Drones are the buzz in Lewes

Drones are the buzz in Lewes

Lewes Parks and Recreation Commission says it’s time for the city to consider regulations on drone use. NICK ROTH PHOTO Lewes Parks and Recreation Commission say it’s time for city officials to consider regulations on drone use. Commissioner Pres Lee said he was walking through Canalfront Park recently when he heard a buzzing sound from above. Looking up, he discovered a drone. “That’s what gave me the idea,” Lee said. […]

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Commercial Drones Are Cleared For Take Off

Commercial Drones Are Cleared For Take Off

An Autel Robotics X-Star Premium drone flies at InterDrone, a commercial drone conference and exposition, at the Paris Las Vegas on September 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) In a town characterized by gridlock, the government-industry collaboration that brought about a long-awaited commercial drone rule is a model for how Washington can embrace and accelerate innovation. Government and industry often clash over regulations, particularly when […]

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Using AI to design a drone frame

Using AI to design a drone frame

This render from Fusion 360 features the Hooligan 1000, with an additional thruster and rotors set at 30-degree pitch for optimal thrust. The final design may change based on the results of Autodesk Dreamcatcher. / Credit: Eli D’Elia, Autodesk From Core77 : Someday in the not-too-distant future, a drone designed by a computer will be flown by a computer. That’s Eli D’Elia’s dream. It’s a dream he’s working to make […]

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Drobit ppl GNSS L1/L2

Drobit ppl GNSS L1/L2

Geobit is proud to present DROBIT. A ppk GNSS L1/L2 solution for drones built for mapping. It is very small and light yet capable. With built-in IMU allowing accurate calculation of the offset between the camera nodal point and the antenna phase center by considering the frame attitude and gimbal dynamics. Drobit does not interact with your current setup at all, so its presence on-board cannot interfere with the avionics […]

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Airblock is a programmable modular drone for fun, learning

Airblock is a programmable modular drone for fun, learning

by JC Torres Most consumer drones can be found on two extremes. On one end, you’ve got sturdy, professional drones that cost hundreds of dollars. On the other end, you’ve got simple toys that won’t make you cry when they break but offer little else besides doing a few flips and flops. Drones, however, are just as, or maybe even more, interesting than robotics and can become a vehicle, pardon […]

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Airnest Launches the Simplest Flight Logging Tool for Drones Yet

Airnest Launches the Simplest Flight Logging Tool for Drones Yet

Today, drone pilots can begin logging their flights with Airnest , a simple, free cloud-based logbook platform. By uploading flight logs, or simply flying with the Airnest app pilots are able to: Playback flights in real time Receive moment-by-moment flight metrics including battery performance, orientation, GPS status, speed, location, altitude and more Retain flight data for compliance needs and monitoring drone performance “We built Airnest so pilots have greater control […]

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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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