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Technology and Services Giant IBM wants to use Block Chain t…

IBM has applied to patent a system that would use block chain technology to tackle privacy and security concerns for drones, according to a filing published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) September 20, 2018. IBM joins a list of more traditional technology companies that are looking to supply technology solutions, in this …

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Regular BVLOS Operations Begin for Xcel Energy

Last week Xcel Energy made a historic BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) drone flight. On Wednesday, September 12 Xcel Energy, the largest utility company in Colorado, became the first U.S. utility to begin flying drones BVLOS as a regular part of ongoing inspections for power lines and other infrastructure. …

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Women and Drones Announces 2018 List of Women to Watch in UA…

Last week at the Women and Drones luncheon at InterDrone, Women and Drones announced their list of Women to Watch in UAS for 2018. This is the second year that Women and Drones has selected a list of women to recognize and honor for being leaders in the drone industry. …

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Teaching Drones to Travel in Small spaces by Watching the Bi…

It really interesting to make note of the different approaches that are used to solve problems.  In this case university research seeks to learn how to teach a drone how to travel though a confined space by emulating the flight patterns of birds and bees. There are different approaches to …

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India Announces Rollout of First Commercial Drone Regulation…

India just announced the rollout of their first ever regulations for commercial drone operations, which will go into effect December 1st. Image source The new rules lay out categories for different types of drone operations, and are scheduled to go into effect on December first. Up to this point India …

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Drones are Being Enlisted to Tackle Colombia’s Cocaine Farms

We’re not quite at the stage at which drones are taking an active role in day to day agriculture. Despite hardware releases from DJI and other manufacturers with a view to autonomously sowing seeds and dispensing pesticides, most drone applications on the farm are more passive in nature: field mapping, …

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Delair Continues Expansion in North America with Increased F…

Our first meeting with Delair occurred in July, when we learned about their work with fixed winged drones, their record-setting beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone flights, and their strategic partnership with Intel for the development of the Intel Insight Platform. We sat down with Delair again, this time …

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Capitalize on the Value of Data and Learn to Use Professiona…

Over the past year, the drone industry has sharpened its focus on drone software, as opposed to drone hardware, as the main driver of market growth. According to Pix4D trainer Angad Singh, the real value of the drone industry lies not in the drone itself, but in the data drones …

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Drone Insurance Company SkyWatch.AI Shares Insights, Rolls O…

A just out, monthly drone insurance plan has been added to SkyWatch.AI’s insurance plan options to meet the needs of “frequent flyers.” If you fly your drone so often that on-demand insurance doesn’t make sense for you, SkyWatch.AI’s new SkyWatch Plus program might be just for you. About the SkyWatch …

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18 Reasons to Attend InterDrone 2018

InterDrone is just one month away and we can’t wait. We’ve attended four years in a row now, since InterDrone first launched, and every year the conference has gotten bigger and more impressive. If you haven’t been before, InterDrone is the largest commercial drone show in North America, with anticipated …

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