DJI’s Third Developer Challenge

DJI’s Third Developer Challenge

DJI, the world leader in aerial imaging technology, has received a record 130 proposals for its third annual DJI Developer Challenge and has advanced 25 developer teams to the second round of competition for the $100,000 prize. The 25 teams include universities, startups and individuals from Europe, Asia and North America who submitted complex proposals to use DJI technology as the platform for a disaster relief search-and-rescue application. The teams […]

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Sky high drone expectations

Sky high drone expectations

Ownership of drones is expected to reach 2.5million by the end of 2016 And that is predicted to soar to seven million by 2020 There will be 4.3million civilian drones and 2.7million commercial drones Estimates say 90 percent of drones will cost an average of $2,500 by 2020 The most expensive models may reach $40,000 The number of drones in the skies above the US is expected to nearly triple […]

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Drones on large northern cattle stations

Drones on large northern cattle stations

Northern cattle stations could soon start to use drone technology for activities like running bores, according to a Kimberley heli-mustering pilot and drone operator. Matteo Salerno is a helicopter musterer and owner of Drone Iview Australia based in Kununurra in Western Australia. He said technology was currently available to use drones for the time consuming and sometimes daily activity of checking bores. “On a single flight you could do one […]

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Please use drones responsibly

Please use drones responsibly

Please use drones responsibly, safely and with plenty of adult supervision THE ISSUE Officials are looking into at least six disturbances in recent weeks between technology and wildlife at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area. Reports include drones intruding on migrating waterfowl, another aerial camera flying too close to the Eagle Cam nest near Hanover in York County, and three children shining a red-light laser pointer on a flock of geese. […]

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Drone harassment of marine mammals

Drone harassment of marine mammals

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIF. They’re all over social media: jaw-droppingly dramatic videos and photographs of marine wildlife and scenery, images captured by cameras mounted on unmanned aerial vehicles or drones. Some people whose equipment recorded those images, especially when the drones got too close to marine mammals, may have been breaking the law. Many marine mammals are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act , which includes admonitions about harassment […]

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Watch a hydrogen powered drone fly

Watch a hydrogen powered drone fly

Intelligent Energy’s fuel cell can power a modified drone for up to two hours – about six times longer than the average with a normal battery. Refuelling with compressed hydrogen takes a few minutes compared to recharging a battery. The company sees its drones being primarily used in industry for agriculture and oil and gas mapping, before being offered as a consumer product. Intelligent Energy expects to have the fuel […]

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