Technology

Parrot and RIIS Partner to Develop AI Applications

Back in 2018, IT consultancy and mobile app development specialists RIIS showed how, with a little help from Google’s machine learning platform, TensorFlow, a DJI drone could be used to count the number of sheep in a field in real-time. At the time it was an interesting, albeit niche glimpse …

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How Drones are Saving Koalas Injured in Australia’s Bushfire…

A couple of years ago, we shared the news that a forestry company in Victoria, Australia, was using drones equipped with thermal cameras to detect koalas before trees were cut down or controlled burns ignited. In recent times, the wildfires devastating the same area of Australia have been anything but …

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Drones are Being Deployed in the Fight Against Coronavirus

Last month, aerial footage emerged from a busy intersection in Shuyang, northern China. The video – admittedly a piece of state propaganda – shows drones equipped with loudspeakers being used by law enforcement. The purpose? To remind pedestrians to wear their facemasks in an effort to slow the spread of …

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Commercial UAV Expo Wants You To Speak at Their Events in Th…

Have a story to tell about your use of drones or the technologies that make the applications better?  Commercial UAV Expo Americas and Commercial UAV Expo Europe just announce a call for speakers for their 2020 events.  Topics of interest include both vertical market segments (Agriculture,  Inspection, Mining, etc.) and/or  …

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DJI Case Study Highlights the Benefits of Drones in Logistic…

Danish logistics and international shipping giant, DFDS, has been combining drones and AI to streamline terminal operations. DFDS provides transportation services, supply chain solutions and warehouse management, handling millions of trailers every year. The company has been exploring the potential for drones to be used to improve freight inspections at …

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“Not Like This” – DJI’s Critical Response to FAA’s Remote ID…

In an article published by DJI today, the manufacturer’s VP of Policy and Legal Affairs, Brendan Schulman, has come out strongly against the FAA’s NPRM on Remote ID, calling it “deeply flawed” and “a complex, expensive, and intrusive system that would make it harder to use drones in America.” That …

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Department of the Interior to Permanently Halt Drone Program…

The Financial Times has today reported that the US Department of the Interior is planning to ground its civilian drone program for good in response to growing concerns that hardware made wholly or partly in China could pose a security risk. The latest move by the Trump administration will see …

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The GoPro Karma is Letting Pilots Down From Beyond the Grave

GoPro officially exited the drone business in early 2018 after the disastrous launch of the action-cam manufacturer’s first and only drone: the GoPro Karma. This week, the company’s remaining pilots have been left grounded, struck by a related issue to what was last year dubbed the ‘GPS Week Number Rollover’ …

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