Drone Delivery Plan Includes Package

Drone Delivery Plan Includes Package

Amazon’s new drone delivery plan includes package parachutes Amazon’s latest patent filing just dropped When it comes to drones, Amazon seems to have no shortage of ideas. In December, The Verge reported that Amazon filed a patent for a flying airship warehouse designed to expedite drone deliveries. Although it may not be as wild as an airship, CNN reports that the US Patent and Trademark office granted Amazon a patent […]

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Solution for Hovering UAV Power Supply

Solution for Hovering UAV Power Supply

Another Solution for Hovering UAV Power Supply An innovative technology offers a solution to the problem of power supply for unmanned aerial vehicles ( UAV s). The technology permits the anchorage of a UAV to a ground station by using a cable that provides it with power. The cable also establishes full communications between the control station and the drone for data, telemetry and video transfer, thus permitting to perform […]

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UAV for faster, safer resupply missions

UAV for faster, safer resupply missions

Army, Marine Corps developing UAV for faster, safer resupply missions If you’ve ever wanted to call in a request for more supplies and have a UAV zip across the battlefield to you, Army researchers are working to make that happen. Today, if a unit’s mission changes, there are just a few options to receive a particular weapon system, extra equipment or supplies. A convoy can be sent out to deliver […]

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Facebook aims to bridge digital divide, including for women, with solar-powered drones

Facebook aims to bridge digital divide, including for women, with solar-powered drones

Kathryn Cook, technical program manager for Facebook, is photographed with a picture of the prototype for “Aquila” in Menlo Park, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Aquila is a drone being developed by the company’s connectivity lab to deliver internet to remote areas. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group) By QUEENIE WONG Kathryn Cook used to envision herself working as a materials engineer in a lab, but after graduating from UC […]

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Verizon acquires Skyward to simplify drone operations and reduce complexity for operators

Verizon acquires Skyward to simplify drone operations and reduce complexity for operators

Building on its strategy to drive innovation and adoption for IoT services in high-growth markets, Verizon today announced that it has purchased Skyward , a private company based in Portland, Oregon. Skyward brings drone operations management to the Verizon IoT portfolio, simplifying drone operations and management for organizations of any size. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. Internationally, companies rely on Skyward for managing operations, improving safety and […]

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