Australasia

Canberra drone company films Skyfire from above

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Primrose Riordan Three Canberra drone pilots filmed the Skyfire event at the weekend from a unique vantage point – 1500 feet up in the air – and with stunning results. Rob Morrison, the general manager of drone photography company Overall…

Meet the Aussie drone entrepreneurs

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Nigel Bowen If Australia’s nascent drone economy has a Steve Jobs figure, it’s Matthew Sweeny, owner of Flirtey. Sydneysider Sweeny is based at the University of Reno in Nevada, further developing the technology to launch a commercial drone delivery service that…

Recently Graduated and Passionate About Drones?

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RMIT University’s UAS Research Team (RUASRT) is currently looking for enthusiastic and high achieving individuals interested in undertaking PhD level research in UAS. Applicants must hold a bachelors honours degree in aerospace, avionics, electronics, software, mechatronics, or systems engineering. Evidence of your…

Automated system enables unmanned aircraft to land

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Rose Trapnell QUT unmanned aircraft researchers have made what’s believed to be a world-first breakthrough for small unmanned aircraft (UA) under 20 kilograms, developing an automated emergency landing system (AELS) that has enabled the aircraft to land on its its…

UAV Challenge Medical Express 2016

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Announcing UAV Challenge Medical Express 2016 at an unmanned systems conference associated with the Avalon Airshow, event co-ordinator Dennis Frousheger said the 2016 challenge was designed to push UAV technology to the limit. “It’s unlikely that traditional fixed-wing unmanned aircraft…

Drone ready to detect hot spots

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TIM FULTON All your senses are in play when it comes to finding underground fires, volunteer firefighter Richard Parker says. “You stand there very quietly; sometimes you can hear it, sometimes you can smell it – you can certainly feel…