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Recently there have been media reports of unauthorized flight control parameter modifications that enable DJI drones to circumvent built-in safety features, including geofencing restrictions. A recent firmware update issued for all DJI drones fixes reported issues and ensures DJI’s products continue to provide information and features supporting safe flight. DJI will continue to investigate additional …
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Insitu reached a milestone worth celebrating when the company’s unmanned platforms — ScanEagle, Integrator and RQ-21A Blackjack — hit a collective one million operational flight hours last week. This event represents the latest achievement in the company’s 23 years of professional aviation history. “Insitu’s path to one million operational flight hours has been navigated by …
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Today is a historic day for 3DR. We couldn’t be more thrilled to share not one, but two important milestones for Site Scan, which will transform how our customers use drones in their day-to-day work. First things first: we’re integrating our Site Scan software platform with DJI to make it compatible with their drones. This …
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Black Swift Technologies (BST), a specialized engineering firm based in Boulder, CO, announced today that their small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS), SuperSwiftTM, has been selected by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as the sUAS Observation System (sUASOS) for wildfire measurements in support of NOAA’s FIREX field mission and their fire weather forecasting initiative. With …
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An outdoor fly lab for testing autonomous aerial vehicles is coming to the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering this fall, adding to the university’s spate of advanced robotics facilities. M-Air will be a netted, four-story complex situated next to the site where the Ford Motor Company Robotics Building will open in late 2019. Construction …
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Atlas Dynamics (atlasdynamics.eu) announced today it has raised $8 million from private and institutional investors. Atlas will use the capital to advance the development of its Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) and Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone-based data solutions, and to build its presence in key markets, including North America. The company will …
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Volaero Drones, a Miami based Drone Tech Startup Company, has teamed up with Bill Booth Outdoors and Bruni Infrared. They have started a python tracking project in Everglades using drones and thermal technology. Utilizing advanced drone imagery to create solutions for the python problem in the Florida Everglades. “Volaero is excited to team up with …
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We had the opportunity to build a rover for a demonstration that Northrop Grumman just had. Thought I would share it. The basic idea was to help address the bad wrap drones get from the news. NGC has been using something they call a Global Innovation Summit to demonstrate drones capabilities that helps humanity. This …
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DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, has announced that the RoboMaster 2017 competition finals will be live streamed exclusively on social video platform Twitch (except in China). RoboMaster 2017 is an annual robotics competition for teams of aspiring engineers to design and build next-generation robots and to complete with teams from around the …
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