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The TIKAD, By Duke Robotics, Changes The Face Of Drones

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., center, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley, Credit: DoD While I try to avoid discussing the military and it's use of drones, I've discussed weaponized drones a number of times on this blog. Thanks to [...]

By | 2017-10-04T12:49:23+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Drone Design, Drones, Military, New Drones|Comments Off on The TIKAD, By Duke Robotics, Changes The Face Of Drones

They Own 70% Of The Consumer Drone Market, What’s Next For DJI?

Frank Wang Frank Wang's story is an amazing one because he took his childhood passion was able to grow it into the largest manufacturer of consumer drones globally, DJI. It is proof that you can follow you dreams, and you can turn your dreams into success, if you persevere (and if you get [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:23:22+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Drone Technology, Drones, New Drones|Comments Off on They Own 70% Of The Consumer Drone Market, What’s Next For DJI?

The GoPro Karma Drone And Karma Grip Visit Popeye Village, Malta

Chris January of The Telegraph recently used the latest GoPro Karma Drone and Karma Grip to capture the innate beauty of Popeye Village; a family entertainment complex originally built as a movie set. Malta has rarely looked at serenely beautiful as it does in the above video, shot by The Telegraph's Chris January using GoPro's [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:23:23+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Aerial Photography/Videography, Drones, New Drones|Comments Off on The GoPro Karma Drone And Karma Grip Visit Popeye Village, Malta

Watch NVIDIA Navigate Airspace and Around Obstacles without GPS

Where would your drone be without GPS? Most likely grounded. However that's not the case for all drones. NVIDIA, known for their high performance graphics cards and parallel processing GPUs, is working on a drone that navigates using machine vision. The machine vision is powered by NVIDIA Jetson TX1 embedded AI supercomputers. Although initially designed to [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:23:24+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Drone Technology, Drone Videos, Drones, New Drones|Comments Off on Watch NVIDIA Navigate Airspace and Around Obstacles without GPS

Improving the Hexacopter: From 6 to 12 Degrees of Freedom in Flight

A website that I really enjoy is Hack A Day. Each day Hack A Day publishes fresh "hacks" from around the Internet. While browsing today, I ran into this interesting article titled "Harrier-like Tilt Thrust in Multirotor Aircraft." The article covers recent work from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) and Zurich University of [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:23:25+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Drone Technology, Drones, Interesting, New Drones|Comments Off on Improving the Hexacopter: From 6 to 12 Degrees of Freedom in Flight

“Future-proof” Modular Drones from France’s Lehmann Aviation

Lehmann Aviation historically focused on higher-end drones, now they've course corrected and are launching a brand new line of "future-proof" modular drones. Why replace your entire drone when you can simply upgrade a single component? Drone technology has changed rapidly over the past decade and France's Lehmann Aviation is looking to help professional drone users [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:23:25+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Aerial Photogrammetry, Aerial Photography/Videography, Drone Agriculture/Farming, Drone Construction, Drone Technology, Drones, New Drones|Comments Off on “Future-proof” Modular Drones from France’s Lehmann Aviation

Is It A Quad Bike or Is It a Flying Quad? VTOL Human Transportion

Neva Aerospace, a consortium of five companies, is set to debut their AirQuadOne personal transportation vehicle at the International Paris Airshow. Unlike other designs capable of transporting a human, the AirQuadOne is not just a scaled up multirotor. Instead, the AirQuadOne is actually two vehicles in one; it is a road capable electric 'quad bike', [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:23:25+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Drone Design, Drone Technology, Drones, New Drones, Transportation|Comments Off on Is It A Quad Bike or Is It a Flying Quad? VTOL Human Transportion

US Marines Set To Launch 3D Printed Drones Into Battle

I normally try to avoid military subject matter on the Drone Universities blog. Not that it isn't interesting, it just, generally speaking, doesn't match well topically with the rest of our stories. However, every once in a while I'll run into something so interesting that I feel like I have to share. This is one [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:23:25+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Drone Technology, Drones, Military, New Drones|Comments Off on US Marines Set To Launch 3D Printed Drones Into Battle

Israeli Airobotics Optimus Drone Can Operate Autonomously

The Israeli Airobotics Optimus drone recently gained approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel. This is a major event when you consiuder the Airobotics Optimus drone flies fully automated. Yes, this drone can take-off, fly for 30 minutes, then safely land, all without any human intervention. New tech like this always comes with fancy [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:23:26+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Drone Technology, Drones, New Drones|Comments Off on Israeli Airobotics Optimus Drone Can Operate Autonomously

The New York Times Reviews the DJI Spark

Below you'll find another review of the DJI Spark; this time from the New York Times. In my humble opinion, the DJI Spark is a great starter drone. It's relatively low-cost and quite capable. Thanks to the unique combination of size and feature set, the Spark is perfect for capturing your next selfie too. I tested [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:23:29+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Drone Technology, Drones, FPV, New Drones|Comments Off on The New York Times Reviews the DJI Spark