Drone spotted over Aspen X Games venue

Drone spotted over Aspen X Games venue

Pitkin County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a report of a drone flying over the Aspen X Games facilities at Buttermilk Mountain on Tuesday night. The report from ESPN officials came in about 8 p.m., said Deputy Alex Burchetta. The drone, which featured a blinking red light, was seen hovering over and flying around Buttermilk at an altitude of about 1,000 feet, he said. Burchetta didn’t know the size of the […]

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First-person drone racing

First-person drone racing

Apparently, strapping goggles to your face is the best way of piloting a drone. The floor extends in every direction as far as the eye can see, punctuated irregularly by oil barrels and pillars of rustic brick. The lighting is odd; bright white and purple, with hints of the London skyline through a distant window. For a brief moment, my vision is completely filled by a giant pair of shoes. […]

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National Parks Temporarily Declared No-Fly Zones

National Parks Temporarily Declared No-Fly Zones

It usually begins with the best of intentions: Taking the new birthday present for a spin in the wide-open spaces above Joshua Tree. Getting a closer look at the big-wall climbers on Yosemite’s El Capitan. Capturing stunning footage of the Grand Canyon to rekindle people’s love of the parks. But operating remote-control aircraft (also known as drones or unmanned aircraft) can require serious skill and discretion—more than a user’s manual […]

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Bluesky and Cyberhawk Partnership

Bluesky and Cyberhawk Partnership

Bluesky Boosts Drone Survey Offering with Cyberhawk Partnership Aerial mapping company, Bluesky, is partnering with airborne inspection and surveying expert, Cyberhawk, to provide a broader range of aerial survey and mapping services through the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) otherwise known as drones. The collaboration will allow Bluesky’s customers to take advantage of the rapid data collection and shorter mobilisation, acquisition and processing times associated with Cyberhawk’s UAV technology […]

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GoPro Hero 5 Release On Hold

GoPro Hero 5 Release On Hold

GoPro Hero 5 Release Reportedly Put On Hold Until October GoPro needs a win and is looking at the Hero 5 to provide it, but the company has put its release on hold for a bit to add more features while making it small enough to work with the company’s first drone, the Karma. GoPro still quality despite slumping stock prices, waiting on Hero 5 While GoPro’s stock might be […]

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Delivery Drones Can’t Get Off Ground

Delivery Drones Can’t Get Off Ground

Shipping merchandise via drones could be revolutionary for e-commerce companies–but getting them off the ground is going to be a tough slog. U.S. lawmakers are close to delivering a draft of the Federal Aviation Authority’s reauthorization bill, which will include rules for nonmilitary drones, and drone opponents are lobbying hard against the unmanned flying machines, The New York Times reports. Why? Critics argue that creating a pathway for increased drone […]

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Reuters:- Google files patent for drone ‘delivery receptacle’

Reuters:- Google files patent for drone ‘delivery receptacle’

BY DEBORAH M. TODD Google’s secretive drone delivery project could include a component designed to store packages securely. A patent filed Tuesday in the United States by the company, a unit of Alphabet Inc, describes a “delivery receptacle” designed to take packages from an “aerial delivery device” for deposit to a secure location. The receptacle would use infrared beacons to connect with drones in the air and then guide them […]

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Lufthansa Swoops On Drone Market

Lufthansa Swoops On Drone Market

Germany ‘s largest airline has seen an opportunity in the commercial drone market and swooped. Lufthansa says it has signed a partnership deal with Chinese firm DIJ, one of the world´s leading drone makers. Announcing its foray into the drone market on Tuesday, Lufthansa said it would offer its potential customers a “one stop shop” to those interested in using drones, with services ranging from data analysis, insurance and pilot […]

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Next-Generation Drones

Next-Generation Drones

Next-generation drones: Pricing, business models, quality and applications What’s coming for drones in the next five years What’s the future for drones in real estate look like? Well, that’s exactly the question moderator Jeff Lobb and Randy Slavin, CEO of Yeah Drones, tackled in the Next Generation Drones: Pricing, Business Models, Quality And Applications panel at #ICNY. Slavin showed several drone models during the discussion, but perhaps one of the […]

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Footville Fire Department buzzing with pride over new drone

Footville Fire Department buzzing with pride over new drone

Shelly Birkelo FOOTVILLE—Footville fire Capt. Kris Ommodt can imagine many uses for his department’s new drone. He offered this scenario: An elderly man with dementia wanders away from his Rock County home. Footville firefighters respond and hover their department’s drone over a nearby cornfield. Looking at a video feed from the pilotless aircraft, they see a suspicious object. Using GPS coordinates from the drone, they quickly direct people on foot […]

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