There are plenty of ways that drones are being used beyond purely commercial operations. Some of them are even doing some good to the planet. Here are five ways drones are saving the environment. Renewable Energy Inspections: Solar Farms While plenty of people in the industry know about the use of drones for infrastructure inspection,… Read More
Yuneec is following in the footsteps of 3DR and Parrot, among others. Like them, Yuneec is experiencing a round of layoffs as the drone industry seeks stronger traction in both the commercial and consumer markets. Marketwatch is reporting that the drone manufacturer confirmed on Friday that it would lay off an undisclosed number of employees… Read More
Earlier this year the Roswell Test Flight Crew interviewed CEO Andy Teich of FLIR (pronounced Fleer) on the Black Hornet and thermal imaging for drones. The Black Hornet is manufactured by Prox Dynamics a firm that FLIR acquired late last year. The drone, designed for military applications, is currently the world’s smallest (about the length… Read More
Kam Yee is an aerospace geek, in the very best sense of the word. “I LOVE aerospace. I used to teach at a local aerospace museum. I have a few dozen student pilot flight hours under my belt. Nothing makes me happier than sitting by the airport while studying aviation charts,” says Yee, a drone… Read More
A precision agriculture company is partnering with an up-and-coming drone-industry player in a bid to revolutionize farming. SLANTRANGE, a self-described “agricultural intelligence company,” has released the 3p, a multispectral sensors system designed for agriculture drones. Built on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Flight drone platform, the 3p will offer a robust onboard processing solution for drone missions. A… Read More
Yesterday the the Honorable Marc Garneau, Canada’s Minister of Transport, released the following regarding new safety rules for the recreational drone use in Canada. Canadians expect to feel safe on the ground and in the sky. The number of incidents involving recreational drones has more than tripled since 2014, prompting the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister… Read More
We’ve all experienced those persistent flying bugs – The ones that seem to survive no matter how many times you swat them or how many windows they crash into. But what if you could build that same level of resilience into a drone? That’s the premise of a study published by three scientists from the École… Read More
Canada’s Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced new restrictions on hobby drones today, in what he said is a response to the increased number of drone sightings near airports. Calling the possibility of a drone collision with a passenger aircraft a “nightmare scenario,” Garneau outlined new rules which will be effective immediately. Canada Transport says that the move… Read More
With the majority of the event’s over 140 attendees being convinced by the company’s vision to automate warehouse stocktake and inventory processes with autonomous drones. Infinium Robotics will be exhibiting its drone guidance platform in the DHL Innovation Center. The platform and Infinium’s drone hardware will be further explored by DHL for piloting in real… Read More
Inspections are a major application for drones, but the type of equipment chosen depends upon the type of inspection required. “Inspections” can mean anything from a basic real estate job requiring images of a steep roof to the complex inspection of an energy installation: and the drones required for each application differ significantly. Dyan Gibbens, one… Read More
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