DJI, the world’s global leader and largest manufacturer of civilian drones, is apparently under threat of not selling its products within the US. It all started when a smaller rival filed a patent-infringement complaint.
"The US-1 is more than just a drone," said company CEO Spencer Gore. "It's the first aircraft designed properly from the ground up to be electric, using existing battery cells without compromise. It's not so much an aircraft as it is a flying battery, leveraging an energy source that doubles as its primary structure."
Technology may be coming to a golf course near you. King's Walk in Grand Forks is the first golf course in the United States to use a drone for deliveries. With a click of a button, golfers at King's Walk Golf Course will get a food and a non-alcoholic beverage delivered to them within a minute using a drone.
Drones and planes sharing airspace in new testing arena. A major milestone for the region's NUAIR alliance as it builds the latest in test facilities for drones. To get the Unmanned Traffic Management system, UTM, off the ground NUAIR will first build a corridor 15 miles in radius near Griffiss International Airport.
An Intel® Falcon™ 8+ drone was used to carry out an aerial inspection and survey of Hwahongmun Gate of Korea’s Suwon Hwaseong fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site and an important part of Korea’s culture and history.
The Home Office is consulting on proposals to bolster stop and search powers in order to allow police to be more rigorous in dealing with people who intend to use drones for illegal or disruptive purposes in the UK.
The Tyler Texas Henderson County Sheriff's Office added a high-tech drone with the latest law enforcement tools and a trained, licensed pilot. Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said the drone will be deployed during manhunts, cases of kidnapped or missing children, missing elderly people, active shooters and for post-crime scene analysis, according to the sheriff's office.
The world of aviation and aerospace is on the cusp of a revolution based on autonomous flight and drone technology. In less than a decade, traffic congestion and urban pollution could be eased by electric unmanned aircraft transporting people or products around cities.
Tech Radar reports that could change with some new tech which would fire lasers at solar panels and charge the device mid-air from distances up to 550 yards away. It's a game-changer idea or a potentially awful one as these lasers could also accidentally melt the drone and create a flaming fireball in the sky.
Switzerland has emerged as a leader in the research and development of drones. Insiders talk about a "Drone Valley" between the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology in Lausanne and Zurich, which is home to 80 startups in the field.
India's new drone regulations are set to change the landscape of the real estate sector from December, as the 3-D mapping of properties will not just become powerful tool for marketing but will further boost transparency and accountability, industry experts say.
A woman who was reported missing since yesterday night was found safe in a jungle behind her house in Kampung Nyior Manis here this afternoon. Officer-in-charge of Pekan Fire and Rescue Station Wan Samsul Effendi Wan Mahmud said the 31-year-old woman was found at 4.20pm with the help of a drone belonging to a member of the public.
Three masters students at stuttgart’s institute for computational design and construction have developed a proposal for an architectural canopy that could be reconfigured using drones. it is imagined that the canopy, which comprises modular components, could respond in real-time to the movement of the sun or other climatic conditions.
The article presents a flocking algorithm that has been applied to large swarms of drones optimally to perform synchronized collective motion at high speeds without collision, while also avoiding obstacles. We derived a general distributed swarm control framework with many parameters. We focus on model instances instead of models.
Today, Skydio, the company behind the camera drone R1, announced new features for its autonomous photography and video device. These include new Skills which are focused on obtaining quick, easy video clips that are optimized for sharing on social media. They can also be used as a shortcut to obtaining different angles for longer videos. These One-Shot Skills include Dronie, Boomerang, Vortex and Rocket, and Skydio has added a Stabilize option to help streamline editing shaky video.
Skydio blew our minds when they announced the R1 back in February—it’s by far the smartest, most autonomous consumer camera drone we’ve ever seen. The company promised that they’d keep on making the R1 even more capable, and today they’re announcing a slew of upgrades, including a new software development kit (SDK) that lets you leverage the R1’s obstacle-dodging cleverness in any custom application you can dream up.
Striking bird's eye view pictures from a new book have revealed the impact humans are having on the earth's environment. The incredible aerial images show colourful tulip fields, the blackened earth around mines and brown slowly replacing green due to deforestation. Other stunning shots show other man-made structures such as dams taking over the landscape, a rusting train graveyard and pier stretching out into the ocean. The amazing photographs were taken across Germany by photographer Tom Hegen, 27, from Munich, as part of his HABITAT project.
Ben Lindbergh does not have a driver’s license and is not yet a professional drone racer. But with the help of his video game skills, he tested his pilot abilities on a real-life drone simulator, where he went through all three levels of simulator difficulty. Let’s just say things did not go well when it came to “expert” mode.
Replacing expensive helicopters with drones seems like an obvious move for utilities that have to inspect thousands of miles of power lines every year, but even as Eversource rolls out its first drone program, it is aware the switch has limits.
Flying a drone illegally in Madison could now land you with up to one thousand dollars in fines from the city alone following a city council vote on new regulations Tuesday night. The new bill institutes fines for photographing or observing “another individual in a place or location where the individual has a reasonable expectation of privacy," flying a drone low enough over land or water so as “to intentionally interfere with the then existing use," endangering others or unauthorized drone landings.
The Bethesda-based defense contracting giant, in partnership with Drone Racing League, is challenging teams to develop an artificial intelligence technology that will enable an autonomous drone to race, and beat, a pilot-operated drone.
During his opening monologue on Tuesday night's post-holidays edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host shared footage from the fishing trip he took with his brother. Skip to 3:10 in the clip above for a top-down view of a man who clearly hasn't yet come to terms with the prospect of drones.
The US military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has created a brain-computer interface that enables a person to control everything from a swarm of drones to an advanced fighter jet using nothing but their thoughts and a special brain chip.
Using a collection of off the shelf components he was able to build a very impressive monitor that lets the viewer see through the eyes of his quadcopter at less than half the cost of commercially available offerings.
[nomand] didn’t necessarily have a use for a cheap FPV headset, but he did like the idea of having a pocket sized display that he could pass off to others so they could see what he’s seeing during flights. So he harvested the principle components from a Eachine VR006 headset and designed a new 3D printed enclosure for them. The final result looks fantastic, and is much cheaper than commercial alternatives on the market.
Microdrones expanded its global footprint, with dedicated resources to support Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. The team currently consists of a sales and customer service presence and the groundwork for rapid expansion.
The ‘Little Ripper Drone’ surf lifesaving drone developed by Westpac Rescue and The Ripper Group has been recognised by the Australian Information Industry Association at their annual iAwards for innovation.
World first drone technology out of Australia could help keep sharks away from swimmers and surfers. The eye in the sky is fitted with a SharkSpotter artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can distinguish dolphins from sharks from live video feeds.