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DroneAid: How drones are used in relief efforts

DroneAid: How drones are used in relief efforts More recently, drones were used to record and document the aftermath of the 2015 Nepal earthquake.Better than just being eyes in the sky, the aim is now to use drones as actual relief devices.

A group of 4 drones grounded 60 flights in a day, leaving 10,000 passengers stranded

A group of 4 drones grounded 60 flights in a day, leaving 10,000 passengers stranded An illegal flying stunt of a group of four drones caused more than 60 flights to get disrupted on Friday — the third such incident in a week.More than 10,000 passengers were left stranded, as a result.

Grand Canyon National Park uses drones to search for hikers for the first time

Grand Canyon National Park uses drones to search for hikers for the first time Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park understand search and rescue is part of the job.But none of those used drones in an attempt to find missing hikers.

Georgia Tech’s drone swarms test the autonomous future of dogfighting

Georgia Tech’s drone swarms test the autonomous future of dogfighting Two drone swarms took to the skies above a National Guard facility in California earlier this year to study the future of aerial warfare.No shots were fired, but the friendly dogfight gave researchers the first data on live engagement combat between groups of autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Drones to be flown via head movement with DJI Goggles

Drones to be flown via head movement with DJI Goggles Paul Pan, senior product manager at DJI, says that this next step is exactly what DJI users deserve.According to DJI, “wearing the DJI Goggles is like looking at a 216” home cinema screen placed about three meters away.

Seagate Launches Drone-Friendly DJI Fly Drive

Seagate Launches Drone-Friendly DJI Fly Drive Despite its name, the Fly Drive doesn’t actually fly.The Fly Drive is compatible with both Thunderbolt and USB 3.

Hero with a drone spots a shark circling below 3 oblivious surfers

Hero with a drone spots a shark circling below 3 oblivious surfers Photographer David Finlay was flying his drone and checking out the scenery at a Kiama beach in Australia  on Monday — as you do — when he noticed something circling below a group of surfers hanging out in the water."There's a shark right under the surface," Finlay can be heard saying in the clip.

New Shark Spotter algorithm lets surfers take to the break with confidence

New Shark Spotter algorithm lets surfers take to the break with confidence A research team in Australia recently developed an algorithm capable of using video footage streamed from drones to detect sharks and alert swimmers, dubbing it (naturally) Shark Spotter.Nabin Sharma — a research associate at the University of Technology (UTS) in Sydney — the new algorithm is 90 percent accurate in distinguishing sharks from dolphins, rays, whales, and other marine life.

DJI is offering a huge cash reward in a bid to solve an airport drone mystery

DJI is offering a huge cash reward in a bid to solve an airport drone mystery Airports spring to mind, and for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) the troubling issue of rogue drones flying close to planes is a growing one.The most recent FAA data, collected between February and September 2016, listed 1,274 possible drone sightings by U.

FAA concludes that drones are safer than you may have thought

FAA concludes that drones are safer than you may have thought Why it matters to you If your instinct is to run away when you see a drone headed toward you, a new FAA report suggests that you may not need to react that way.Much to drone company DJI’s delight, a new FAA-commissioned report assures us that we have nothing to fear when it comes to drones.

Get Into the Drone Game With These Entry Level Options

Get Into the Drone Game With These Entry Level Options In the interest of getting you, dear reader, airborne, we’ve gone out and found some of the best drones you can get for under $250 tk.All of these are ready to fly and get our hearty recommendation.

Drones, robots, VR - oh my! A quick message from FutureFive

Drones, robots, VR - oh my! A quick message from FutureFive Drones, robots, VR - oh my!A quick message from FutureFive Now that the transition from NetGuide (R.

Augmented reality and drones? Sounds like a good time

Augmented reality and drones? Sounds like a good time Edgybees, an augmented reality technology company, launched today a new augmented reality mobile app for use with DJI drones, including the Phantom 3, the Phantom 4 and the Mavic Pro.Developed using DJI’s software development kit, the 'Drone Prix' augmented reality app allows users to hone their drone flying skills in an immersive way.

Guy figured out how to take awesome aerial shots without a drone

Guy figured out how to take awesome aerial shots without a drone Thanks to drones, adventurers and sports enthusiasts can achieve movie-like shots without much training.You just need to fork over enough cash to actually buy a drone.

Hands on Review: Mota JetJat Nano-C Camera Drone

Hands on Review: Mota JetJat Nano-C Camera Drone The Mota JetJat Nano-C isn’t what you think of when you hear the word ‘drone’.It’s tiny, weighing just 17 grams, and and sounds more like a frisky mosquito than a quadcopter.

Hands On With the DJI Mavic Pro: A Serious Drone That Fits in Your Daypack

Hands On With the DJI Mavic Pro: A Serious Drone That Fits in Your Daypack But with the introduction of DJI’s practically pocket-sized Mavic Pro ($999 at Amazon), I decided to take the plunge.But the Mavic Pro is also completely competent for a wide range of serious applications.

DJI to Drone Customers: Upgrade Your Firmware or Practically Give Up Flying

DJI to Drone Customers: Upgrade Your Firmware or Practically Give Up Flying ” The update goes on to say existing flight safety limitations like geofencing boundaries and altitude limits remain the same.Users will have to download and install a new version of the DJI app to their mobile devices.

Remember the drone that delivered Domino's pizza? It's now at MOTAT

Remember the drone that delivered Domino's pizza? It's now at MOTAT You may remember a time when New Zealand was divided as to whether pizza delivery by drone was going to be the way of the future.The DRU drone, developed by drone delivery makers Flirtey, has been accepted into the Aviation collection at Auckland's MOTAT.

Russian Company Is Selling Mods to Bypass DJI Drone Safety Features

Russian Company Is Selling Mods to Bypass DJI Drone Safety Features After a series of stern warnings from government regulators, DJI was forced to put safety measures in place on its drone aircraft.Now, a Russian company, ironically called CopterSafe, is allowing drone owners to bypass these restrictions.