First Drone Deliveries Coming July 17

First Drone Deliveries Coming July 17

by Drone deliveries in the U.S. will soon be an official, government-sanctioned activity. A collaboration between NASA, Flirtey and Virginia Tech has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration fly unmanned aircraft on July 17 to deliver pharmaceuticals to a free medical clinic. The fixed wing aircraft from NASA Langley and multi-rotor delivery drones from Flirtey will become the world’s first autonomous aerial delivery services. Organizers of the event hope […]

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ARA Robotique joins the unmanned aerial system of excellence.

ARA Robotique joins the unmanned aerial system of excellence.

by ARA Robotique is proud to announce its membership to the Unmanned Aerial System Centre of Excellence (UAS CE), a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop an international centre of expertise focused on the development, applications and operations of UAS. The UAS CE brings together 20 companies and organizations dedicated to the advancement of the industry. ARA Robotique, based in Montreal, Quebec, designs professional avionics-quality autopilots for multirotor Unmanned […]

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Something in the air: Drones forecast to top Christmas wish list

Something in the air: Drones forecast to top Christmas wish list

Source: The Daily Telegraph THEY’RE not just the hottest item on just about every kid’s Christmas list this year, drones are also fast becoming part of the kit for fishermen, farmers and even councils. Penrith rock fisherman Dave Butfield has begun using a custom-made drone to drop bait further out to sea, increasing his chances of catching marlin and tuna. His drone can hold up to 1kg of live bait, […]

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Drones are getting conservationists buzzing

Drones are getting conservationists buzzing

by Drones are starting to steal the headlines. If they’re not carrying out military missions, you can find unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) buzzing jets landing at Heathrow , spraying crops , and maybe even filming the 2016 US election . And now environmentalists are getting in on the act, according to Matt Wade, marcomms manager at senseFly , a drone manufacturer based outside Lausanne in Switzerland. “When we first started […]

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