NEWS

  • October 24, 2014
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    Drones are going to be a popular gifts this holiday season. If you are considering buying one this year, (and, if you’re not, allow us to convince you by clicking here) on of the major factors that will go into your decision is cost. As with all electronic gadgets, cost is ...
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  • October 24, 2014
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    (Source: wsmv.com)   A new push to keep drones grounded is coming from an unlikely source: the Tennessee Titans. Drones can currently be flown almost anywhere, but the Channel 4 I-Team has learned that the Titans would like to see tougher laws for the new technology. While the Federal Aviation Administration continues to work ...
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  • October 24, 2014
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    (Source: unmannedsystemstechnology.com)   RIEGL have released a video of the flight performance of their recently launched RiCOPTER UAV laser scanning system. RiCOPTER is a high-performance UAV which can be equipped with the RIEGL VUX-1 survey-grade LiDAR sensor to offer a fully integrated turnkey solution and marks the first complete UAS LiDAR solution from ...
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  • October 24, 2014
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    (Source: CBS Local, Denver)   Fire chiefs from across Colorado say drones have a lot of potential. The new airborne technology could be a lifesaving measure not just for firefighters but victims as well. Dave Prall with the drone company Unmanned Experts gave a demonstration in Summit County on Thursday for emergency officials. “They ...
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  • October 23, 2014
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    (Source: Wall St Journal Blogs)   Heavy regulation in the U.S. for drones hasn’t stopped venture capitalists from backing startups that make the small flying robots. Deborah Gage reports for Dow Jones VentureWire that the latest funding is for drone startup Kespry Inc., which raised $10 million for commercial drones from Lightspeed ...
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  • October 23, 2014
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    (Source: betaboston.com)   Helen Greiner didn’t just put the ‘robot’ in iRobot. Starting as an 11-year-old who wanted to build robots, she achieved her a dream twice: after co-founding iRobot and ushering it to an IPO in 2005, Greiner left to create a second company, CyPhy Works, that builds flying robots. Greiner spoke ...
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  • October 23, 2014
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    Over the past few years, GoPro has become the “go-to” HD/personal camera across the sporting world and has most recently emerged as the darling of the commercial drone industry. As UAV enthusiast Chris Anderson noted in a recent interview: “As go GoPros, so goes drones. GoPros have really revolutionized the experience ...
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  • October 23, 2014
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    (Source: IEEE Spectrum)   Anybody who’s ever flown a rotary wing drone will look at the stats of CyPhy Works’ new Pocket Flyer drone and be amazed. It fits in your pocket and weights a mere 80 grams. It’ll fly continuously for two hours or more, sending back high quality HD video ...
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  • October 23, 2014
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    (Source: BBC)   Drones which could seriously injure or kill are being flown over cities and towns across England, despite laws designed to protect the public. Dozens of YouTube clips show the aircraft, which can be bought for £300, over populated areas including London, Liverpool and Nottingham. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) prohibits the ...
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  • October 23, 2014
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    (Source: claimsjournal.com)   Drones can provide a variety of benefits for property adjusters, according to a new white paper released by Cognizant last month. Specifically, insurers should consider drones in order to increase efficiency, reduce operational costs and improve customer service. The paper, Drones: The Insurance Industry’s Next Game Changer, suggests insurers can ...
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