UAVs

UAV Uses Machine Learning to Carry out Perched Landing

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 06, 2017

The University of Bristol in the U.K. and BMT Defence Services (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd., have developed what they claim to be the first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to perform a perched landing by using machine-learning algorithms. [Read More]

Polaroid is Bringing its Own Drone Line to the U.S.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 05, 2017

Polaroid is rolling out its own line of camera-equipped drones, which will be available at retail outlets across the U.S. starting in spring and summer of this year. The company says it is targeting the drones for “on-the-go consumers who [Read More]

GoPro Gives the Karma Drone Another Go

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 05, 2017

After a failed 2016 campaign, GoPro is giving the launch of its drone another shot. According to a new press release from the company, GoPro, currently showcasing its solutions at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, is re-introducing the Karma quadcopter sometime [Read More]

Yuneec Introduces the H520 Six-Rotor UAV

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 05, 2017

Yuneec International has unveiled a new commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the H520 hexacopter. A 360-degree, three-axis gimbal, coupled with retractable landing gear, offers unobstructed camera views, says Yuneec. In addition, the camera and gimbal are capable of a 20-degree [Read More]

University of Miami Students Creating Drone for Search and Rescue

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 23, 2016

The University of Miami College of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is using a NASA grant to build a drone suited for search-and-rescue operations. According to a news post from the College of Engineering, the student team, headed [Read More]

‘Evolve’ Cinematography Quadcopter Boasts Dual-Screen Controller

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 20, 2016

XDynamics has introduced Evolve, a consumer quadcopter with a patented, dual-screen remote controller. According to Hong Kong-based XDynamics, the Evolve remote controller is a smart pilot system combining all required functions for amateur and professional users’ flying and filming needs [Read More]

Researchers Create Feathered Drone for Easier Maneuverability

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 16, 2016

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) has equipped a drone with feathers in order to increase its precision during flight. According to EPFL, the device can spread or close its wings while flying – making it easier to [Read More]

DJI Rolls out Holiday Deals on Drones, Accessories

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 13, 2016

DJI has launched a Christmas promotion, which the company says features price reductions, free accessories with purchases and special holiday gifts. DJI’s “Xmas Promotion” commenced on Dec. 12 and will end at 3 a.m. EST on Jan. 5, 2017. The [Read More]

Osteopathic Physician Introduces Medical Disaster Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 07, 2016

Two new disaster drones delivered telemedical packages to victims and rescue personnel in a simulated mass casualty event yesterday at John Bell Airport in Bolton, Miss. The technology debuted before an audience that included Gov. Phil Bryant, R-Miss., and representatives [Read More]

New DX-3 Fixed-Wing, VTOL Drone Suited for Harsh Climates

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 06, 2016

Canadian drone company The Sky Guys Ltd. has announced its new technology division, Defiant Labs, and unveiled a new drone, the DX-3. The fixed-wing drone, which can vertically take off and land (VTOL), is designed to monitor and inspect long-range [Read More]

FPV Controller Now Available for Yuneec’s Breeze Drone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 06, 2016

Yuneec International has announced the availability of its new first-person-view (FPV) controller for the company’s Breeze drone. The portable game controller, available at a suggested retail price of $69.99, connects to users’ smart devices via Bluetooth and enables them to [Read More]

A Bunnycopter and Pentacopter? MIT Lets You Create Whatever Drone You Want

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 05, 2016

The new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations have made drone flight easier than ever for both companies and consumers. But what if the drones out on the market aren’t exactly what you want? The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science [Read More]

3D-Printed Quadcopter Can Support 60 kg of Suspended Weight

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 30, 2016

Researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have 3D-printed a ready-to-fly drone with embedded electronics and aerospace-grade material. The drone was jointly developed by NTU’s Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP) and Stratasys Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of Stratasys [Read More]

DJI Alters Acceleration and Top Speed of New Inspire 2

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 29, 2016

DJI has modified its speed and acceleration statistics for its newly launched Inspire 2 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). At launch, DJI said the new drone was expected to accelerate to 50 mph in 4 seconds and reach a top speed [Read More]

Development of Warehouse Inventory Drone Chugs Along

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 28, 2016

Geodis and Delta Drone have confirmed the operational development of a drone-based solution for warehouse inventory. A few months after the project began, the initial development phase has now concluded, following extensive testing in real-life conditions at the sites of [Read More]

DJI Announces Black Friday Specials on Phantoms

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 23, 2016

DJI has announced details about its Black Friday promotions, which will include price reductions on the Phantom drone series. DJI’s promotions will commence on Friday, Nov. 25 and will be available on store.dji.com; at authorized DJI dealers; and in the [Read More]

Event 38 Brings New Long-Range Mapping Drone to Market

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 22, 2016

Event 38, a drone solutions provider based in Akron, Ohio, has opened up pre-orders for its E384-LR long-range mapping drone. The E384-LR is a special configuration of the E384 mapping drone. Incorporating a lightweight and high-resolution Sony QX-1 camera, the [Read More]

Portable, Pocket-Size Drone Targets Selfie Enthusiasts

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 22, 2016

AirSelfie has launched a pocket-size flying camera, a portable unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that integrates with smartphones. AirSelfie’s 5-megapixel video camera and four propellers are enclosed in a lightweight (52 g) aluminum case that measures 3.72 x 2.65 x 0.42 [Read More]

Companies Developing New Search-and-Rescue Drone Platform

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 21, 2016

Mouser Electronics Inc., along with Easy Aerial Inc. and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara, is developing a search-and-rescue (SAR) drone platform as part of the newest series in its Empowering Innovation Together program. “Project First Responders” features a cloud-based drone platform called [Read More]

Two Drone Launches in One Day: DJI Keeps ‘Em Coming

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 15, 2016

The Chinese unmanned aircraft giant has brought two new editions of drones to its ever-increasing lineups of Phantom and Inspire drones.