UAVs – Page 5

C-Astral Boosts UAV Flight Time with Alta Solar Cells

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 01, 2016

C-Astral Aerospace, a provider of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), has signed an agreement with Alta Devices, a manufacturer of thin-film solar technology, under which Alta will provide its solar cells to help enhance the flight time for C-Atral’s newest [Read More]

Sentera Debuts Omni UAV Package for Inspections, Agriculture

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 28, 2016

Minneapolis-based Sentera LLC has introduced the Omni unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) package, a quadcopter fixed with Sentera’s gimbaled, double 4K sensor. Empowering users to collect precise data from obscure angles, an Omni + Double 4K Sensor package simultaneously captures macro and [Read More]

Makeblock Launches DIY Visual Programming Drone for Ages 8+

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 26, 2016

Makeblock Co. Ltd. has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for a modular and visual programming drone called Airblock. Airblock is made of magnetic, modular parts that connect together to form a drone or hovercraft. According to Makeblock, beginners can put Airblock [Read More]

Citing ‘Strong Global Demand,’ DJI Offers New Info on Mavic Pro Shipping

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 20, 2016

DJI has offered an update on the expected shipping of its Mavic Pro drone, which was first introduced at a launch event in New York City almost a month ago. At the Sept. 27 launch, the company said pre-orders would [Read More]

Draganfly Testing Mini Hyperspectral Camera with its UAVs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 19, 2016

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company Draganfly Innovations has signed an agreement with Optical Filter Corp., a subsidiary of Corning Inc., to integrate miniaturized advanced hyperspectral camera systems into its UAVs. Draganfly says it will assist in preparing Corning’s [Read More]

‘Portable, Foldable’ Hover Camera Passport Drone Now Available

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 13, 2016

Robotics start-up ZeroZero Robotics has announced the availability of its Hover Camera Passport drone. With a maximum flight time of 10 minutes and a weight of 242 grams (roughly .55 pounds), the Hover Camera Passport is an “autonomous, self-flying camera [Read More]

Intel Unveils the New Falcon 8+ Octocopter

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 13, 2016

The company, calling drone technology “an important computing platform for the future,” says it is “positioning itself at the forefront of this opportunity.”

Another Drone Joins Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 13, 2016

Insitu, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Co., has donated its ScanEagle N202SE unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. According to the company, the ScanEagle N202SE was the first commercial [Read More]

AltiGator and YellowScan Announce LiDAR-Integrated UAV

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 11, 2016

AltiGator and YellowScan have teamed up to offer a lightweight, LiDAR-integrated UAV, which the companies say is ideal for centimetric UAV surveys in urban areas. Specifically, the YellowScan Surveyor standalone LiDAR system is embedded on Altigator’s OnyxStar XENA multirotor UAV. [Read More]

University Engineer Offers Free Drone Design Tool

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 10, 2016

As interest in small autonomous aerial vehicles and their applications continues to expand, a Utah State University (USU) aerospace engineer is offering a new drone design tool to the public for free. Doug Hunsaker, an assistant professor of mechanical and [Read More]