3DR Cuts Jobs, Shifts Focus

3DR Cuts Jobs, Shifts Focus

3D Robotics Inc., a major drone manufacturer, will cut jobs and restructure in order to shift its focus from consumer drones into the commercial market, Marketwatch reports . Citing heavy competition from industry leader DJI – reportedly holding over 70% of the consumer drone market – 3DR says that they are moving more quickly than anticipated into the commercial drone market. DJI has flooded the market with their best selling […]

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Luke takes world drone championship

Luke takes world drone championship

Meet Luke Bannister, from Somerset, who was this week named the world’s first ever drone racing champion. At just 15 years old, he is now considered to be among the world’s best pilots of the remote-controlled mini-helicopter devices that an increasing number of people are using for recreation and photography. Luke’s particular prowess is in the blossoming sport of racing. At the World Drone Prix in Dubai this week, he […]

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Drone bill would crimp law enforcement

Drone bill would crimp law enforcement

ONE benefit of the sometimes-cumbersome legislative process is it gives officials a chance to reconsider proposals. So we hope members of the Oklahoma Senate use that opportunity to ask this question about a bill that passed the House: Is it really a good idea to put police officers in jail for using drones to monitor criminals? That’s just one of many problems with House Bill 2337, by Rep. Paul Wesselhoft, […]

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