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Companies You Didn’t Know were Experimenting with Drones

  Drones are becoming all the interest in the corporate sector as of late. It is not surprising to learn quite a few prominent enterprises make use of this technology already. In fact, it is expected the number of commercially used drones will only increase as time progresses. Below are a few companies using commercial drones, […]

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How DJI has crushed the consumer drone industry, and the rivals that could still take flight

DJI’s Inspire drone The consumer drone world is crashing. In September, California drone company 3D Robotics laid off 150 members of its staff . Two months later, GoPro Inc. GPRO, -0.86% announced it would lay off 200 employees after recalling its Karma drone because they were falling from the […] Click here to view original […]

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3 of the Most Popular Drones on the Market Today

Are you looking for a new drone for the drone lover in your life but you’re not too sure what’s out there? If so, help is at hand! In this article, we outline three of some of the most popular types of drones that are available so that you can decide which one to go […]

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First perching UAV

The University of Bristol and BMT Defense Services (BMT) have developed a fixed-wing UAV which is able to perform a bird-like perched landing. The morphing wing UAV was developed over 18-months as part of the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory’s (DSTL) Autonomous Systems Underpinning Research (ASUR) programme. Click here to view original web page at […]

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Drone flight time and battery life to be improved

Two circuit-based subsystem reference designs will help manufacturers add flight time and extend battery life to quadcopters and other non-military consumer and industrial drones, according to Texas Instruments. The 2S1P battery management system (BMS) reference design transforms a drone’s battery pack into a smart diagnostic black box recorder that […] Click here to view original […]

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Drones recruited into helping fight the “war on leaks” by Anglian Water

Sam Johnson and Andy Funnell operating the drone for Anglian Water. Picture Mustard TV Drones are being deployed in a pioneering move from Anglian Water to pinpoint the source of leaks in their vast network of pipes. Thermal images from the drone being used for Anglian Water. Picture: Mustard […] Click here to view original […]

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NY Power Authority tests drone for ice boom inspection

The agency recently partnered with a Canadian utility for a test run of a drone inspection of the boom. The inspections are needed to identify any damage so repairs can be expedited. The Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom is a series of floating steel pontoons connected by steel cables. […] Click here to view original […]

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The Agriculture Drone Scene: Challenges, and New Tech to Solve (Some of) Them

There are a number of drone companies out there right now aiming to help farmers become more efficient by using data to optimize efforts and avoid waste. Raptor Maps CEO Nikhil Vadhavkar frames the project of “ag drones,” as they’re often called in the industry, pretty succinctly in this […] Click here to view original […]

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