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DRONELIFE Exclusive: Ware CEO Ian Smith on the Next Big Vert…

Image Provided by Ware The drone industry excels at addressing expensive and slow processes that can be dramatically improved with aerial assets.  One San Francisco startup has identified a major need in a $1.9 trillion industry, and they’re solving it with a combination of easily available commercial hardware and their …

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The Coronavirus Effect: Drone Manufacturers Suffer Productio…

The Skydio 2 Drone manufacturers around the world are struggling to meet production schedules as the coronavirus continues to impact Chinese manufacturing systems. U.S.-based Skydio assembles drones in the U.S.: but the company is suffering from the supply-chain disruption caused by the slowdown in manufacturing of the component parts.  Advance customers …

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Ethics in the Drone Industry & AI’s Slippery Slope

It’s an exciting time for the drone industry. Several companies are pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Hardware is becoming ever more sophisticated, reducing weight, improving flight times and bringing down prices. Last month DJI launched the Mavic Mini, a tiny 249-gram drone with a range of 4km that …

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Parrot Among Manufacturers Chosen by DoD for U.S Army Recon …

The U.S. Department of Defense is looking for “eye in the sky” technologies: personal reconnaissance drones that can give soldiers on the battlefield a situational advantage. In an effort to uncover the next-generation of short-range Reconnaissance drones for the U.S. Army, the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and the Army’s Maneuver …

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New Developer Platform Could Make Skydio R1 The Go-To Commer…

When Skydio launched the long-awaited R1 in February, it was clear that we were dealing with something special. The Skydio team had set out to build a drone that could build a picture of its environment and fly as intelligently as a human pilot as a result. And they appear to …

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