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SETI Institute Creates “Space Drones” To Explore The Moon And Mars

Could there be life on other planets? Are we, as humans, alone in this universe? Questions like these have been the subject of hundreds of science fiction films and thousands of crackpot conspiracy theories. But the SETI Institute – a grant-funded non-profit founded in 1984 – is actually exploring said questions through rigorous scientific theory in partnership with NASA. They ... Read More »

These Tiny Claws Could Improve Drone Landing And Takeoff

We’ve written before about the concept of “biomimetics” – the school of thought that believes technology should be created to imitate natural functions and processes. In our line of work, it mostly refers to drones that attempt to improve efficiency by copying the work of natural evolution, as seen in test products like the DelFly Nimble, which flaps its wings ... Read More »

Tests Show Drones Could Perform Shore-To-Ship Package Delivery

Autonomous drone delivery is one of the hottest topics in the modern drone industry – and even outside of it! Whether it’s the failed Amazon drone delivery proposal, Uber Eats’ insanely ambitious three-year plan, or any other high-profile project, everyone wants to know which company is going to be the first to take drone delivery into the mainstream. Well, there’s ... Read More »

French Manufacturer Elistair Creates Drones On A Leash

In early 2017, Massachusetts-based company CyPhy Works provided tethered drone security for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, saying that it was “an efficient and effective solution for keeping a drone in one place” without running down the battery. Last year, Homeland Security announced that it would use a tethered drone to observe Trump National Golf Course in New Jersey during ... Read More »

DJI Ferntech Invents Barking Drone To Replace NZ Sheepdogs

Automation is a wonderful thing, isn’t it? Modern technology has the potential to change the way we think about fundamental concepts like labor and industry. Drones are often at the forefront of the conversation in this area, as they can be used to make a large number of traditionally human tasks cheaper and easier to complete. But DJI Ferntech is ... Read More »

Corteva Agriscience Deploys the Largest Agricultural Drone Fleet

On February 25, 2019, Corteva Agriscience™, Agricultural Division of DownDuPont, announced a global partnership with DroneDeploy to use their software for its agricultural business operations in the United States, Europe, Canada, and Brazil. The software will be used by the company’s global teams in the areas of: – Seed production – Supply chain – Pioneer strategic account management – Agronomy ... Read More »

The Drone That Uses its Camera to Fly, No GPS Needed

Drones have been evolving quickly with more smart, innovative features At the University of Toronto’s Institute of Aerospace Studies (UTIAS), researchers have been perfecting a new drone technology by creating a drone that can fly on its own, no human pilot required. The researchers have even more ambitious goals and are working to create a self-flying vehicle that can find ... Read More »