Drones with obstacle detection and collision avoidance sensors are becoming more prevalent in both the consumer and professional sectors. This year, we have quite a few drones with collision avoidance technology. This obstacle detection and avoidance technology started with sensors detecting objects in front of the drone.  Now the latest drones from DJI, Walkera, Yuneec…

 

Knowing how to calibrate the Mavic Pro vision sensor is very important.  If the vision system error on your Mavic Pro appears, then calibration may fix the problem. Also, if you are flying your Mavic Pro and the vision system error occurs, you need to fly the quadcopter back to you straight away. Below we…

 

Lidar sensors on UAVs capture imagery which only a few years ago needed an aircraft, large heavy lidar sensors and a crew to accomplish. A lidar sensor mounted on a UAV along with sophisticated software can process the lidar images very quickly in the cloud so effective decisions can be made by stakeholders and relevant…

 

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…

 

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…

 

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…

 

Anti poaching drones are making a big impact in the saving of Rhinos, Elephants, Tigers, Gorillas and many other critically endangered species.   Drones with anti poaching technology are assisting Park Rangers across the globe and especially in Africa and Asia. Drones are relatively cheap, can cover hundreds and even thousands of acres in a short…

 

There are so many benefits of drones across many sectors.  Every week, we read about the many new benefits of using UAVs for inspections. We also see drones being used in many sectors such as science, agriculture, construction, marketing, archaeology, conservation and the environment. They are saving lives, time and money. A couple of years…

 

Data from multispectral remote sensing drones provide essential feedback on the health of a golf course. Multispectral sensor data can detect problems from pests, disease, invasive weeds and stress to greens, fairways, rough, shrubs and trees long before the naked eye will notice. This article explains why multispectral drones often called Remote Sensing Platforms are…

 

The market for lidar UAVs and their applications is growing fast and and will continue to increase over the next decade.  In 2015, the figure spent on drones using Lidar was around the USD 300 million. However the lidar market is expected to rise to more than $1 billion by 2020. This is an increase…