Laser microdrone takes mining to a new level

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Microdrones GmbH is adding more capablity to its md4-1000 and mdCockpit platorms to give the mining industry an all-in-one, laser microdrones solution to collect, monitor, measure and visualize volume and mining data. “The laser microdrone is a complex, highly integrated…

Two new appointments at Aerolia

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The aeronautical boom and the attractiveness of Aerolia – with its position as leader in aerostructures, its workload plan and its ambitions at national and international level – attract a large number of profiles and candidates during recruitment campaigns. By…

FAA chief to discuss drones

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By Keith Laing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Michael Huerta is scheduled to discuss the impact of drone use on commercial flights this week. Huerta will appear at the Aerospace Industries Association’s forum on “unnamed aircraft systems,” or drones, on Thursday…

The FAA’s response to Trappy

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Looks like the ball has been volleyed back to Trappy’s side of the court. I’ve got to tell you that it appears that they may be working the hobby forum boards as these cogent points seem to echo arguments that…

Quadrotor Wheel Can Fly, Float, and Roll

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By Evan Ackerman IEEE Spectrum One of the things that we love most about IROS are the completely novel robot designs that show up out of nowhere. MUWA or “Multi-field Universal Wheel for Air-land Vehicle” (and also Japanese for “Dream Ring”) is…

Lexus Quadcopters from KMel

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A Lexus quadcopter who would have thought well done Alex, Daniel and the rest of the team at KMel. Just goes to show that unmanned technology is growing mindshare. Really magical stuff that once again looks simple but is of…

How drones will change your life

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By Daisy Carrington and Jenny Soffel, for CNN (CNN) – Apart from what they do for the military; drones have already proven themselves capable sheep herders, delivery boys,tour guides, filmmakers, archaeologists, and — possibly – spies. The global economic potential of these machines is astounding; a recent study estimated the worldwide market…

More UAVs watching Bastar 24×7 ahead of polls

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Rakhi Chakrabarty, TNN NEW DELHI: Boots on the ground and eye in the sky — the home ministry is using both in tandem to secure assembly elections in south Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region, a Maoist stronghold. The CRPF, nodal agency overseeing deployment of security forces…