Dragonplate Carbon Fiber Sheets

Dragonplate Carbon Fiber Sheets

Dragonplate , a tradename of composites engineering and manufacturing firm Allred & Associates, has announced that it has developed new high modulus carbon fiber sheets with a birch core. The product is suitable for a wide variety of applications, including industrial automation, UAVs and drones, medical imaging, and aircraft interiors. The carbon fiber sheets can withstand temperatures of up to 250 degrees F and are highly machinable. In addition to […]

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Drug drone operator sentenced

Drug drone operator sentenced

Case was first drone drug-smuggling seizure along the Southwest border SAN DIEGO — Brayan Valle was looking to buy some marijuana. When he reached out to a business associate of his uncle’s, a drug connection, Valle became involved in a much more serious — and novel — offense. Rather than sell him the marijuana, the associate asked for Valle’s help to smuggle drugs over the U.S.-Mexico border by drone. The […]

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Underwater drone follows and films scuba divers

Underwater drone follows and films scuba divers

Many aerial drones now feature a Follow Me mode – that’s where they can be instructed to autonomously fly along above you and shoot video as you ski, cycle, run or otherwise move about. However, what happens if you’re a scuba diver? Well, in the near future, you might buy an iBubble. It’s a submersible drone that tracks its user as they swim underwater, using a proprietary technique that combines […]

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Mirco Drone maker Axis rebrands, now Aerix Drones

Mirco Drone maker Axis rebrands, now Aerix Drones

Micro Drone specialist Axis has announced that it’s scaling up its operation, as well as changing its name to Aerix Drones . The move comes after the company’s success with several tiny drone models, along with the rising popularity of the micro drone market in general. As well as a couple of tiny drones, the Aerius and the Nano, designed to be fun and beginner friendly, Aerix produces the Vidius, […]

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Austin council gives blessing to drone research

Austin council gives blessing to drone research

With the Austin Fire Department already dabbling with a drone program , the City Council on Thursday moved forward with two more efforts to explore the potential for robotics in emergency response. The council approved an agreement with the University of Texas’ Cockrell School of Engineering to work with Austin Fire on researching the use of drones in emergencies. Under a second agreement with the University of North Texas, Austin […]

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Drone Operators Become Collateral Damage

Drone Operators Become Collateral Damage

In a new documentary, drone operators tell the truth about the job that’s destroying not just their targets but themselves. In a trio of recent action-packed movies, good guys watch terrorists mingling with innocent women and children via real-time video feeds from halfway across the world. A clock ticks and we, the audience, are let in on the secret that mayhem is going to break loose. After much agonized soul-searching […]

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