Airware Acquires Drone Data Analytics Pioneer Redbird

Airware Acquires Drone Data Analytics Pioneer Redbird

Airware, the commercial drone solutions provider working with some of the largest Fortune 500 companies in the U.S., announced the acquisition of Redbird, a France-based pioneer in drone data analytics for mining, quarrying, and construction industries. Redbird brings sophisticated geospatial analytics to the Airware Aerial Information Platform, providing customers with the combined power of Redbird’s industry-specific analytics and Airware’s enterprise-focused workflow, compliance, and security features that Fortune 500 companies are […]

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Sense and Avoid for Drones is No Easy Feat

Sense and Avoid for Drones is No Easy Feat

But development is vibrant, and you’ll see it work first in prosumer drones THE FACTS : “Sense and avoid” for drones is a popular topic in the press right now, but the phrase can mean different things in different contexts and for different people. To clarify, there is a difference between solving the problem of “sense” and solving the problem of “avoid.” Also, there is a difference between “airborne collision […]

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Lego kit makes DIY drones easier for kids

Lego kit makes DIY drones easier for kids

What’s interesting about the new Flybrix kit ($149) is that it has an original Arduino-based flight controller. Pretty hard core code (Kalman filters and such) so that might be a little gnarly for younger kids, but the frame looks fun to put together. Flybrix Kits come complete with all the components you need to make and fly rebuildable, crash-friendly quadcopters, hexacopters and octocopters from one kit. Flybrix is designed for […]

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AGCS: Drone insurance market to reach US$1 billion

AGCS: Drone insurance market to reach US$1 billion

The use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones globally is seen to reach new heights – and so is the demand to insure the technology against emerging risks. That is the latest forecast from Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty (AGCS), which said in a new report that growth prospects are surging because drones are becoming smaller, cheaper and easier to use while regulatory changes, particularly in the US, are […]

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