Articles about Drones (page 2)

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 […]

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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”.

Chinese Fugitive On The Run For 17 Years Arrested After Drone Sniffs Him Out
Drones are great for photography and videography, but it seems that drones are now an excellent tool for law enforcement. According to a report from the New Zealand Herald, it seems that a Chinese fugitive on the run from authorities for the past 17 years was finally caught after a drone had spotted him living in a secret cave.

Parrot’s Latest Drone Comes With A Pair Of FPV Goggles
Piloting a drone can be a bit tricky. This is because unlike driving a car, drones are in the sky and since we’re not up there with them, we have to rely on looking down on our screens to navigate them. However, if you’d like a better and more immersive way to fly your drones, you’re in luck.

The FAA Apparently Needs To Remind Users Not To Weaponize Their Drones
The drones that are designed for consumer use typically come with a camera attached to it. However, in theory, if you could attach a camera, you could attach all manner of objects, including weapons like guns, a flamethrower, and so on. Obviously this is illegal but apparently it’s not a fact that is obvious to some.

French Drone Startup Delair Lands Contract With Mining Group Eramet
When we think of drones, we think of those that are commercially available where they are used for photography or videography purposes. However, drones have much more potential than just grabbing photos or videos, and have been finding a fair amount of commercial use. For example, drones can be used to survey construction sites.

FAA’s New App Helps Drone Operators Figure Out Where They Can And Cannot Fly
Drone operators are probably aware that over in the US, there are various restrictions set in place by the FAA in which there are certain locations where they may or may not fly their drones. This makes sense, especially since flying drones near places like airports can be rather dangerous and disruptive.

New Jammer Technology Was Used By The U.S. To Down Iranian Drone
President Donald Trump had announced a couple of days ago that the USS Boxer had taken down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz. It wasn’t detailed just how the drone had been shot down. However, a report reveals that the U.S. likely used new jammer technology to take down the Iranian drone.

Parrot Decides To Stop Making Toy Drones
French dronemaker Parrot has decided that it’s no longer going to compete in the toy drone market. The company has confirmed that it has stopped the production and development of any drone other than the Anafi and its variations. There are no Mamo or Swing drones in stock anymore but those who want one just might be able to pick one up through retailers.

MIT Has Created A Drone That Can Switch Between Hovering And Gliding
When it comes to drones, there are pretty much two types that exist in the market. One of those types have been designed to be like a plane where it glides in the air, while the other sports a quadcopter design where it can hover thanks to the design of its rotors. Both have their uses, but what if you could switch between gliding and hovering?

Moment Has Created An Anamorphic Lens For Drones
Thanks to the wide available of commercial drones, it has become incredibly easy for amateur filmmakers to use drones to film aerial and cinematic shots. However, if you’re looking to take your drone videography to the next level, Moment might have a new lens that you could be interested in.