Drones

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

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|

US Air Force THOR Can Swat Swarms Of Drones From the Sky

WASHINGTON DC - In recent years, small drones have made their way onto battlefields where they’ve been used to surveil US forces or drop bombs on them, prompting the US military to develop new ways to take them down. This week, the US Air Force unveiled a new tool that can be stationed at bases around the world:

By |2019-06-23T14:24:02-04:00June 23rd, 2019|Drones|

Israeli University Develops Quadcopter That Also Drives

BEER-SHEVA, Israel – The first experimental robot drone that flies like a typical quadcopter, drives on tough terrain and squeezes into tight spaces using the same motors, has been developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers. The hybrid FSTAR (flying sprawl-tuned autonomous robot) was introduced at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2019

By |2019-05-21T21:23:26-04:00May 21st, 2019|Auto Tech, Drones|

DEQ Drone Deployed Over Van Etten Lake As Part Of Wurtsmith PFAS Response

OSCODA — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality this week flew a drone over Van Etten Lake in Oscoda to scout locations for the installation of a wireless all-weather camera system designed to detect foam created by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) discharges into the lake from the former Wurtsmith Air Force base. The DEQ

By |2018-11-13T14:11:25-04:00November 13th, 2018|Clean Update, Drones|

Uber Could Deliver Hamburgers Using Drones By 2021

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ca. - Uber may be delivering burgers by drones as soon as 2021. According to a job listing spotted by The Wall Street Journal, Uber is looking to hire an operations executive to make drone delivery functional by next year and available for commercial use by 2021. The job post referenced UberExpress — which

By |2018-10-28T15:15:06-04:00October 28th, 2018|Drones|

DNR: Michigan 1st In Nation To Use Drones To Search For PFAS

LANSING — In what is thought to be the first-ever use of drones to search for possible locations of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality said it would deploy a drone this week over Crawford County’s Lake Margrethe to locate springs that could be carrying PFAS contamination from past

By |2018-09-21T14:12:47-04:00September 21st, 2018|Drones, ESD|

Researches Develop Fleet Of Autonomous Drones To Detect Gas Leaks

HOUSTON – Rice University researchers, in a collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine and Houston nonprofit Technology For All are developing a fleet of autonomous aerial drones that coordinate with each other to detect, track and model the environment and let neighborhoods know of airborne perils that can be especially hazardous following extreme weather events. Rice

By |2018-08-30T17:07:59-04:00August 30th, 2018|Drones|

Ann Arbor Drone Wind Industry Startup Opens Dutch Office

ANN ARBOR — SkySpecs, the developer of automated drone-based inspection for wind turbines, announced the opening of a new office in Amsterdam, Netherlands. “A European presence represents a strategic expansion for the SkySpecs brand,” SkySpecs CEO Danny Ellis said. “We are busy assembling an operations and sales team and are excited to double our footprint

By |2018-08-27T20:24:29-04:00August 26th, 2018|Drones, ESD|