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Drones: FLIR eyes emergency services market with DroneSense investment

Thermal imaging specialist FLIR has announced a strategic investment in DroneSense, a Texas-based software platform that aims to help emergency services manage drone operations. The move...

DJI and FLIR launch drone tech that saves lives

Drone industry leader DJI has teamed up with thermal imaging specialists FLIR to launch a new two-lensed camera system that enables drones to break...

Lights, camera, ID! Ford offers remote ID solution for drones

Car manufacturer Ford has announced a potential solution to the problem of identifying drones from a distance. In the US, Ford is the sole representative of the...

How Skydroid could protect prisons from drone smugglers

A company called Skydroid was awarded £237,000 by the Ministry of Justice last year to work on a proof of concept to protect UK prisons from...

Vodafone to trial air traffic control system for drones

Telecoms giant Vodafone has announced trials of an air traffic control system for drones. The company is using its 4G mobile network and Internet...

MIT’s NanoMap helps drones to navigate safely at high speed

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a sophisticated computer vision system for flying robots. NanoMap allows drones to navigate through...

DJI launches FlightHub for drone fleet management

DJI is making a major play in the commercial drone industry with FlightHub, a web-based platform for drone fleet management.  Chinese drone giant DJI is thought...

Parrot unveils new professional drones for smaller companies

French drone specialist Parrot is looking to tempt small business customers with affordable UAVs specialized for industry-specific roles.  Drone technology can be put to work...

How drones are helping hurricane recovery efforts

When Hurricane Irma swept through the Caribbean and the US south-east coast last month, lives were lost, homes were destroyed and vital infrastructure was...

US Army grounds DJI drones over ‘cyber vulnerabilities’

The world's leading drone manufacturer, Dà-Jiang Innovations (DJI), has been grounded by the US Army over concerns surrounding 'cyber vulnerabilities'.  A US Army memo first published...

Parrot revamps consumer drones for commercial market

French tech company Parrot has revamped two of its recreational drones and launched several new packages to appeal to commercial pilots and small businesses.  Parrot, a...

Tarzan robot swings above crops for automated agriculture

Researchers at Georgia Tech are developing Tarzan, a sloth-inspired autonomous robot that can gather crop data from above.  Innovation is often born out of necessity. At...