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Drone Imaging 101

Autonomous Firefighting Drone

Marines Test Drone-Killing Energy Weapon

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Australian company nabs first drone delivery approval

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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 […]
AirMagic Drone Image-Editing Software

AirMagic Drone Image-Editing Software

AirMagic is an AI-based app built specifically to enhance drone photos. It automatically detects the drone and camera used to take the images, applying lens corrections and other optimizations specific to that model, while also removing haze, enhancing the sky, boosting colors, and revealing details that were hidden. It’s available as a standalone app for […]

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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 […]
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 […]

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Saxon Remote Systems Inspector

Saxon Remote Systems Inspector

Saxon Remote Systems Inspector is a hexicopter unmanned aerial system (UAS) that exceeds the capabilities of our competitors.   With its exceptional endurance and rapid deployment ability, the Inspector provides civilians and warfighters actionable date quickly. The Inspector’s payload options include RTK/PPK, Target Tracking, Thermal Imaging, NIR and more.  The mission always changes, your multicopter needs to accommodate a wide variety of […]
Funk St. Outfitters Commuterpak

Funk St. Outfitters Commuterpak

I have a problem when it comes to the amount of gear I carry. The problem isn’t the amount of items—it’s that I can never seem to find the perfect bag to carry all of it. And if I’m being honest, the real problem is that I enjoy looking for the perfect bag, so I have a lot […]

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GeoCue Group’s True View

GeoCue Group’s True View

GeoCue Group’s True View sensors offer surveyors an innovative lidar + dual oblique mapping camera configuration integrated in a single lightweight payload for use on commercial drone platforms. True View allows for fast, easy automated generation of true 3D colorized point clouds, oblique imagery and orthophotos from a single flight. The first sensor of the […]
Mining & Aggregates Survey Results

Mining & Aggregates Survey Results

Kespry, the leading drone-based aerial intelligence solution provider, today announced the results of the industry’s first mining and aggregates customer survey. Kespry surveyed its 220 mining and aggregates customers that use its platform across 3,311 worksites across North America, with 22,987 missions in 2018 alone. These companies typically use Kespry for inventory management, mine planning, materials […]
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