Archive for drone racing

University ‘Drone Data Race’ Incorporates Environmental Mapping

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 21, 2017

Tomorrow, the aerial and aquatic robot research group of the California State University Channel Islands (CI) is hosting a “drone data race” in Camarillo, Calif. The event is based on a traditional drone race but incorporates the collection of environmental [Read More]

Georgia Tech Takes Top Spot at Windy Collegiate Drone Racing Event

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 17, 2017

Atlanta’s Georgia Institute of Technology has emerged victorious in the first-ever Collegiate Drone Racing National Championship, according to Purdue University. Organized by the Purdue Drone Club, the event involved participants from 27 competing universities. The pilots used homemade drones to [Read More]

Purdue University Invites Public to Collegiate Drone Racing Event

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 12, 2017

This Saturday, West Lafayette, Ind.-based Purdue University is hosting the “Collegiate Drone Racing National Championship,” which will feature 48 drone pilots from schools across the U.S. According to a news release from the university, the Purdue Drone Club will compete [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]

Drone Racing League Establishes Safety Guidelines for FPV Races

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 05, 2016

The Drone Racing League (DRL) has launched a new safety program for first-person-view (FPV) racing events. Announced in collaboration with the White House Office of Science and Technology’s (OSTP) recent “Workshop on Drones and the Future of Aviation,” is [Read More]

‘Drone TV’ Launches as 24/7 Drone Racing Channel

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 21, 2016

FOTV Media Networks Inc. has launched Drone TV, a channel dedicated to drone racing, on its streaming TV platform According to the company, Drone TV is the first 24/7 channel devoted to the sport of drone racing. The channel [Read More]

Nissan Creates the Drone Equivalent of the 2017 GT-R

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 24, 2016

Nissan has unveiled the GT-R Drone, what the automaker is calling one of the fastest-accelerating first-person-view (FPV) racing drones in the world. Built to be able to keep up with the new 2017 Nissan GT-R, the drone features performance-enhancing technology [Read More]