Using a Swarm of Drones to Research Hurricanes

For a few years now, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been investing in unmanned aircraft and other technologies to increase weather observations designed to improve the accuracy of hurricane forecasting. Recently, the agency awarded Black Swift Technologies with a contract to develop a new air-deployed unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for this purpose.…

Robotic Skies Set to Guide the Future of UAS Maintenance

Robotic Skies, a service provider who supports manufacturers and operators of commercial UAS by keeping UAS flying safely, efficiently and affordably around the world, has received an investment from Boeing. This investment will help to expand the company’s, and the world’s only, global network of more than 170 civil aviation authority-certified UAS maintenance centers. It’s…

Atlas Dynamics Enables Fully Autonomous Drone Operation with AtlasNEST

Having won the 2018 Red Dot Product Design Award with the AtlasPro UAV, Atlas Dynamics has already proven to know how to manufacture cost-effective technology for a variety of industries, including inspection, emergency response, security and agriculture. During AUVSI Xponential 2019, the company launched new autonomous and multi-UAV capabilities to provide the U.S. military, security…

Tailoring Counter-drone Programs to Fit Specific Security Needs

Although drones have been a welcoming addition for many different industries, they have also created problematic outcomes in various situations. During the past year, there have been some major events in the counter-drone space, such as the Gatwick airport shutdown in December 2018, the incident at Boston’s Fenway Park in April 2019, or over correctional…

DJI and RMUS Expand the UTC Program for Drone Training to North America

As the drone industry keeps expanding all over the world, and in various commercial industries, the urge for organizations and individuals to acquire a drone, in order to improve their jobs, continues to grow. However, streamlined and efficient training programs need to be undertaken before one takes a drone to the skies. To help drone…

SPH Engineering Launches an Automatic Vertical Scanning Tool for Drones

We all know that drones are capable of mapping a user-defined horizontal area automatically, and really, there’s no shortage of software that can utilize automation to create incredible efficiencies. Whether it’s stereographic mapping or software that automates the processing of drone-based imagery into photogrammetric products, professionals across the world have been able to use this…

Insight Around the New Drone Rules for Canada

As the drone industry keeps evolving, we’re still trying to find the sweet spot around what’s fair to drone pilots and everything that literally surrounds a drone when it’s in the air, which includes manned aircraft, bystanders, infrastructures, and more. Across the world, the process to figure out the right rules and regulations when it…

AR Overlays from Edgybees Illustrate What’s Possible with Drone Data

Talk about why we need to focus more on the data drones are gathering rather than the drones themselves is becoming pervasive, and all it is being driven by the need to see this technology create answers for a given issue or workflow. Drones can gather vast and detailed amounts of information, but that information…

Drone Safety System from ParaZero Set to Open Up BVLOS Possibilities

Being able to effectively sort through safety concerns in the midst of a commercial drone revolution has been a challenge for many, but regulators will never sacrifice safety for efficiency. It’s why operators and organizations need to take active steps to ensure everyone in the vicinity of a drone operation remains safe throughout that entire…

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