Fly-off Provides Direct Comparison of Aerial Survey Drones

As the number of choices for drone based photogrammetry continue to grow it becomes increasingly difficult to determine which platform to select. A recent CH2M Hill sponsored fly-off provided a unique opportunity to compare between available platforms, and the resulting analysis reveals significant differences between leading systems.

Sentera Launches Disruptive Technology With Quad-Rotor Omni™ UAV

First UAV to provide data capture from virtually any angle - up, down, and all around

Sweden places ban on flying camera drones without surveillance permits

Zoya Teirstein for The Verge:  The Supreme Administrative Court of Sweden just ruled that camera drones qualify as surveillance cameras and require a permit under Sweden's camera surveillance laws. The ruling requires owners to cough up a sizable fee in order to get their equipment off the ground, and paying to start the process is no guarantee a citizen will be granted the right to fly. County administrators will have to consider whether use of a "surveillance camera" overrides the public's right to privacy on a case-by-case basis. Aerial photographers and recreational drone users may have to rely on alternative methods to get their footage. The justices said dash cams and cameras affixed to bicycle handlebars are not in violation of the public's right to privacy because the devices are within reaching distance of the people who operate them. The ruling targets recreational and commercial users alike, and makes zero exceptions for journalists. Sweden's leading drone company Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) said up to 3,000 people may lose their jobs as a result of the court's decision.   Cont'd...

"Future of Drones: Clearing the Flight Path to a Connected World" to Be Opening Day Keynote at Drone World Expo

Second Day Keynote to Address the Realities of Drone Delivery

A Drone Just Might Save Your Life Someday

In times of emergency, a drone is often the cheapest and most efficient way to find a missing person, deliver needed medicine, or survey a disaster scene.

H3 Dynamics and V-Cube Robotics Join Forces to Launch DRONEBOX Telerobotics Base Stations across Japan

Internet-Connected Drone Stations Set to Revolutionize Drones as a Service First Deployments Expected with Several Corporate & Government customers

Drone World Expo Welcomes Global Aerospace, MicaSense, and Oceaneering as Gold Sponsors of the Defining Event for Commercial Drone Users

Drone World Expo is pleased to announce the addition of new sponsors for the 2016 event, which will be taking place from Tuesday, November 15 - Wednesday, November 16 at the San Jose Convention Center.

Aerialtronics Commercial Drones Give IBM Watson Internet of Things a Bird's Eye View

IBM Watson Powered Drones Enable Cognitive Inspection with IBM Cloud, Improving Insights and Bringing New Efficiencies to Manual Inspections

International Drone Expo to Host Official MultiGP Sanctioned Drone Race in Los Angeles

MultiGP to create custom designed Indoor Drone Race Course for IDE; Qualification Round to Take Place at SoCal Maker Convention

More than 3,500 Commercial Drone Professionals from 54 countries Showcase UAV Market Growth at InterDrone 2016

Attendance up 26% and exhibit space up 48% at world's largest commercial drone show

The future is here: how autonomous drones will revolutionize postal sorting

Unmanned Life and Prime Competence announced, at the Postal Innovation Platform Conference, the place to be for all key actors in postal innovation, that they have started the pilot deployment of the world's first autonomous drone-based sorting center for Post NL. It's time for disruptive innovation in the postal and e-commerce logistics sector and the enthusiasm this proposal found in Istanbul represent another proof of that.

InVisage Launches Lightweight Spark4K Micro-LiDAR (SML20) Module Designed for Autonomous Drones

Ultra-portable NIR micro-LiDAR module SML20 enables autonomous drone flight, fusing depth mapping and high resolution 4K video for unprecedented obstacle avoidance at a 20-meter range without added weight of conventional LiDAR

Over 100 Industry Experts Including Dozens of Prominent Women to Share Their Knowledge at 2nd Annual Drone World Expo

Details of Comprehensive Conference Program Now Available Online

U.S. CAD partners with 3DR to offer Site Scan, an enterprise drone solution, to the AEC industry

AEC firms can now own an aerial analytics platform that is fully integrated with Autodesk tools for reality capture and cloud analysis

Significant Global Demand Pushes UAV Sales to Exceed $82 Billion over Next 10 Years, IHS Markit Says

US regained number one export position in 2015 from Israel; Asia/Oceania market sales to double to $15 billion

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