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AI Helps Drones Navigate

AI Helps Drones Navigate

Engineers at Caltech have designed a new data-driven method to control the movement of multiple robots through cluttered, unmapped spaces, so they do not run into one another. Multi-robot motion coordination is a fundamental robotics problem with wide-ranging applications that range from urban search and rescue to the control of fleets of self-driving cars to […]
DJI Drones Collecting User Data

DJI Drones Collecting User Data

Cyber security researchers have warned that DJI, a drone manufacturer used by British police, may be collecting unnecessary amounts of information from users’ phones, presenting a potential security concern. French and American researchers at Synacktiv and GRIMM also found, in two separate reports, that the Android app used to power DJI drones was also able to bypass the Google […]

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$84 Million For Small Drone Makers

$84 Million For Small Drone Makers

The U.S. Department of Defense announced Friday it is issuing $84.4 million in funding through the Defense Production Act to small unmanned technology, space and shipbuilding companies. The money, divided among seven different companies, will be used to “sustain and strengthen essential domestic industrial base capabilities,” per a Pentagon announcement. “These actions will help to […]
Must Watch! Programming Precision Aerobatics [VIDEO]

Must Watch! Programming Precision Aerobatics [VIDEO]

The drone gurus from the Robotics and Perception Group at the University of Zurich are at it again! This time the lab–founded in 2012 and led by Prof. Davide Scaramuzza–has created a drone that can fly incredibly graceful aerobatics. Watch the video, then read below to see how they did it! From the Robotics and […]

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FLIR Drone Scavenger Hunt

FLIR Drone Scavenger Hunt

You could win a FLIR ONE Pro just by flying your drone and taking thermal images!  Here are the details: 1) Fly any drone with any FLIR Thermal camera 2) Take thermal photos and submit five new photos from this list of subjects: Roof, Animal, Person, Car, Fire hydrant, Solar panels, Lawn 3) Photos must […]
DroneBase Raises $7.5M

DroneBase Raises $7.5M

DroneBase, a professional drone service company headquartered in Santa Monica, California, is bullish on the future of drones. The company offers pilot training and jobs across the U.S. and is now expanding to Europe, and they recently raised over $7 million in funding. DroneBase CEO Dan Burton writes, “We’re excited to announce that DroneBase has […]

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How are you involved with drones?

How are you involved with drones?

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Wingcopter Wins Emergency Delivery Competition

Wingcopter Wins Emergency Delivery Competition

The Lake Kivu Challenge Organizing Committee invited UAS companies to help advance the safe implementation of electric cargo UAS transport, digital aviation solutions and related infrastructure in the Lake Kivu Region in Rwanda. Wingcopter was named the winner of the Emergency Delivery category. Wingcopter’s fully automated drone delivered an emergency package from the mainland to […]

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XPONENTIAL 2020, Oct 5-8 in Dallas

XPONENTIAL 2020, Oct 5-8 in Dallas

As restrictions on travel and meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic are anticipated to remain in place during the summer, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is confirming the postponement of AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020 to Oct. 5 to 8, and moving the trade show to Dallas. AUVSI based its decision to reschedule XPONENTIAL […]
FAA NEW Drone Training Program

FAA NEW Drone Training Program

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Collegiate Training Initiative (UAS-CTI) is a new program designed for universities, colleges, and technical schools by the FAA to recognize institutions that prepare students for careers in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones. Post-secondary institutions with UAS curriculums that want to be recognized as UAS-CTI participants now have the opportunity to […]
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