Austin Fire Department is showing off one of their new tools — aimed at helping keep people safe – their unmanned aerial vehicle, more commonly known as a “drone.” Since drones are a popular holiday gift item, they say it’s important to know the rules beforehand, and check with the FAA. Continue reading
A technology firm has developed a small robot module that clips on to any small drone and can be used to search for survivors from the air in a disaster zone. Continue reading
In five months of operation, the NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) saved over 8.800 lives in the Mediterranean. By spotting and monitoring distressed vessels, Schiebel’s Unmanned Air System CAMCOPTER S-100 assisted in the rescue and contributed significantly to the success of the mission.
Olaeris, a manufacturer of next-generation, civilian Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), announced that Macon-Bibb, Georgia, will become the first in the United States to install a county-wide network of their AEVA unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to perform routine, robotic 911 emergency response. AEVA stands for Aerial-Electric-Virtual-Assistant. Continue reading
Cape Town tested a quadcopter recently while police carried out a drug bust in the Cape Flats. When arriving at the suspect’s house, a quadcopter with an infrared camera was launched nearby and watched from above. If any suspects fled, hid, or threw weapons or drugs away, the drone captured it all. Continue reading
Dangerous frontline operations call for a safe and efficient method to locate and evacuate wounded personnel. To address this critical need and help save lives, Lockheed Martin, Kaman Aerospace, and Neya Systems demonstrated the first ever collaborative unmanned air and ground casualty evacuation using the unmanned aerial system (UAS) Control Segment (UCS) Architecture and K-MAX® cargo helicopter on March 26. Continue reading