• US Navy tests underwater fish spy drone

    15 December 2014

    Researchers from the US Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations Rapid Innovation Cell (CRIC) and Boston Engineering have successfully tested the prototype of GhostSwimmer unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Virginia. Capable of being deployed to carry out underwater surveillance missions, the new underwater drone is the latest in a […]

  • 3D Robotics X8 Modular Drone

    3D Robotics launch new X8 Modular Drone

    18 November 2014

    North American drone company 3D Robotics announced the launch of the X8+, a tough, ready-to-fly personal drone that extends the capability of 3DR’s fully-automated flight platform into the professional realm.After the heavily hyped launch of the new DJI Inspire 1 “prosumer” drone with a $2800 price tag and 4K camera, 3D Robotics now released the X8 […]

  • DJI Introduces The Inspire 1 a $2,800 Transforming Drone

    13 November 2014

    DJI just introduced a radical new model. The Inspire 1 builds upon the success of the Phantom and integrates some of the magic found in the firm’s professional-level drones It get the ability to stream 1080p video up to a mile away and has a transforming design that provides an unobstructed 360-degree view for professional […]

  • Google signs 60-year lease on NASA airfield and hangars

    11 November 2014

    Google has sealed a deal to lease NASA’s Moffett Airfield for the next 60 years after beginning negotiations for the land back in February. Under terms of the agreement, Google will pay NASA an estimated $1.16 billion in rent over the life of the agreement, with addition funds going toward the restoration of a more than 80-year-old hangar, […]

  • France investigates mystery drone activity over nuclear plants

    France has launched an investigation into unidentified drones that have been spotted over nuclear plants operated by state-owned utility EDF (EDF.PA), its interior minister said on Thursday. Seven nuclear plants across the country were flown over by drones between Oct. 5 and Oct. 20, an EDF spokeswoman said, without any impact on the plants’ safety […]

  • GIS: The Biggest Little Drone Market in the World

    29 October 2014

    Drones are a perfect fit for GIS – A geographic information system (GIS) lets you visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends. GIS benefits organizations of all sizes and in almost every industry. So, GIS professionals, like those who are members of ASPRS, are no strangers to aerial imaging. They […]

  • Video clip of “OK Go”, great multirotor video

    27 October 2014

    Great multirotor video clip video shot by pilot Kenji Yasuda   From the album Hungry Ghosts, out now in North America on iTunes: Pre-order in the UK: iTunes: Amazon: LYRICS: I won’t let you down, no I won’t let you down. I won’t let you down, my love. Nikki, she’s got no […]

  • Researchers hope drone detection will let sleeping bears lie

    26 October 2014

    For the first time, Alaska researchers plan to use drones with thermal cameras to detect hibernating polar bears and grizzly bears on the North Slope. The University of Alaska Fairbanks team is working without dedicated funding, but is seeking industry support for the project. For now, they’re relying on UAF resources like the Alaska Center […]