Drone Racing League, ESPN reach agreement

Drone Racing League, ESPN reach agreement

Article Source: ESPN The Drone Racing League (DRL) and ESPN have reached an agreement for the network to broadcast the first full season of the upstart organization, it was announced Wednesday. “Coverage of DRL lets us merge storytelling, technology and competition into compelling weekly content that we believe will appeal to a growing audience,” said Matthew Volk, ESPN’s director of programming and acquisitions. ESPN will air 10 one-hour episodes beginning […]

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Adding Drones to Your Enterprise? 6 Mistakes to Avoid

Adding Drones to Your Enterprise? 6 Mistakes to Avoid

The capabilities of drones are increasing rapidly, and we can’t yet imagine all the business applications that will emerge over the next five years. What is clear is that some of the most groundbreaking use cases are emerging from major corporations. In my role as strategic projects engineer at Skyward, I help enterprises plan and launch safe, efficient drone operations that comply with both internal and regulatory standards. I’ve learned […]

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Smartphone tech helping control drones from 60km away

Smartphone tech helping control drones from 60km away

Drone flying with high-speed LTE network (Photo courtesy of ACSL) TOKYO — The same network technology that Japan’s smartphone users rely on is being tested to control drones up to 60km away. If commercialized, the method could speed up the proliferation of drones in the distribution, security and other industries. The Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory, a Chiba University venture, flies smartphone-equipped drones using the Long-Term Evolution network. The drones are […]

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IBM’s Watson IoT hits the skies with Aerialtronics drone deal

IBM’s Watson IoT hits the skies with Aerialtronics drone deal

As drones get smart, a variety of applications will develop Drones using artificial intelligence soon will be everywhere, monitoring crowds at major events, checking out traffic patterns on busy roads, surveying disaster sites and inspecting airplanes. IBM is edging into this airborne safety and maintenance market early, with a deal to bring its Watson internet of things technology to unmanned aircraft systems built by Netherlands-based Aerialtronics. Data captured by high-resolution […]

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Police use drones to monitor NDC manifesto launch

Police use drones to monitor NDC manifesto launch

Police to use drones to monitor NDC manifesto launch The Ghana Police Service will for the first time experiment the use of drones as a dress rehearsal ahead of the December polls. The police will monitor the National Democratic Congress (NDC) manifesto launch at the Sunyani Coronation Park in the Brong Ahafo Region on Saturday with drones. The exercise forms part of the new strategy adopted by the police to […]

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