Shark spotting drone the ‘future of rescue’ in NSW

Shark spotting drone the ‘future of rescue’ in NSW

Premier Mike Baird has declared a $250,000 helicopter-shaped shark spotting drone to be “the future of rescue” in NSW and predicted every surf club in the state could eventually have access to the technology to save lives. Mr Baird on Sunday launched the trial of an unmanned aerial vehicle, dubbed the “Little Ripper”, at Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter base at La Perouse. […]

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Endure 1 Quadcopter Completes a Milestone 72 Minute Drone Flight Across the English Channel.

Endure 1 Quadcopter Completes a Milestone 72 Minute Drone Flight Across the English Channel.

Mere 107 years after Louis Bleriot made his mark in aviation history by his legendary first flight across the English channel in his Type XI monoplane, another symbolic aviation milestone took place over this 21.5 mile wide channel separating England from Europe. Richard Gill, operations director at British UAS company Ocuair, piloted a long endurance quadcopter […]

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DJI Releases a Teaser Video in Anticipation of the March 1st Product Announcement

DJI Releases a Teaser Video in Anticipation of the March 1st Product Announcement

This teaser video released by DJI offers a few hints about their March 1st product announcement. For a few weeks since DJI announced this event, the internet has been abuzz with speculations about the next DJI drone, its possible features, and even leaked images. The video title – Return to Your Senses, and a few […]

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NVIDIA and Kespry Demo Artificial Intelligence Prototype

MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kespry, a commercial drone system company, today demonstrated a prototype drone that uses NVIDIA artificial intelligence technology to recognize objects. The state-of-the-art Kespry prototype uses an NVIDIA Jetson TX1 module for deep learning, which offers complex algorithms to make autonomous devices more intelligent. The prototype is based on the Kespry Drone System that is […]

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Meet the dazzling flying machines of the future

Meet the dazzling flying machines of the future

Autonomous systems expert Raffaello D’Andrea develops flying machines, and his latest projects are pushing the boundaries of autonomous flight — from a flying wing that can hover and recover from disturbance to an eight-propeller craft that’s ambivalent to orientation … to a swarm of tiny coordinated micro-quadcopters. Prepare to be dazzled by a dreamy, swirling […]

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