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Drone app permissions, what did you agree to share?

August 17, 2017 - 11:40am
permissionsWe have all done it, the permissions pop up and we agree quickly to get what we want out of the app. Just in my inbox, an offer to purchase customer data from the listed providers. Interestingly I use three of the services and don’t remember saying I was happy for them to share, my […]

DARPA Assured Autonomy Seeks to Guarantee Safety of Learning-enabled Autonomous Systems

August 17, 2017 - 10:32am
tern[email protected] Building on recent breakthroughs in autonomous cyber systems and formal methods, DARPA today announced a new research program called Assured Autonomy that aims to advance the ways computing systems can learn and evolve to better manage variations in the environment and enhance the predictability of autonomous systems like driverless vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles […]

Aerialtronics in suspension of payments

August 17, 2017 - 8:43am
Dutch multirotor manufacturer Aerialtronics are in suspension of payments. This was confirmed by communications coordinator Katy Spring by email to sUAS News today. “We are working with the trustee, Mark Aukema of RWV Advocaten. Together, we are working to find a sustainable solution for the enterprise” An official statement will be released next Monday, the 21st […]

Drone Deploy – Enterprise Field Sales Executive

August 17, 2017 - 8:21am
Drone Deploy TeamDroneDeploy is the leading cloud software platform for commercial drones, making the power of aerial data accessible and productive for everyone. Trusted by businesses and individuals in over 140 countries worldwide, we are transforming the way drone users collect, manage and digest impactful data in a variety of industries, including agriculture, real estate, mining and […]

DJI Announces AirWorks 2017 to Help Enterprises Put Drones to Work in Skies Around the World

August 17, 2017 - 7:19am
DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, opened registration on Thursday for its AirWorks enterprise drone conference on November 7-9 in Denver, Colorado. The annual event will bring together the global commercial drone ecosystem for three days of industry presentations, hands-on workshops, training sessions and networking focused on putting drones to work in […]

Volaero Drones And Geodetics Sign LiDAR Integration & Resale Agreement

August 16, 2017 - 9:28am
volaeroVolaero Drones ( is a professional drone services company that integrates cutting edge drone, imagery, and data processing technologies to provide clients with actionable analytics. From flight mission planning to data processing, Volaero saves time, money and resources and boosts safety by creating technology solutions that provide the data needed to make better decisions. “Volaero is excited […]

The Patent Scam – Austin Meyer

August 16, 2017 - 9:13am
patentI and many other developers have been sued by a company called Uniloc for using the Google Play store to distribute our apps on Android. These lawsuits, and countless others like them, come from lawyers’ offices and shell companies that do not actually create any goods or services, but instead ONLY sue people for Patent […]

Microsoft researchers test AI-controlled soaring machine

August 16, 2017 - 7:36am
MicrosoftBy Allison Linn HAWTHORNE, Nevada – In the searing midday heat of the Nevada desert, a white Jeep Wrangler heads down a desolate strip of dirt road, surrounded on either side by miles of sagebrush and sand. As the Jeep bumps along, two members of a Microsoft research team, Jim Piavis and Rick Rogahn, steady […]

Indian Government strikes drone deals with United States, Isreal

August 16, 2017 - 6:25am
The Indian government recently cleared a deal with the United States for the purchase of 22 MQ-9 Guardian surveillance drones. This deal, initiated last year and officially cleared in June, is worth an estimated 2 billion US Dollars. The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, who met with US President Donald Trump on June the 26th, […]

Aerialtronics’ commitment to drone data security

August 16, 2017 - 5:52am
aerialtronicsAs data security concerns become an increasingly hot topic for the drone industry, we at Aerialtronics want to assure our current and potential future clients that we place great importance on the issue and take every step to ensure aerial data is secure and well-encrypted. This is just one of the reasons why our main […]

Robotic Skies Raises Venture Capital Funding Round

August 15, 2017 - 9:21pm
Robotic Skies, LLC, announced today it has raised a round of venture capital financing. The investment round was led by Kickstart Seed Fund of Salt Lake City, Utah, and included participation by Sun Mountain Capital of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The capital will accelerate the expansion of the Robotic Skies maintenance network for high-end commercial […]

The state of civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in India

August 15, 2017 - 11:08am
indiaThe state of the Indian drone industry is a complicated one, given the harsh restrictions imposed upon UAS in the country. In October of 2014, the Director General of Civil Aviation in India issued a public notice ( that regulated Indian UAS use for the first time. The notice is clear: ‘Til such (future) regulations […]

Do not drone over HMS Queen Elizabeth, flight restrictions 16th August, Solent.

August 15, 2017 - 9:53am
queenTomorrow (16th August 2017) the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier will arrive in the Solent. Do not be tempted to drone over it. There is going to be an air-display associated with her arrival. No airspace surrounded it at its Scottish parking spot, hence a DJI Phantom 4 Pro became one of the first aircraft […]

Agribotix and senseFly Jump-start 2018 Precision Ag Programs with New Promotion

August 15, 2017 - 9:05am
senseflyAgribotix, a leader in drone-enabled agricultural intelligence, and senseFly, the leading provider of professional drone solutions, today announced their Gateway to Precision Ag promotion for North America. Designed to help growers and retailers get ahead of the 2018 growing season, the promotion offers a discount on a package of tools that enables professionals to begin working […]

Sky Hopper: Electrically powered tri-fan design workhorse UAV concept

August 15, 2017 - 5:17am
A group of entrepreneurial UK engineers has plans to build a mid-mass logistics drone for global markets. The system will be aimed initially at remote and isolated communities, but is planned to be fully capable of near urban operations in due course. The UAV system, called Sky Hopper®, is an electrically powered tri fan design […]

Propeller Aero hiring – Sales Executives

August 14, 2017 - 11:42pm
Propeller Aero is hiring talented Sales Executives to accelerate our penetration of civil industry. As one member of a small and talented sales team, you will bring Propeller Aero’s cutting-edge aerial data technology to this massive market. The Propeller Aero sales team is a carefully curated group of curious, diverse high-achievers. Every member has an […]

ROTOR FX – AOPA Part 107 Seminar Extended To Second Date – Registrations Completely Booked In One Day!

August 14, 2017 - 11:26pm
AOPAOn August 26 and now August 27, ROTOR FX in cooperation with AOPA will present a new free drone seminar entitled “An Intro To 107” at its facilities in Los Angeles from 9:30am to 3pm on each day. The August 26th date was completely booked within 24 hours of announcement so AOPA and ROTOR FX […]

Antonelli Law Successfully Defends Part 107 Pilot in Chicago Drone Ordinance Case

August 14, 2017 - 9:28pm
AntonelliIn June, licensed drone pilot Jerrick Hakim flew his DJI Inspire 2 for one solitary flight on Chicago’s lakefront. A slow, cinematic flight, the drone flew above Lake Michigan perhaps several hundred feet from shore. After about 15 minutes, the professional photographer landed his drone next to the lakefront walking path, walked to his car […]

DJI Develops Option For Pilots To Fly Without Internet Data Transfer

August 14, 2017 - 3:26pm
drone policyDJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, is developing a new local data mode that stops internet traffic to and from its flight control apps, in order to provide enhanced data privacy assurances for sensitive government and enterprise customers. DJI’s flight control apps routinely communicate over the internet to ensure a […]

India’s top 10 drone startups

August 14, 2017 - 11:14am
indianThe Indian drone market is a burgeoning one, despite some restrictive legislation and rules concerning UAS in the country. India has need of drones for fast surveying and mapping of infrastructure and agriculture, and is both purchasing from foreign nations and developing UAS locally for use in the defence industry. In response to the growing […]