The UAE’s Ministry of Labour has signed a cooperation agreement with Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) in Dubai to develop a drones project used to inspect local construction sites. Under the agreement, a specialised operational team from both sides will be established to upgrade the drone which records video footage to record violations against labourers. Continue reading →
Drones, or quads as they’re commonly referred by insiders, tilted their propellers into the blustery fall wind and buzzed through the sky above the infield of Detroit’s Dorais Velodrome Saturday. Continue reading →
One of the most useful features built into the DJI Phantom is something called ‘Return to Home.’ If the quadcopter gets out of range of your controller, instead of dropping out of the sky, it automatically uses GPS data to zoom back to the launch point. Continue reading →
Tarlac, in the Philippines, will be the first town in the country to have unmanned aerial vehicles, to monitor the local peace and order situation and threats from natural disasters. Continue reading →
Unmanned Systems Canada, the national Canadian association, has joined UVS International as a non-corporate member. As a Partner Organisation, Unmanned Systems Canada is now also a member of the International RPAS Coordination Council. Continue reading →
A startup called Airware is working with NASA on a project exploring how to manage the swarms of commercial drones expected to start appearing in U.S. skies. The four-year programme will create a series of prototype air traffic management systems and could shape how widely commercial drones can be used. Airware’s main business is selling control software and hardware to drone manufacturers and operators.
In the future, it may be possible for military jet pilots to manufacture and deploy small 3D-printed drones to conduct surveillance or help perform search-and-rescue missions. That capability to produce unmanned aerial systems on demand could be onboard aircraft in 2040 or even earlier, BAE Systems scientists and engineers said in a series of promotional videos released this summer. Continue reading →