μLanding™ microwave altimeter

μLanding™ microwave altimeter

Last night in Drone Stuff this week we discussed crop spraying from drones and not 24 hours later a video pops up showing the sort of precision terrain following required to dust. UAVenture has been testing the uLanding microwave altimeter. uLanding is a (60g), sealed distance sensor with a 30m range and 500Hz update rate. This enables terrain following to happen and is, of course, useful for landings! The μLanding […]

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War on Drones Is Killing a Popular Pastime

War on Drones Is Killing a Popular Pastime

One year ago, officials at the Federal Aviation Administration rang in the holidays as only bureaucrats can: writing new regulations forcing drone owners to register themselves with the federal government before their first flight. And because nothing says “Christmas” quite like criminal fines and jail time, the agency promised $277,500 in civil and criminal penalties and three years’ imprisonment to any overeager youngster who rushed out to play without first […]

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7 ways drones could save more lives

7 ways drones could save more lives

Unmanned aerial vehicles could be the solution to challenges first responders face during deadly scenarios Drones are still a delicate subject in the public safety world. For every early adopter, there is an opponent to the technology. There is, however, a strong argument that this technology is underutilized and can offer incredible benefits to first responders and save more lives. It’s important to address how drones and other autonomous systems […]

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Sweater Weather For Drones

Sweater Weather For Drones

Your drone looks chilly, does it want this sweater? For a mere $189 you can take your drone from maybe a little chilly to definitely toasty-warm. Wouldn’t you like to do that for your drone? If you would, San Francisco-based artist Danielle Baskin will help you. She makes this (the sweaters for drones ) and many other things, such as tapestries of Pluto , tricycle-based pop-up shops , cloud storage […]

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Your New Vacation Photographer

Your New Vacation Photographer

Vacation photography is hitting new heights. The luxury travel company Black Tomato has introduced a service called “ Drone the World ,” which sends a professional drone photographer to capture their clients’ adventures. The service is included in trips from $5,500 a person for a three-night itinerary, including flights, accommodations and excursions. Once home, travelers receive a three-minute edited video that features sweeping aerial footage of their trip. According to […]

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