacket Pocket
    by Adam Clark Estes on January 23, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    DJI just revealed a new, delightfully tiny drone called the Mavic Air. It’s a lot like the DJI Spark, announced last year, but its rotor arms fold in making the little bitty aircraft even more little bitty. If you set the Mavic Air on the table next to your smartphone, you’d find they have about the same size…Read more... […]

  • A Drone Just Saved the Lives of Two Teenage Boys in Australia
    by Melanie Ehrenkranz on January 18, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    New South Wales’ $340,000 investment in drones has apparently paid off in a major way. On Thursday, two teenage boys in Australia struggling offshore were saved thanks to a rescue drone, the BBC reported.Read more... […]

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

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

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

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

  • New Jersey Legislators Approve Penalties for Drunk Droning
    by Tom McKay on January 9, 2018 at 4:20 am

    New Jersey state legislators approved a ban on operating drones while inebriated on Monday, approving legislation that would punish drunk or high pilots with up to six months in prison or a $1,000 fine 39-0 in the State Senate and 65-0 in the State Assembly.Read more... […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 3D Model Masters — The Top senseFly Drone Data on Sketchfab
    by Jessica on October 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Who doesn’t love a good 3D model? Simple to explore with the click of a mouse, these 360-degree overviews can provide professionals with a better understanding of an area or structure of interest—in an instant—not to mention, they’re just great to look at. On Sketchfab.com—the world’s largest platform for publishing,... Continue Reading […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Five Valuable Business Lessons about Drone Inspections
    by Colin Snow on June 14, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    We just released a new research report titled “Five Valuable Business Lessons About Drones in Asset and Infrastructure Inspection” This is the fourth in a series of white papers intended to share lessons learned in specific industries and how to maximize the value drones can deliver in those industries. This year, we are building on [...] The post Five Valuable Business Lessons about Drone Inspections appeared first on Skylogic Research - Drone Analyst. […]