Drone Race Pits Man Against Machine

Drone Race Pits Man Against Machine

NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA Drone Race Pits Man Against Machine (Video) To showcase NASA’s accomplishments on artificially intelligent navigation, the agency invited professional drone racer Ken Loo to go toe-to-toe with their software. Click Here To View The Video The race on Oct. 12 followed two years of AI research by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), in Pasadena, Calif. JPL’s success in spacecraft navigation attracted Google, who funded the research on drone […]

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Pioneering RPAS blade inspections at Sheringham Shoal

Pioneering RPAS blade inspections at Sheringham Shoal

martek wind turbine For the first time ever on Sheringham Shoal offshore wind turbine farm, drones were used to inspect all 264 turbine blades across the 88 offshore locations. Sheringham Shoal, operated by Statoil, a key player in the UK’s offshore wind sector, partnered with Martek Aviation to carry out the inspections in August 2017. 200 UAS flights were deployed, taking 8 minutes each to collect the relevant data. This […]

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ASTM Committee advances array of standards for drones

ASTM Committee advances array of standards for drones

ASTM F38 delivery ASTM International’s committee on unmanned aircraft systems ( F38 ) held a successful meeting at Virginia Tech last week that included significant progress in standards development and live demonstrations. “Industry leaders and users in the drone community attended this meeting, and they made huge strides in launching new efforts, advancing existing efforts, and revising standards that were already in place,” says Philip Kenul, senior vice president of […]

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Statement About DJI’s Cyber Security and Privacy Practices

Statement About DJI’s Cyber Security and Privacy Practices

DJI Volcano Recent news and blog coverage of DJI has raised a number of key questions about DJI’s practices regarding cyber security and privacy. We recognize that there are several reasonable concerns brought up about DJI’s record in this space, so we’d like to set the record straight on the current state of DJI’s security efforts. 1. SSL Certificate In early September, DJI was notified that its SSL Certificate for […]

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Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police Choose COPTRZ as UAV Partner

Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police Choose COPTRZ as UAV Partner

devon and cornwall drone COPTRZ have been announced as the exclusive supplier of UAV solutions to Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police. The force will be expanding their fleet in the coming months with the purchase of a range of specialist UAVs equipped with optical zoom and thermal imaging capabilities. Earlier this year Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police were the first force to announce their intentions to […]

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New Drone Racing Edition Goggles From DJI

New Drone Racing Edition Goggles From DJI

DJI Releases New Drone Racing Edition Goggles From hobbyist to professionals, DJI has done a great job of developing products and product lines specific to the different aspects of the unmanned industry. Now the company is finally giving the FPV drone racing community what they want, goggles specifically designed for drone racing, aerial enthusiasts and RC hobbyists. The new DJI Goggles RE (Racing Edition) is an enhanced version of the […]

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