So far at CES 2017, DJI has made several drone-related announcements: The company is rolling out a new aerial mapping app and a limited edition Phantom 4 drone and is teaming up with storage solutions provider Seagate Technology. In addition, [Read More]
SkyPixel and DJI have launched their annual aerial photography contest, running Oct. 26-Dec. 30. Entrants will choose between the categories of “beauty,” encompassing natural landscape and urban architecture, and “360-degree aerial panorama,” showcasing 360-degree views from above, aided by virtual [Read More]
DJI has introduced the Zenmuse Z30, what the company calls its most powerful integrated aerial zoom camera. The Zenmuse Z30, which integrates with DJI’s Matrice airframes, will work right out of the box, says DJI. The camera offers up to [Read More]
The U.K.’s Department of Transport, Civil Aviation Authority and Ministry of Defence collectively called for the “secretive tests,” which will take place in restricted airspace in Wales.
The UTM Convention 2016 and HiddenGenius.com have partnered to launch a $15,000 technology competition that demonstrates drone sense-and-avoid (SAA) technologies. The competition will be held on Nov. 9 in conjunction with UTM Convention 2016, located at the Oncenter in Syracuse, [Read More]
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]
The U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched its Aerial Dragnet program, which seeks new technologies to provide persistent, wide-area surveillance of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operating below 1,000 feet in large cities. DARPA says [Read More]
Airogistic LLC – a Dripping Springs, Texas-based provider of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) infrastructure products and services – has introduced its newer version of the DroneDome, an outdoor, netted shelter for UAV testing. The company says the latest model has [Read More]
On Friday, DJI kicked off its 10th anniversary by launching a book featuring aerial photographs from across the globe. According to DJI, “Above the World,” a coffee-table book with glossy, high-resolution photos taken from the sky, is a centerpiece of [Read More]
Draganfly Innovations – a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company – has received Standing Special Flight Operations Certificates (SFOCs) for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations across Canada (except for Quebec). Draganfly, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trace Intelligent Systems, [Read More]
In an interview with Skyward, Cheng, DJI’s former director of aerial imaging, answers five questions pertaining to the commercial drone industry, including advice for novice pilots.
The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.2 million to Tuskegee, Ala.-based Tuskegee University to bring drone technology to high school students and their teachers during an annual summer program. Spearheaded by the university’s computer science department, the project will engage [Read More]
Acend, a product developed by PlatformBrown Inc., is bringing together data, technology and analytics to deliver usage-based insurance (UBI) to unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators. Through a strategic partnership between Acend and PrecisionHawk, commercial drone operators will be able to [Read More]
Hattiesburg, Miss.-based William Carey University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine says it has made advancements to its Healthcare Integrated Rescue Operations (HiRO) medical drone in order to make additional emergency care more readily available. First announced last fall, the HiRO (pronounced [Read More]
By redesigning a standard electric motor, CR Flight is looking to boost an unmanned system’s flight performance across several key areas.
On May 19, Virginia Tech’s school of public and international affairs is sponsoring a “Drones in America” panel discussion, which will include opening remarks from Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. Former Congressman Jim Moran will serve as moderator for the discussion, [Read More]
Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, a Textron Inc. business, has announced the grand opening of its new unmanned aircraft system (UAS) training and maintenance facility, the Unmanned Systems Service & Support Center, in Blackstone, Va. With assistance from Virginia Tech’s Mid-Atlantic [Read More]
Skycatch, a provider of commercial drone data software, has launched the COMMANDER, an iOS flight app for DJI drones. The app automates data capture with DJI’s latest drones, including the Phantom 3, Inspire 1 and Phantom 4. Skycatch built the [Read More]
The Pennsylvania College of Technology, an affiliate of Penn State, is offering a quadcopter technology course as part of its workforce development and continuing education program. The drone courses will be held June 14, 16 and 21 for $179. Participants [Read More]
Insitu, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Co., has established a new commercial business unit dedicated to the unmanned aerial data collection market. According to Insitu, service offerings will include the following: Air vehicles; Inexa Control operations software; TacitView [Read More]