To those who knew him, Commissioner Duane Johnson of Swanville was a beloved man. It came as a shock to many when he died unexpectedly, Oct. 12, 2017.In memory of Johnson, the Swanville Lions Club, Swanville American Legion and Swanville VFW raised $15,000 which was donated to the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) to purchase drones and equipment.
Italian Engineer Vincenzo Navanteri received the honour at the FAI’s 2nd annual International Drones Conference and Expo. His drone ambulance concept is designed to transport a single person up to 150km at speeds of around 100km/h. The eight electric propellers are powered by two gas-driven micro-turbines, each with its own high-speed generator and independent gas storage.
London-based firm Barr Gazetas has been commissioned by new London-based start-up Skyports to identify locations for a network of ‘vertiports’ – landing and recharging spots for drones – on rooftops across the capital.
A patent application filed by Walmart indicates that the retailer is investigating the implications of blockchain technology. The information in the application describes a blockchain-based system for the authentication and coordination of delivery drones which function autonomously.
BySarah WhittakerPublished on September 4, 2018 SHARE TWEET COMMENT Skysense, an established industry leader in high-speed charging, fast integration, light payload, and autonomy aspects of cutting edge drone technology, has revealed the successful testing of its High Power Drone Charging Infrastructure. The charging platform, which can charge the batteries of drones completely autonomously and within a short time span of half and hour to an hour, will be on show this week at Interdrone.
Neighborhood message boards are buzzing with complaints about drones. Users here of the local social network Nextdoor for months have been stewing about these small, flying vehicles, which often carry cameras, accusing them of snooping or maybe casing the joint. They wonder if it's legal to fight back, say by lassoing the pesky vehicle flying outside their window – or even shooting it down with a potato gun. (In most cases, it's not.)
Across Africa the ingenuity that’s taking place in the drone technology is quite extensive. Its providing solutions to truly African problems especially with regards to cost, efficiency and productivity.
An aerial drone equipped with a heat-vision camera helped Eau Claire County sheriff’s deputies quickly locate a 68-year-old man who had been reported missing Tuesday morning. According to a state Department of Justice news release sent on Friday, it was the first known use of an unmanned aerial vehicle in Wisconsin to successfully find a person who had been reported missing through the state’s Silver Alert system.
The monocopter is built around a 90-mm electric ducted fan mounted vertically on a 3D-printed shroud. The shroud serves as a mounting point for the landing legs and for four servos that swivel vanes within the rotor wash. The vanes deflect the airstream and provide the thrust vectoring that gives this little machine its control.
The trials were part of the FAA’s UAS Integration Pilot Program and carried out this month by t10 companies selected to collaborate with the FAA and local governments to prove applications. Results will inform the development of new rules and standards for safe drone operations.
SolSpec is one of a handful of companies now competing to use drone technology equipped with fancy infrared cameras to detect methane leaks from the air. While the technology already exists, Blank said the race is on to find a way to fly drones or small airplanes for longer distances and inspect hundreds of miles of pipelines at one time.
The grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, will be used to build a 20,000-square-foot building within the airport to be used by UAS or drone businesses.
Defence engineering heavyweight Thales Australia is set to bolt counter-drone measures onto its Bushmaster vehicles to give armed forces a non-line of sight method to protect sensitive airspace from remotely piloted aircraft.