Why Drones Belong On Your Supply Chain Roadmap

Why Drones Belong On Your Supply Chain Roadmap

A new GoPro Karma foldable drone is seen flying during a press event in Olympic Valley, California on September 19, 2016. JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images Kevin O’Marah For some people, drones are toys. To others, they are deadly weapons. For supply chain strategists, they’re starting to look like an important new tool for getting work done. Amazon’s early and very visible foray into drone delivery looked a bit like a stunt, […]

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UPS Tests Medicine Delivery by Drone Off Atlantic Coast

UPS Tests Medicine Delivery by Drone Off Atlantic Coast

The CyPhy Works PARC hexacopter used in the flying medical supplies to an island is shown in UPS livery. (Photo: UPS) Delivery giant UPS and drone manufacturer CyPhy Works have started testing a CyPhy hexacopter to deliver packages to remote locations. On September 22, the companies conducted a mock delivery of urgently needed medicine from Beverly, Mass., to Children’s Island, three miles off the Massachusetts coast. UPS is not new […]

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How Solar Can Keep a Drone Flying All Day

How Solar Can Keep a Drone Flying All Day

An Alta Devices solar cell. While solar companies use drones to help design sprawling solar panel farms , drone makers are turning to solar to help drones stay airborne longer. Drone maker AeroVironment has outfitted some of its small Puma drones with thin layers of highly-efficient and light-weight solar cells from startup Alta Devices. The result has been drones that can fly—carrying infrared cameras, or communication devices—from nine to 12 […]

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Flying Robot international Film Festival returns for its second year this November, introduces first-ever Aerial Imagery Workshop Day

Flying Robot international Film Festival returns for its second year this November, introduces first-ever Aerial Imagery Workshop Day

Flying Robot international Film Festival (FRiFF) is the world’s premier international drone film festival, focused on aerial cinema created from the perspective of drones. FRiFF returns for its second year on Thursday, November 17th, at San Francisco’s historic Roxie Theatre. Tickets to the 7:00 pm screening and awards ceremony are now on sale and can be purchased here . FRiFF highlights the best short drone videos submitted from across the […]

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DARPA Developing ‘Wide-Area Persistent Surveillance’ To Track Drones

DARPA Developing ‘Wide-Area Persistent Surveillance’ To Track Drones

Members of the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office fly their search and rescue drone during a demonstration, in Brigham City, Utah. (AP Photo) By MintPress News Desk One defense technology journalist argued that, ‘There is no good way to track the drones in the sky.’ However, that could change with a proposed scalable system that would track every unmanned aerial vehicle in an urban area. MINNEAPOLIS — The same U.S. […]

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UAVtechnics release FLIR drone with dual thermal/daylight view

UAVtechnics release FLIR drone with dual thermal/daylight view

UAVtechnics released a combination DJI Inspire drone with dual thermal FLIR and daylight camera. With this combination it is possible to have thermal imaging as well as regular stills and video without swapping gimbal or camera, both sensors are in the same gimbal housing and can rotate 360° without any obstructions as the FLIR drone has retractable landing gear. Raising and lowering the landing gear can be done automatically or […]

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