October

Guest Post: Kara Murphy is a Part 107 certified drone pilot and frequent guest writer for leading drone publications. Last week, while browsing my favorite drone-related Facebook group, Drone Pilot Profits, I was instantly awestruck with a video my friend, Jon McBride, posted. Aptly titled The Flying Witch’s Revenge, it showcases Halloween’s most notorious ghoul …
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DroneDeploy, the drone platform developer, has announced major updates to its enterprise solution through additional partnerships that a) enable more accurate map production b) enable users to get drone training from industry leaders, and c) add support for the DJI Matrice 200. The updates, while targeted at enterprise users, are available to all businesses and …
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The Drone Racing League (DRL) announced the location of its 2018 DRL Allianz World Championship — and it’s located in one of the most unfriendly countries in the world toward women. The 2018 championship races will play out in Saudi Arabia in September next year. Saudi Arabia consistently ranks among the worst countries in the world …
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SPH Engineering is perfecting user experience and features for professional UAV survey mission planning with its new updates. The company has announced the release of the latest version of UgCS, the UgCS for DJI update, and the beta version of UgCS Mapper. UgCS Mapper is a geo-referenced image processing desktop software, to create preliminary orthophoto map in-field, requiring no internet …
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According to a story posted on New Atlas, Sophia, a robot constructed by Hong Kong company Hanson Robotics, has been granted citizenship. The announcement came during the recent Future Investment Initiative in Saudi Arabia. This marks the first time in the world a government has granted citizenship rights to a robot. Although the declaration was ostensibly …
Continue reading World’s First Robot Citizen Takes A Swipe At Elon Musk

Pass Your Part 107 Today. Use Code: UAVEN25 To Save $25 San Diego Zoo Global scientists and Northrop Grumman Corporation engineers announced the continuation of a unique collaboration to advance the understanding of sea ice dynamics in a changing climate and impacts on polar bear behaviour. Now in year two of this effort, the team spent 2016 testing …
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HAZON Solutions and PrecisionHawk have announced a new partnership to integrate their technologies to provide better drone safety for commercial drone operations. PrecisionHawk’s Low Altitude Traffic and Airspace Safety (LATAS) platform will be accessible within the HAZON drone fleet management software, HAZON Drone Management System (DMS). LATAS is a platform that links drones, 3D ground data and live …
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Vanilla Aircraft’s VA001 UAS has successfully completed an unmanned internal combustion powered flight that lasted for five days, one hour and 24 minutes, the company announced on 26 October. After a pilot-controlled takeoff on 18 October from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, the UAS undertook its long endurance test flight, switching to autopilot …
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