Using drones without disturbing wildlife

Using drones without disturbing wildlife

“Even though an animal might not appear to be disturbed, it could be quite stressed–for example, a bird may choose to remain near a UAV even when stressed because it is incubating an egg or protecting its hatchling,” says Jarrod Hodgson of The University of Adelaide in Australia. “It is likely that animal responses vary depending on a variety of factors, including the species, environmental and historical context, and the […]

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American Aerospace Technologies, Inc. Announces Successful BVLOS UAS Flight Campaign in Virginia for the Energy Industry

American Aerospace Technologies, Inc. Announces Successful BVLOS UAS Flight Campaign in Virginia for the Energy Industry

David Yoel CEO of American Aerospace Technologies, Inc. (AATI) today announced that AATI has successfully completed flight tests for the energy industry utilizing Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) from the Farmville Regional Airport in Farmville, VA. The campaign just completed was the first in Virginia where flights originated at an operating airport, and the first with an end-to-end system that delivered critical data to end users in near real-time. Flights with […]

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Tiny drone designed to perch and save energy

Tiny drone designed to perch and save energy

Tiny drone designed to perch and save energy Flying robots could be invaluable in emergencies, but there’s a hitch: flying takes a lot of energy. Robobee’s ability to perch could make a big difference. Flapping two tiny wings, the small, thin robot wobbles its way towards the underside of a leaf, bumps into the surface and latches on, perching motionless above the ground. Moments later, its wings begin to flap […]

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ARIADNA Consortium Completes Simultaneous Flight of Civilian UAS and Manned Aircraft

ARIADNA Consortium Completes Simultaneous Flight of Civilian UAS and Manned Aircraft

The European ARIADNA consortium led by Indra and integrated by CRIDA, ENAIRE and Fada-Catec has completed the first simultaneous flight tests in a conventional airport of a drone or remotely piloted aircraft (RPAS/UAS) in the presence of a manned aircraft. This is one of the first flying experiences undertaken in Europe for a drone to be able to operate in the area of the traffic of a conventional airdrome. The […]

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