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September 19, 2017

Industrial SkyWorks Speaks on How to Solve the Biggest Problems with Oil and Gas Projects Using Drones

The oil and gas industry faces several challenges that range from leakages and fires to safety risks, fluctuating demand and prices. Addressing these requires combining various strategies to ensure proper and efficient operations and infrastructure. Detecting and fixing problems is probably one major step towards increasing production and operations, however, […]
September 19, 2017

UK Commercial Drone Podcast Ep 5

The fifth episode of the UK Commercial Drone Podcast is now out and provides vital listening to those working in the UK drone industry or considering entering the market. The UK Commercial Drone Podcast looks into the drone industry in the UK.  Adam Bailey hosts the podcast and welcomes guests […]
September 18, 2017

Parrot Bebop 2 Power: Go Beyond the Boundaries

Parrot has revealed the all new Parrot Bebop 2 Power, the fully equipped, new generation of its original world renowned quadcopter. Lightweight (525g), robust, compact and accessible to everyone, the Parrot Bebop 2 Power embeds a wide range of technology and features that are ideal for a pilot or amateur […]
September 13, 2017

Introducing Edge – Advanced Drone Controller with HDMI Video Input and 5.8GHz Data Link

Hey everyone, More than three years ago Emlid was born with the idea of building a versatile and powerful drone controller. We’ve pursued the concept of a controller that will become a primary platform for customizable drone projects when your goals go beyond the limits of traditional autopilot boards. Today […]
September 12, 2017

Guidelines for Building Drones for Shows

Hi guys, As some of you who follow us may know, for some time now already we have been offering an extension to UgCS mission planning software – UgCS DDC (Drone Dance Controller). UgCS DDC has been crafted from the ground-up with drone shows in mind and offers users the ability […]
September 11, 2017

The Otus Tracker by RCbenchmark: A More Affordable Motion-Capture System for Drone Development.

[embedded content] Almost a year ago, I posted here about how VR technology could help control and perform research on UAVs in an indoor environment and at a more affordable cost. Currently, the most advanced indoor UAV research lab in the USA and Switzerland are using camera-based motion capture systems. Unfortunately, […]
September 8, 2017

GoolRC T49 WIFI FPV Drone – All New Foldable Selfie Drone

GoolRC got a new quadcopter drone with support for WIFI FPV drone. It is a unique drone with a foldable design making it very easy to carry anywhere. Well, this is a new interesting WIFI FPV drone, let’s get to know more about the GoolRC T49. Design and Flying Features […]
September 8, 2017

Taoglas Launches New Comprehensive Range of High-Precision, Multiband GNSS Antennas

Taoglas, a leading provider of IoT and M2M antenna products, today launched a range of high-performance GNSS antennas specifically designed to power the next generation of applications that require highly accurate location capabilities, including navigation, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), surveying, agriculture, and paving the way for the rise of autonomous vehicles. The new […]
September 8, 2017

Transforming Cinematography with the use of Drones

Fresh off the back of its role in advising on the use of UAVs on the set of Transformers: The Last Knight, Consortiq will appear at the Interdrone exhibition in Las Vegas from 6-8 September to discuss its wealth of experience in overseeing drone use in cinematography. UAVs are now […]
September 8, 2017

Tovsto Swift, New Easy To Fly GPS Drone?

Swift is a new GPS drone that was recently announced by the Chinese manufacturer Tovsto. Available in two variants (1080p or 720p camera), the Tovsto Swift seems to be a great alternative for the Hubsan H501S. Of course, only if adopts brush-less-motors, which is not certain to me yet. In order to […]
September 8, 2017

Sentera’s Omni Drone Offers Third Layer of Crop Health Insight

Sentera, a leading designer and manufacturer of remote-sensing technologies for precision agriculture, today announced the capability of its Omni quadcopter drone to capture three distinct crop health data measurements in a single flight: thermal, normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI), and high-resolution RGB. Pairing a DJI XT Thermal sensor with the […]
September 8, 2017

Airobotics Raises $32.5 Million in Round C to Meet Growing Demand in Mining and Homeland Security Industries

Airobotics, a global leader in fully automated industrial drones, is announcing today the completion of a $32.5 million funding round, led by BlueRun Ventures China, as well as Microsoft Ventures, OurCrowd.com and another strategic investor. Airobotics has also received funding from existing investors including, CRV, BRV, Noam Bardin (CEO of […]
September 7, 2017
GDU O2 Plus

GDU O2 Goes Head to Head with the DJI Mavic

GDU, the leading consumer drone manufacturer focusing on power and portability, today announced the official launch of the GDU O2 at InterDrone 2017. The GDU O2 covers all the requirements for being the “perfect storm” of drone technology: it carries the best price for a full-function, portable 3-axis gimbal drone […]
September 7, 2017

Michael Chasen Lifts PrecisionHawk to Next Level by Expanding Drone Platform Into New Markets

PrecisionHawk has had to pivot, surprise surprise agriculture in the first post 107 harvest has failed. This sector was hyped in a report from a military lobby group and like lemmings, folks leapt. There is room for drones in agriculture but in a very nuanced way. It’s not what you […]
September 6, 2017

Atlas Dynamics Unveils NEST Smart Protective Charging Station for Enhanced Performance of Atlas Pro Platform

The Atlas NEST charging station will allow for fully autonomous BVLOS missions in remote locations RIGA, Latvia – September 5, 2017 – Atlas Dynamics (www.atlasdynamics.eu), a leading provider of drone-based solutions for the professional user, today announced it will demonstrate the new Atlas NEST smart protective charging station for autonomous […]