While operating his drone near the York River in Virginia, Donglai Gong accidentally found a harmful algal bloom or HAB. Donglai, an assistant professor at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point, was curious and took some photos. This random event quickly led to something larger, the involvement of NASA. Drones are the next evolutionary step in HAB detection; that's why they are being used by NASA in and outside of the Virginia area.
Lava Flow, Credit: YouTube A great way to get away from the recent negative publicity that DJI has been dealing with, is to focus on an amazing and innovative research project that uses DJI equipment, including the DJI Inspire 1 with Zenmuse XT thermal camera, such as the one being led by volcanologist Professor Jonathan Castro. DJI, [...]
AI has reached the point of being a sexy new buzzword and, commensurate with it's status, AI is everywhere these days. How can AI improve your drone? In Zurich, a group of scientists and researchers believe they can use machine vision in place of GPS. To prove their point, they were able to do so using inexpensive [...]
UAV technology is driving jobs it's lots of different areas. It seems Kentucky is next in line thanks to the new USA Drone Port National Unmanned Robotic Research and Development Center. Jobs are on the way to Eastern Kentucky in a new industry. "The technology, who knows where it's going to be in three years," [...]
Steven Hogan, a drone lawyer at Ausely & McMullen, wrote an article about drone law titled, "Confused about "Drone Law?" You're not alone." In his article, in addition to covering a variety of interesting drone law topics, his article also included an interesting list of drone use-cases: Precision Agriculture: showing farmers what plants are stressed, are [...]
In the Svalbard archipelago, Norway, drones are being used by geoscience researchers. Using drones to collect glacier 'calving' data is ideal because of the unsafe terrain involved. Not only are drones more cost-effective than the historical solution, helicopters, but they are more versatile because of their smaller size. Drones can capture detailed data from perspectives that were unavailable [...]