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New Indian HAPS Drone Announced After Recent Drone Incursion Into China

Indian navy UAV Heron, Credit: Wikimedia Commons Normally I try to avoid writing stories about military drone use, generally speaking there are negative undertones that are hard to avoid, however in this case I have to make an exception. Why? For two reasons, first, some of the drone technology in question is pretty [...]

By | 2017-12-08T01:37:57+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Drones, Military, Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Indian HAPS Drone Announced After Recent Drone Incursion Into China

Can GoPro Rally Against DJI In The Battle For Drone Supremacy?

Even with the negative publicity that DJI has recently faced, they are still the 800 lbs. gorilla in the room when it comes to drone production. So where does that leave a financially stable US company with aspirations of their own? With work to do. The Karma didn’t stack up well against its rivals or [...]

By | 2017-08-28T14:00:00+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Can GoPro Rally Against DJI In The Battle For Drone Supremacy?

Charges Dismissed Against Myron Dewey in Dakota Access Pipeline Case

The following is an interesting read; the article, titled "Charges dismissed against drone operator who documented protest," is about Myron Dewey. Dewey recently used his drone to document protests at the Dakota Access Pipeline. Dewey pled not guilty and all charges were dismissed. Due to the results, I'm sure this won't be the last time [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:23:24+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Charges Dismissed Against Myron Dewey in Dakota Access Pipeline Case

Drone Universities Past Clients (Continued)

Back in April, I blogged about some of Drone Universities notable clients. The list needs a small addendum. Some of our recent clients: San Diego Zoo California Fish and Wildlife Moulton Niguel Water District East Bay Municipal Utility District Recent Client Logos:  

By | 2017-08-31T15:23:31+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Drone Universities Past Clients (Continued)

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+00:00 November 2nd, 2015|Drone Software, Drone Technology, Drones, Uncategorized|Comments Off on DJI And Canonical Release Ubuntu Powered, Drone Mounted Computer

The Risks Of Weaponized Drones

Austin Haughwout Ever since Austin Haughwout decided it would be a smart idea to weaponize a quadcopter by attaching a semi-automatic pistol to it, there has been a very real safety concern. In an article from Drone Futures titled, "Avoiding the Ugly Side of Police Drones," they discuss some of the dangers involved with armed [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:24:12+00:00 October 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Risks Of Weaponized Drones

Florida High School Students Use Drones To Learn About Precision Agriculture

At a Tampa Bay's Hernando High School, a new program is teaching students about precision agriculture. The program gives students a hands-on opportunity to learn how drones can collect valuable data for farmers. The steady humm of a drone can sometimes be heard around the campus of Hernando High School these days. Unmanned aerial vehicles, or [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:24:19+00:00 September 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Florida High School Students Use Drones To Learn About Precision Agriculture

Drone Advocates for Public Safety (DAPS) Teaches First Responders

When it comes to public safety officer drone use, it shouldn't be a question of if, but rather a question of when. It's hard to argue against the value drones provide in both tactical and search and rescue situations. Now, a newly formed organization Drone Advocates for Public Safety or DAPS is teaching first responders how to [...]

By | 2017-08-31T15:24:20+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Drones, First Responder, Search and Rescue, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Drone Advocates for Public Safety (DAPS) Teaches First Responders