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

State Drone Bill Could Fly Away If Federal Government Acts On Drone Regs

LANSING - A bill package to restrict where recreational drone users can fly their gadgets was heard by the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday, but many worry the federal government's delayed action on drone regulation might end up rendering state legislation all for naught. The package consists of SB 917, which would clarify who drone operators

By | 2018-06-08T13:10:27+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Drones, Politics, Politics/Government|

SkySpecs Releases Drone Wind Turbine Analytics, Management Software

ANN ARBOR — SkySpecs, a provider of drone systems for the wind energy industry, has announced a new product, Horizon, a wind turbine analytics and management software designed to provide insights and analytics that will support the goal of automating the analysis, creation, and execution of preventative maintenance programs on wind farms. SkySpecs will unveil

By | 2018-05-08T18:34:33+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Drones|

Synchronized Drones Highlight 2018 Winter Olympic Ceremonies

ROYAL OAK - If you watched the Winter Olympic Ceremonies you saw how far drones have come. The show featured 1200 drones flown by a single pilot who used them to create a variety of images including the five interconnected Olympic rings. It’s the next evolution in commercial drones, DroneLaw.Pro’s Enrico Schaefer said in this

By | 2018-03-06T20:27:22+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Drones, Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Self-Flying Drone Knows Where You Are … Where You’re Going

SAN JOSE - A four-year-old autonomous drone startup founded by MIT researchers and backed by Silicon Valley’s top investors is finally ready to show off what it’s been building over the past several years. Today, Skydio is showcasing the R1, a drone that boasts what the startup calls “self-flying” capabilities. What this means is that the drone

By | 2018-02-20T20:28:18+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Drones|

Drones Law Pro Update: You Must Register Your Hobby Drone Or Face Big Fines

ROYAL OAK - Drone Law Pro Enrico Schaefer updates what’s happening with drones - also called quadcopters - with federal legislation. The commercial market has solidified - part 107 rules - that mandate what you can and cannot do with commercial drones. The Federal Aviation Administration reversed its previous rule change and now again requires

By | 2018-01-24T08:55:50+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Drones, Featured|

Technique Developed To Detect Drone Camera Illicitly Capturing Video

BEER-SHEVA, Israel – The first technique to detect a drone camera illicitly capturing video is revealed in a new study published by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev andBen-Gurion University cyber security researchers. The study addresses increasing concerns about the proliferation of drone use for personal and business applications and how it is impinging on privacy

By | 2018-01-14T08:08:34+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Drones|

$99 Drone Powered By Intel, DJI Flight Technology

BEIJING - A Chinese startup called Ryze Tech is selling an affordable drone with technology from Intel and DJI. The $99 Tello is a tiny machine with a camera that can capture 360-degree video and stream live footage to a tablet, or to an unspecified selection of third-party VR headsets. It’s aimed at a young audience, and

By | 2018-01-10T17:36:07+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Drones|

SkySpecs Lands $8 Million Investment For Drone Inspection Offering

ANN ARBOR — SkySpecs, a company that uses drones to inspect utility wind turbines, announced an $8 million Series B financing led by Statkraft Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Düsseldorf, Germany. Also participating in the funding were UL Ventures, the Northbrook, Ill.-based investment and business acceleration arm of UL, formerly Underwriters Laboratories, the

By | 2018-01-10T17:30:10+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Drones, ESD|

DroneView Technologies CEO Provides Drone Market Outlook For 2018

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP - What’s the hot trends for commercial drones in 2018? Michael Singer, CEO of DroneView Technologies, takes a look into his crystal ball and predicts. 1.   2018 will see significantly increased adoption of drones into mainstream business workflows as the tipping point for commercial drone use has arrived 2.   Drones used for surveying/mapping

By | 2018-01-05T18:56:28+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Drones|