Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) for Ports, Warehouses, and Logistics
Commercial UAV News
"The logistics industry is the leader of the pack when it comes to using drones."
That's according to a recent article in the American Journal of Transportation. The article describes how uncrewed technology has been embraced by companies involved in warehousing, port management, transportation, and other logistics-focused operations.
Red Cat Holdings Subsidiary Skypersonic Receives NASA Contract
Red Cat Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RCAT) ("Red Cat" or the "Company"), a hardware-enabled software provider to the drone industry, today announces its subsidiary, Skypersonic, Inc., a leader in Confined Space drone technology, has been awarded a five-year contract with NASA to provide drone and rover software, hardware and support for its Simulated Mars mission.
Parking garages converted for air taxi takeoff
Urban air mobility developers tend to wince at the term "flying car," but it's going to be a tough moniker to escape in the next few years. That's because air taxis (slightly more palatable for the air mobility set) are taking off in a real way.
Saxon Inspector UAS, the most advanced solution in America
The Saxon Inspector Drone is an evolutionary aircraft that has proven itself in many parts of the world. Our Y6 design allows the aircraft to perform more efficiently and handle more harsh weather conditions than most multicopters in the market today.
Challenges with imprecision of UAS pesticide applications
The potential uses for drones or unmanned aircraft systems in agriculture have been discussed extensively in the past 10 years. One of the potential uses that hasn't been fully fleshed out in the U.S. is pesticide applications.
After Years of Sky-High Hype, Where are All the Drones?
Drones were a hot topic from analysts in 2014. Predictions included the concept of drones taking over the military, the extinction of helicopters due to obscurity, and small unmanned flying drones replacing food and mail delivery services. With all of the planning and even some government approvals, it makes one wonder, where are all the drones?
A holographic drone control system has appeared
Scientists from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have presented a new interface for controlling drones. It uses holographic augmented reality hardware to create 3D terrain maps in real-time.
EHang Launches a Firefighting Drone for High-Rise Fires
The world's leading passenger drone platform is not introducing an entirely new aircraft, but a new application. EHang is launching a new version of the EHang 216 as a firefighting drone, specially designed for high-rise firefighting.
Soldering Tools Keep UAVs Flying High
A German-based drone manufacturer purchased several soldering systems recently to help its workers manually assemble electronic modules for the company's quadrocopter, providing a reliable connection for varying individual payloads.
NUAIR Validates AVSS Drone Parachute Recovery System
Following vigorous testing, completed in collaboration with NUAIR, the drone parachute recovery system by Aerial Vehicle Safety Solutions (AVSS) for the DJI M200 series has been validated as compliant with industry standards.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Conducts JCG’s Validation Flight in Japan
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a global leader in Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, announced today that they will partner with Asia Air Survey to hold a series of validation flights for the Japan Coast Guard featuring GA-ASI's SeaGuardian® beginning in mid-September.
Keeping Drones Out of the Wild
Park officials grapple with unmanned aircraft in natural areas, admit recreational drone operators who violate rules are difficult to catch.
Agtegra using UAVs to enhance ag technology
Farmer-owned grain and agronomy cooperative Agtegra recently improved its ag technology capabilities with a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system.
How Drones Help Simplify Wind Turbine Site Development
North American Windpower
One solution for reducing time and costs associated with visually inspecting individual wind turbine sites prior to development is to use an unmanned aerial vehicle when conducting the in-person field review.
DJI could use magnets to land drones on docking stations
A new patent released today on the Chinese Patent Office's database suggests that DJI could be working on an automatic docking station and drone that uses magnets to accurately land a drone at a designated docking station.
Fighting COVID-19 with Disinfecting Drones and Thermal Sensors
SkySkopes, a UAS flight operator that serves a wide variety of industries; the Center for Innovation at the University of North Dakota (UND); and a number of other companies are engaged in a study to determine how drones can be used to disinfect large public areas and to deliver supplies.
Satellite Connectivity to Enable New ’Pop-Up UTM’ Service for Drones
Inmarsat and Altitude Angel are collaborating on a new approach to surveillance that they describe as 'Pop-Up UTM' (Unmanned Traffic Management), which could serve as a catalyst for enabling more beyond visual line of sight operations for commercial and civilian drones in the near future.
Stranded at sea? A high-tech Israeli drone can save the day
Connecticut Jewish Ledger
Israeli defense company Elbit Systems has announced in recent days that it has sold a unique version of its advanced Hermes 900 Unmanned Aircraft System to an undisclosed customer in Southeast Asia. The Maritime Patrol version of the Hermes 900 features inflated life rafts placed under the wings that the drone drops off from a low altitude to rescue those in the water.
Swarms of autonomous insect robots could prove key to future planetary exploration
While we're preparing to launch a six-wheeled robotic rover roughly the size of a car to explore Mars, future planetary exploration and science missions could employ much smaller hardware — including, potentially, swarms of robots the size of insects designed to act in concert with one another autonomously.
What Does it Mean to Implement Autonomous Drones?
On this bonus episode of "Drones In America," host Grant Guillot sits down with Ariel Avitan, Chief Commercial Officer of Percepto, and Sean Guerre, Managing Director of InnovateEnergy, to discuss what implementing "autonomous" drones really means and how critical infrastructure facilities pose the most complicated challenge for drones.
Why the U.S. Is Driving Allies to Buy Chinese UAVs
Air Force Magazine
As unmanned aerial vehicles mature and gain in speed, payload capacity, and sophistication, the U.S. military remains hamstrung in its ability to collaborate with foreign partners on new systems or even to help sell most UAVs to America's closest allies.
Holm Auto Good News: K-State Poly offers drone academy for teens
Kansas State Polytechnic is offering a one-week unmanned aircraft systems program called UAS Virtual Academy, an online, hands-on introduction to the world of drones. It will run from June 22-26 and will explore multiple facets of a growing industry.
Drone deliveries are making their case in a crisis
Companies have introduced numerous measures to minimize the threat and spread of the Coronavirus. Countless stores have acrylic screens, for instance, and many delivery drivers leave orders at your doorstep. But a robot — or specifically, a drone — offers a potentially safer and quicker method of exchanging goods and services.
Flash Forest Drones to Plant 40,000 Trees a Month in Canada
A Canadian startup plans to use its drone technology to plant 40,000 trees on land north of Toronto this month. By the end of the year, as it expands to other regions, it will plant hundreds of thousands of trees. By 2028, the startup aims to have planted a full 1 billion trees.
The Fight For The Air Force's "Skyborg" Artificial Intelligence Equipped Drones Has Begun
The War Zone
The U.S. Air Force has announced the first step toward making its Skyborg system a reality. This program, which the service revealed last year, aims to develop a suite of systems that will form a single artificial intelligence-driven "computer brain" that would be able to fly future low-cost "loyal wingman" type drones, which would work together with manned aircraft, and potentially fully-autonomous unmanned combat air vehicles, or UCAVs.
Counter Drone Solutions: An Important Player in Drone Delivery Trials
Drone Life (blog)
Counter drone solutions are a critical piece of drone delivery trials. Leading C-UAS provider Fortem Technologies has completed the first phase of their participation in the UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP) in North Carolina – monitoring airspace to facility drone delivery.