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Sentera and AgDNA announce Ag data integration via John Deere operations centre

December 14, 2017 - 11:23am
The John Deere operations centre facilitates seamless integration of data between Sentera and AgDNA products. Sentera and AgDNA announce completion of API integration work that allows users to seamlessly share real-time in-season precision ag information using the John Deere Operations Center. Integration with the Operations Center helps Sentera and AgDNA customers make better decisions and […]

American Robotics Unveils Fully Autonomous Drone System for Precision Farming

December 14, 2017 - 11:14am
american roboticsAmerican Robotics, an industrial drone developer specializing in agricultural automation, has unveiled its flagship product ScoutTM. It is a self-charging, self-managing drone system capable of autonomously carrying out daily scouting missions. By 2050, the world population is expected to grow to 10 billion. As a result farmers will need to increase food production by 70%. […]

NTSB Aviation Incident Final Report Blackhawk DJI Phantom collision

December 14, 2017 - 10:15am
Ladies and gentlemen the results are in, and as expected the Phantom operator was operating beyond visual line of sight, and with no idea of the regulations he or she should have been complying with. Interesting that the NTSB has looked at previous log files and noted that the operator flew above 400’and that they […]

Aurora Demonstrates Fully Autonomous Helicopter

December 14, 2017 - 7:22am
MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, VA – Aurora Flight Sciences conducted a successful demonstration of the company’s autonomous helicopter system developed under the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) program. Held at Marine Corps Base Quantico’s Urban Training Center, the AACUS-Enabled UH-1H (AEH-1) conducted multiple flights, showcasing its ability to autonomously […]

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma to Pursue Federal Aviation Administration Drone Integration Pilot Program Designation

December 14, 2017 - 6:18am
DURANT, Okla. (December 12, 2017) – The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma has submitted a declaration of intent to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to seek an FAA Drone Integration Pilot Program designation as a tribal government. The designation would permit the Choctaw Nation to participate in an initiative unveiled in October 2017 by President Trump, […]

NEC and CrowdOptic launch mobility-based facial recognition for smart city security

December 14, 2017 - 5:59am
NEC Australia, a leading ICT solutions and services company, has entered a strategic partnership with Silicon Valley vision analytics firm, CrowdOptic, to bring next generation security to smart cities. NEC Australia and CrowdOptic are jointly introducing a ground-breaking intelligent live video streaming security system enabled by real-time analysis of footage captured from fixed cameras and […]

Vigilant Aerospace Closes Investment Round with The Flying Object

December 14, 2017 - 5:08am
Vigilant Aerospace has announced a new investment from Kluz Ventures, through its commercial drone and robotics fund The Flying Object. The Flying Object (TFO) makes investments into US and international unmanned aerial systems technology and service companies that are leading the industry. Vigilant Aerospace’s product, FlightHorizon, provides individual unmanned aircraft pilots, autopilots and airspace managers […]

Sentera Announces New Pricing and Features for 2018

December 14, 2017 - 4:59am
In preparation for the 2018 growing season, Sentera is announcing exciting new features and pricing for its most popular NDVI and Red Edge sensor products.  Through the end of the year, the company is also offering additional discounts for 2018 pre-orders. Suggested retail pricing for our most popular agriculture sensor kits have been reduced by at least […]

Intel’s Falcon 8+ Drone Helps Preserve 15th-Century German Cathedral

December 13, 2017 - 10:48am
falcon 8+The 15th century Halberstadt Cathedral in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany is getting help from 21st century technology: the Intel® Falcon™ 8+ drone. In collaboration with experts from Bauhaus University Weimar and Kulturstiftung Sachsen-Anhalt, a foundation for the preservation of cultural monuments, Intel is powering inspections and damage assessment of the cathedral with advanced commercial drone technology. Through […]

ESAero announces NASA X-57 project milestone

December 13, 2017 - 6:29am
Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc. (ESAero) announced today a key NASA X-57 project milestone, the arrival of the ‘Maxwell’ tooling fuselage at ESAero’s manufacturing and integration facility in San Luis Obispo, CA. ESAero will conduct the parallel processes of fit check and integration of the X-57 Mod III wing, power, and instrumentation systems. Concurrently, the original […]

RUAS and Bangor University work together to map ecostructures around the coastline of Wales

December 13, 2017 - 3:22am
RUAS division are delighted to have recently partnered with Bangor University to work alongside them on a new project to map artificial and natural substrates at coastal locations across Wales. Bangor University, founded in 1884 with a long tradition and pedigree in research, is a partner in the Ecostructure project, a consortium led by Aberystwyth […]

Aluada Airspeeder manned multirotor racing

December 13, 2017 - 12:37am
Manned Multirotor Racing, do I think it could become a thing? Yes I think it probably could. I don’t like crowd funded drones as a rule, but I must concede to being impressed by the teams willingness to show failures in the journey so far. After two years of development in a secret location in […]

Phase One Industrial Releases iX Capture 3.0 Software for Aerial Photography

December 12, 2017 - 11:02pm
Phase One Industrial, a leading manufacturer of medium format aerial photography equipment and software solutions, today released Phase One iX Capture 3.0. This capture, control and RAW conversion processing software was designed specifically for use with Phase One Industrial aerial cameras. Engineered to support easy control of all essential camera functions, iX Capture 3.0 offers […]

NEVA Aerospace – Electric Turbofans

December 12, 2017 - 9:29pm
Neva Aerospace is offering the first ever electric turbofans (ETFs)*optmized for static thrust and VTOL/STOL. The unique turbofan housing design further ingeniously boosts thrust with no extra weight added. The breakthrough technology of the Athena Series ETFs will displace uncaged rotor blades in the current commercial drone applications and will create exciting new possibilities for […]

Heliguy Commercial Drone Training 2018 Schedule

December 12, 2017 - 10:17am
2017 has been an interesting and eventful year for the drone industry, especially when it comes to the drone rules and regulations. With the UK government announcing a new set of drone regulations coming in the form of a Drone Bill in Spring 2017 as well as the introduction of new laws in other countries […]

Face Recognition Software for Drones Released by Face-Six

December 12, 2017 - 10:04am
Face-Six, a global face recognition vendor announced today the release of its FA6Drone – a face recognition software designed to recognize people from drones (UAV’s).  The Face-Six (FA6Drone) software allows drones to identify people from any range, provided that faces are of decent quality and have a minimal size (60 Pixels).  “We are pleased to […]

Liftoff Named as Official Game for the International Drone Racing Association (IDRA)’s 2018 Drone Racing Series and 2018 Challengers Cup

December 12, 2017 - 6:26am
BELLEVILLE, Mich. – The International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) has announced that Liftoff, developed by LuGus Studios in Belgium, is the official game for the 2018 Drone Racing Series and 2018 Challengers Cup. Liftoff, the largest drone racing simulator, will feature IDRA race tracks from multiple marquee professional and semi-professional competitions. In addition to making […]

Black Swift Technologies and Leptron Unmanned Aircraft Systems Join Forces to Deliver American-Made Advanced Capability Fixed-Wing UAS

December 12, 2017 - 6:03am
GeoSwift Mapper Built on the Same UAS Platform Embraced by NASA, NOAA, and Other Leading Scientific Agencies Boulder, CO – (December 12, 2017) – With a legacy of delivering reliable, robust, and highly accurate small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), Black Swift Technologies (BST), a specialized engineering firm based in Boulder, CO, and Leptron Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), a subsidiary of Geotech […]

Aeronyde, Safe Urban UAV Flight Systems, Closes Funding

December 11, 2017 - 10:23pm
aeronydeMelbourne, FL – Aeronyde, the aerial systems company enabling safe autonomous urban flight, today announced $4.7 million in seed financing to develop its end-to-end infrastructure for self-flying vehicles. Aeronyde is the first company to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) into a full-service system for the safe and secure operation of commercial drones. […]

GA-ASI Hosts High-Tech Aerospace Innovation Event in Partnership with Starburst Accelerator

December 11, 2017 - 10:19am
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), in partnership with Starburst Accelerator, a global aerospace and aviation incubator, hosted a selection committee entitled “The Future Is Now” at its headquarters in Poway, California on December 1st. The showcase featured pitch-style presentations from 10 aerospace startups sharing technology and innovations to a cross-section of industry experts and potential investors. The […]