Top-notch technology for collision avoidance between drones and airplanes to be tested by Swiss start-up OneSky in collaboration with swiss aeropole SA in Payerne, Vaud

Up and coming Swiss start-up OneSky starts tests of their hardware- software solution for drones and airplanes collision avoidance, within a pilot project with Payerne based swiss aeropole, company administering the civil operations of Payerne Airport and developing the business and technological park related to aeronautics.

Government of Canada Awards Drone Airspace Management System Contract to Kongsberg Geospatial

Public Services and Procurement Canada has awarded a contract to Ottawa-based Kongsberg Geospatial for an emergency operations airspace UAV tracking system. A small UAV is shown surveying the movement of a forest fire. The EOAMS would allow first responders to deploy drones at disaster scenes without endangering other emergency response …

California bans drones from delivering marijuana

Sorry startups Drones delivering hamburgers, beer, and Amazon products might be right around the corner, but don’t get your hopes up if you want your weed sent to you via robot. That’s because California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control has recently unveiled new regulatory rules that will ban drones from delivering marijuana, as spotted …

Botlink is proud to announce that we will be at the Big Iron Farm Show

Botlink is proud to announce that we will be at the Big Iron Farm ShowSeptember 12-14 at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo, ND. It’s the first time we’ll be an exhibitor at this free and exciting event and we’d love to see you visit us at booth E-51!

AERO DRONE CORPORATION TO CREATE SOFTWARE SUITE FOR DRONE MANAGEMENT

TYGH VALLEY, OREGON – Aero Drone Corporation (A/D) today announced plans to create a suite of software for drone management – enabling companies to manage fleets of drones safely, reliably, securely, and profitably.  Ensuring compliance with policies and regulations, the software will automatically capture, store, and analyze flight and maintenance data. …

Insurers Deploy Drone Fleets to Speed Harvey Disaster Recovery

By Karl Plume and Tim McLaughlin Fleets of commercial drones are primed to hover over the destruction from Tropical Storm Harvey in an unprecedented test of unmanned aircraft’s ability to assess billions of dollars in damage for the insurance industry and accelerate payouts for harried policyholders. “Harvey is an opportunity to see whose …

Vertical Technologies releases the DeltaQuad

Fully autonomous VTOL UAV with unique capabilities   Vertical Technologies has released their DeltaQuad series of autonomous VTOL UAVs. This hybrid vertical takeoff fixed wing vehicle can stream telemetry and video over the cellular network using VPN, and boasts an impressive 1 Kg payload capacity, 2 hour 45 minute flight …

DJI strips out code badness, reveals some GPL odds ‘n sods

Slowly, slowly, findee source codey By Gareth Corfield A stock photo of PHP code (Pic: Shutterstock) Chinese drone company DJI has removed hot-patching frameworks discovered in its apps by hackers – and is beginning to reveal GPL-licensed elements in its code. Informed sources told The Register the latest versions of DJI’s Go app, …

Sault-raised drone photographer sends images from his arctic voyage (11 aerial drone shots and video)

Ryan Rizzo is travelling across the country, documenting less-populated areas, and is on the front line of conservation drone photographer Former Sault resident Ryan Rizzo just spent three days cutting through icebergs on a 1950s Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker in the Northwest Passage. He’s doing drone photography. Rizzo is a …

The Drone Racing League (DRL) Announces FOX Sports Asia as Broadcast Distribution Partner for 2017 Season

DRL Unveils New International Broadcast Partner to Air 2017 Season on Channel FM31 Beginning September 7, 2017 NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Drone Racing League (DRL), the global leader in professional drone racing, today announced FOX Sports Asia as a new broadcast distribution partner for the 2017 Season. The …