Category Archives: Non-Military & Commercial UAS

Kongsberg Geospatial and eSmart Systems Partner to Deliver Real-time BVLOS Powerline Intelligence

Team members from eSmart Systems and Kongsberg Geospatial pose in front of an eSmart Systems powerline inspection truck. Kongsberg Geospatial and eSmart Systems announced a partnership to deliver BVLOS powerline inspection capabilities in North America and Europe

Kongsberg Geospatial, an Ottawa-based developer of real-time, mission critical, geospatial visualisation software, and eSmart Systems, who develop digital intelligence for the energy industry and smart communities, announced that they have integrated the Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS UAS situational awareness system into the eSmart Systems Connected Drone solution for powerline inspection. Continue reading

Origami-Inspired Drone for Last-Centimeter Delivery

 A new drone developed at EPFL uses cutting-edge technology to deliver parcels weighing up to 500 grams. The device will never get stuck in traffic, it’s programmed to avoid obstacles, and it can reach destinations on steep or uneven terrain. Its protective cage and foldable design mean that it can be carried around in a backpack and used in total safety. Continue reading