Drones

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

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|

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|

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|