UAVs – Page 6

Bladeless Drone Propulsion Tech Up for Collegiate Invention Award

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 07, 2016

For his invention of a bladeless drone, John Mohyi, a Michigan State University law student and CEO of Mohyi Labs, has been selected as a 2016 Collegiate Inventors Competition (CIC) graduate finalist. CIC, a program of the National Inventors Hall [Read More]

senseFly’s Latest Fixed-Wing Mapping Drone Is Here

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 05, 2016

senseFly is rolling out its next-generation fixed-wing drone for survey-grade photogrammetric mapping, the eBee Plus. The fixed-wing drone features an elongated windspan for stable, long-duration flights of close to one hour. Additionally, it can document 220 hectares (540 acres) in [Read More]

General Electric Has a New Drone in the Works: the Raven

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 05, 2016

GE has unveiled a prototype drone designed to help reduce environmental impact and improve operational efficiency in the oil and gas industry.

IBM and Aerialtronics Officially Announce Watson-Powered Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 04, 2016

IBM and Aerialtronics, a Netherlands-based designer and producer of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), have officially announced the first commercial drones to leverage the IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) Platform on IBM Cloud. The drones, which feature cognitive computing capabilities, [Read More]

Artificial Intelligence-Powered Drone Could Bring Autonomy to ‘Next Level’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 29, 2016

An automated inspection by an intelligent drone with deep-learning capabilities was demonstrated today by Aerialtronics, a Dutch unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) manufacturer; Neurala, a creator of deep-learning software; and NVIDIA, a creator of GPU-accelerated computing. Taking place at the GPU [Read More]

PowerVision Announces Availability of PowerEye Cinematography Drone

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 29, 2016

PowerVision Technology Group has announced that its PowerEye cinematography drone is now available for global pre-order. PowerEye features a dual-viewing capability that allows multiple users to see video simultaneously from a first-person view (FPV) and subject-matter view. The dual view [Read More]

DJI Gets Personal: Introducing the Mavic Pro Drone

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on September 28, 2016

DJI’s newest aircraft in its family of drones is a portable, foldable unit that the company says is “designed to be taken just about anywhere.”

You Can Now Make and Fly a Drone Out of Legos – Over and Over Again

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 22, 2016

The Flybrix DIY kit allows users to build Lego drones, fly them, crash them and then start all over again – all while using STEM concepts.

Airbus’ New Approval to Further Civil Certification of Large UAS in Europe

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 22, 2016

After more than two years’ work, Airbus Defence and Space, a division of Airbus Group, says it has become the world’s first company to be approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the design and development of unmanned [Read More]

Hybrid ‘delftAcopter’ Drone Operates with One Propeller

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 21, 2016

Researchers at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), based in the Netherlands, have developed a hybrid drone that they say takes off like a helicopter, tilts 90 degrees and then flies like an airplane. According to the researchers, the drone [Read More]