Content Category: UAVs
3D Robotics Rolls out the 'Solo' Smart Drone
on April 13, 2015 by print the content item
3D Robotics has released what it calls the world's first smart drone. Dubbed "Solo," it features two integrated Linux computers - one on the aircraft and one in the controller - and offers in-flight access to GoPro controls and wireless HD streaming straight to mobile devices. As the first drone designed with every aspect of the photographer’s experience in mind, More
The DJI Phantom 3: More Than a 'Simple Product Refresh'
on April 10, 2015 by Betsy Lillian print the content item
First announcing it simultaneously in three different countries, DJI has introduced a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV): the DJI Phantom 3. On April 8, the Shenzhen, China-based drone company invited industry stakeholders to Munich, London and New York City to "experience wonder," where it revealed its brand-new aircraft, offered in two models: the Phantom 3 Professional and the Phantom 3 More
Splash Drone Features Emergency Flares, Waterproof Gimbal
on April 06, 2015 by print the content item
Urban Drones LLC recently created the Splash Drone, a waterproof quadcopter that allows operators to shoot underwater 4K video. The Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for the aircraft ends on April 8. The Splash Drone surpassed its goal on Kickstarter just 24 hours after the campaign was launched in March. As of April 6, it has reached almost $250,000. According to the More
Northrop Grumman Partners with AirRobot for Small UAS Distribution
on April 01, 2015 by print the content item
AirRobot U.S. and Northrop Grumman subsidiary Remotec Inc. have entered into a distribution agreement for AirRobot's line of small unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Under the agreement, Remotec is the sole reseller of these products to the U.S. market for first responders and law enforcement. The companies also are working to integrate Remotec's unmanned ground vehicles and AirRobot's aerial systems to More
Introducing the Albatross UAV from Applied Aeronautics
on March 30, 2015 by print the content item
Applied Aeronautics LLC has released its Albatross unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platform and a line of supporting products. With a 10-foot wingspan and an entirely electric propulsion system, the Albatross can fly over two hours and cover 100 miles. It cruises at 38-45 mph and reaches a speed of 90 mph. The company explains that the aircraft was built to More
Bird-Scaring Aerial Robot 'Addresses a Global Problem'
on March 16, 2015 by print the content item
Cottonwood Euro Technology Fund, a U.S.-based seed/early-stage venture capital company, has invested EUR 1.6 million in Clear Flight Solutions, a robotics/drone spinoff company from the University of Twente in the Netherlands. Clear Flight Solutions has developed a bird-control solution, the Robird - a remotely piloted robotic bird that mimics the real flight of a peregrine falcon (a natural predator for More
BeeRotor UAV Mimics Insects, Needs No Accelerometer
on March 16, 2015 by print the content item
Biorobotics researchers at the Institut des Sciences du Mouvement - Etienne-Jules Marey (CNRS/Aix-Marseille Universite) have developed an aerial robot stabilized visually without an accelerometer and capable of flying over uneven terrain. Called BeeRotor, it adjusts its speed and avoids obstacles, thanks to optic flow sensors inspired by an insect’s vision. It can fly along a tunnel with uneven, moving walls More
Arizona, Quebec Companies Partner for Lynx M UAS Distribution
on March 11, 2015 by print the content item
Quebec-based Hovercam-Media now has exclusive distribution rights in Canada of the Lynx M unmanned aerial system, developed by Swift Radioplanes of Prescott, Ariz. The Lynx M weighs around 8 pounds and has a wingspan of 7.5 feet. With a flight endurance of three hours, the aircraft is "designed for professional photomapping and research," according to Swift Radioplanes’ product description. In More
Talking Drone Can Interact with Air Traffic Control
on March 03, 2015 by print the content item
Researchers from Australia's RMIT University have developed a talking drone that can converse with air traffic controllers. The project, part of a larger research initiative that aims to address safety and efficiency issues related to drones and air traffic management, is the result of a partnership between RMIT, Thales Australia and the company’s Centre for Advanced Studies in Air Traffic More
Drone Aviation Creating New Line of Tethered, Commercial UAVs
on March 02, 2015 by print the content item
Drone Aviation Corp. (DAC) has launched WATT, the first model of the company's new line of commercial-grade, electric, tethered drones. According to the company, the drone is designed to provide secure and reliable aerial monitoring for extended durations while being tethered to the ground via a high-strength, armored tether. WATT, a turnkey system that can carry up to 10 pounds More
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Are you comfortable with the use of the term "drone" to describe commercial/civil UAS?

Yes; a UAS is a drone.
No; it gives the technology a negative connotation.
No opinion; it's not important what they are called.

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