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Hoverfly Launches Brawny Security Drone Solution

At the recent GSX conference in Las Vegas, tether-drone firm Hoverfly Technologies unveiled the LIVESKY SENTRY UAV solution aimed at the security sector. The company describes the system as a “multiplier to augment labor costs by allowing control of multiple tethered drones from a single security operations center.” “We listened …

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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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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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Kestrel Boosts Object Detection Power for Drones

An Australian company has developed a powerful solution to provide drones with a better view from above. Sentient Vision Systems has launched a miniaturized drone-sensor system known as Kestrel that optimizes autonomous object-detection especially designed for security and military use. According to a company press release, the scalable system integrates …

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25 days, 23 hours, 57 minutes: Airbus’ Solar-Powered Drone C…

Airbus has announced the smooth landing and world record flight of the first production aircraft of its Zephyr programme, the Zephyr S HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite). The solar-powered drone took off on July 11th in Arizona and landed over 25 days later. Airbus said in a statement that “This maiden …

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Man bites dog and Drone doesn’t crash

While not very often, the old adage what goes up must come down (and sometimes quite suddenly) comes into play even with commercial drones.   In a press release,  Drone safety systems company Parazero Israel Ltd , announced recently that its drone safety system has successfully saved hundreds of thousands of …

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New AUVSI Committee Dives Deep for Aquatic Drones

The world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of UAS systems is taking a deep dive to speak for maritime drone interests. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International announced the creation of the Unmanned Maritime Systems Advocacy Committee. The committee will identify and advance policy positions for the …

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Aquatic Drone Firm Dives Deeper with Two Major Alliances

Australian start-up Aquabotix is diving deeper into the depths of the aquatic drone business and swimming with some greater fish. This week, the corporate joined the U.S. Navy’s Forward Deployed Energy and Communications Outpost program as a member of the Innovative Undersea Prototype Development Consortium. The consortium is tasked with creating “a …

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