IBM Watson will power inspection drones that can spot damage on cell towers

IBM Watson will power inspection drones that can spot damage on cell towers

Drones provide an eye in the sky. Now IBM wants to include a brain. The just-add-AI company has partnered with the Dutch drone maker Aerialtronics to provide an airborne inspection service that can do things like spot damage on cellphone towers. The drones’ cameras will connect to Watson’s visual recognition APIs, and the service will be trained to recognize certain types of problems, such as loose or frayed wires. Watson […]

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Florida highway drones proposed, but not for tickets

Florida highway drones proposed, but not for tickets

By The News Service of Florida Drones would not be used to ticket motorists, Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Executive Director Terry Rhodes said Tuesday. Her remarks came after her agency got backing from the state Cabinet to ask lawmakers for a pilot program using unmanned aerial devices to help manage traffic crashes. “If we were going to do this, number one I would want to try […]

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Sweden places ban on flying camera drones

Sweden places ban on flying camera drones

Sweden places ban on flying camera drones without surveillance permits Swedes are not happy The Supreme Administrative Court of Sweden just ruled that camera drones qualify as surveillance cameras and require a permit under Sweden’s camera surveillance laws. The ruling requires owners to cough up a sizable fee in order to get their equipment off the ground, and paying to start the process is no guarantee a citizen will be […]

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Spin Master and DR1 Racing announce Air Hogs partnership

Spin Master and DR1 Racing announce Air Hogs partnership

Spin Master and DR1 Racing announce Air Hogs partnership. New Air Hogs products, DR1 Micro Series sponsorship encourage young pilots to race like the pros. (PRNewsFoto/Spin Master Corp.) Spin Master Corp. (TSX:TOY), a leading children’s entertainment company, and DR1 Racing, the premiere global drone racing series, are proud to announce a new partnership involving the legendary Air Hogs brand of remote control vehicles. The partnership will see Air Hogs presence […]

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