Using Drones to Safely Monitor and Inspect

Using Drones to Safely Monitor and Inspect

Being able to fly through and into inaccessible places is a capability that is useful in various markets and contexts. Flyability has created the Elios to do just that. It has opened up opportunities for UAVs in a number of applications where access was previously too dangerous or simply impossible. These opportunities are mainly in the industrial inspection industry, where the drone can simplify the process around how, when and […]

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Indoor swarming using ultrawideband positioning

Indoor swarming using ultrawideband positioning

The great Bitcraze team in Sweden who created the Crazyflie nano drones have now added an ultrawideband indoor positioning system called Loco Position (it uses the same Decawave chip as the Pozyx system that I use). They’re still bringing it up, but have just hit a milestone: swarming! Over to them : Last week we reached a milestone for our Loco Positioning System: we got 5 Crazyflie 2.0 to fly […]

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FPV Chrono Racing app — record times from your races (open source code)

FPV Chrono Racing app -- record times from your races (open source code)

I’m a teacher at high school and I try to tempt my students to the world of Drone! I studied the beautiful DroneKit framework for talking with my students on this argument. Immediately they tried to develop some little Apps. Here one, that takes the time on laps when you fly with your racing drones (FPV CHRONO RACING). You can download it here , and the code is here . […]

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One Button Survey (OBS) crowdfunding goes live.

One Button Survey (OBS) crowdfunding goes live.

Epoc Unmanned Inc. is proud to introduce the “One Button Survey” system or OBS for short. Please forgive our hand-crafted prototypes! The production version will be tough, weather resistant and injection molded. With all the “cheap as possible” failed Kickstarters we have carefully priced this funding campaign so that we can actually deliver a top notch, fully functional survey system to you in a timely fashion. OBS is the answer […]

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FAA banned journalists from flying drones

FAA banned journalists from flying drones

The FAA banned journalists from flying drones at the Standing Rock oil pipeline protest Drone footage of clashes with police at the campsite have gone viral. This weekend the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued a temporary flight restriction over the Standing Rock oil pipeline protest in North Dakota, banning all aircraft except those flying in support of law enforcement from operating over the area. Drones have been used to capture […]

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Europe, take it easy; you haven’t fallen that far behind!

Europe, take it easy; you haven’t fallen that far behind!

The grousing from the old world suggests a long overdue circle back on Europe. From what limited contact I have had with companies and industry representatives, I’ve gotten the impression that folks believe they are falling behind. I have to politely disagree as Europe has enjoyed years of experience with thousands of certificated operators while the U.S. has had two. The only thing the Europeans have fallen behind on in […]

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Worldwide Agricultural Drones Market (2015 – 2020)

Worldwide Agricultural Drones Market (2015 – 2020)

ONDON, Nov. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The market report on Agricultural Drones provides insights into key market requirements gathered from farmers, their preferences, priorities and perception of drones in the larger goals towards big data and agricultural revolution. The study also covers key adoption factors such as farmer preferences of Phones/Tablets vs laptops, the role of crop consultants and agronomists and the emerging world of apps for farm drones. The […]

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HOVER CAMERA PASSPORT DRONE REVIEW

HOVER CAMERA PASSPORT DRONE REVIEW

The Passport drone is like having a 65-foot selfie stick Drones have evolved rather quickly in the past few years, but lately we seem to be entering a new era. Instead of stuffing drones with every feature known to man, manufacturers are starting to build them with features and specs that are targeted toward for a particular type of use — like racing, FPV, or filmmaking. The Hover Camera Passport […]

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Want to Buy a Drone of Your Own?

Want to Buy a Drone of Your Own?

Here are a some things to consider You might need to alert the FAA. By federal law, you must register any drone weighing more than 0.55 pounds. The fee is $5. Once you’ve registered it, you’re okay to fly it for three years. Drones are increasingly easy to fly. Brands such as DJI and Yuneec now offer models that can take off and land on their own. GoPro’s Karma drone […]

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U of T researchers study network to send drones to those in cardiac arrest

U of T researchers study network to send drones to those in cardiac arrest

Researchers have created a hypothetical network of drones across Ontario that would deliver life-saving defibrillators to those experiencing cardiac arrest. University of Toronto’s Timothy Chan (left), Angela Schoellig and Justin Boutilier (right) are part of a research team trying to use drones to deliver AEDs. Researchers at the University of Toronto are imagining a world where drones can help paramedics save lives. Although still in its preliminary stages, they have […]

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