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JPL Races New A.I. Piloted Drones Against Drone Racing League Pilot

JPL Logo, Credit: NASA/JPL Artificial Intelligence is disruptive, easily as disruptive as drones (if not more), so when you combine the two you really get something amazing. And that's exactly what happened, thanks to funding from Google and two years of hard work by a NASA JPL team. Combining the two, the JPL [...]

By |2017-12-08T20:41:46+00:00December 8th, 2017|Drone Software, Drone Technology, Drones|Comments Off on JPL Races New A.I. Piloted Drones Against Drone Racing League Pilot

Helpful New Updates to the UK App “Drone Assist”

New software is helping drone pilots fly safer in the UK; the new software comes in the form of an app update to "Drone Assist". The newly updated app includes some great new features, such as Fly Now and the Area Reports. This looks like a great planning tool for our drone operator friends across [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:23+00:00July 21st, 2017|Drone Applications, Drone Software, Drones|Comments Off on Helpful New Updates to the UK App “Drone Assist”

Russian Company Coptersafe Is Jailbreaking DJI Drones

Current news is saturated with stories about Russia due to FBI Director Robert Mueller's investigation. While the following story isn't related to that investigation, it is related to Russia and the subject matter is legally questionable at best. For around $350, a Russian software company, named Coptersafe, will "jailbreak" your DJI drone. Once jailbroken, your DJI [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:29+00:00June 28th, 2017|Drone Software, Drones, Interesting, International, Modifications, WTF|Comments Off on Russian Company Coptersafe Is Jailbreaking DJI Drones

Australian Airspace Could Be Green, Amber And Red For Drones

In Australia, Airservices Australia is responsible for managing the airspace that drones fly in. Facing problems similar to our own, Airservices Australia is considering a simple approach to managing drone accessible airspace. Drone "green zones" allowing pilots to fly unmanned aircraft without explicit regulator approval could be developed to accommodate the growing practice, according to Airservices Australia's [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:44+00:00March 23rd, 2016|Drone Delivery, Drone Software, Drones|Comments Off on Australian Airspace Could Be Green, Amber And Red For Drones

DroneCloud Wants You To Run Your Drone Business On Their Platform

There is a new player in the drone data management space, DroneCloud. Like its competitors, DroneDeploy and Event 38, DroneCloud aims to simplify the management of drone data. Tokyo-based Clue announced in November the launch of a data management service for drones called DroneCloud. The service will offer a platform to manage drone data, such as tracking who operates [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:00+00:00December 10th, 2015|Drone Services, Drone Software, Drone Startups, Drones|Comments Off on DroneCloud Wants You To Run Your Drone Business On Their Platform

DJI And Canonical Release Ubuntu Powered, Drone Mounted Computer

DJI Matrice 100 with DJI Manifold DJI has introduced a new Ubuntu based computer, the Manifold, that is small enough and light enough to be mounted to the Matrice 100 drone. The Manifold costs $500 and the Matrice 100 costs $3,300; which is a total package cost of $3,800. Pricey yes, but keep [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:06+00:00November 2nd, 2015|Drone Software, Drone Technology, Drones, Uncategorized|Comments Off on DJI And Canonical Release Ubuntu Powered, Drone Mounted Computer

Designed For Drone Pilots, “Safe-To-Fly” App Development Is Crowdsourced

As a drone pilot, where you can and cannot legally fly your aircraft can be confusing. Here is an interesting solution to the problem, the "Safe-to-Fly" app. This app will be a way for people to share appropriate and legal sites they have found for flying, wherever they are in the world. Be it a large, unobstructed [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:13+00:00October 3rd, 2015|Drone Software, Drones|Comments Off on Designed For Drone Pilots, “Safe-To-Fly” App Development Is Crowdsourced

Skyward Introduces A Cloud-Based, Information Management Solution

Jonathan Evans, Skyward CEO Skyward introduced an information management solution purpose built for commercial drone operators. By combining up to date drone airspace mapping with flight planning tools, digital record keeping and a human support team of both regulatory and operational experts Skyward hope to give drone operators a comprehensive tool. Skyward introduced [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:19+00:00September 27th, 2015|Drone Services, Drone Software, Drone Startups, Drones|Comments Off on Skyward Introduces A Cloud-Based, Information Management Solution

The Swiss Teach Their Drones To Build Cable Bridges

Now here is a useful trick to teach a drone. Experts from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have written software that allows a set of drones, working in concert, to build a rope bridge capable of carrying a man's weight. The rope bridge completed in the proof-of-concept was 24 feet. I can already see the practical applications. [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:19+00:00September 26th, 2015|Drone Software, Drones|Comments Off on The Swiss Teach Their Drones To Build Cable Bridges

Drones In Conservation: Using A Quadcopter To Collect Water Samples

Lake Merritt Mission Plan I alway love it when I learn about drones being used in new and interesting ways. The Nerds for Nature did just that by using a drone to collect water samples at the Bioblitz held at Lake Merritt. The quadcopter they used has an exoskeleton instead of a traditional quadrotor frame. Aerotestra, the [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:22+00:00September 22nd, 2015|Activism, Drone Services, Drone Software, Drones|Comments Off on Drones In Conservation: Using A Quadcopter To Collect Water Samples