In 2014, Google bought Titan Aerospace, maker of high altitude, solar-powered drone aircraft. At the time Google noted, “It’s still early days, but atmospheric satellites could help bring internet access to millions of people, and help solve other problems, including disaster relief and environmental damage like deforestation.” Continue reading
The Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGCA), with support from the National Geographic and Forest Information Institute (IGN) has developed an interactive map of zones of restrictions and prohibitions for use recreational of drones in metropolitan France. Continue reading
A new research project funded by DARPA, the United States military’s experimental technology arm, has developed an autonomous drone made out of cardboard that can fly twice the distance of any fixed-range aircraft because it’s disposable. The drone only goes one way. Continue reading
Startup Airmada has a robotic ground station that can launch, land drones and let them take care of themselves on the ground without human help. Continue reading
An architect studying at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, has just released details of a design for the drone transportation hub of the future.
The US-led coalition and its Iraqi counterparts have brought down almost a dozen drones used by ISIS to both collect reconnaissance and drop munitions on Iraqi troops, the coalition said US Army Col. Brett Sylvia, commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division responsible for the train, advise, and assist mission in Iraq. Continue reading
DARPA’s technology portfolio comprises about 250 paradigm-challenging programs across dozens of fields, from quantum metamaterials and machine learning to neurotechnology and unmanned system autonomy. Throughout the year, the Agency produces updates about newly launched efforts, promising results, and major program accomplishments. Continue reading
Amazon is preparing to test experimental wireless communications technology, including mobile devices and fixed-base stations, in rural Washington and Seattle, the company disclosed in government filings this week. Continue reading