A new drone that combines the vertical takeoff and landing advantages of multirotors

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both military and commercial applications, today launched its new integrated commercial information solution featuring the innovative Quantix™ drone and Decision Support System™ (DSS). Available spring 2017, these technologies allow users to gain actionable insights that can improve operational efficiencies, minimize risk and increase Read more about A new drone that combines the vertical takeoff and landing advantages of multirotors[…]

Virtual and Immersive Reality Systems built to power the emerging competitive drone racing market

Kopin® Corporation (Nasdaq:KOPN), a leading developer and provider of innovative wearable technologies and solutions for head-worn computing and display systems, today announced High Definition BDM-720P, an ultra-lightweight, high definition binocular display module designed for optimal performance, comfort and style with Virtual and Immersive Reality Systems. The High Definition BDM-720P is built to power the emerging Read more about Virtual and Immersive Reality Systems built to power the emerging competitive drone racing market[…]

UAVs and insect cyborgs or biobots to map large unfamiliar areas

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a combination of software and hardware that will allow them to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and insect cyborgs, or biobots, to map large, unfamiliar areas – such as collapsed buildings after a disaster. “The idea would be to release a swarm of sensor-equipped biobots – such Read more about UAVs and insect cyborgs or biobots to map large unfamiliar areas[…]

Drones: new EU rules to ensure safety and privacy

Drones are used for many things, from filming and taking photos to inspecting gas pipelines and spraying crops. But these small unmanned aircraft could also pose a risk to airplanes and be used to invade people’s privacy. On Thursday 10 November the transport committee approved changes to EU aviation safety rules that would also include Read more about Drones: new EU rules to ensure safety and privacy[…]

HYWINGS hydrogen fuel cell UAV is capable of 10 hour flights

H3 Dynamics unveils HYWINGS, a hand-launchable Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) capable of 10 hour flight durations and distances of up to 500km. At a total take off-weight of just 7kg, HYWINGS can cover larger areas of land faster, while removing the need for catapult launchers or runways typically required by larger, heavier and more expensive Read more about HYWINGS hydrogen fuel cell UAV is capable of 10 hour flights[…]

31.6% Solar Energy Efficiency Record; Changes the Fundamental Economics for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

With its most recent solar efficiency record of 31.6%, Alta Devices continues to achieve solar efficiency that are substantially higher than all other commercially available solar technologies. This breakthrough, combined with its unique thinness and flexibility, redefines how solar technology can be used. In particular, Alta’s solar technology is of great interest in the UAV Read more about 31.6% Solar Energy Efficiency Record; Changes the Fundamental Economics for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles[…]