Governor Brown To Decide Where Drones Will Fly

Governor Brown To Decide Where Drones Will Fly

Jeremiah Johnson shows off a drone that can be set to automatically scan and map a given area from the roof of 3D Robotics in Berkeley. Jeremiah Johnson shows off a drone that can be set to automatically scan and map a given area from the roof of 3D Robotics in Berkeley. by Daniel Potter Several drone related bills are awaiting action by Governor Jerry Brown. They aim to keep […]

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Fixed-wing drone rises like a chopper

Fixed-wing drone rises like a chopper

Rotary wing drones like GoPro’s newly unveiled Karma , and fixed-wing varieties like those often used in agriculture , both have their strengths and weaknesses. Efforts to combine the best of both raise the prospect of unmanned aircraft that can take off vertically and also fly for a long time. The latest entrant to this arena comes from researchers at the Delft University of Technology, whose delftAcopter relies on a […]

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Behind the scenes with GoPro’s camera drone

Behind the scenes with GoPro’s camera drone

Is the long-awaited Karma enough to reverse the company’s fortunes? A typical GoPro camera launch is much how you’d imagine it to be: Extreme sport athletes perform for the press at a beautiful outdoorsy location. But where I am today is not a typical GoPro launch. That won’t happen for a few weeks yet, when CEO and founder Nick Woodman will present the company’s much-anticipated Karma drone to the world. […]

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Drones could target illegal raves in Cambridge area

Drones could target illegal raves in Cambridge area

Camera drones could be deployed by police in the Cambridge area to target illegal raves, it has emerged. Drones with a top speed of 35mph were recently unveiled as the new weapon in the force’s crime-fighting arsenal. The Constabulary has trained 16 pilots and has bought five drones costing £1,200 each which can fly up to 400ft and have the ability to capture high-definition video and take high-resolution photographs. Police […]

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YouTube’s ‘Killer Of Drones’

YouTube’s ‘Killer Of Drones’

There are few people in the world who kill drones as often as Casey Neistat. My favourite vlogger has now destroyed seven DJI Phantoms , and is pretty chilled about it. Neistat is clear about his equipment, telling his viewers in a recent video that they’re tools of the trade. Babying hardware means you never use it, which is bad for actually producing movies. Neistat produces a 10-15 minute film […]

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