The Edible Food Drone

The Edible Food Drone

Lightweight technology is intended to be carried in by aircraft before deploying food, water, and medicine. A UK company is developing lightweight and edible food drones to bring supplies to hard-to-reach areas in times of disaster. The Somerset-based Windhorse Aerospace last week presented its Pouncer design to Priti Patel, the UK’s Secretary of State for International Development. The drone is nine feet wide, self-navigating, and capable of a 50 Kg […]

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Dutch Drone Awards 2016

Dutch Drone Awards 2016

dutch drone The winners of the Dutch Drone Awards 2016 have been announced! Coen Swijnenberg won this year’s Drone Award in the category Aerial Photography with a beautiful drone video of Sri Lanka. Tim van Vliet won the award in the category Racing category with a high-speed dronevideo shot above the colorful Dutch tulip fields. Every year, the website DRONES.nl looks for the best Dutch drone video of the year. […]

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Defining the Accuracy You Need from a Drone

Defining the Accuracy You Need from a Drone

Not too long ago, when someone in the surveying & mapping community talked about a project being accurate, it meant that the info being gathered was accurate to within two to three inches. Survey-grade accuracy was the expectation in various contexts and at multiple levels. However, drones have shown professionals across the industry that gathering such detailed info isn’t always necessary, and also provided the means to gather that less […]

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Open Source Drone Projects

Open Source Drone Projects

Over the past few years, interest in both civilian and commercial use of drones has continued to grow rapidly, and drone hardware sits at the top of many people’s holiday wish lists. Even just within the civilian side of things, the list of unmanned aerial devices that fit the moniker of drone seems to be constantly expanding. These days, the term seems to encompass everything from what is essentially a […]

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Toronto drone company uses Watson as co-pilot for new drone

Toronto drone company uses Watson as co-pilot for new drone

A Canadian technology company is looking to revolutionize the UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) industry with a new, rugged, beyond line-of-sight operating drone. Toronto-based The Sky Guys Ltd unveiled their new long distance DX-3 drone on Dec. 6, and its unique specs have already garnered attention both at home and in countries worldwide. The drone, which boasts an industry-leading 25 hours of flight time and 1,500 kilometre (km) range, is designed […]

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