How council’s plan to use drones to check on condition of roofs in Norwich failed to take off

How council’s plan to use drones to check on condition of roofs in Norwich failed to take off

by Dan Grimmer Norwich city centre from air. Picture from ‘Norfolk Churches From The Air’, by Mike Page and Pauline Young. An army of flying robots was lined up to collect information for Norwich City Council. It sounds more pie-in-the-sky than eye-in-the-sky – a touch HG Wells, perhaps? But the council really did consider recruiting drones to check on the condition of council flat roofs. The scheme never took off, […]

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Drone championships coming to Edmonton

Drone championships coming to Edmonton

Pilots from across Canada facing off this weekend one of the first major events for what fans say is a emerging sport. Racing is the next big thing to hit the drone world, and it’s coming to Edmonton. This weekend sees the first Canadian Drone Racing Championship Cup, held in Edmonton, and it’s all is going down in a custom built indoor course on the K-Days grounds. It’s one of […]

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Airbus Is Teaming With This Startup to Protect Airports from Drones

Airbus Is Teaming With This Startup to Protect Airports from Drones

Combined expertise will detect—and perhaps jam—drones that fly too close. Dedrone, a company that specializes in drone detection, is now working with a unit of Airbus EADSY -0.61% , to bring its technology already used at sports stadiums and other venues, to airports. Specifically, it is working with Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security (EBS), a unit of the European aerospace giant that is being bought by private equity firm […]

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