Drone safety: User-centric control software improves pilot performance and safety

Drone safety: User-centric control software improves pilot performance and safety

A new study into the safety of drone control interfaces suggests that an overhaul of remote control methods ranging from joysticks to smartphone apps could reduce the number of drone accidents. The findings, published this week in Interacting with Computers , suggest that current user interfaces used in some drones makes it difficult for pilots to perceive hazards and react appropriately. Advances in commercial uses of drones, in film-making and […]

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Behind The Crash Of 3D Robotics, North America’s Most Promising Drone Company

Behind The Crash Of 3D Robotics, North America’s Most Promising Drone Company

3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson flying his company’s IRIS drone in Berkeley, Calif. in 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) By Ryan Mac and Aaron Tilley On a clear March day last year, Chris Anderson led FORBES onto the outdoor deck at 3D Robotics’ Berkeley, Calif. headquarters to discuss the future of flying robots. As the CEO of North America’s largest consumer drone manufacturer, Anderson, former editor-in-chief at Wired and author of […]

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One Button Survey (OBS)

One Button Survey (OBS)

Are you ready to take your drone mapping services to the next level and add ground control? Are you already using ground control but tired of hauling 20k in survey equipment just to locate your check points and GCP targets? Have your clients been asking for check shots to prove your data from your Ebee, Kespry, DJI or similar drone? The concept is simple, so why can’t placing ground control, […]

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