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Comparison: Parrot ANAFI Thermal Vs DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise D…

In the past six months, two interesting products have hit the market from the drone industry’s leading manufacturers, DJI and Parrot. Both aim to make aerial thermal imagery accessible and affordable. In December 2018, DJI launched the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual, an iteration of the Mavic 2 Enterprise that swaps …

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Drones, Components, and Services: SkyTools is Poised to Fly …

Continuing our roundup of European companies we met at this week at the Commercial UAV Expo Europe is this interview with Ivanka Koster, CEO of Netherlands-based SkyTools. SkyTools is a full-service drone company: but their unique business model addresses the issue of outside service providers competing with the growth of …

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Mississippi State Launches Disaster Relief Drones

(photo by Beth Wynn / © Mississippi State University) Mississippi State University is flying high for two reasons. 1 . The men’s basketball team is looking to make a tough showing tonight against the SEC-leading Tennessee Vols.* 2. The school’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory has acquired two TigerShark XP3 drones. …

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Drones Will Be Shot Down Until These Misconceptions Are Tack…

On February 23rd, Long Island resident Gerard Chasteen allegedly fired his Shotgun three times at a DJI Mavic 2 Zoom flying near his property. Rather than a neighbourhood menace up to no good, the drone’s operators – Lynn Fodale and Teddy Henn – were volunteers working for local pet-rescue group, Missing …

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DJI Upgrades M200 Series & FlightHub With Night Flights & BV…

Night flights and beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations are coming and DJI is preparing the ground. Today the Chinese manufacturer launched an upgrade to their most popular enterprise drone and improvements to FlightHub, the company’s operation management platform. The Matrice 200 series is getting a serious revamp (and …

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Can Drone Images Be Used to Identify People? Probably Not, U…

It’s a common science fiction theme that drones and other means of surveillance may someday be used to track individuals, using AI and teams of government officials to identify people from aerial images.  There’s no need to get nervous yet, though – a paper published by two UK-based researchers says …

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Micro-drones Can Anchor onto Surfaces and Pull Heavy Loads

A Euro-American research team has developed a micro-drone that can open doors to new possibilities – literally, not figuratively. The flying robot – dubbed FlyCroTug – is outfitted with a gripping apparatus. Two of the diminutive drones work together to pull objects – for example — lassoing a door handle …

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FLIR and Dronesense Partner on Software Platform for First R…

Thermal imaging specialists FLIR Systems have plenty of interest in the drone industry, particularly when it comes to public safety. The Oregon-based company partnered with DJI earlier this year to launch the Zenmuse XT2, a dual optical and thermal camera designed to support firefighters and first responders. Now the company …

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DJI, EENA & Black Channel Release SAR Drone Study Findings

Drones are increasingly being adopted by public safety teams and first responders. A study out this week from DJI, the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) and Irish research firm Black Channel, shows why that trend is set to continue. And research like this is important. You’ll struggle to find an emergency service anywhere …

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