Articles about Drones

UPS Looking To Develop Quieter Delivery drones
When you watch drone footage, it can sometimes look very epic and majestic, but the reality of filming with drones is that they can be incredibly noisy. If you’ve ever seen a drone being flown, you can definitely hear how loud it is, and this is a problem that UPS is looking to solve by working together with German drone-maker Wingcopter.

Bird-Like Wings Could Help Drones Fly For Longer Periods Of Time
The problem with many drones these days, commercial ones at least, is that battery life is usually not particularly great. Some of the bigger models might last longer, but the smaller ones have flight times that can be embarrassingly short. However, researchers at Brown University think that they might have found a solution.

Apple Reportedly Pulls Its AI From The Pentagon’s Drone Program
Apple isn’t exactly known for having military contracts. The closest they have ever gotten was when they teamed up with the Pentagon to develop high-tech wearables for the military. However, the company did find themselves with a military contract when they acquired AI startup, Xnor.ai.

Thirdeye Robotics Drone With Vertical Takeoff + Landing
Most small drones are based on a multi-copter design and use a vertical lift generated by the electric engines to fly and stay up in the air.

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V-Coptr Falcon Drone Boasts A Flight Time Of 50 Minutes
While drones these days offer users a lot of fun and exciting new features, the problem is that for the most part, a lot of these drones do not have a particularly long flight time. For example, a quick survey on commercially available drones has revealed that the longest flight time is around 30 minutes or so.

The FAA Wants To Track All Drones Flying In The US
Several years ago, the FAA implemented a rule in which drone operators would be required to register their drones with the agency. There are several reasons for this, one of which included making sure that drone operators fly their drones responsibly and not into restricted areas or use them for illegal purposes.

DJI Announces Its New Lightweight Mavic Mini Drone
Drones come in all shapes and sizes, with some being bigger than others, while some being smaller. If you’re looking for a drone that you can easily bring with you outside, then you might be interested to learn that DJI has since announced their latest drone offering in the form of the DJI Mavic Mini.

Lexus’ Concept Electric Car Comes With A Built-In Drone
Right now the majority of electric cars look and feel like a regular gas-powered car. However, Lexus has recently taken the wraps off their concept electric car, known as the LF-30, and if this is what the future of electric cars could look like, then you can definitely count us in as being extremely interested.

Parrot Launches A Professional Drone Loan Program
Drones aren’t necessarily cheap, especially if they are of the industrial grade type, but without doubt, they are useful for a variety of scenarios. For example, they can be used to conduct surveys that would otherwise take a lot of hours and resources. It can also be used to make site inspections that could be dangerous for humans to attempt.

PG&E Should Try This ALPS Drone For Fully Automated Power Grid Inspections
ALPS, known for its in-car electronics components has put together a Done system that can autonomously inspect powerline infrastructure.

NEC Flying Car Puts Drone Air Traffic Control To The Test
It was a bit surprising to see a company like NEC prominently featuring a car-size drone on its CEATEC 2019 booth, so we stopped by to check things up.

Flying Gondola From Aeronext: Comfortable Drone Transport
Aeronext Inc has announced its Gondola drone concept, along with a miniature model of what could become a series of drones that transport from one to four people.

Skydio 2 Autonomous Drone Presents A Serious Challenge To DJI
DJI is a staple in the drone market, but it seems that Skydio could pose a serious threat to the company with their latest drone, the Skydio 2, the successor to the Skydio R1 that comes in a more compact and lightweight package. In terms of specs, the Skydio 2 will feature a main 12MP camera with a 3-axis gimbal and is powered by Qualcomm’s RedDragon QSC605 technology, allowing the […]

UPS Gains FAA Approval For Drone Deliveries
As a delivery company, UPS has certainly done a lot in terms of trying to improve on its operations with hi-tech solutions. In fact, more recently, it seems that you might be able to expect to start seeing more UPS drones making deliveries, thanks to the FAA recently giving the company’s subsidiary, UPS Flight Forward, the approval to act as a “drone airline”.