Drones with obstacle detection and collision avoidance sensors are becoming more prevalent in both the consumer and professional sectors.  This year, we have quite a few drones with collision avoidance technology.  In 2016, UAVs with obstacle detection technology using various sensors first started making an appearance. This obstacle detection and avoidance technology started with sensors…

 

Without doubt, aerial film from a 4k drone is absolutely stunning. 4k video recording cameras on drones is becoming the standard entry point for professional aerial filming. Today, we look 4k video camera technology and the real benefits to filming with a 4k drone. We will also take a quick review of 10 of the…

 

Gyro stabilization, the IMU and flight controller are essential for a drone to fly perfectly. Three and six axis gyro stabilization technology provide navigational information to the flight controller and make drones easier and safer to fly. Gyro stabilization technology is one of the components which gives us the smooth flight capabilities allowing us to…

 

Lidar sensors on UAVs capture imagery which only a few years back needed an aircraft, large heavy lidar sensors and a crew to accomplish. Along with lidar sensors mounted on UAVs, sophisticated software can process the lidar images very quickly so effective decisions can be made by stakeholders and relevant parties. The drone lidar sector…

 

This DJI Mavic highlights and frequently asked questions post will give you all the important information on this superb pocket sized fold up drone.  The Mavic Pro is small, however, this does not mean it is lacking in drone innovation. In fact, the Mavic is packed with new drone technology such as 3 new active…

 

Time-Of-Flight camera sensors on drones or ground based have many powerful uses.   These TOF camera sensors can be used for object scanning, 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 3D depth ranging camera sensor…

 

With Follow Me drone technology, the UAV is programmed to automatically follow you around, giving you many opportunities to film some very unique aerial shots. It’s hands free flying and filming. At present there are 2 types of drone Follow Me mode technology.  This article presents a quick guide to drones that follow you along…

 

What are drones used for answered in this  easy to read post along with explanations.  First we look at the broad uses for drones in the various sectors. Then we list how drones are been used in specific sectors.  There is also some excellent videos to show you what drones are being used today. The…

 

What is a drone and how do drones work is answered here in very easy to understand language. Drone technology is constantly evolving as new innovation and big investment is bringing more advanced drones to the market every few months. In this article, I will discuss UAV technology on one of the most popular drones…

 

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

 

UAV lidar and photogrammetry imaging applications are increasing rapidly. This is not surprising as using GPS enabled UAVs for aerial surveying is very cost effective in comparison to hiring an aircraft with photogrammetry equipment.   Because UAVs are relatively inexpensive, many organisations will have their own fleet, allowing for rapid surveys over large land areas…

 

This updated DJI Inspire 1 review takes a close look at the features, design, gimbal and camera options on both the Standard and Professional models.  The Inspire 1 has entered new territory in drone innovation, sleek design and patented motor and gimbal engineering.  Every other drone on the market is playing catch up. In this…