GoPro: Its Drone Must Fly High

GoPro: Its Drone Must Fly High

Delay of its first quadcopter is a painful move as camera sales slump Getting a new product right the first time is never easy. GoPro needs to be more right than most. Customers—and particularly investors—have been awaiting GoPro’s first quadcopter drone for a year now. Expected to go on sale by the end of June, the company said Thursday it was delaying the launch to fine-tune the product more. The […]

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Zipline, UPS partner to carry medical supplies

Zipline, UPS partner to carry medical supplies

The service, paid for by the Rwandan government, will serve as a testing ground for drone delivery. This drone is cute. Two red wings sprout from its short, lightweight body. It’s little and sort of tubby, seeming to exclaim, “I’m an airplane too!” But its mission will be vital. The drones, manufactured by Zipline, will deliver blood and, later, rabies vaccines to remote Rwandan health clinics. A small paperboard box […]

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Sentera Brings Precision Scouting Capabilities to DJI Phantom 4 Drone

Sentera Brings Precision Scouting Capabilities to DJI Phantom 4 Drone

Sentera, LLC, a software, sensor, and drone company, announces availability of the Sentera NDVI Single sensor for the DJI Phantom™ 4 drone. The normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) single adds an ultra-lightweight, high-precision NDVI sensor to the Phantom 4, creating a powerful and affordable precision agriculture tool. As with Sentera’s DJI Phantom 3 and Inspire NDVI products, the factory-supplied gimbaled camera is not modified, preserving the full functionality of the […]

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DroneSeed

DroneSeed

Our mission is to reduce replanting costs. The majority of replanting today is done by work gangs with shovels, just as it was done in the 1940s when Oregon became the first state in the US to require replanting. At that time, the cost to plant a 6 inch tree was double the cost of harvesting a 50 year old tree. DroneSeed sees the opportunity to reduce the costs of […]

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Drones will soon become widespread in agriculture

Drones will soon become widespread in agriculture

Good piece in Hackaday on how drones can revolutionize agriculture. Here’s the start, but read here for the rest, including a deeper discussion on NDVI techniques. Whether you call them UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), UAS (Unmanned Aerial System), Drones, or something less polite – people are more familiar than ever with them. We’ll call them drones, and we’re not talking about the remote-controlled toy kind – we’re talking about the […]

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New CONNEX™ ProSight Delivers Industry’s First All-Digital Latency-Free, Wireless System for FPV Drone Racing

New CONNEX™ ProSight Delivers Industry’s First All-Digital Latency-Free, Wireless System for FPV Drone Racing

ProSight enables FPV racing pilots and fans to experience unprecedented level of image quality at affordable price Amimon, the developer of CONNEX™ latency-free wireless HD video transmission technology, today unveiled its CONNEX ProSight HD Vision Kit, the first all-digital, HD solution specifically designed for the fast-growing first-person view (FPV) drone racing market. The product – consisting of a combination of a real-time HD camera, transmitter and receiver, all based on […]

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