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Drone Project Aims to Combat Illegal Fishing in the Seychell…

We’ve seen plenty of exciting applications of drone technology in Africa. Unsurprisingly, most of them are driven by necessity, far removed from the relatively frivolous notion of an Amazon prime delivery service or some kind of milkshake on-demand courier. US startup Zipline has long been established on the continent, providing …

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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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Drone Delivery Canada Launches Pilot to Transport Bloods Fro…

We know from several successful examples that drones and medical deliveries are a match made in heaven. In Rwanda and Tanzania, Zipline has been saving lives with medical deliveries covering rural areas. The California startup is also launching in the US as part of the UAS Integration Pilot Program. In …

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Report: UK has golden opportunity to shape future of drones

As part of the UK government’s Industrial Strategy, innovation foundation Nesta has been exploring potential urban applications for drones as part of a pilot project, the Flying High Challenge. Nesta has been delving into many of the use cases we’ve seen elsewhere in the industry, including medical deliveries, traffic incident …

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Intel Sets New Drone Light Show Record at 50th Anniversary P…

To mark the company’s 50th anniversary, technology giant Intel has set a new world record with a drone light show…again. This time, 2,018 LED-carrying drones took to the skies above the company’s base in Folsom, California. The results were pretty spectacular. This is What 2,000 of Intel’s Shooting Stars Look Like …

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EPFL Researchers: Your Torso is More Precise Than Joysticks …

Ever donned a pair of VR goggles and flown your drone from a true birds-eye perspective? Researchers at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) are taking that immersive feeling to the next level, designing a system that can control a drone with precision by registering the torso movements of the …

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DJI Adds Geofencing Flexibility for Enterprise Users

DJI has moved to improve the user experience of its enterprise users with improvements to its geofencing system. DJI said in a statement released today that “professional drone pilots with authorization to fly in sensitive locations can now use a streamlined application process”, which will provide them with unlocking codes …

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Conservation: Using Drones to Stem The Plastic Tide

An environmental group in England is utilizing drones and synthetic intelligence to assist measure plastic waste on the world’s seashores. In the final 10 years, there was a 250% enhance of plastics washing up on the world’s seashores. Of the tens of millions of tons which might be dumped in …

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