An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), also known as a drone is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard.

Flying Microchips The Size Of A Sand Grain Could Be Used For Population Surveillance

NEW YORK - It's neither a bird nor a plane, but a winged microchip as small as a grain of sand that can be carried by the wind as it monitors such things as pollution levels or the spread of airborne diseases. The tiny microfliers, whose development by engineers at Northwestern University was detailed in

By |2021-10-10T16:08:17-04:00October 10th, 2021|Digital, Drones|

The Navy Is Developing “Bio-Inspired” Drones That Transition Between Air And Water

WASHINGTON DC - The U.S. Navy appears to be taking a cue from mother nature by seeking to develop “bio-inspired autonomous systems” that mimic or leverage characteristics of the natural world to accomplish Navy missions. Specifically, the U.S. Navy’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget requests contain close to $30 million for developing “Biocentric" or "Bio-Inspired" technologies

By |2021-06-22T17:02:10-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Drones, Life Sciences|

U.S. To Allow Small Drones To Fly Over People And At Night

WASHINGTON DC - Small drones will be allowed to fly over people and at night in the United States, the Federal Aviation Administration said in late December, a significant step toward their use for widespread commercial deliveries. The FAA said its long-awaited rules for the drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles, will address security

By |2021-01-26T12:07:01-05:00January 1st, 2021|Drones|

Amazon’s Ring To Sell $250 Security Drone To Fly Around Your Home

SEATTLE - Ring, the Amazon-owned home security business, introduced a flying camera on Thursday that may excite home-surveillance fans but is almost certain to rankle privacy advocates. The $250 drone, called Ring Always Home Cam, is among a slew of products unveiled during Amazon's invitation-only online hardware event. The drone is small and light, with a

By |2020-10-02T17:45:14-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Drones, Featured|

Detroit Aerotropolis Seeks To Expand Development Around Metro, Willow Run Airports

DETROIT - The Detroit Region Aerotropolis is a four-community, two-county, public-private economic development partnership driving corporate expansion and new investment around Detroit Metro and Willow Run Airports. The Aerotropolis is the premiere location for greenfield expansion in Southeast Michigan, offering 6,000 acres of development-ready land centered in a world-class network of transportation infrastructure. With two

By |2020-09-26T16:32:33-04:00September 26th, 2020|Drones, Mobile MI, Mobility, Politics, Politics/Government|

TECH Amazon Wins FAA Approval For Prime Air Drone Delivery Fleet

SEATTLE - Amazon received federal approval to operate its fleet of Prime Air delivery drones, the Federal Aviation Administration said Monday, a milestone that allows the company to expand unmanned package delivery. The approval will give Amazon broad privileges to “safely and efficiently deliver packages to customers,” the agency said. The certification comes under Part 135 of FAA

By |2020-08-31T19:06:04-04:00August 31st, 2020|Drones|

Canadian Startup Creates Drone That Can Plant 40,000 Trees A Month

SAN FRANCISCO - This week, on land north of Toronto that previously burned in a wildfire, drones are hovering over fields and firing seed pods into the ground, planting native pine and spruce trees to help restore habitat for birds. Flash Forest, the Canadian startup behind the project, plans to use its technology to plant

By |2020-05-17T11:13:54-04:00May 17th, 2020|Drones, STEM|

RIIS, Parrot Partner To Develop Drone AI Technology

TROY - European Drone Group Parrot is partnering with mobile app developer RIIS to develop custom artificial intelligence for Parrot’s ANAFI drone platform. Parrot and RIIS are focused on exploring the use of AI and computer vision technology, combined with drone data capture, to solve countless industry challenges using an efficient and cost-effective approach.  To

By |2020-02-16T15:47:09-05:00February 16th, 2020|Drones, Mobility, New Products / Contracts|

FAA Seeks To Track All Drones In US Over Half Pound With Remote ID

WASHINGTON DC - A proposal from the Federal Aviation Administration to track nearly all remote-controlled drones was unveiled last week, affecting nearly all drones in the U.S., both recreational and commercial. The only exception are drones under 0.55 pounds, which don't require FAA registration.  Most photography drones, like the DJI Mavic, weigh about a pound and would

By |2020-01-01T12:53:53-05:00January 1st, 2020|Drones, Featured, Politics/Government|

Alphabet Launches Drone Delivery Service

CHRISTIANSBURG, Virginia - After years of development, Alphabet's drone delivery service Wing is officially open for business. The company announced the beginning of service for residents of Christiansburg, Virginia, who will be able to order over-the-counter medication, snacks, and other small items and have them airlifted straight to their homes by a drone. Initially, Wing

By |2019-10-19T14:59:17-04:00October 19th, 2019|Drones|