Kruger Park, South Africa, stops anti-poaching drone experiment

Kruger Park, South Africa, stops anti-poaching drone experiment

ZT Kruger Speaking to South African website Defence Web Mark McGill, technical operations manager at SANParks, said that the UAV test period was “very disappointing” as no poachers were seen and none apprehended. He said that UAVs need a lot of further development before they can be useful. This really comes as no surprise, anti-poaching patrols are one of the most emotive use cases touted by drone manufacturers. On the […]

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DJI bets on storytelling

DJI bets on storytelling

DJI bets on storytelling to prove drones can be part of people’s lives Drone maker DJI has rolled out #MyMavic campaign to show that a small, foldable drone is an everyday companion of a tech journalist, a vlogger and travel filmmaker. The campaign’s message aims to tell consumers that DJI’s Mavic Pro is the drone for everyone to bring everywhere, no matter how packed your schedule or how small your […]

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Airobotics granted world’s first approval to fly fully-automated, commercial drones without pilot

Airobotics granted world’s first approval to fly fully-automated, commercial drones without pilot

airbotics approval Airobotics is announcing that it is the first company worldwide granted with the authorization to fly fully automated drones without a pilot. The certification, that was presented by the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI), is solidifying Airobotics’ status as a world-leader in the field of automated drones, allowing for the most innovative Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) commercial drone operations. This milestone proves that decisions and […]

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Not only does it fly but the Panther delivery drone drives the last yards

Not only does it fly but the Panther delivery drone drives the last yards

Panther delivery drone Don Shaw, CEO of Advanced Tactics Inc. (AT), a research and rapid development company in Southern California, announced that AT has successfully completed their first aerial package delivery test with a flying drone that can land with a 5-pound package and safely drive up to the door with no propellers turning to deliver a package to the doorstep of a customer. It is believed this is the […]

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Flying High! Advanced Solutions Announces Partnership with 3DR

Flying High! Advanced Solutions Announces Partnership with 3DR

Today, Advanced Solutions, an Autodesk Platinum Partner announces their partnership with 3DR, a leader in the commercial drone technology industry. 3DR is the developer of Site Scan, the drone data platform for construction; enabling consumers to inspect, survey, and scan worksites safely and efficiently to seamlessly deliver data for processing and analysis in the cloud. Advanced Solutions Design Software has 30 years’ experience in the AEC industry as an Autodesk […]

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Over 770k Registered Drone Owners

Over 770k Registered Drone Owners

It’s likely that a lot of folks are ignoring the pilot license and registration rules, so it’s hard to say how many drones that are supposed to be registered … aren’t. Nevertheless, there are only 320,000 manned aircraft registered, from ultralights to jumbo jets, and the FAA has been doing that process for 100 years. And you ain’t seen nothing yet, says the FAA — it expects the hobbyist fleet […]

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HEF 32 a conventional drone helicopter platform

HEF 32 a conventional drone helicopter platform

The HEF 32 is an unmanned helicopter with a two-blade single rotor. Because of its size, weight and capabilities, it creates a class of its own and brings industrial reliability into the lightweight UAV market for the very first time. Its strength lies in the fact that it weighs less than 25 kg and it will fit in any small van or estate car without any prior disassembly, while still […]

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DJI Proposes Electronic Identification Framework

DJI Proposes Electronic Identification Framework

DJI Proposes Electronic Identification Framework For Small Drones Remote Identifier Would Provide Accountability While Protecting Drone Operator Privacy DJI, the world’s leading maker of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), Monday proposed an electronic identification framework for UAS that would allow authorities in the United States to identify drone owners when necessary while also respecting their privacy. “DJI understands that accountability is a key part of responsible drone use, and we have […]

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A novel hybrid UAV U-Lion that may change the way people operate drones

A novel hybrid UAV U-Lion that may change the way people operate drones

Eureka Bird Two PhD students from the National University of Singapore, Unmanned System Research Group, spent four years in developing the novel hybrid unmanned aerial vehicles(UAV), U-Lion. U-Lion is a hybrid UAV which can take-off and land vertically like helicopter UAVs, and transit to cruise flight like normal aeroplanes. The wings can be fully retracted or extended, to favour the stability in VTOL mode or provide efficient lift in cruise […]

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Lessons Learned About Drones in Construction

Lessons Learned About Drones in Construction

5 Valuable Lessons Learned About Drones in Construction — BZ Media LLC announced today the first in a series of critical examinations of important trends and strategies in vertical commercial drone markets, “5 Valuable Lessons Learned About Drones in Construction.” The free report was commissioned by BZ Media and written and produced by Skylogic Research. “A growing group of hardware and software vendors are targeting architecture, engineering, and construction firms […]

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