Echo Huang for Quartz: Designed by JD, the white, four-wheeled droid can carry five packages at once and travel 20 km (12.4 miles) if fully charged.
Teal Group's 2017 World Civil UAS Market Profile and Forecast forecasts that non-military UAS production will total $73.5 billion in the next decade, soaring from $2.8 billion worldwide in 2017 to $11.8 billion in 2026, a 15.5 % compound annual growth rate in constant dollars.
Marco Margaritoff for The Drive: Drone Racing League Season 2 acquires $20m in additional Series B funding and is ready for takeoff next week on ESPN.
Megan Harney for Business Insider: CallisonRTKL wants to transform the shell of the former mall into a delivery warehouse that's ideal for drone takeoff and delivery.
Science Daily: A new study finds that drone deliveries emit less climate-warming carbon dioxide pollution than truck deliveries in some -- but not all -- scenarios.
Despite all of the new tools, drones are still only used in about 10 percent of film productions where a camera drone and crew can cost less than $3,000 compared to $25,000 for a helicopter shoot.
Matt Day for Seattle Times: Echodyne's radar arrays are designed to bring some of the power and precision of massive, heavy, military-grade radars to a tablet-sized device.
April Glaser for Recode: The court ruled that the FAA's drone registration rules, which have been in place since 2015, were in violation of a law passed by Congress in 2012.
Neha Thirani Bagri for Quartz: The drone takes into account things like a vessel's size, cargo, and movement, to determine if it might be a security threat. When a "target of interest" is detected, a go-fast boat is launched, and the chase begins.
Three-day event closes with working groups addressing stress, sleep monitoring data
The entire fleet of Intel Shooting Star drones are all controlled by one computer. The fleet size is dependent on the animation needed and can range from hundreds of Intel Shooting Star drones or even more in the future.
WiBotic Announces $2.5 Million in New Funding for its Wireless Power Solutions for the Robotics Industry
Company's Wireless Power and Battery Intelligence Solutions Enable Robots to Operate 100% Autonomously
ASCEND continues focus on applicable knowledge with new offering of one-on-one mentor meetings; optional day of intensive training on FAA Part 107 test for drone certification also added to conference schedule
XPONENTIAL 2017 - Miami Beach Drone Technology Startup Airborne Response Invited to Exhibit at XPONENTIAL '17 -- World's Largest Unmanned Vehicle Systems Industry Show -- in Dallas
Company will be one of only 32 global startup firms appearing in special start-up pavilion at AUVSI's marquee industry event
DroneDeploy Users Have Generated Nearly $150 million in Economic Value with 10 Million Acres Mapped.
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