Eye Drone Help on Roads

Eye Drone Help on Roads

Boston — That buzzing sound overhead may soon signal the arrival of the 21st-century version of a guy in a hardhat and bucket truck. State transportation departments are increasingly studying the use of drones for everything from inspecting bridges to clearing car accidents. Michigan transportation officials are set to begin a two-year study. Minnesota has tested a drone to help conduct safety inspections of bridges. Vermont is using federal grant […]

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Formula E Car vs Drone

Formula E Car vs Drone

Always the series to delve into new technology, the FIA Formula E Championship has pitted one of its cars up against a racing drone around the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. Watch as Mahindra Racing driver Bruno Senna pilots a racing drone while Scott Speed drives a Formula E car around the historic Mexican racetrack. It soon becomes evident that Speed’s machine has a bit of a top speed advantage, leading Senna […]

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North Jersey using drones to find profits

North Jersey using drones to find profits

Three years ago, Kyle Ferreira got the idea to zip-tie a GoPro camera to his remote control helicopter, fly it over an empty field and press “record.” He didn’t know what to expect, but he remembered the excitement when he saw the “awesome” visuals he got. “I put [the footage] on Facebook — this was three years ago, before you started to see drone videos,” he said, as he played […]

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Startup ‘Flirtey’ drone delivery is good news for industry

Startup ‘Flirtey’ drone delivery is good news for industry

Startup ‘Flirtey’ successfully completed the first urban drone delivery – but drone-delivered packages aren’t heading to your door any time soon. After finishing with aerial photography, model airplane flying, and internet distribution, drone technology is getting closer to revolutionizing its next industry: package delivery. On Friday, startup Flirtey successfully completed the first fully autonomous drone delivery in the United States. Its drone flew about a half mile to deliver a […]

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Chris Anderson to speak at Drones, Data X Conference, San Francisco in June

Chris Anderson to speak at Drones, Data X Conference, San Francisco in June

Chris Anderson is one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming Drones, Data X Conference , on June 3rd in San Francisco. A lineup of speakers from companies such as Michael Droback, CEO Small UAV Coalition Ben Marcus, CEO AirMap Mike Winn, CEO DroneDeploy Jay Bregman, CEO Verifly Companies represented at the event are from RedBird, Microsoft, Sony, Orange Labs, Yamaha, Jabil, Bolt, NTT DoCoMo and many more. Tickets are […]

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Drone view of UW cherry blossoms

Drone view of UW cherry blossoms

Seattle Times reader Dale Johnson’s drone-shot image of the University of Washington’s famed cherry trees wins our springtime photo contest. This week’s Reader’s Lens pick is also the winner of The Seattle Times’ spring-themed reader-photo contest. The prize is a Canon photo bag. Thanks to all who entered. Photographer: Dale Johnson, Seattle Photo taken: March 19, University of Washington Quad Photographer’s description: “A different perspective of the Quad. I was […]

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