Andrea Puiatti

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Skysense partners with Avansig to autonomously power indoor surveillance drone

Skysense has partnered with Avansig, a Spanish information and communication technology developer, to autonomously power the first indoor …

Drones

Alphabet, other companies want strict drone rules to apply to everyone

Even small drone operators could be subject to FAA regulations<p>People who fly small drones as a hobby may have increased regulations from the FAA if companies such as Alphabet, Amazon, and Ford have their way. A loophole that allows some private or occasional users to skirt past some federal …

In rural England, a fleet of drones monitors and harvests crops

In Newport, Shropshire, there lies a one-hectare field of barley that farms itself. Instead of humans, a fleet of automated machines plant, monitor …

Farming

New tree-planting drones can plant 100,000 trees in a single day

While the traditional uses of drones are typically commercial or recreational, one UK-based company is using them to help the environment. BioCarbon …

Louisville Plans to Become First U.S. City to Use Drones to Respond to Gunshots

Louisville, Ky., is vying to become probably the first city in the country to use autonomous drones to respond to the sound of gunfire.The city has …

Government Technology

Google patented a box on wheels for receiving drone deliveries

Google announced last November that it would launch its Project Wing drone delivery service in 2017. The company hasn’t said much about its plans, but a patent granted today gives us a closer look at how it might drop off packages at your doorstep in under 30 minutes.<p>The patent describes a …

PNT and MiFi Allow Drones to Inspect Railroads

Perspective Navigation Technology (PNT) has answered a challenge that the Union Pacific Railroad and other industries that work in and around heavy …

Drones

2,500 applicants sign up to get in on drone experiments, but Amazon’s not on the list

The city of Seattle, King County, Boeing, KING 5 and Tukwila’s police department are among more than 2,500 organizations and individuals who have …

Russia's FSB Will Soon Have Their Very Own Drones

Russia’s Federal Security Service or FSB secret police—one of the successors of the Soviet-era KGB—are starting to develop their own unmanned aerial …

The U.S. Army is developing battlefield drones that can be 3D printed on-demand

3D printers may be headed to the front lines of the battlefield, as the U.S. Army Research Laboratory just released a new documentary outlining a …

Top drone maker will sell $16,500 drone for farmers on Amazon, CEO says

AeroVironment's latest product isn't your regular stocking stuffer.<p>The $16,500 autonomous drone, available on Amazon starting Thursday, is a product …

Drones in Australia Help Surfers Keep Away From Sharks

Surf Life Saving WA is using drones to spot sharks on five beaches in Australia. This new, affordable method has already potentially saved …

Japanese firm to use drone to force overtime staff to go home

<b>A Japanese firm is planning to use a drone to force employees out of their offices by playing music at them if they stay to work evening overtime.</b><p>The drone will fly through offices after hours playing Auld Lang Syne, which is commonly used to announce that stores are closing.<p>Japan has for years …

Drones

DroneSentinel & DroneSentry Could Serve Your Anti-Drone Needs

Increasing incidents of unwelcome UAVs at airports, prisons, and sporting events paves way for companies like DroneShield.<p>DroneShield<p>Marco …

Homeland Security thinks DJI, the biggest drone maker, is really a Chinese plot

DJI is the biggest name in drones by a country mile. Think of it like Apple for drones: Its machines aren’t always the fastest or have the best …

ASTM Committee advances array of standards for drones

ASTM International’s committee on unmanned aircraft systems (F38) held a successful meeting at Virginia Tech last week that included significant …

Unmanned Aircraft

Drone Pilot Drops 'Anti-Media' Leaflets Over NFL Games, Fails to Send Message

On Sunday, one man decided to take to the skies with a consumer drone to spread his manifesto over two NFL stadiums in California. He probably …

Military-Grade Killer Drones Are Starting to Hit the Market

The battlefield drone can be operated by one man, drop its own precision-guided munitions.<p>The recent explosion of the consumer drone market has had far-reaching effects, the deadliest being their adaptation to weapons of war. Now, military-grade killer drones operable by a crew of one or two and …

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Africa is Leading the Way in Drone Usage – IATA

Despite the absence in Namibia of clear regulations for unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones, the International Air Transport Association …

Unmanned Aircraft

Egypt Bans Drones

Egypt’s parliament approved a new law during Tuesday’s general session which prohibits the use or possession of unmanned aerial vehicles, …

Remote Controls

Aeronyde Receives $4.7M Seed Funding for UTM System

Aeronyde, the aerial systems company enabling safe autonomous urban flight, announced $4.7 million in seed financing to develop its end-to-end …

Unmanned Aircraft

China just flew a 130-foot, solar-powered drone designed to stay in the air for months

The CH-T4 has already set a national flight record.<p>Meet China's huge solar-powered drone, a 130-foot-wide machine designed to fly at more than 65,000 feet, for days on end. How? A super lightweight body and renewable energy tech that can power all eight of its electrical propellers.<p>Oh, and it can …

Drones

Qualcomm Technologies releases LTE drone trial results - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

These past several months, our engineers have been busy testing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or drones, on commercial 4G LTE networks at the …

VTOL UAS-Swift Engineering Inc. has overwater test flight with Swift020 - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

On April 28th, the Swift 020, the first UAS featuring X-Blade Technology™ had a successful completely autonomous marine flight test excursion off the …

Valmie (VMRI) Takes New Commercial Base Unit for Successful Test Flight - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

The Valmie Resources Inc. (OTCBB: VMRI) team headed to Nevada this week where it conducted a successful test flight of one of the five commercial …

Aerialtronics and RAE Systems BeNeLux team up to develop revolutionary HazMat detection systems - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

This collaborative technology will detect gas and gamma radiation aerially to increase safety, improve mobility and streamline data analysis for …

AeroVironment Snipe Nano Quad - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both military and commercial applications, today …

PrecisionHawk Launches Free PrecisionMapper Software for Drone Mapping - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

<i>Now drone operators can stitch an unlimited number of photos, create maps without resolution limits and run algorithms to analyze their data for …

Rajant advances onboard intelligence for UAVs, opening up commercial opportunities for drone manufacturers - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Rajant announced today advancements in its Kinetic Mesh® Wireless Network technology that will power in-air mesh networks, enabling drone …