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University of South Florida to Host Brain-Drone Race

 A state-of-the-art competition at the University of South Florida is bridging the gap between mind and machine. The 2019 USF Brain-Drone Race, scheduled for Feb. 9 at the Yuengling Center, will feature teams from around the world as they race drones using brain-power. USF Assistant Professor Marvin Andujar, PhD,

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Rudi Browning wins FAI World Drone Racing Championship

Rudi Browning from Australia has been crowned FAI World Drone Racing Champion after a stunning four days of competition in Shenzhen, China. The 15-year-old pilot beat 127 other drone racers from 34 countries to win the title and the prestigious FAI gold medal in a final race that was watched

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14-Year-Old Wins FAI Drone Racing World Cup

These kids are all right! French drone ace Killian Rousseau, 14, won the 2018 edition of the FAI Drone Racing World Cup, besting no fewer than 668 other competitors hailing from 41 different countries.

Joining him on the podium are Poland’s Jan Wielgosz, also a Junior competitor, in second place, and

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Farwell Good Organizers: Why Dozens Are Leaving the Sport and Hobby

Local organizers have been the backbone of the first-person-view (FPV) drone racing community since 2014. They have thrived as independent event organizers, sanctioned chapters, and regionally based leagues that built local series and qualifiers for larger organizations, entertainment shows, and international championships. Without local organizers, drone racing would be a

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FAI World Drone Racing Championships: One month to go

There is just one month to go before the first FAI World Drone Racing Championships kicks-off in Shenzhen, China. Some 115 of the world’s best drone-racing pilots from 32 nations will converge on the tech city of Shenzhen in southern China for four days of high-calibre racing, 1-4 November 2018.

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Schiebel Camcopter S-100 Flight Display at Red Bull Air Race

Schiebel’s market-leading CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) entertained an international audience with a flight display at the prestigious Red Bull Air Race in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. The Red Bull Air Race returned to its Austrian roots for the sixth race of the season and teamed up with Schiebel in

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Drone World PhoenixHD Racing Drone

Built for FPV beginners & FPV racers, the PhoenixHD FPV Drone Kit is the most versatile drone on the market today. Explore your new world with crystal clear digital video feed and capture the soaring essence of a bird’s eye view unlike ever before.

After three years of engineering,

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Lockheed Martin’s Racing Drone Challenge

Lockheed Martin has launched the AlphaPilot AI Drone Innovation Challenge to create a racing drone that’s faster, smarter, and doesn’t need a human pilot!

“Put that computing power at the edge, and do it in such a way that it can beat those human pilots who trained months or years to

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Lockheed Martin Sponsors AI Drone Racing Competition

The Drone Racing League (DRL), which is one of the foremost organizations trying to turn drone racing into the next NASCAR, announced a new competition for teams to develop AI pilots for its aircraft. With backing from aerospace firm Lockheed Martin, DRL wants to recruit developers from around the world,

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Lockheed Martin and Drone Racing League Launch Groundbreaking AI Innovation Challenge

Lockheed Martin (NYSE : LMT ) and Drone Racing League (DRL) today announced an innovation competition, challenging teams to develop artificial intelligence (AI) technology that will enable an autonomous drone to race a pilot-operated drone – and win. Participating teams will compete in a series of challenges for their share

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China in Race for C-UAS Tech and Laser Weapons

China is moving to develop laser weapons and counter-drone systems as it tries to catch up with the United States on unmanned aerial vehicle technology to boost its intelligence and attack capabilities, according to military analysts. That includes systems to protect its drones so that they are less vulnerable to

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Threat from on high: race on to bolster drone defences

Paris (AFP) Aug 13, 2018 –

From hand-held copters that zoom around the living room to high-speed craft offering the sensation of flying over the countryside, drones have won over legions of fans — and are proving a growing challenge for security authorities.

Experts say models readily available on the market

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Blade Scimitar 215 Pro [VIDEO]

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149.5mph – new speed record!

There’s a new world for drone flight! A Vodafone XBlades Drone, the Wingcopter XBR, set a new speed world record at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture.

Piloted by world champion drone racing pilot Luke Bannister, the Wingcopter XBR achieved a top speed

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Inspired Flight IF700 Named the Official Commercial Drone of the International Drone Racing Association (IDRA)

The International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) has named the Inspired Flight IF700 as the Official Commercial Drone for the remainder of the 2018 Season. As the world’s largest association for recreational and commercial pilots, with hundreds of members on every continent, the IDRA continues to build partnerships with commercial drone

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