FLIR Systems Inc. not only creates one of the provides thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locator systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, but now they are adding drones to their business. A nano class drone developer, Prox Dynamics AS, plans to integrate the company into its surveillance segment. Prox Dynamics produces nano helicopter technology. Its drones are light, pocket-sized, hand control and covert surveillance systems. For $134 million cash,
Grossmont College is developing a program in drone technology, due to a recent workshop on careers in drone technology. “Clearly, the interest is there and with the funding to support developing education and training to support rapidly growing business applications, we have an obligation to the public to build a drone technology program,” college president Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh said following a two-hour workshop last week that drew more than 60 attendees, including those from L
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The US military's research agency has announce weapons systems that could defend land vehicles or ships from attacks by drones. The Islamic State (IS) have created off-the-shelf drone to attack U-backed Iraqi troops pushing towards Mosul. Even though there are no reports of a drone attack, the US Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) wants to be ahead of the game. The drone defense system needs to serve the military and civilians in their homeland or abroad. The pr
These days a great deal of buzz seems to be perpetually in motion surrounding U.S. President-elect Donald J. Trump. Regardless of where you stand politically, one thing is clear; change is imminent. But will this change affect the emerging unmanned aviation industry, and if so, how?
The President-elect is in favor of privatizing air traffic management, according to Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa. Shuster claims Trump would like a private, non-profit corporation to take over the
Late at night, the skies over Disney World are taken by stunning lights and fireworks. But, to create more excitement and entertainment, Disney World decided to use LED lights through a new drone technology. Flixels, one of Disney's newest innovations, allows a computer to fly and coordinate several unmanned aircrafts equipped with LED lights at the same time, in order to imitate fireworks and other special effects. This will help Disney to reduce cost and increase safety, wh
In 2017, growers will need to adopt unmanned aerial systems for the supervision of their fields, agriculture experts said. With the new FAA regulations for flying drones, the aerial systems will be simple to operate, with no rules to worry about. The global market for drone is increasing exponentially, and $32.4 billion are designated to agriculture accounting, according to PricewaterhousCoopers. DroneDeploy, a cloud-based image processing and data analysis software, wants to
3D Robotics was slated to become the GM of the drone world. The Silicon Valley-based drone manufacturer led by former Wired magazine editor in chief and technology pundit Chris Anderson was poised to dominate the U.S. UAS manufacturing market with deals that included distribution with Best Buy.
Then the bottom fell out. Chinese-manufacturer DJI pushed out new models, lowered prices by 30%, and started dominating the marketplace in the same manner Japanese manufactured autom
In its quest to deliver high-speed Internet service to rural areas around the globe, Facebook has successfully transmitted data at a speed of 20Gbps between two test towers in Southern California. The milestone-setting tests were conducted earlier this year in the so-called E-band frequencies, a group of millimeter wave frequencies between 60 and 90GHz. Such signals are capable of high-bandwidth data transmission but are susceptible to attenuation from distance, weather, and
VIDEO: A new program launched by sUAS maker DJI and JW Marriott Hotel & Resorts International will offer a "Drone Experience" for guests at the JW Marriott luxury properties.
The Drone Experience Program will enable guests to capture an aerial overview of the hotel and destination by using a DJI drone with the help of a trained UAV pilot. Through the DJI Go app, they can easily share these moments on social media via live-stream to Facebook or YouTube. With its proximity to
SUMMARY: Long-term, broad-scale ecological data are critical to plant research, but often impossible to collect on foot. Traditional data-collection methods can be time consuming or dangerous, and can compromise habitats that are sensitive to human impact. Micro-unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, eliminate these data-collection pitfalls by flying over landscapes to gather unobtrusive aerial image data. PROBLEM: Traditional mapping of large natural plant habitats is a
Canada has a problem. There have been 1,329 wildfires in Alberta this year. 834 of them have been started by humans.
The result has been 9 millions liters of fire retardant pumped by pilots flying 30,998 hours of firefighting missions. This has gotten expensive. Alberta's five-year average for aircraft costs in wildfire management is approximately $128 million, so it is important for fire officials to look at all types of technologies that could save money and lives, accor
Eight rotors arranged in a V-shape are setting out to change the face of commercial aviation services as Intel showcases the new Falcon 8+ drone as they attempt to carve out their own niche in the rapidly evolving unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) marketplace. Intel's new "Intel Cockpit" controller featuring a single joystick to control flight, with a second joystick to control the payload operation (such as a camera sensor), controls this wicked creature.
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VIDEO: A new drone-based inspection platform promises to significant enhance the way organizations manage their assets. Expanse by Sky-Futures allows clients to present inspection findings in a 3D environment and generate reports that provide essential information to help asset owners make smarter business decisions. #Expanse #SkyFutures #Drones #UAV #CommercialDrone #Inspections #Assetmanagement #CommercialUAVExpo
The 2016 Commercial UAV Expo has just concluded in at the MGM Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Established and emerging unmanned aerial vehicle companies from around the globe descended for three days of product showcases and seminars highlighting the many grown opportunities in this rapidly emerging industry. Highlighting the conference was the proliferation of direct geo-referencing workflows emerging by building UAV platforms that incorporate both payload sensors an