Drone crashes through Cape Town 5th floor window

Drone crashes through Cape Town 5th floor window

Doing the rounds on social media here in South Africa. Racing driver and designer David Parel, who has has signed a three-year deal as a driver with Kessel Ferrari. Was sat on the fifth floor minding his own when he had a visitor. “Sitting at my desk and a drone came crashing through my window and smashed me in the head,” he commented on Instagram. “The owner of the drone […]

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New relaxed drone regulations will help

New relaxed drone regulations will help

The Australian drone industry is set for a shake up following the announcement of a long-awaited relaxation of regulations on their operation. Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority ( CASA ) says the amended regulations will come into effect in late September 2016, and with them comes the introduction of new categories of what are known as remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS). The regulations define new low-risk commercial RPAS operations, which […]

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Potential €113,000 fine for French tourist in Rome

Potential €113,000 fine for French tourist in Rome

A French tourist was arrested by police in Rome on Thursday afternoon after piloting his camera drone over the iconic Colosseum. Flying over the Flavian Amphitheatre might seem tempting, strict laws govern the piloting of remote aircraft in Italy. When the tourist brought the drone back down to earth at around midday, he was quickly arrested by police and charged with violating Italian aviation rules. The aircraft was also confiscated, […]

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Flying Drone Exposes Hidden Landmines

Flying Drone Exposes Hidden Landmines

Landmine detection is dangerous but necessary work given the millions of active explosive devices still lying around just waiting to blow innocent people to bits. A sensor-laden drone being tested in the United Kingdom promises to make the process of clearing them out much faster — and safer. An unmanned arial vehicle created by University of Bristol scientists has special imaging technology onboard that can spot mines on the ground […]

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Quadcopter able to track an object in video frame and follow it without permanent connection to GCS

Quadcopter able to track an object in video frame and follow it without permanent connection to GCS

Hello, I would like to show you my recent project with official name: An On-Drone Dynamic Object Track and Follow Solution for Quadcopters Quadcopters are flying drones with a highly constrained payload capacity, limited computation power as well as communication capabilities. Such quadcopters can be equipped with a low weight camera and an additional computer. There are many applications where the autonomous tracking and following of a moving object is […]

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DJI and EENA Partner to Promote First Response Missions

DJI and EENA Partner to Promote First Response Missions

DJI and the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) Thursday announced an official partnership that will seek ways to integrate the use of drones into first-response missions. Over the next year, the world’s leading aerial-platform maker and EENA expect to gain deeper understanding of how aerial technology best adds value to emergency-service providers in different scenarios, environments and conditions. Brussels-based EENA was established in 1999 as a non-governmental organization and serves […]

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