UAVs – Page 2

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]