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Hydrogen-Powered Drone Makes 43-Mile Medical Delivery

Hydrogen-Powered Drone Makes 43-Mile Medical Delivery

A collaboration between drone consulting group Guinn Partners, Skyfire Consulting, the US Department of Health and Doosan Mobility Innovation proved that a DS-30 aircraft with a temperature-controlled payload system was a feasible option for long-range drone delivery. A release from Guinn Partners reads, in part, “Members of our team at Guinn Partners worked with Doosan […]
Alphabet’s Wing is the first FAA-approved drone air carrier

Alphabet’s Wing is the first FAA-approved drone air carrier

There is little doubt that the future of drones includes uncrewed aircraft delivery services. From online ordering to life-saving medications, our skies will soon teem with drones. Several of the world’s leading companies have been in a race against each other to be the first to provide a drone delivery service. Over the last few […]

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Terra Drone Inspects Flare Stacks

Terra Drone Inspects Flare Stacks

Terra Drone Indonesia, a group company of Japan-based Terra Drone Corporation, has conducted drone-based visual inspections of onshore flare stacks for energy major Chevron (PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia). The drone-based flare stack inspection was done in Duri field, one of the largest production fields in Rokan PSC, Sumatra. Using a multirotor drone equipped with high-resolution […]
Drones Could Be a Virtual Wall

Drones Could Be a Virtual Wall

President Donald Trump has a vision of a “big, beautiful wall” made of concrete and steel on the US-Mexico border. In addition to that physical barrier, you could also see an armada of drones whizzing through the sky. Many in the tech industry envision a drone-protected border as not just likely but inevitable, helping the US Border […]

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Monitoring Endangered Sea Lions

Monitoring Endangered Sea Lions

In this video, the South Australian Bight National Marine Park is using drones to survey endangered Australian sea lions, who live and breed on sheer cliff faces and rock ledges. Hunted to the verge of extinction, the endangered Australian sea lions refuge in the waters of the Great Australian Bight, with about 80% of the […]
Pensa Drone Checks Store Shelves

Pensa Drone Checks Store Shelves

For retailers, empty or incorrectly stocked shelves come with a high price tag. New startup Pensa thinks drones can help, giving close-to-real-time updates on in-store inventory to both retailers and brands. It’s a lightweight alternative to the armies of cameras that track a customer’s every move in Amazon Go convenience stores. The Pensa Systems drone […]

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From left, Kerry Jones '19 (ENG), Ryan Heilemann '19 (ENG), and Josh Steil '19 (ENG) look on as their drone takes off for a test flight on Horsebarn Hill in Storrs. (Christopher Larosa/UConn Photo)

Autonomous Firefighting Drone

Working with mentors from Sikorsky, three University of Connecticut engineering seniors are translating their classroom education to the field. Electrical engineering majors Kerry Jones and Joshua Steil, and computer engineering major Ryan Heilemann, are collaborating to build and program an autonomous firefighting drone to battle blazes without a pilot’s guidance. “In the world today there’s […]
Drone Defibrillators

Drone Defibrillators

Drone company Flirty has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct drone delivery flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS), allowing for drones to deliver defibrillators to heart attack victims so treatment can begin before paramedics arrive. The new approval enables Flirtey to conduct drone delivery operations with a pilot controlling the flights from a […]

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Flying FLIR’s Black Hornet

Flying FLIR’s Black Hornet

Just 6.6 inches long, it may look like a toy, but the Black Hornet is a serious tool for U.S. soldiers. It can fly for 25 minutes with a range of 1.24 miles. The unit has swappable batteries and can handle light rain and winds gusting over 20mph. The camera resolution is does not rival […]
Amphibious Drones Fly BVLOS

Amphibious Drones Fly BVLOS

An expedition carried out in remote atolls in Belize with two Aeromapper Talon Amphibious fixed wing drones was successfully completed on early 2019. The pioneering drone expedition was part of a series of trials to test the technology against illegal fishing activities and to help with conservation efforts on marine protected areas.  The drone operations accomplished a series of records […]
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