Inspection by drone company gets $3.25M

Inspection by drone company gets $3.25M

Drones-as-a-service are the biggest growth area for non-military UAV. Heres more proof that drones-as-a-service are gaining ground. Sharper Shape , which sells drone-based automated asset inspection solutions, just announced $3.25 million in new funding led by Straightforward Capital, a European venture capital firm with experience in the energy sector. As I’ve written , Sharper Shape is using LiDAR, along with analysis tools and long drone flights, to build 3D maps […]

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First Commercial Nighttime Drone Flights

First Commercial Nighttime Drone Flights

Federal Aviation Administration authorities issued their first approval for nighttime commercial drone flights. The move bodes well for companies that want to ramp up drone services. Federal Aviation Administration officials signed off on the first approval for commercial drone flights at night, potentially paving the way for other companies to ramp up their drone services. “The FAA’s decision is historic. Prior to yesterday, one could not operate a drone commercially […]

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Mind controlled drones race to the future

Mind controlled drones race to the future

Ready, set, think! Mind controlled drones race to the future Wearing black headsets with tentacle-like sensors stretched over their foreheads, the competitors stare at cubes floating on computer screens as their small white drones prepare for takeoff. In this photo taken April 16, 2016, University of Florida sophomore Michael Lakin, 19, uses a brain-controlled interface headset to fly a drone during a mind-controlled drone race in Gainesville, Fla. For more […]

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UK- Resource Group Launches New RPQ-S Online

UK- Resource Group Launches New RPQ-S Online

Resource Group says its new online version of the Remote Pilot Qualification-small, the RPQ-s Online, is the quickest, easiest route to gaining permissions for aerial work (PFAW) for drone operators to work commercially. The company says it recognised the need for a more efficient training product in the market and to meet this need, have created an online version of the RPQ-s. As a web-based product students can complete their […]

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