Developing Guidelines for Humanitarian Drone Missions

Developing Guidelines for Humanitarian Drone Missions

The Humanitarian UAV Network ( UAViators ) recently organized a 3-day Policy Forum on Humanitarian UAVs. The mission of UAViators is to promote the safe, coordinated and effective use of UAVs in a wide range of humanitarian settings. The Forum, the first of it’s kind, was generously sponsored and hosted by the Rockefeller Foundation at their conference center in Bellagio, Italy. The aerial panoramic photograph below was captured by UAV […]

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Australian Chad Nowak wins international drone racing competition in California

Australian Chad Nowak wins international drone racing competition in California

by An Australian man has blitzed an international drone racing competition taking out first prize in three events to bring home more than $15,000 in prize money. Chad Nowak from Brisbane won the freestyle, team and individual champion races at the inaugural US National Drone Racing Championships in California last week. The competition featured FPV racing (first person view), in which competitors wear goggles to give them a drones-eye perspective, […]

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Medical Drone

Medical Drone

Medical Drone: Drones Deliver Medical Supplies in Research Flights Source: UAS Vision Industry and government partners joined forces to use unmanned aircraft systems to deliver medical supplies to a health clinic in Wise, Virginia. The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership led by Virginia Tech oversaw the groundbreaking research flights. “Unmanned aerial systems are an emerging technology that can make people’s lives better and contribute to our efforts to build a new Virginia […]

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eBee becomes Canada’s first compliant fixed-wing drone

eBee becomes Canada’s first compliant fixed-wing drone

by Swiss professional drone manufacturer, senseFly, today announced that its eBee has become the first fixed-wing system to be designated a ‘compliant small UAV’ by Transport Canada—a distinction that moves organisations that use this drone a critical step closer to achieving Compliant Operator status. Canadian companies that employ drones for civilian applications must hold a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC), unless qualifying for an exemption. An SFOC typically features an […]

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Drone maker 3D Robotics sees the future, and it is apps

Drone maker 3D Robotics sees the future, and it is apps

by SAN DIEGO — What separates a drone from a smartphone? Well, other than the fact that your iPhone can’t fly (yet), drones don’t have an equivalent app store. At least not for the moment, says Jordi Munoz, co-founder of the largest US commercial drone operation, 3D Robotics. “The smartphone was a product that was intended for a consumer market, and now it went all the way to industrial applications […]

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