Auckland team wins NZ drone competition

Auckland team wins NZ drone competition

New Zealand’s screen and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industries stand to benefit from technology developed by VorTech, the winner of Callaghan Innovation’s inaugural C-PRIZE competition, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce said today. Launched in April, the first C-PRIZE competition aimed to boost New Zealand’s position as world-leader in the development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology and help keep the country’s innovative screen industry at the cutting-edge. It challenged […]

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Drones are changing jobs and creating new ones

Drones are changing jobs and creating new ones

Photographers, surveyors, the TV and advertising industry and building inspectors are all embracing the relatively new technology to make their work easier, safer or more innovative, Total RPA chief executive and chief instructor Andrew Campbell says. “Most pilots are starting their own businesses with photography or adding aerial photography to their business,” he says. “We get lots of real estate photographers, general photographers for weddings and things like that, marketing […]

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Drones Help The Spanish Ibex Goats

Drones Help The Spanish Ibex Goats

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA Drones Playing A Crucial Part In Helping The Spanish Ibex Goats High above the forest of the Sierra de las Nieves there is a saviour in the sky. It is s drone on a medical mission. Below it roam the Iberian wild goats known as the Spanish Ibex. But the population is being ravaged by scabies – sarcoptes scabiei is the medical name. It is a […]

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Amazon Shows Off New Prime Air Drone With Hybrid Design

Amazon Shows Off New Prime Air Drone With Hybrid Design

Amazon delivered a lovely update on its ‘Prime Air’ project today — almost exactly two years after it showed the first iteration of its drone. You know, the flying delivery drone that some thought was a massive joke meant for April 1st. Included are some high-res shots and two new videos.The video, moderated by ex-Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson (who is now working on a new series for Amazon), talks […]

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