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BIKI the World’s First Bionic Unmanned Underwater Drone

Drones have conquered the sky and now they aim to conquer the sea. I've covered a few underwater drones on this blog before (like OpenROV, Aquabotix and iBubble), but this is undeniably the cutest one to date. Why? The BIKI drone, from Robosea, was designed to look like a fish, and they did a pretty good [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:30-07:00June 23rd, 2017|Drone Design, Drone Startups, Drone Technology, Drone Videos, Drones|Comments Off on BIKI the World’s First Bionic Unmanned Underwater Drone

Can the “Seidarm” Surveillance Technology be a Virtual Border Wall?

When Trump imagines his border wall between the United States and Mexico, I'm pretty sure his mental image doesn't match Glenn Spencer's. That's because Spencer, president of Border Technology Inc., has a mental image of a virtual wall comprised of buried sensors and drones. Spencer call's his virtual wall technology "seidarm." Spencer is the president of [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:34-07:00April 17th, 2017|Drone Startups, Drone Technology, Drones, Homeland Security|Comments Off on Can the “Seidarm” Surveillance Technology be a Virtual Border Wall?

Underwater Drone Manufacturer Aquabotix Preps for AU IPO

The underwater drone space is definitely heating up and companies like Aquabotix are leading the way. Aquabotix manufacturers a complete line of underwater drone products, including professional and recreational remote operated vehicles (ROVs), an ARV (autonomous remote vehicle) and underwater cameras. Recently Aquabotix Technology Corporation decided to file an initial public offering (IPO). Successful startup files IPO. [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:35-07:00April 13th, 2017|Drone Startups, Drone Technology, Drones|Comments Off on Underwater Drone Manufacturer Aquabotix Preps for AU IPO

The I.F.O.: Using Drone Technology for Manned Flights

Would you be willing to fly in an aircraft powered by drone technology? If you answered "yes," you aren't alone. We've covered a few examples of human transportation systems that use drone technology including this prototype and this production level system. Now, I'd like to introduce a new entry into the space, the I.F.O or "Identified [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:36-07:00April 7th, 2017|Drone Startups, Drone Technology, Drones, New Drones, Transportation|Comments Off on The I.F.O.: Using Drone Technology for Manned Flights

New Startups like DroniCar help Drone Industry Mature

It's interesting to watch the drone industry mature. Similar to the Internet, the drone industry is filled with start-up companies and new ones are being launched on a regular basis. Startup companies like DroniCar in Yorktown, Virginia are trying to leverage drone technologies are core elements of their business models. For example, DroniCar believes large, airship drones can [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:40-07:00March 31st, 2017|Drone Startups, Drones|Comments Off on New Startups like DroniCar help Drone Industry Mature

Skydio Is Bringing Artificial Intelligence To Drones

Entrepreneur Adam Bry believes something is missing from today's drones. What's missing? Real Artificial Intelligence. Adam recently showed video of a drone developed by his startup Skydio. With high-quality drones now available for just a few hundred dollars, many consumers and businesses are taking to the skies. But many are plummeting to Earth, too—search Youtube [...]

By |2017-03-29T16:10:57-07:00March 30th, 2017|Drone Startups, Drones|Comments Off on Skydio Is Bringing Artificial Intelligence To Drones

Starship Technology’s Self-Driving Delivery Drone

Starship Technology Delivery Drone When people talk about drone delivery, it's highly likely images of Amazon's delivery drone zipping above your head may immediately come to mind. That's because aerial delivery drones have been getting all the hype. Eeva Haaramo recently wrote an article that talks about another type of delivery drone. This delivery drone is [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:42-07:00March 28th, 2016|Drone Delivery, Drone Startups, Drones, New Drones|Comments Off on Starship Technology’s Self-Driving Delivery Drone

Is North Dakota Really The “Silicon Valley of Drones?”

The Research North Dakota program has contributed $2.9 million in grant funding to drone related projects. North Dakota has historically been pro-drone and this led to it being referred to as the Silicon Valley of Drones by some. With an eye towards the future, North Dakota has "invested more than $34 million in a FAA-sanctioned [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:43-07:00March 24th, 2016|Drone Investing, Drone Startups, Drones, New Drones|Comments Off on Is North Dakota Really The “Silicon Valley of Drones?”

Introducing The Rook, The Quadcopter That Breaks FAA Regulations

I recently learned about a new drone, the Rook, being developed by a startup called Eighty Nine Robotics. The development of the Rook drone is being funded on Indiegogo. According to Eighty Nine Robotics: By connecting to the Internet, Rook allows you to control and view the camera stream from your phone in real-time. Just [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:54-07:00March 7th, 2016|Drone Law, Drone Startups, Drones, FAA, New Drones, Opinion|Comments Off on Introducing The Rook, The Quadcopter That Breaks FAA Regulations

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 |2017-08-31T15:24:00-07:00December 10th, 2015|Drone Services, Drone Software, Drone Startups, Drones|Comments Off on DroneCloud Wants You To Run Your Drone Business On Their Platform