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The World’s Fastest Camera Drone
dronelife | 03/06/2024
Red Bull and the Dutch Drone Gods UAV racing team have revolutionized the way we view Formula 1, capturing Max Verstappen's full-speed lap around the Silverstone Circuit with an advanced FPV drone. Capable of reaching speeds from 60 to 180 mph in less than 2 seconds was achieved through innovative design, a custom chassis and the use of cutting-edge motors and stabilizers.
Drone Tools for the Roofing Industry: EagleView Assess
dronelife | 10/20/2022
Geospatial technology leader EagleView announced today the launch of EagleView Assess, an autonomous drone technology solution granting residential property intelligence. The solution features optimal resolution imagery, along with anomaly detection and roof measurement.
Reveal Technology and Teal Drones Demonstrate Multi-Drone Mapping to US Military
sUAS News | 08/18/2022
Military tactical teams' ability to quickly produce accurate maps of areas targeted for military operations can mean the difference between mission success or failure. Meeting this need, Reveal Technology has teamed with Teal Drones – a division of Red Cat Holdings (NASDAQ: RCAT) – to enhance Reveal's "Farsight" mapping software by automatically combining imagery from multiple unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to produce high-fidelity 3D maps. By dramatically increasing the speed of collection, users receive Farsight maps and analytics faster than ever. The groundbreaking technology was recently successfully demonstrated to U.S. Army Special Operations Command near Fort Bragg.
DroneBase scales solar energy inspections with North American Solar Scan flights
sUAS News | 01/14/2022
DroneBase, the leader in intelligent aerial imaging, is simplifying aerial inspections of solar energy assets through its expanded manned flight's program — North American Solar Scan (NASS), scheduled for spring and fall 2022.
Engineers stitch together thousands of drone-captured images to create 3D model of BYU’s campus
sUAS News | 12/13/2021
BYU's main campus is 560 acres in size and includes roughly 100 large academic buildings. There are some 6,000 trees (900 species), miles of sidewalks and, according to most students, far too many stairs.
Grad student Bryce Berrett and his faculty mentors have virtually mapped every last inch of it. Using more than 80,000 drone-captured and ground images, and applying GPS systems for accuracy, the civil engineering student has stitched together a comprehensive 3D model of the entire BYU campus.
Residential Solar Surveys with Drones: Why You Should Always Include Oblique Imagery
drone life | 10/25/2021
Residential solar surveys are a great opportunity for commercial drone service providers.  Here, an expert gives advice on getting the very best output.
Smart Farming With Drones and AI
sUAS News | 10/15/2021
FlyNex and Pheno-Inspect combine their solutions to digitalize and automatize work processes in agriculture. AI-based image capturing with drones and analysis open up new opportunities for sustainable, digital farming with a simultaneous increase of yields.
Soaring Eagle Imaging and Skynetwest unite to launch Soaring Eagle Technologies
sUAS News | 09/22/2021
UAS (unmanned aerial systems) service providers Soaring Eagle Imaging (SEI) from Brandon, Mississippi and Skynetwest from Chandler, Arizona, today announced a definitive agreement to become a leading drone data collection and processing company with the creation of Soaring Eagle Technologies (Soaring Eagle). The company, owned and operated by Houston-based Iapetus Holdings LLC (Iapetus), will lead the charge in markets such as critical infrastructure inspections and reporting.
5 finalists chosen in $3M Genius NY business competition in Syracuse | 08/18/2021
Five startups in the unmanned systems industry have been chosen from among more than 600 applicants to compete for $3 million in investments in the state-funded Genius NY business accelerator program.
Chattanooga company using innovative technology to help farms
WRCB-TV | 10/26/2020
A Chattanooga-based company is using satellite technology to help farmers in the Sequatchie Valley.
Deep Science: Alzheimer’s screening, forest-mapping drones, machine learning in space, more
TechCrunch | 10/23/2020
This column aims to collect the most relevant recent discoveries and papers — particularly in but not limited to artificial intelligence — and explain why they matter, including a startup that's using UAV drones for mapping forests.
Army teams with universities to create miniature drone device that detects aerosols
FOX News | 10/18/2020
The U.S. Army has teamed up with experts from academia to develop a 3D-printed device carried on drones that can detect potentially lethal aerosols.
NCDOT awarded first-ever waiver for drone bridge inspections
Carteret County News-Times | 10/18/2020
The Federal Aviation Administration approved a waiver Oct. 2 that allows the North Carolina Department of Transportation to operate UAS beyond visual line of sight while conducting bridge inspections.
Drone Experts Name SkySkopes #1 U.S. Drone Service Provider
sUAS News | 10/15/2020
One of the world's top drone-market analysts named North Dakota's SkySkopes as the #1 drone service provider in the U.S., as well as one of the best globally.
Multi-agency Drone Task Force Deploys in the Aftermath of California Wildfires
sUAS News | 10/06/2020
A multi-agency task force of public safety drone teams has been supporting local agencies and residents impacted by California wildfires with high-resolution aerial imagery of damaged areas.
NCDOT Awarded First-Ever Waiver for Drone Bridge Inspections
UAS Magazine | 10/05/2020
The FAA last week approved a waiver that allows the North Carolina Department of Transporation to operate Unmanned Aircraft Systems beyond visual line of sight while conducting bridge inspections.
Fully autonomous drones ‘next step’ for oil and gas
BIC Magazine | 09/21/2020
While the introduction of unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs) has been a game-changer in the oil and gas and petrochemical sectors, industry leaders agree the next major step in the field will be utilizing fully autonomous drones.
Drone Imaging Reveals Pre-Hispanic ‘Great Settlement’ Beneath Kansas Ranch | 09/16/2020
Archaeologists using new drone-sensing technology have found evidence of an enormous, horseshoe-shaped trench hidden beneath a Kansas ranch. The rounded earthwork, which may be part of the largest pre-Hispanic settlement north of Mexico, appears to be what's known as a council circle.
The Incredible Shrinking LiDAR
Forbes | 09/11/2020
The evolution of LiDAR, is similar to other technologies that often surprise the layman: as early as 2018, some observers predicted improved LIDAR performance at lower prices that sounded like the stuff of science fiction, but in early 2020, leading player Velodyne put a LiDAR sensor on the market for $100.
New hybrid quad-rotor UAS is being used on fires this summer
Fire Aviation | 09/03/2020
Bridger Aerospace has been operating an unmanned aerial system (UAS) on wildfires this year that first went into production in 2019 built by L3 Latitude Engineering.
UAV company expands footprint in Wichita
High Plains Journal | 08/28/2020
AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc., a provider of UAVs and advanced aerial imagery, data collection and analytics solutions, will locate and expand its manufacturing operations in Wichita, Kansas.
Drones dropping “Dragon Eggs” are Colorado’s latest aerial assault weapon for wildfires
The Colorado Sun | 08/28/2020
Aerial ignition to fight wildfires used to be done by helicopters. Now, as part of an increasingly progressive firefighting strategy honed by the Bureau of Land Management and adopted by the Forest Service and National Interagency Fire Center, drones are handling airborne firebombing and more.
Scenic Consulting Group Tests using UAS for Bat Exit Surveys
UAS Magazine | 08/28/2020
 A pair of environmental consulting firms located in North Carolina and Kentucky conducted bat surveys using Unmanned Aerial Systems.
Drones used for deliveries, agriculture and claims inspections after Cedar Rapids derecho storm
The Gazette | 08/21/2020
Whether it's for examining high-voltage power lines and natural gas pipelines, or seeding and spraying crops in a field, drones are getting a lot of attention, in Iowa and elsewhere.
New police drone has thermal imaging to track missing people | 08/13/2020
If you are lost in a rural area or simply attempting to hide from police, the Moose Jaw Police Service now has new technology to find you either way.
A holographic drone control system has appeared
Free News | 08/08/2020
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.
Q&A: The Quickly Evolving UAS Mapping Market
GIM International | 08/05/2020
SenseFly's CEO Gilles Labossière shares his views on the latest trends in the market, new technical developments and further changes and challenges geospatial professionals have to take into account now that UAVs have become a standard tool for mapping and surveying.
With this new sensor, Blackjack drones can monitor an entire city at once
C4ISRNet | 08/03/2020
A new wide-area motion imagery sensor could make the R1-21A Blackjack an even more powerful tool for the war fighter, allowing the small UAV to simultaneously monitor 5 square miles.
Drones for this Hurricane Season: Getting States Ready
DRONELIFE | 07/31/2020
In a recent webinar hosted by AUVSI NC, a panel of experts gave their best advice to state agencies preparing to use UAV for hurricane response.
Drone Operation in a Construction Zone
Lexology | 07/28/2020
The potential uses of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the construction industry continue to expand as new technologies enter the market and construction companies realize UAS can perform unique tasks at tremendous cost savings. The full technological capabilities of UAS are, however, limited by law for public safety reasons.
Diagnosing single trees from above | 07/27/2020
Models based on images from unmanned aerial vehicles and satellites can help farmers to monitor the health of individual trees.
JB San Antonio environmental program takes off with UAS technology
Edwards Air Force Base | 07/15/2020
What began as a project to improve land surveying, floodplain mapping, vegetation classification and endangered species management at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis has become a revolutionary innovation that could save the Air Force millions of dollars and countless hours of labor.
Keeping Drones Out of the Wild
Sierra Magazine | 06/27/2020
Park officials grapple with unmanned aircraft in natural areas, admit recreational drone operators who violate rules are difficult to catch.
2 distressed canoers located by police drone, pulled from river in Bridgewater
WHDH-TV | 06/24/2020
Emergency crews were able to rescue two distressed canoers from Town River in Bridgewater, Mass., on Saturday with the aid of a drone, officials said.
Capturing all nature has to offer — from 400 feet in the sky | 06/23/2020
Some enjoy photography as a hobby, while some strive to make a living out of it. For Randy Van de Loo, of Twilight Imagery in Kenyon and Gold Canyon, Arizona in the winter, being able to share his photos with others is what he enjoys.
Agtegra using UAVs to enhance ag technology
Aberdeen News | 06/22/2020
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 | 06/19/2020
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.
Utilities Weather Storms with Geospatial Data Technology
State Aviation Journal | 06/18/2020
As utilities respond to customers' expectation of network uptime, in the face of worsening natural disasters, they're investing in their power grids. By deploying remote sensors on drones, utilities are accelerating, automating, and amplifying their load analysis in a way that improves uptime.
Measuring Atlantic bluefin tuna with a drone | 06/05/2020
Researchers have used an unmanned aerial system (or drone) to gather data on schooling juvenile Atlantic bluefin tuna in the Gulf of Maine.
Swift teams continue to uncover key safety findings in Kobe, Japan
Intelligent Aerospace | 06/03/2020
Teams from Swift Tactical Systems, in partnership with its Japanese counterpart, Swift-Xi, both subsidiaries of Swift Engineering, completed a multiphase study, enabling government officials to make critical decisions regarding the ongoing safety of its citizens.
This U.S. construction firm is raising buildings via drone
Verizon Communications | 05/14/2020
With the help of drones and aerial imaging, one of the largest privately held construction companies in America continues to boldly build for our communities.
Help from above
Verizon Communications | 05/07/2020
Fortunately, in the current battle against COVID-19, we have a new high tech weapon: Drones. Skyward, a Verizon company, is a key part of that effort, providing drone software, training and services to commercial businesses.
SCE to use drones for inspections in some High Desert areas
The Victorville Daily Press | 05/04/2020
As part of its Wildfire Mitigation Plan, Southern California Edison will use drones over parts of the High Desert to inspect power equipment.
How the Justice Department is Permitted to Use Counter-Drone Technology
NextGov | 04/30/2020
U.S. Attorney General William Barr recently released guidance to steer the Justice Department and its component agencies' use of protective counter-drone actions and technologies against unmanned aircraft systems that threaten its facilities and assets—or the nation's security.
Could “Pandemic Drones” Help Slow Coronavirus? Probably Not. But Covid-19 Is A Boom For Business
Forbes | 04/25/2020
As the coronavirus lockdown stretches on with no certain end in sight, remote technologies, virtual services, and business delivery systems using drones that promote social distancing while sustaining some level of economic activity are experiencing an unsurprising boom.
5 ways police drones could assist COVID-19 response | 04/10/2020
Here are five ways drones could augment law enforcement operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
AirMap Keeps Moving Forward with UTM Initiatives Around the World
DRONELIFE | 03/19/2020
AirMap is a well-known name in the drone industry, providing airspace management services since 2015. AirMap continues to be a presence in the space, moving forward with new initiatives in Europe and Latin America.
Public Benefits of Drone Technology
Robotics Tomorrow | 03/18/2020
Drones have become a familiar aspect of our contemporary world. Over the past decade, they've graduated from expensive toys of the rich to affordable items that many of us have the opportunity to experience. They are used in photography and deliveries, and have even become the subject of their own racing events. But drones also have a vital part to play in the public sector. 
Farming With Drones Beyond Visual Line of Sight
Inside Unmanned Systems | 03/16/2020
Unmanned aerial vehicles have found use in agriculture for decades, with unmanned helicopters spraying pesticides on rice fields in Japan back in the 1980s. Now, to have drones reach their full potential in farming, research is increasingly pushing toward beyond visual line of sight operations.

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