NEWS

  • November 24, 2014
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    The major players in the commercial drones space have released their new models just in time for a holiday season that should cement UAVs as a mainstream gadget. But which one of this year’s models is right for you? Let Dronelife break it down for you: DJI Inspire 1 Lets get this out of ...
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  • November 24, 2014
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    via DJI PR – DJI, the world leader in commercial aerial imaging systems and creative robotics, has released the first in a series of documentary shorts highlighting the innovative use of aerial tools. The “DJI Stories” series will provide real life accounts of non-professional pilots who achieve tasks that were impossible ...
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  • November 24, 2014
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    (Source: Wall Street Journal Online)   Highly anticipated federal rules on commercial drones are expected to require operators to have a license and limit flights to daylight hours, below 400 feet and within sight of the person at the controls, according to people familiar with the rule-making process. The drone industry has awaited ...
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  • November 24, 2014
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    (Source: aviationweek.com)   The threat of a hobbyist flying a small, light, remotely piloted aircraft into the path of a commercial aircraft may be overblown due to the rigorous certification standards already in place for other unidentified flying objects—birds. Those rules cover the airframes, empennage, windshield, engines and certain sensors for birds weighing ...
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  • November 24, 2014
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    (Source: unmanned-aerial.com)   MicaSense, a developer of technologies that enhance the capabilities of robotic platforms, has raised $2 million in Series A funding from Paris-headquartered Parrot. MicaSense, which operates from Seattle and Simi Valley, Calif., says it delivers a fully integrated hardware solution for agricultural remote sensing from any unmanned aerial platform, tightly ...
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  • November 21, 2014
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    (Source: louisvillecardinal.com)   Before robotic and futuristic drones took to the skies, male honeybees were considered the original drone. Chase Murray, an industrial and systems engineering professor from Auburn University, used this little bit of entertaining trivia to open his seminar about Drones in Logistics. Drones are now known as unmanned aerial ...
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  • November 21, 2014
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    (Source: ktla.com)   A man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and face mask was caught on surveillance video Tuesday using a rock to break the glass doors at PMG Multi-Rotors in Corona before making off with $500,000 worth of drones. The thief stole 11 high-tech drones and helicopters used in movie production, according to ...
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  • November 20, 2014
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    (Source: techcrunch.com)   Amazon and Google might be chest-thumping about their respective drone delivery programs but the technology is still years out from being feasible in dense urban environments. Dr Mirko Kovac, director of Imperial College London‘s current aerial robotics lab, suggests it could be as far out as a decade. “Drone delivery ...
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  • November 20, 2014
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    (Source: auvsi.org) Brian Wynne has been named president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, succeeding the retiring Michael Toscano on 12 Jan. 2015. Wynne is currently president of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), a post he has held since April 2004. The organization promotes battery, hybrid, plug-in hybrid ...
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  • November 20, 2014
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    (Source: CNN Money)   The company has posted more than a dozen jobs for aeronautical engineers, technicians and other specialists for its drone business. It’s all part of Facebook’s plan to connect the whole world to the Internet using drones, lasers and satellites. Facebook (FB, Tech30) wants to know: Are you an avionics ...
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