Local Realtors Embracing Drone Tours

Local Realtors Embracing Drone Tours

Greg MacMaster’s Air Force experience continues to serve him well. While stationed in Germany, one of his duties was to forecast the weather using surveillance drones. He put many of those forecasting skills to use during his years as a TV meteorologist — and now he’s back with the drones. MacMaster and his wife, Kim, operate Eagle Eye Drone Service, an FAA-verified business that gets video and still photos of…well…the […]

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Drone Technology To Help During Power Outages

Drone Technology To Help During Power Outages

Spies in the sky, unmanned aerial vehicles or drones have long been used in military and special operation missions. The technology has become a hobby for some and even businesses are looking for ways to use it. OKLAHOMA CITY – Spies in the sky, unmanned aerial vehicles or drones have long been used in military and special operation missions. The technology has become a hobby for some and even businesses […]

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Firefighting drone serves as a reminder to be careful

Firefighting drone serves as a reminder to be careful

I found what could very well be the most amazing crowdfunding campaign ever: an Indiegogo campaign for the world’s first firefighting drone from MicroMultiCopters Aero Technology (MMC). As a lover of both drones and crowdfunding campaigns, I nearly wet myself with excitement — only to dig a little deeper and find myself recoiling in horror. The campaign, it turned out, is a great exercise in how a little bit of […]

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Is Deep Learning the future of UAV vision?

Is Deep Learning the future of UAV vision?

A few weeks ago Chris Anderson shared a post about the efforts of bringing obstacle avoidance to PX4. This efforts are based on Simultaneous Location And Mapping (building a map of the world in real time) and Path Planning — For the sake of conciseness i will call this approach SLAMAP. I want to offer some thoughts on why this might not be a very promising approach, and propose an […]

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Drone service delivers balls to wayward golfers

Drone service delivers balls to wayward golfers

Drone delivery trials are underway around the world, with everything from pizzas to urgent medical supplies being considered as potential cargo. Now golf balls can be added to the list. Japanese online shopping giant Rakuten is teeing off its drone delivery service next month, which will drop off balls and snacks to golfers during their rounds. Dubbed Sora Raku, Rakuten will begin a month-long trial of its drone delivery service […]

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Medical delivery drone going to the Smithsonian

Medical delivery drone going to the Smithsonian

The Flirtey drone used to make the first Federal Aviation Administration-approved drone delivery in the U.S. last year during the Remote Area Medical Clinic in Wise, Virginia, has been accepted into the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. The Flirtey F3.0 hexacopter joins other notable aircraft such as the Space Shuttle Discovery, the SR-71 Blackbird and the first aircraft operated by FedEx. “The use of remotely piloted and autonomous aircraft, […]

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