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If Data is the New Oil, What Role Will Drones Play in Refinement? - Commercial UAV News

News like PrecisionMapper from PrecisionHawk being available for free dominated the headlines at AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL event this year, but a quote from …

New Research Report on Five Business Lessons about Drone Inspections

Sling Media, a subsidiary of DISH Network Corp, has introduced a platform compatible with DJI drones. It’s a …<p>You may or may not have heard about the …

Taking flight | The Economist

Civilian drones<p>Most drones today are either cheap toys or expensive weapons. But interesting commercial uses are emerging in the middle, says Tom …

Climate Change Debate Being Shaped with Info Gathered by Drones - Commercial UAV News

Arguments about what is or isn’t happening with climate change continue to rage, and that’s why it’s more important than ever for people on both …

Old MacDonald Had A Drone

June 19, 2017<p>Unmanned Aerial Systems — UAS or drones, for convenience’s sake — are making their way into farming and leaving in their wake a vast …

WiFi + Drones = 3D X-Ray Vision

Using only off-the-shelf drones, WiFi transceivers, and Tango-enabled tablets, researchers at UC Santa Barbara have developed a way to perform 3D …

Drone support boosts firefighting efforts

Drones improve the effectiveness of firefighting efforts and reduce the risk to human life.<p>With fires recently causing a spate of disasters both in …

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Drones Are Being Used For More Than Just Aerial Photography

The commercial real estate industry has become increasingly dependent on drones, with the construction and infrastructure sectors accounting for more than $45B of drones’ total $127B market value, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers research.<p>Drones on Construction Site<p>This technology is frequently …

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BIKI Fish Drone Preview: The Drone That's A Fish

Robosea<p>You can’t deny that it looks cute. The BIKI is the “world’s first bionic unmanned underwater drone,” or so says the company making it, Robosea. It’s a neat idea, and looks great, but that’s only a fraction of what makes a decent product. That it’s on Kickstarter is another red flag (of …

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THE DRONE DELIVERY REPORT: Opportunities and challenges in automating logistics with drones

<i>This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here.</i><p>Among the many ways that drones can transform business operations, few have received as much attention as delivering packages to consumers’ …

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6,000 Roof Inspections by Drone in Two Years - Unmanned Aerial Online

BetterView, a company that specializes in capturing and analyzing data from drones, says it has reached a new milestone by performing more than 6,000 …

Six Ways Drones Are Revolutionizing Agriculture - MIT Technology Review

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)—better known as drones—have been used commercially since the early 1980s. Today, however, practical applications for …

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AI-Powered Drone Will Follow You Around and Take Pictures - MIT Technology Review

With high-quality drones now available for just a few hundred dollars, many consumers and businesses are taking to the skies. But many are plummeting …

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Northwest Engineering Firm Brings Drones into the Mix - Unmanned Aerial Online

Portland, Ore.-based PBS Engineering and Environmental has unveiled a new drone division for surveying, engineering and aerial data …

UAV Carries out Extensive Inspection of Railroad Truss Bridge - Unmanned Aerial Online

Two teams of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators from AirShark and Unmanned Experts recently came together to conduct a complete, detailed …

Companies Creating 'Complete Architecture' for Solar/Battery Hybrid UAVs - Unmanned Aerial Online

Alta Devices and PowerOasis are partnering to develop what they call “the world’s first reference design” for integrated solar and lithium-ion …

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When Exploring an Underground Abyss, Take a Drone - Unmanned Aerial Online

Last weekend, Flyability, a maker of caged, collision-tolerant unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) took part in an expedition that deployed a drone …

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When Birds Attack! — Experienced Drone Operators Discuss This (Surprisingly Common) Mission Threat

<b>When it comes to operating commercial drones, there are some challenges that every operator needs to address: gaining official permission to fly,</b> …

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Cold Region Clean-Up – Using UAVs to Document Contaminated Sites in the High Arctic

<b>senseFly’s latest case study tells the story of a challenging contamination mapping project in the High Arctic. BluMetric Environmental was</b> …

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Corridor Close

<b>At this month’s</b> <b>AUVSI Xponential</b> <b>show in Dallas, senseFly unveiled a new eBee Plus platform enhancement designed to simplify corridor mapping. Waypoint</b> …

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Remote Sensing Applied to War-Torn Regions

Many archaeologists spend their entire careers studying one historical site, getting to know it like they know their own house, says Jesse Casana, …

Building the Future of Quarry Monitoring (Case Study)

<b>In senseFly’s latest case study, we learn how French quarry operator, Groupe CB, turned to drone data analytics expert Redbird (recently acquired by</b> …

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Fields of gold

Terminology<p><b>Directed scouting:</b> Identifying problems before going to the field<p><b>Crop visualization:</b> See crops from the air; the whole field<p><b>Crop yields:</b> …

MnDOT testing drones for bridge inspections

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Transportation could soon be going high-tech in its bridge inspections.<p>The agency is in the midst of a …

Drones are setting their sights on wildlife

And they’re making science safer for everyone involved<p>It’s summer in Antarctica right now, which means temperatures along the coastline are hovering around freezing. David Johnston, a marine biologist at Duke University, and his colleagues have been taking advantage of this balmy weather. Over the …

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Drones in Demining – Enhancing Mine Action Operations with UAS imagery (Case Study)

<b>The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) last year moved its unmanned aircraft system (UAS) program into its operational</b> …

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Alaska's Most Detailed Maps Will Reveal The Impacts Of Climate Change

Elevating the discussion<p>A new set of 3D topographic maps offer a gorgeous, high-resolution look at Alaska’s rugged terrain. The maps were created from satellite images at a resolution of 2 meters, making them the most precise maps yet of the Arctic. Traditionally, maps of this region have been …

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NASA drones could provide better weather data

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Currently, the highest-profile example of a high-altitude unmanned aircraft is Alphabet X’s Project Loon, which is testing the use of balloons and other unmanned aircraft to provide …

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Scientists found a way to synchronise drones so they fly like a flock of birds

Flying a single autonomous drone already has its challenges. Now multiply that by 25. That's what scientists at the University of Southern California (USC) are doing: creating "flocks" of coordinated drones capable of intricate, synchronised manoeuvres.<p>Their aerial performances are the result of …

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