Flyability’s Collision-Tolerant, Caged Drone Arrives in North America

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 19, 2017

Flyability, a Swiss company making collision-tolerant drones, recently announced its first authorized reseller in the U.S., MFE Rentals Inc., an inspection equipment provider headquartered in Dripping Springs, Texas. In turn, Flyability’s Elios drone is now available for purchase from any [Read More]

New Industrial-Grade Octocopter Puts Emphasis on Customization

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 19, 2017

Hong Kong-based XDynamics has introduced the D-02, a customizable unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) suited for professional drone cinematography, as well as industrial applications. According to the company, which designed the drone “with modularity in mind,” the octocopter is compatible with [Read More]

Flying EYE Virtual Reality Drone Launches for Live Broadcasting

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 17, 2017

360 Designs has released the Flying EYE, a virtual reality (VR), live-streaming drone based on the DJI Matrice 600 series of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Using 360 Designs’ custom wireless transmission system, Breeze, the drone can broadcast VR streams to [Read More]

So Long, DJI Phantom 4; Hello, Phantom 4 Advanced

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 13, 2017

The newest addition to DJI’s Phantom family of drones improves on the original Phantom 4, which will soon be discontinued.

Microdrones Mapping UAVs Come to Southeastern U.S.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 12, 2017

Microdrones, a manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for surveying and mapping, recently forged a distribution agreement with Navigation Electronics Inc. (NEI), which has added Microdrones mdMapper systems to its product portfolio. NEI sells and services mapping, GIS, surveying and [Read More]

Shield AI Quadcopters Provide Artificial Intelligence on the Battlefield

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 04, 2017

San Diego-based start-up Shield AI is building an artificially intelligent (AI) drone that finds people and threats inside buildings without a remote pilot. The impetus for Shield AI was provided by co-founder Brandon Tseng’s experiences serving in combat in Afghanistan, [Read More]

Airobotics Green-Lighted for Pilot-Less, Autonomous Drone Flights

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 27, 2017

Following approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI), Airobotics is claiming the first worldwide authorization to fly fully automated drones without a pilot. With its completely autonomous system, Airobotics says the drone enables industrial companies to leverage the [Read More]

Quadcopter Design Challenge Mates 3D Printing, Cloud Software and CAD Modeling

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

Boulder, Colo.-based Frustum, a provider of generative design and topology optimization software, has announced the winners of its “Generate Quadcopter Challenge: A GrabCAD Challenge for Topology Optimization.” Hosted on the GrabCAD Community platform, the challenge invited participants to use Frustum’s [Read More]

QuadH20 Unveils its Latest Waterproof Drone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

QuadH20, a drone company based out of the U.K., has unveiled what it says is a waterproof unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that can fly in the rain and snow and even land on water. Featuring DJI’s 4K X3 camera and [Read More]

Companies Roll out FPV Racing Drone for Ages 12+

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 28, 2017

DR1 Racing and Air Hogs have partnered to create a first-person-view (FPV) toy racing drone for $99.99. The Air Hogs Official DR1 Race Drone, suited for ages 12 and up, will hit shelves this fall, according to the companies, which [Read More]