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Drink Droning Outlawed in Japan

Japanese politicians have taken steps to enforce a more responsible culture among drone pilots with a blanket ban on droning under the influence of alcohol. New laws passed this week will see pilots caught drunk behind the controls facing up to a year in prison. Drunk pilots flying a drone that …

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Big Macs From Above: Uber Plans to Deliver McDonald’s Via Dr…

The drone delivery of everyday items is starting to take off with services from companies including Flytrex and Google. But the most successful programs have been medical in nature. This week another technology giant has announced bold intentions in the drone delivery space: Uber. At the Uber Elevate conference in …

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DJI Steps into Educational Market with RoboMaster S1

DJI’s ‘Learn to Win’ teaser has culminated in a ground robot for the educational market, the RoboMaster S1. The launch follows on from DJI’s collaboration with RyzeTech and the Tello drone, but this time the Chinese industry leader has handled everything in-house. The S1 is designed to introduce a younger …

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Storm: DJI’s Heavy Duty Aerial Cinematography Service

New products from DJI usually come with plenty of hype and fireworks. But Storm, the manufacturer’s custom aerial cinematography service already live in China, has gone completely under the radar. In part that’s because Storm isn’t exactly a mass-market service. As well as a monster drone far beyond anything DJI …

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PwC Research: Public Perception a Barrier to Drone Adoption

We have long suspected that the generally negative public perception of drone technology isn’t good for business. Now, with the release of PwC’s research – Building trust in drones – we have some data to back that up. PwC’s latest UK research is based on a survey of the public …

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‘Learn to Win’ – Another DJI Product Launch is Coming

DJI is set to launch a new product on June 11. A mysterious video posted on the Chinese manufacturer’s Youtube channel – titled ‘Learn to Win’ -includes a series of clips of the new product from a number of angles. As you’d expect, it’s pretty hard to tell what exactly …

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Spanish Architects Put Concrete-Spraying Drone to Work in Co…

Spanish architecture firm MuDD is combining drones and construction in a way we haven’t seen before. MuDD’s tethered drones are being used to spray a cement-like substance onto fabric to solidify lightweight structures. The team claims that the innovative method removes the need for expensive construction equipment. The technique could …

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DJI to Install AirSense (ADS-B receivers) in New Drones from…

DJI has committed to installing airplane and helicopter detectors in its new consumer drones from 2020. The pledge is part one of a 10-point plan – also released today – to ensure the world’s skies remain as safe as possible as the drone industry takes off. The addition of the …

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The FAA’s New Rules for Recreational Drones

image public domain It’s time.  The FAA will now implement some of the changes in regulations for recreational drones which will follow on the passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act passed last year. The FAA Reauthorization Act repealed Section 336 of the previous FAA Reauthorization, which protected recreational aircraft from …

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Zurich Researchers Teach Drone to Dodge with Dynamic Obstacl…

One of the many things preventing urban drone deliveries reaching Amazone Prime levels of mass adoption is the threat of interference, whether that’s from pets, kids, thieves, gun-toting neighbors or rogue footballs. Researchers at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, are working on sense and avoid technology that could provide drones …

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