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August 15, 2016

DJI and UC Berkeley Students Team Up to Find UAV Power Solution

One of the pillars of UC Berkeley’s Mechanical Engineering program is the Senior Capstone Design Course. Every year, senior students are asked to work on an ME design project that addresses a specific problem or mission. For the 2016 Spring semester, six students in Team SkyBison were asked to design a […]
August 15, 2016

Wanted: Ideas for Protecting Against Small Unmanned Air Systems

The rapid evolution of small unmanned air systems (sUAS) technologies is fueling the exponential growth of the commercial drone sector, creating new asymmetric threats for warfighters. sUASs’ size and low cost enable novel concepts of employment that present challenges to current defense systems. These emerging irregular systems and concepts of […]
August 4, 2016

A Step Change in UAS Capability Has Hit Both Maritime & Aerospace Systems

Blue Bear engineers, in partnership with CREATEC, inspected the HMS Illustrious (R06), an aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy. The RISER system demonstrated how automated unmanned systems can safely fly inside ships for inspection. The trials were also conducted in partnership with Lloyd’s Register, and demonstrated the safe navigation and […]
August 4, 2016

DroneDeploy Announces New Contour Export

Elevation data is crucial to many industries. Businesses are beginning to look to drones as a faster, safer, more cost-effective alternative to traditional ground-based survey methods of capturing elevation data. Over the last few months, we’ve rolled out a number of tools to help companies leverage elevation data, including improved […]
August 2, 2016
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Microdrones™ and DLRG Demonstrate Promising New Water Rescue Tactic Using Drones

On Friday 7/22, German-based company microdrones collaborated with the DLRG Horneburg/Altes Land e.V. (German Lifeguard Association) to simulate a mission to rescue a drowning swimmer, demonstrating the life-saving potential of a tactic that combines two cutting-edge technologies: unmanned aerial systems (UAVs) and RESTUBE. Crowds watched in awe from the banks […]
August 2, 2016

Farmers Edge Partners with Green Aero Tech to Bring Enhanced Drone Services and Imagery to Growers

Farmers Edge™, a global leader in precision agriculture and independent data management solutions, announced today it has partnered with Green Aero Tech, Canada’s leading drone systems and data provider, to integrate next-generation drone imagery into FarmCommand™ for direct-to-cab data. Now, Farmers Edge growers will have access to drone imagery and […]
August 1, 2016

UPair One, Cheap as Chips 4K Quad

All the bits look familiar and it even comes with its own monitor. I’m sure its Ardupilot or PX4 inside so should be suitable for a little bit of hacking. If you are needing a simple quad for some experiments you would spend close to the Up airs $369.99 just […]