Drones are making cargo deliveries in the Amazon rainforest

Drones still have a number of hoops to fly through before drone delivery becomes widespread in the U.S. But in Peru’s Amazon rainforest, drones are making cargo deliveries  of anti-venom medication to remote villages. WeRobotics, a group that carries out robotic-related social good projects around the world, is testing drone delivery of 2 pound blood … Continue reading Drones are making cargo deliveries in the Amazon rainforest

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UAV192 Uber Air Taxi UAV
April 28, 2017

UAV192 Uber Air Taxi UAV

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An Uber air taxi drone, hacking a drone, a fuel cell for the ScanEagle, Grand Sky UAS Park, drone privacy, and swarming biobots.

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6 online drone communities worth joining

Looking to connect with people in the drone world? It can be tricky to find dronies out in the world, but there are loads of online drone communities for any type of drone pilot. Are you a photographer? How about a policy wonk? Just looking to make some friends? There is an online community for … Continue reading 6 online drone communities worth joining

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AlarisPro software improves UAS safety for users, manufacturers

Software developed by Maryland-based AlarisPro not only supplies operators with important information about their UAS fleet, but it also gives manufacturers data that can be used to improve safety and build better products. #quadcopters #drones

Super heavy-lift drone to be made at Florida plant

Florida is set to become home to the next wave of unique commercial drones to operate in the U.S. GRIFF Aviation, a Norwegian-based unmanned aircraft systems designer and manufacturer of a heavy-lift drones wants to open a plant in Tampa. #quadcopters #drones

Mini-ADS-B maker set to release newer, smaller versions for sUAS

The maker of a miniature ADS-B transceivers and navigation products has announced plans to debut a new line of small unmanned aircraft systems products that are lighter and better than previous versions. #quadcopters #drones

ATL airport deploys drones for runway maintenance

The busiest airport in the U.S. has turned to small unmanned aircraft vehicles to enhance and maintain day-to-day operations. Michael Baker International, an engineering and consulting service has deployed a drone to monitor heavy aircraft runways.
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FAA issues 200 maps to streamline commercial drone ops

The Federal Aviation Administration today published ;more than 200 facility maps to streamline the commercial drone authorization process. The maps depict areas and altitudes near airports where UAS may operate safely. #quadcopters #drones

The next thing in drone delivery: IBM patents a relay race of drones

One of the biggest challenges to drone delivery is the fact that most drones are limited in how far they can fly. One of IBM’s latest patents looks to take a stab at ameliorating that with a plan that essentially looks like a relay race for drones. IBM’s patent enables drones to pass off packages to each other … Continue reading The next thing in drone delivery: IBM patents a relay race of drones

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DJI’s partnership with Hasselblad leads to an 100-megapixel Frankendrone

The love child between DJI, the world’s largest drone maker and beloved professional photography brand Hasselblad is an 100-megapixel Frankendrone. DJI announced at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nevada this week what is the first 100-megapixel integrated drone imaging platform. The new product isn’t exactly a new product — it’s a mashup of existing … Continue reading DJI’s partnership with Hasselblad leads to an 100-megapixel Frankendrone

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