Drones: A Brief Overview of Where We Are

Drones: A Brief Overview of Where We Are

Drones: A Brief Overview of Where We Are Guest Blogger: Sacha Kohler You’ve probably heard the term UAV, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or more commonly ‘drone’, before. They’re used in the context of military discussion or hobbyist discussing building their own. But how can drones benefit today? Three uses for drones Drones are becoming more prominent, especially in today’s society. Starting off as mostly a military use, drones have moved into […]

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Russian firm creating new UAV sensor technologies

Russian firm creating new UAV sensor technologies

by A Russian company is creating new payloads for unmanned aerial vehicles to improve surveillance using the spectral radiation emitted by objects. Rostec, the Russian holding company, identified the company as United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation, or UIMC. “The technology we created can process hyperspectral data streams, leading to the creation of an ‘all-seeing eye’ that allows our drones to look beyond the usual boundaries of the human eye’s electromagnetic spectrum,” […]

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Utah rescue teams may use drones to locate missing people

Utah rescue teams may use drones to locate missing people

Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS, via 2KUTV SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The leaders of search and rescue operations in Utah are considering implementing drones to help track down people. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that various agencies are in the process of obtaining a drone or considering one to help find missing or lost parties. Utah Division of Emergency Management spokesman Joe Dougherty, who attended a statewide public information conference in St. […]

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Using drones to scare off flying foxes could help lychee industry expand

Using drones to scare off flying foxes could help lychee industry expand

Using drones to scare off flying foxes could help lychee industry expand A Queensland lychee grower is investigating using an automated drone to help combat the damage done to his orchard by flying foxes and lorikeets. Source: Kallee Buchanan, ABC Craig Van Rooyen teamed up with a consultant, another grower and researchers at CQUniversity in Bundaberg to test using the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to detect scout birds and bats, […]

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Review: DJIs Inspire 1 Pro is a Perfect Drone

Review: DJIs Inspire 1 Pro is a Perfect Drone

Review: DJIs Inspire 1 Pro is a Perfect Drone For Pro Shooters And Super Villains The innovative folks at DJI continue to design drones that push the limits of aerial photography (and empty the wallets of eager onlookers). A new edition of the Inspire 1 with an added Micro Four Thirds camera system recently arrived on the scene, and we just had a chance to test it out. Let’s see […]

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Drone Regulations: What You Need to Know

Drone Regulations: What You Need to Know

If you own a drone, or are planning to buy one, you need to be aware of FAA rules for flying outdoors. Source: Jim Fisher via PC Mag You bought a drone . And you’re probably chomping at the bit to get the battery charged and take it out for the first test flight. But before you do, you need to be aware of the rules and regulations that the […]

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