Dr. Mozhdeh Shahbazi, professor of geomatics engineering at the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering, is working on developing autonomous navigation technology for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs.) She anticipates the technology will be used in a next-generation breed of ‘intelligent’ drones that will aid in everything from search and rescue to aerial evidence collection for law enforcement.
On June 13th at GE’s Minds + Machines Europe event, GE Ventures announced the launch of Avitas Systems, a new company that will use predictive data analytics, robotics, and artificial intelligence to deliver advanced inspection services to the oil and gas, transportation, and energy industries.
On Thursday, 1,600 people in the Silicon Valley city of Mountain View lost their electricity when a white-haired white man driving a white car flew a (white?) drone into a high-voltage wire. Continue reading →
The University of Sherbrooke in Canada has gotten creative, and come up with a very clever design for a fixed wing drone called SUWAVE (Sherbrooke University Water-Air VEhicle) that uses lakes as landing pads. It crash lands in them, recharges with solar power, and then takes off again with a brilliant hinged propeller. Continue reading →