FIA to host Drone Safety Awareness Weekend

FIA to host Drone Safety Awareness Weekend

The CAA, NATS and ARPAS have joined forces with the UK Drone Show and Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) to create a Drone Safety Awareness Weekend to be hosted during the public weekend of the Farnborough International Airshow (Saturday 16 th and Sunday 17 th July 2016). Following an increasing number of incidents involving public drone flying, the purpose of the Drone Safety Awareness Weekend is to educate recreational drone pilots […]

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Drone delivery on golf course

Drone delivery on golf course

Japan’s Rakuten is joining e-commerce giants Amazon and Alibaba with a foray into drones. The Tokyo-based company, Japan’s largest online commerce firm, this week revealed its investment in a drone maker and plans to begin field trials in a unlucky setting… the golf course. Rakuten confirmed its participation in a new round of financing for Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory (ACSL), a Japan-based firm that develops robotics and drones for industrial […]

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New Russian law obliges to register toy drones

New Russian law obliges to register toy drones

MOSCOW, March 30. /TASS/. Russia’s federal law of December 30, 2015 “On introducing amendments to the Air Code of the Russian Federation regarding the use of unmanned aerial vehicles” is coming into force on March 30, 2016. The document regulates the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, and aims to increase the general level of aviation security. In connection with the great popularity of drones and the expansion […]

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States using drones to cut costs

States using drones to cut costs

Any driver with a few miles under their belt can attest that lane closures cause traffic jams. So if states could avoid doing lane closures more often, wouldn’t that be worth trying? Many states think so, and that’s why they’re increasingly turning to drones as a way to minimize the impact on traffic when conducting bridge inspections or clearing vehicle crashes. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) could be using […]

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Beyond the Delivery Drone – Revolutionary robotics keeping workers out of harm’s way

Beyond the Delivery Drone - Revolutionary robotics keeping workers out of harm’s way

utilizes large lift capacity drones attached to a base station with an umbilical cord and tether system Apellix In the United States alone, 95 climbers working on industrial towers died between 2004 and 2012. Worker safety is a concern across industries but perhaps no more so than in large-scale workplaces like oil & gas, shipping, and infrastructure. Add in the financial expense of maintaining massive structures like ships, water towers, […]

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Drone can fly for 2 hours

Drone can fly for 2 hours

Drones have been suggested as a solution for everything from package delivery to search and rescue. The problem, however, is energy. A battery-powered drone can’t stay in the air for long enough to do everything we might ask of it, but a company called Intelligent Energy has created a light-weight hydrogen fuel cell that can keep a drone airborne for as long as two hours. A hydrogen fuel cell like […]

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Drone to Detect Methane Over Gas Pipelines

Drone to Detect Methane Over Gas Pipelines

From afar, methane can be difficult to detect. It’s colorless, toxic, and devastating to the environment, especially when it leaks from natural gas pipelines . Up close, it smells like farts, but by the time people can smell it , there may be a huge problem . It’s visible with infrared cameras , but researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs and the University of California, Merced have a better idea: […]

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Drinks Delivered By Drone

Drinks Delivered By Drone

This is what progress looks like. In what may be the most productive use of drone technology yet, Japanese firm Rakuten is toying with the notion of delivering refreshments to golfers while they’re on the course. Because sometimes, getting into your golf cart and getting off the green just to get a snack is too much to handle. With this new concept, golfers will be able to place an order […]

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Drones for bridge inspectations

Drones for bridge inspectations

Michigan testing drones for bridge inspections. A traditional bridge inspection for example typically involves setting up work zones, detouring traffic and using heavy equipment. Drones are safe, reliable and less expensive. http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2016/03/28/mic… Just built a large/heavy X8 config running 3.3.3 – 12 pounds and 17.5" props. Tiger 80A ESC and KDE 360 kV motors. On the initial flight test the X8 would yaw left without input and even at full […]

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Team Drone.bo and Bolivian Air Force (FAB) Cooperative UAV working

Team Drone.bo and Bolivian Air Force (FAB) Cooperative UAV working

Today we had a succesful flytest in COLMILAV (Aviation Military Schole) a FAB (in spanish acronimous) university entity, with a drone developed and monitoring system by the team (above picture). Team Drone.bo introduce and promote introducing UAV systems based on Ardupilot and development services. Combining two important factors to grow up very fast in techonology industries, creating the community scene for non-profits sharing professional knowledge with sources under OpenSource licenses […]

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