SkyWard, the pioneer in Drones as a Service (DaaS) software solutions, raised $1.5 Million in Seed round financing to build the first operations management platform for commercial robotic aircraft. Voyager Capital led the round with participation from Draper Associates and Toivo Annus, founder and former head of engineering at Skype.
Far from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, drones are set to take poll campaigning to new heights in the Capital. A group of students at IIT-Delhi have designed a drone to carry banners asking people to vote for BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi.
NASA’s communications experts have begun flight testing a prototype radio as part of the agency’s contributions toward fully integrating civil and commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS).
This Request for Information (RFI) seeks input from Industry on technologies and potential solutions for two (2) sets of Common Data Link (CDL) radio capabilities to support Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS).
The augmented reality game lets owners of Parrot AR.Drone quadcopters attempt dockings with a simulated International Space Station while flying their drones for real – in the process helping to improve robotic rendezvous methods.
This advanced system provided sustained data rates of 4 Mbps from the helicopter to a ground station and 8 Mbps to the helicopter despite very high shock and vibration and the inherent repetitive signal blockage from rotating blades.
Journalism programs at the University of Nebraska and the University of Missouri are experimenting with UAVs for reporting and story research.
Just when you think drones are a curse, they get worse. The new “smart” form of journalistic photography is drone-based. That’s very bad news for the public and for privacy in many ways, although there are some uses in real journalism.
Maurice Labonde, co-Secretary of the ICAO Unmanned Aircraft Systems Study Group (UASSG) will talk about the following topics:
OK, this is a bit more involved than a couple of PHers mucking about in a car park and has been doing the rounds widely but if you haven’t seen it yet it’s well worth a look (VIDEO).