Local man uses drones to help farmers

Local man uses drones to help farmers

BYRON (WREX) – According to the Federal Aviation Administration, there are more than 300,000 drone operators registered in the United States. One of those drone operators is Trevor Hogan, who uses his drones to help farmers. He owns Fly Farm, a crop scouting company. “Farmers will have a good idea a few months before harvest what their yield will look like,” says Hogan. Hogan is a Rockford firefighter, but in […]

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The First Quad-Copter Drone to Fly Across The English Channel

The First Quad-Copter Drone to Fly Across The English Channel

A UK Team of drone experts are attempting to be the first people in history to fly a drone across the English Channel – a single flight of 34km! This is also the longest single flight of a quad-copter in the World! Joining the ranks of Jean-Pierre Blanchard, John Jeffries, Louis Bleriot and Harriet Quimby the Team, led by Richard Gill, will break a famous aviation milestone if they are […]

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Drone company that checks on oil safety raises millions

Drone company that checks on oil safety raises millions

A company specializing in using drones to inspect oil and gas rigs has raised $5.7 million in investment. Sky-Futures raised $4.2 million from Bristow Group, and $1.5 million from MMC Ventures. The company delivers drone inspection services in the Gulf of Mexico, South East Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and the North Sea, working with companies including ConocoPhillips , BP , Shell and Statoil. The latest investment is set […]

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Drones are being taught to search for missing people

Drones are being taught to search for missing people

Swiss scientists have developed artificial intelligence for quadcopters It could enable autonomous drones to search forest and mountain paths They developed a deep neural network algorithm to enable them to learn The drones could help to cover a greater search area, but they must still learn how to recognise people Forests can be wonderful places to escape to and explore nature but they can quickly become daunting if you wander […]

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