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

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|

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|

Amazon Unveils Prime Air Delivery Drone

SEATTLE - Amazon has unveiled the latest version of its Prime Air delivery drone, a hybrid aircraft that’s capable of vertical takeoff and landing as well as sustained forward flight. The company says it wants to launch a delivery service using the drone in “the coming months,” but has not said where this might take place

By |2019-06-07T18:53:36-04:00June 6th, 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 |2018-11-13T14:11:25-05:00November 13th, 2018|Clean Update, Drones|