Exxon is using drones — to scout for whales

Exxon is using drones — to scout for whales

Article Source: Sally French via Market Watch Drones are quickly becoming a game-changer in the oil and gas industry, as the flying robots perform otherwise costly and dangerous inspections of pipelines, offshore rigs and refineries. Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM, -0.37% is one of many major oil companies using drones in its oil-and-gas production operations (Shell Oil RDSB, +0.56% and BP BP, +0.51% are among the others), but it’s also finding […]

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New Report on Drones in Construction and Inspection

New Report on Drones in Construction and Inspection

This post first appeared in sUAS News ‘ The Market ‘ — We just released a new report titled “ The Truth about Drones in Construction and Infrastructure Inspection .” The report is the second in series of studies sponsored by BZ Media (creator of InterDrone Expo) that looks objectively at each major commercial market for drones and drone technology. In this report we show how drones have been used […]

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Drone Aviation Introduces “Bolt,”

Drone Aviation Introduces “Bolt,”

– Bolt Coaxial Tethered Helicopter to be Unveiled at ADS’ Warrior Expo East in Booth #523 – JACKSONVILLE, FL – July 13, 2016 – Drone Aviation Holding Corp. (OTCQX: DRNE) (“Drone Aviation”), a manufacturer of tethered drones and lighter-than-air aerostats today introduced the Bolt platform, its newest addition to its drone portfolio. Designed to meet a wide range of military applications requiring persistent, heavy lift capabilities, the Bolt coaxial tethered […]

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Airbus demonstrates aircraft inspection by drone at Farnborough – video

Airbus demonstrates aircraft inspection by drone at Farnborough – video

Farnborough, England – Airbus has demonstrated aircraft visual inspection using a drone at the Farnborough Airshow. The drone, equipped with a high definition camera, performs visual inspection for the upper part of the aircraft. It is flown using an automatic flight control system supervised by a human pilot. The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) follows a predetermined flight path and takes a series of pictures automatically. All these images and especially […]

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Crowdfunded Follow Drone

Crowdfunded Follow Drone

Auto-follow drones may be nothing new, but a fully-funded Indiegogo campaign is certainly adding a new element: a $349 price tag. Up&Go is an auto-follow drone with a built-in camera capable of shooting 1080p video at 60fps and snapping 12- megapixel stills. While the headlining feature may a price that blows most other similar drones out of the water (er, air), the Up&Go still packs in quite a few features. […]

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