Drones at Work

By Craig Leppan | Drone Capability and Commericial Applications

Incredible Footage of a Drone Racing Up a Mountain Had Me Reaching For a Seatbelt

Remember the RC toys you had as a kid? The ones you would lose control of when they went out of range 50 feet away? Gabriel Kocher’s custom-built …

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Global Multirotor UAV Market Report 2017

The report on the Global multirotor uav market research report 2017 market studies market indicators that are important to present revenue …

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Hurricanes Show Why Drones Are the Future of Disaster Relief

When it comes to assessing damage and spotting people in distress, drones may be hard to beat.<p>Subscribe<p>Let our news meet your inbox.<p>SIGN UP<p>Having moved on from its path of destruction in the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma is now bearing down on Florida. And as anxious Floridians board up their windows …

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DJI Mavic Pro Platinum drone launches: better battery and less noise

<b>DJI is one of the most well-known drone manufacturers, and its launch of the new Mavic Pro Platinum is another attempt to become the go-to drone</b> …

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Fully autonomous drone maker Airobotics nabs $32.5M, expands into defense

Airobotics, a startup building autonomous drones for the enterprise sector that do not require humans to get involved in any aspect of operating them, has picked up $32.5 million in funding to expand its business into defense and homeland security, and to expand its business globally.<p>The Series C …

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MIT figured out a better way for drones to use RFID technology

With a clever hack<p>A research team at MIT has created a clever new way for drones to use RFID technology in warehouses for stock-keeping purposes. It lets companies use much smaller, safer drones to find stuff in giant buildings than was possible before.<p>When RFID tags started replacing bar codes in …

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Drones in Houston would be a force multiplier for rescue efforts – so why is the FAA telling them to stay away?

As I write this some of my closest friends and their families in Katy, Texas, the place I grew up, are being evacuated from their homes. The Army Corps of Engineers is telling them the nearby Barker Reservoir will soon overflow, sending several feet of water directly into the path of their home.<p>The …

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Drones with RFID-relays promise more accurate inventory tracking

Tracking stock in modern distribution warehouses is a huge challenge for even the best-run businesses. Lost items reportedly cost American retailers …

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Drones will watch Australian beaches for sharks with AI help

Humans aren't particularly good at spotting sharks using aerial data. At best, they'll accurately pinpoint sharks 30 percent of the time -- not very helpful for swimmers worried about stepping into the water. Australia, however, is about to get a more reliable way of spotting these undersea …

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MIT researchers use drone fleets to track warehouse inventory

Imagine a warehouse buzzing with tiny drones that automatically track and monitor inventory from afar, leaving workers free to manage and move material. That's the new system developed by MIT researchers, which could prevent mismatches and help employees find particular items faster on top of …

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Big Drone Show announces first round of technology-disrupting speakers

The Sky Guys Ltd. (“The Sky Guys”), Canada’s leader in drone technology, and Cambridge House International announced the first round of speakers at …

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Drug cartels are now using hulking drones to smuggle goods over the border

How does a drug smuggler avoid border patrol on the ground? One man figured he'd fly his 13-pound (5.9 kg) haul of meth over the border from Mexico …

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Herrera Bladeless Drone

Winner of a 2016 Red Dot Design Concept award, the Bladeless Drone from Mexico's Edgar Herrera takes on the two biggest problems with traditional …

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Separating fiction from feasibility in the future of drone delivery

From donuts to life-saving anti-venom, drone delivery draws attention to what the technology might look like in a few short years. While the full potential of drones extends beyond transport, there’s little doubt that the fledgling technology will turn consumer package delivery upside down.<p>As …

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What are drones good for? Common commercial applications of drones in agriculture, business and the military

Considered to be one of the most resourceful and multipurpose innovations of the century, drones have managed to perforate numerous segments of the global economic sphere.<p>Having uses in fields ranging from filmmaking to farming, drones have managed to capture a major share of the commercial, …

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Watch as drone owner lands his craft on deck of £3billion supercarrier in Invergordon without anyone noticing

The fact the remote controlled aircraft was able to make it unnoticed raises security concerns as the drone could easily have carried explosives.<p>A …

DJI’s Spark drone was already feature-packed, but now it can do even more

Why it matters to you<p>Flying the Spark? Then go grab the new features now!<p>When it launched in May, DJI’s diminutive Spark drone impressed us with its …

Secret Service to test drone to boost security at Trump property

(Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service said on Wednesday it plans to deploy a small drone during President Donald Trump's visit to his golf club in New Jersey this month as the agency considers new ways to provide protection.<p>In a document released Wednesday, the agency said it planned to use a small …

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Transport Canada quietly relaxes rules for recreational drone flyers

Drones can now fly much closer to airports, people and vehicles than before.

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Exploring agricultural drones: The future of farming is precision agriculture, mapping, and spraying

What Are Agricultural or Farming Drones?<p>Agricultural drone technology has been improving in the last few years, and the benefits of drones in agriculture are becoming more apparent to farmers. Drone applications in agriculture range from mapping and surveying to cropdusting and spraying.<p>On the …

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What Investors Need to Know About Camera Drones -- The Motley Fool

Small camera drones keep getting cheaper. That's good news for consumers, but bad news for the stakeholders and would-be investors in the companies …

Opinion: DJI has abandoned professionals

DJI’s new firmware has certainly stirred the pot in the professional community. With restrictions popping up in unexpected places, the professional …

Privately-owned drones will require licencing under new Government scheme

A drone registration system is to be launched in a bid to reduce the increasing problem of their misuse, the Government has announced.<p>Currently …

Anti-drone radio wave startup SkySafe secures $11.5M from Andreessen

Drones are a threat to both military and public safety, whether flown by a terrorist or just a reckless pilot. SkySafe’s radio wave technology can detect and stop rogue drones from entering unauthorized areas like military bases, stadiums, prisons and airports. SkySafe’s radio frequency signals are …

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Aero-Robotics and Cycle Counts – Deeper Dive

Aero-Robotics and Cycle Counts - Deeper Dive<p>In this episode of MHI View, we cover some of the technological challenges and solutions related to …

How drones will change our retail experience, our cities and our skies

The acquisition of Whole Foods by Amazon has been the focus of much attention over the last week. And it’s not only retailers that are taking notice. With our increased desire for delivered goods, drone companies are looking toward Amazon as a way to shepherd in the use of drones in mainstream …

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Here are the world's largest drone companies and manufacturers to watch and invest in

From conceptualization to actual application, drone manufacturers have taken the theories of sci-fi movies and books and turned them into real-life applications, giving birth to the phenomenon of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Drone makers worldwide have been significantly influenced by the accelerated …

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EXCHANGE: Drones help local farmers, businesses

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — As Greg Mitts guides an aerial drone over farm fields he creates more than just pictures. He can provide farmers with detailed data that can locate bug infestations, plant diseases and harvest indicators.<p>"We create a 3-D model of the field that lets the farmer turn and twist and …

FAA Is Working on a Remote Identification System For Consumer Drones

Year after year, drones are becoming more popular with the public and the industry is expected to grow for the foreseeable future. This, coupled with …