Ten people charged for large-scale drone deliveries of drugs and phones into English prisons

Ten people charged for large-scale drone deliveries of drugs and phones into English prisons

In England, ten people, all from the West Midlands, have been charged with using drones on a large scale to smuggle drugs and phones into prisons. The eight men and two women have been charged with three counts of conspiracy to supply drugs, psychoactive substances and banned items. According to the BBC , raids were carried out by the West Midlands Police at different addresses in Birmingham and the Black […]

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Scientists created a drone with an origami arm to pick things up

Scientists created a drone with an origami arm to pick things up

Drones are becoming more capable every day. Now, scientists have developed a drone with an extendable origami arm that can pick up objects in hard to reach places. In a study that was published in Science Robotics , the workings of the origami arm are explained as follows, it is made of seven plastic actuators. These rectangular boxes are stacked on top of each other and when unfolded they extend […]

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senseFly continues free ‘Ag Drone Insights’ webinar series

senseFly continues free ‘Ag Drone Insights’ webinar series

ebee crop The third instalment of senseFly’s agriculture-focused webinar series brings together agricultural research experts for inspiring discussions about drone use and best practices Cheseaux-Lausanne, Switzerland, March 14 , 2018— senseFly , the leading provider of professional drone solutions, is hosting a free educational webinar focused on improving agricultural research outcomes and efficiency at 11:00 EST / 16:00 GMT+1 on Tuesday, March 20. During this live online event, experts from […]

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BMW brings the Drone Racing League to BMW Welt in Munich

BMW brings the Drone Racing League to BMW Welt in Munich

(PRNewsfoto/Drone Racing League) Innovative technology, action-packed racing and international championships: more and more people around the world are discovering a passion for drone racing. BMW is collaborating with the Drone Racing League (DRL), the international, premier drone racing circuit, to further develop high-performance racing drones in the BMW Group wind tunnel and bring a professional drone race to BMW Welt. Jörg Reimann, Head of BMW International Brand Experience, said: “The […]

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NATS and Altitude Angels Partner

NATS and Altitude Angels Partner

NATS and Altitude Angels Partner, UTM Solution for UK Airspace In The Works NATS , the leading air traffic services provider in the UK, and the UK-based drone traffic management solutions company, Altitude Angel, have announced a new partnership. This strategic partnership lays the foundation for a future whereby drones and manned aircraft could safely co-exist in the UK’s busy skies. The two organizations have entered a long-term partnership to […]

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Amazon’s Prime Air may begin delivering packages by drone sooner than you think

Amazon’s Prime Air may begin delivering packages by drone sooner than you think

Amazon Prime Air and other companies may begin delivering packages by drone as soon as this summer, according to federal regulators and industry officials. Since late last year, the White House has started to put more pressure on the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) to work with companies to make delivering packages by drone and other drone applications a reality. At the FAA UAS Symposium last week, it became clear that […]

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