• August 28, 2015
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    Peter Sachs is one of the FAA’s harshest critics when it comes to drones. He has been quoted many times and written extensively on his website, dronelawjournal.com, about the unreasonable methods the FAA has for dealing with commercial drone operators. His latest criticism comes not as a blog post, but as a ...
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  • August 28, 2015
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    (Source: Business Insider)   Intel has got a thing for drones. The world’s largest chipmaker announced this week that it invested $60 million in a Chinese drone-maker, marking its third drone investment to date. What’s does Intel see in unmanned aerial vehicles ? The flying machines are packed with the kinds of sophisticated chips that ...
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  • August 28, 2015
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    CB Insights has published their first ever Future of Tech Report research project looking at what is in store for the future of augmented and virtual reality, space and satellites, and drones. You can view the full report right here and it is definitely worth your time if you are a ...
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  • August 27, 2015
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    One Wednesday, Yuneec Electric Aviation announced they received a $60 million investment from Intel to further expand their drone business. For details on the funding, check out this video featuring Yuneec CEO Tian Yu and Intel CEO Brian Krzanich. Yuneec recently launched the latest version of their Q500 Typhoon drone, the Q500 4K.  We really ...
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  • August 27, 2015
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    (Source: BBC)   Europe’s most successful Kickstarter project is finally ready to deliver the tiny drone that won more than £2.3m in backing last November. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the Zano drone which the company hopes to start sending to backers next week will not at first deliver ...
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  • August 27, 2015
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    (Source: Fuel Fix)   A pump collects data about the oil it is hauling to the surface and re-configures its operations to handle the crude more efficiently. A roughneck tripped up by a repair job logs into a mobile device from the rig and downloads a training video. Drones fly out to ...
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  • August 26, 2015
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    EHANG, makers of the Ghost Drone has received an impressive $42 million Series B in order to accelerate its process of developing new technology and launching of new products. The investment round was dominated by GP Capital, and it also included representations by investors such as GGV Capital, PreAngel, ZhenFund, OFC, ...
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  • August 26, 2015
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    Aerialtronics, a manufacturer of high performance multirotor aerial platforms, announced today that it has selected Robotic Skies as its completion and maintenance provider for its line of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Under the partnership, the two companies will collaborate to build a custom maintenance program for the Aerialtronics product line ...
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  • August 26, 2015
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    We have seen Superman with a GoPro –  footage of what it would look like to fly as Superman, shot with a drone –  but that was greenscreen. This is the real thing! Sort of. Shot by YouTube user Barry Craig with his DJI Phantom 3 and a Superman action figure.
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  • August 26, 2015
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    As the drone industry gains altitude as an emerging technology, the inevitable question of how to handle “drones behaving badly” is being swatted around the arena of media punditry with both CNN and the BBC recently weighing in. The “There Oughta Be a Law” Bandwagon is seductive and expected whenever a ...
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  • August 26, 2015
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    (Source: technologyreview.com)   For some construction workers, any thoughts of slacking off could soon seem rather quaint. The drones will almost certainly notice. The workers building a lavish new downtown stadium for the Sacramento Kings in California are being monitored by aerial drones and software that can automatically flag slow progress. Once per day, ...
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  • August 26, 2015
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    (Source: The Guardian)   California lawmakers have sided with privacy advocates to pass a bill that bans drones from flying lower than 350ft (106m) over private property. If the bill is signed by Governor Jerry Brown it will create a no-fly zone and make it a trespass violation for someone to fly an ...
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  • August 25, 2015
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    Did you hear the one about two Latvia drone enthusiasts who climbed a mountain and came back with a drone idea? For Ivan Tolchinsky and Igor Zhydanov, a desire to deploy a fully autonomous, compact drone capable of high altitude flights in howling winds and pelting snow led to the Erida, ...
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  • August 25, 2015
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    The internet has been abuzz the last two days with the news of Sony’s latest foray into the world of drones. A joint project with the Japanese company ZMP, the so-called Aerosense is a hallmark in vertical takeoff and landing UAV technology, can fly continuously for up to 2 hours, ...
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