Aquatic Fixed-Wing Drone Could Lake-Hop Across Canada

This aquatic drone has a clever mechanism that allows it to efficiently take off and land on water
Image: University of Sherbrooke
With a clever mechanism that allows it to efficiently take off and land on water, this drone could use solar charging to travel around lakes all summer.

Fixed-wing drones are the way to go for efficient flying, but they pose challenges for long term autonomy because of how demanding they are when it comes to takeoffs and landings. You need a nice big flat area, and usually you need infrastructure support. A drone that needs to operate for days or weeks at a time completely on its own can’t rely on either, which means you need to get creative.Continue reading

The Freshwater Trust has partnered with Portland State University’s Sustainable Water

Portland, Oregon — The Freshwater Trust has partnered with Portland State University’s Sustainable Water, Energy and Environmental Technologies Laboratory (SWEETLab) and Oregon State University (AIS Lab) to test how unmanned vehicle systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, can help monitor the health and growth of streamside forests. A team of …

The Drone That Mimics Spaceships

Want to test communications during atmospheric reentry without risking your spaceplane? There’s a drone for that. HASS doesn’t fly so much as fall with style, just like the spacecraft it emulates (NASA)

Moxie Girls

The Moxie Girls is an all-girl 6th-8th grade computer science club at Sierra Verde STEM Academy in Glendale, Arizona. This is the first year and the girls have participated in many hands-on and engaging computer science opportunities and have been able to Skype with some of the industry’s finest women, including …

Global UAV Camera Gimbals Market 2017

Global UAV Camera Gimbals Market 2017 : Xiro, Moza, Yuneec, EHang, Nebula, Parrot, KumbaCam, Turbo ace UAV Camera Gimbals A market study based on the “UAV Camera Gimbals Market” across the globe, recently added to the repository of Market Research, is titled ‘Global UAV Camera Gimbals Market 2017’. The research …

How 1960s nuclear-fallout math influences today’s drone regulations

Research from drone company DJI details how today’s drone policy involves some questionable assumptions. Recode photo illustration, original photos via Getty Images By April Glaser As countries around the world establish drone regulations, they seem to have settled on using a mass of 250 grams, or about half a pound, …

College Student Creates Drone That Emulates Honeybee Function

We’re buzzing about it. by Anna Haldewang When people think about the future, and about drones in particular, sometimes they think in extremes: drones used in military applications, or for surveillance. As we move toward a more tech-centric future, it can be difficult to get past that fear of the unknown. …

Agriculture Drone Market to Reach $3.7 Billion by 2024 – Aided by a Favorable Shift in Regulatory Policies

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Agriculture drone Market Analysis By Product (Fixed Wing, Rotary Blade, Hybrid), By Application (Field mapping, Variable rate application, Crop Scouting) And Segment Forecasts Till 2024” report to their offering. The global agriculture drone market is expected to reach USD 3,770.0 million …