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Taking the Temperature of Cattle

Taking the Temperature of Cattle

Could drones help reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock? Researchers at Texas A&M University are hoping that using drones equipped with thermal cameras can take the temperature of herd animals to help monitor the health of cattle. Brent Auvermann, director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Amarillo, said Monday afternoon […]
Drone Turns Scarecrow in Vineyard

Drone Turns Scarecrow in Vineyard

Marauding birds can be a curse at wine vintage time, but a new counter measure in the form of a high-tech drone is being trialled in Hunter, Hilltops and Orange vineyards. Led by Sydney University School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering PhD candidate Zi Wang, the trial uses an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) that […]

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Barking Drones Replace Sheepdogs

The latest drone developments come as more farmers have started using the technology for work on the farm in recent years. Drone specialist from Christchurch-based DJI Ferntech, Adam Kerr, said the uptake in drones for agricultural uses had now made the National Agricultural Fieldays in Hamilton one of the biggest events in the company’s calendar. “The […]
BVLOS drones bring efficiency and speed to the task of collecting data over large areas, like those along railroad tracks.

Going Beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS)

Beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) is the most talked about concept in the commercial-drone world today—and for good reason. Many of the most lucrative opportunities for introducing drones into real-world commercial use are based on inspecting and gathering data over large swaths of land, such as railroads, utility lines, and farms that require autonomy. […]

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Drone Insurance for Commercial Operations

Drone Insurance for Commercial Operations

When first starting out as a commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operator, many business owners and pilots do not know where to begin to locate an insurance provider. Many “standard” insurance companies do not insure—and may specifically exclude from their policies—an unmanned aircraft system (UAS). To properly insure your commercial operations, start by contacting aviation-specific […]
Drones Pollinate Apple Trees

Drones Pollinate Apple Trees

Apples pollinated by drone? It’s true! GENIUS NY team Dropcopter and its partner Beak & Skiff Apple Orchard showcased the results of the first ever autonomous pollination of apples in the country. Dropcopter, which uses a drone to pollinate tree crops, successfully demonstrated its Worker-Bee pollinator at the 800 acre orchard, which is home to […]

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Multirotors give Agriculture a boost

Multirotors give Agriculture a boost

Precision agriculture gets a boost from multirotors Here at the Roswell Flight Test Crew, we typically focus on the “sexy” applications for rotor drones: flying a First-Person View (FPV) machine over a burning building to support firefighters battling the blaze on the ground below, or using an aerial cinema rig to capture a dynamic shot […]
Kansas State & Wildlife Dept. Partner for UAS Training

Kansas State & Wildlife Dept. Partner for UAS Training

Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is partnering with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism to send 30 employees, including 12 law enforcement officers, through unmanned aircraft systems training from May through June. The employees will attend sUAS Commercial Remote Pilot Training and then be eligible to sit for the Federal Aviation Administration exam to become certified […]

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Drones & Thermal Imaging

Drones & Thermal Imaging

Equipping your drone with a thermal-imaging camera is exactly the same as mounting an ordinary visible-light camera, with one crucial difference: the wavelengths of the photons its sensor detects. Apart from that, everything else works exactly the same, even though you are seeing the world in a whole new way. To understand the pictures produced […]
Drone, Drone on the Range!

Drone, Drone on the Range!

  The first FAA-approved drone test range located on sovereign Native American territory This summ er, 10,000 years of history and culture met the cutting edge of the next great technological revolution in the high desert of central Oregon. “What we’re creating here is a destination training center,” said Aurolyn Stwyer, the Test Range Manager […]
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