month : 09/2018 10 results

8 Ways Drones will Respond to Hurricane Florence

Last year, hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria served as a giant beta test allowing the unmanned systems industry to give the world a glimpse of how unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) can provide an entire new set of capabilities for disaster response.  Over the past year many companies have expanded ...

Self-Deploying Drone Pilots may Hinder Hurricane Response Efforts

Last year’s hurricane season was a benchmark year for the role of drones in emergency management.  Harvey, Irma, and Maria all had varying characteristics that served well to showcase the benefits that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) can provide for response and recovery operations.  However, ...

Faradair Introduces BEHA M1-AT Autonomous Firefighting Drone

Following on from a very successful Farnborough Airshow in July, Faradair Aerospace Ltd has announced a drone variant of the turboprop-powered BEHA M1 (Bio Electric Hybrid Aircraft), in firefighting specification called the BEHA M1-AT (Air Tanker). Considerable interest has already ...

Flytrex Is Partnering With EASE Drones Making Drone Deliveries A Reality In The US

Drone logistics company Flytrex, which last month opened new delivery routes across the capital of Iceland, has announced a new partnership that officially brings drone delivery to the U.S. But there's a catch. You have to be playing the back nine at an exclusive golf course to take advantage....

Lockheed Martin and Drone Racing League Launch Groundbreaking AI Innovation Challenge

Lockheed Martin and Drone Racing League (DRL) today announced an innovation competition, challenging teams to develop artificial intelligence (AI) technology that will enable an autonomous drone to race a pilot-operated drone – and win. Participating teams will compete in a series of challenges ...

Parrot Announces Two New Professional Drone Solutions At InterDrone 2018

 Parrot today strengthens its Parrot Business Solutions portfolio with the release of two new innovative platforms: the senseFly eBee X and the Parrot ANAFI Work. Launched with the promise that “it’s not about the drone,” but instead about overcoming business challenges, these reliable ...

REIN’s DroneInsurance.com and AirMap Announce Collaboration

REIN's DroneInsurance.com, a digital drone insurance portal, is announcing its collaboration with AirMap, a leading drone airspace management platform. The relationship allows drone operators to seamlessly access DroneInsurance.com's offerings within AirMap for Drones, AirMap's iOS and Android ...

Yuneec Expands Commercial UAV Payload Offerings With The All-New E10T

Yuneec International, a world leader in electric aviation, today announced the expansion of its commercial UAV payload offering with the unveiling of the all-new E10T, an advanced thermal camera for commercial applications. The E10T is an all-in-one three-axis gimbal, dual thermal imaging and low ...

Walmart Patents Blockchain System for Automated Delivery Drones

Blockchain continues to find innovative use not only in the disruptive technologies stack, but also across the traditional industry sectors. A patent application published by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on August 30 indicates that the world’s largest retail giant Walmart Inc. ...

Self-piloting Drone Ambulance Concept Nets $20,000 FAI Prize

Vincenzo Navanteri has been awarded the US$20,000 Prince Alvaro de Orleans-Borbon Grant at the 2nd annual FAI International Drone Conference and Expo in Lausanne, Switzerland over the weekend. Navanteri's idea of a self-piloting drone ambulance that could carry a single injured passenger at ...