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

Discovering Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) with Drones

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.

By |2017-11-09T09:26:07-08:00November 9th, 2017|Aerial Photography/Videography, Drone Aided Research, Drones|Comments Off on Discovering Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) with Drones

NASA Plans To Take Drones to Saturn’s Largest Moon, Titan

A false-color view of Titan, a moon of Saturn surrounded by a thick orange haze. Titan is believed to contain an ocean with an icy crust on top, which will be simulated in future research., Credit: NASA Drones truly are amazing and they have been changing the world (largely) for the better since [...]

By |2017-10-04T12:53:06-08:00August 28th, 2017|Drone Technology, Drones, Interesting|Comments Off on NASA Plans To Take Drones to Saturn’s Largest Moon, Titan

The “Int-Ball” Photo Drone Designed For Use in Space

I found this little "drone" while doing my regular quadcopter related reading; while not a drone in the traditional sense, the BB-8 style Int-Ball "drone" was intriguing enough to make it into the blog. Largely due to the "cute" factor. If you don't believe me, follow the link below. Space watchers have seen footballs, mini-soccer [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:23-08:00July 24th, 2017|Drones, Interesting|Comments Off on The “Int-Ball” Photo Drone Designed For Use in Space

NASA Plans To Build Drones For Use On Mars

Drones have conquered the air, I doubt anyone would try to argue that point. More recently, drones have been exploring underwater, now NASA has plans to use drones on Mars. Yes, the planet Mars.  Creating a drone for use on Mars is no easy task and will require some complex engineering considering the differences that [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:30-08:00June 26th, 2017|Drone Technology, Drones, New Drones, WTF|Comments Off on NASA Plans To Build Drones For Use On Mars

Testing an Aircraft Collision Avoidance System for Unmanned Aircraft

An important step we need to take before really opening up national airspace for commercial drone operation is the development and deployment of a national aircraft collision avoidance system for unmanned aircraft. A system developed by Aviation Communication & Surveillance Systems, Northrop Grumman Corp., NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory [...]

By |2017-04-08T19:19:28-08:00April 16th, 2017|Drone Technology, Drones|Comments Off on Testing an Aircraft Collision Avoidance System for Unmanned Aircraft

The UK Government Now Working With NASA On The UAS Traffic Management (UTM) System

I've reported before about NASA taking a leading role in the development of the new UAS Traffic Management (UTM) System, now the UK government is getting involved. This is positive news for the global drone industry, NASA is already working with the US government and a number of major US companies including Google, Amazon and Verizon. Adding the UK [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:18-08:00September 28th, 2015|Drone Law, Drones|Comments Off on The UK Government Now Working With NASA On The UAS Traffic Management (UTM) System

NASA’s Collaborative UAS Traffic Management (UTM) System

Last year, a number of major technology companies, such as Amazon and Google, announced drone projects. Before any commercial efforts can begin, we need to implement a safety system to guarantee flying unmanned aircraft don't collide into buildings, airplanes or one another. Who will build this safety system? The FAA immediately come to mind, but what [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:25:00-08:00June 17th, 2015|Drone Law, Drone Technology, Drones, FAA|Comments Off on NASA’s Collaborative UAS Traffic Management (UTM) System

Introducing the Greased Lightning drone (GL-10)

The GL-10 on the ground., NASA Langley/David C. Bowman The Greased Lightning drone of GL-10, developed by NASA, is a tiltrotor design with the vertical take-off capabilities of a helicopter and the maneuverability of an airplane. James Vincent, a journalist at The Verge, wrote the article NASA's Greased Lightning drone hovers like a helicopter, flies like a plane which [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:25:11-08:00May 12th, 2015|Drones, New Drones|Comments Off on Introducing the Greased Lightning drone (GL-10)