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UAV for faster, safer resupply missions

Army, Marine Corps developing UAV for faster, safer resupply missions

Army, Marine Corps developing UAV for faster, safer resupply missions If you’ve ever wanted to call in a request for more supplies and have a UAV zip across the battlefield to you, Army researchers are working to make that happen. Today, if a unit’s mission changes, there are just a few options to receive a particular weapon system, extra equipment…

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Applying Drone Technology to the Oil Patch

Drone Piloting and Applying Drone Technology to the Oil Patch

Drone Piloting and Applying Drone Technology to the Oil Patch “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower’’ is an oft-mentioned quote attributed to Steve Jobs.  The founder of Apple knew well that constant change was crucial to corporate survival, where new product and service development is necessary to maintain a competitive edge. In the highly commoditized nature of the oil…

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Drone helps in hunt for missing horses

NetPosse.com provided this image of one of the missing horses, named Pie. Four horses were reported missing from Mt. Airy June 29. NetPosse is a website that posts information about missing horses. One of the volunteers helping in the search sent out a drone to aid in the hunt for the horses.

Drone helps in hunt for missing horses NetPosse.com provided this image of one of the missing horses, named Pie. Four horses were reported missing from Mt. Airy June 29. NetPosse is a website that posts information about missing horses. One of the volunteers helping in the search sent out a drone to aid in the hunt for the horses. Article…

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Cranfield launches partnership

Professor Simon Pollard signing the international partnership agreement in Oman.

Cranfield launches partnership in technology leadership with Muscat and Aston Universities Article Source: sUAS News Cranfield University is establishing six dual programmes with newly-formed Muscat University to build capacity in technology and management as the Omani economy diversifies. Drawing on Cranfield’s expertise in air transport, supply chain logistics, energy systems, finance and entrepreneurship, and co-delivered in Muscat from September 2017,…

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UAVs to spray pesticides

New Approach:The UAV will be operated in arecanut plantations in the State on trial basis in 2017.

Soon, UAVs to spray pesticides in arecanut plantations Article Source: STAFF CORRESPONDENT via The Hindu The Central Plantation Crop Research Institute (CPCRI), Kasargod, has planned to develop an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to ensure controlled and uniform spray of pesticides in arecanut plantations. CPCRI director P. Chowdappa said that the work of spraying pesticides is executed by UAVs, including drones, in countries like…

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Walmart’s Unusual Drone Use Case

Walmart Drone Progress

Walmart’s Unusual Drone Use Case Article Source: PYMNTS.com When most people think retail applications for drones at this point, they are likely thinking about delivery. Some eagerly anticipate the drone based commerce logistics, others fear it, but in general both sides are in agreement that when one is talking retail drones, they are talking about using it to move goods. But…

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Will a hacked DJI save lives at sea?

Drones are becoming popular tools for first responders.

Will a hacked DJI save lives at sea? A contest from a 3D print-on-demand service aims to find out. Article Source: Greg Nichols for Robotics My wife and I are planning a weekend trip aboard my best friend’s sailboat (he actually owns one-quarter of the sailboat), so this one seems especially relevant. Shapeways, the 3D printing-on-demand service, is teaming up with…

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Are drones the new selfie sticks?

drones are new selfie stick

The Drone Dilemma: Are drones the new selfie sticks? Many properties now ban the use of selfie sticks for safety reasons but should all travel brands be considering no-drone zones? Andrew Hennigan investigates Article Source: Eye For Travel Photo Source: Screenshot from EyeForTravel.com On YouTube it’s not hard to find spectacular aerial videos of cruise ships leaving port, taken by…

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Not All Drones Are Evil

Not All Drones are Evil

Not All Drones Are Evil The reputation of drones has to date not been great. However, some NGOs have found a more positive use for the flying machines. Reports of drone use in war zones has not been positive. The US have used drones as killing machines, to target terrorists and in some cases they have ended up injuring and causing civilian fatalities. Some NGOs have however found a new use for drones — instead…

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