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Why Drone Racing League Is One Of The Most Innovative Companies Of 2017 [Photo: Tobias Hutzler; Production: Ville Gobi Andersson]

Why Drone Racing League Is One Of The Most Innovative Companies Of 2017 DRL speeds into the sports mainstream with global media rights deals, brand sponsors, and flashy compelling action. In 2015, Nicholas Horbaczewski and a friend ventured to a field in Long Island, New York, where a group of guys were piloting home-built drones around PVC pipes and pool…

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Drones And Oil Refinery Shutdowns

Drones and robots could be used to inspect flame stacks without shutting down production at oil refineries (Credit: GE)

Drone inspections to cut oil refinery shutdowns Go by any oil refinery and you’ll see stacks at the top of which small flames burn off the waste gas left over from converting crude oil into more useful materials. Such stacks are relatively simple structures, but inspecting them is anything but. It’s so costly and time consuming that GE is looking…

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New Zealand Gets Drone Insurance

Delta Insurance New Zealand Ltd

New Zealand Gets Drone Insurance Delta Insurance New Zealand Limited, launched New Zealand’s most comprehensive UAV (drone) operator’s insurance solution. This launch took place in conjunction with Delta’s sponsorship of the NZ UAV Conference held at the Auckland University of Technology today. Commercial UAV technology, valued at over $127bn globally, is seeing wholesale adoption across many New Zealand sectors including…

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Passenger-Carrying Drone to Fly in Dubai

A model of EHang 184 and the next generation of Dubai Drone Taxi is seen during the second day of the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Monday. (JON GAMBRELL/AP PHOTO)

Passenger-Carrying Drone to Fly in Dubai Dubai hopes to have a passenger-carrying drone buzzing through the skyline of this futuristic city- state in July. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Up, up and away: Dubai hopes to have a passenger- carrying drone regularly buzzing through the skyline of this futuristic city- state in July. Mattar al-Tayer, the head of Dubai’s…

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AIRFENCE Drone Countermeasure Platform

SensoFusion Airfence logo

Sensofusion Announces Upgrades to AIRFENCE Drone Countermeasure Platform Sensofusion has announced increased functionalities and in-demand service features for the company’s AIRFENCE drone countermeasure platform. The new upgrades will be unveiled during the 2017 International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Included in the AIRFENCE 4.0 platform is new radar system hardware, which incorporates new features including the…

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Autonomous Electricity-Generating Aircraft

PowerPlane Autonomous Aircraft

Xsens IMU Used on Autonomous Electricity-Generating Aircraft Xsens have confirmed that their MTi-100 IMU has been used in Ampyx Power’s Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) system. The AWE system consists of a PowerPlane, a tethered aircraft that converts wind at higher altitudes into electricity. The PowerPlane is an autonomous aircraft tethered to a generator on the ground. It moves in a…

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