Tagged: Racing

How a missing child was found with help from drones

Racing to beat the clock, first responders in Minot, North Dakota, tap one of the world’s top drone providers in successful rescue effort. When a child goes missing, the first 48 hours are critical—but they are also the most stressful and chaotic. Family members often start the clock ticking by

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New Report ‘Enabling UTM in the UK’

A new report from Connected Places Catapult’s explores the steps the UK has taken to be at the forefront of commercial drone development and identifies the steps yet to be taken in order to remain in the global race towards Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM). There is a huge global opportunity

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Surveyors Measure Coastal Erosion Using UAS

AG Survey recently used control targets, GNSS receivers and UAS technology in a race against the tides and weather to survey 80 different beaches along England’s southwest coast. The project was part of a national coastal monitoring program funded by England’s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and run

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Drone Racing League Launches DRL Academy to Provide Innovative, Digital Education for Students in Partnership with Eduscape

With the coronavirus pandemic causing national school shut-downs, students need positivity and access to engaging, educational content more than ever. The Drone Racing League (DRL), the global professional circuit for drone racing, today unveiled DRL Academy, an innovative STEM program, which features online learning opportunities for students studying science, engineering,

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Team Black Sheep Quarantine Masters

Race on Velocidrone and get $5’000 prizes!!! Starting tomorrow, 5 days per week, live streaming mania. 2 hours, 4 qualifiers and one final per week. 16 days total! We will have celebrity guests on to keep you entertained. Be sure to tune in even if you’re not racing, you can

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Aerobatics with a Manned Racing Drone

Drone Champions AG, creators of the Drone Champions League and DCL – The Game, have announced their newest innovation: the first-ever manned drone capable of aerobatic maneouvers such as rolls and loops. The “Big Drone” is the brainchild of Drone Champions founder Herbert Weirather, who personally assisted in the testing

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Lockheed Martin & Drone Racing League Announce A.I. Robotic Racing Circuit Champions, Give Team $1 Million Cash Prize for Fastest Autonomous Racing Drone

Lockheed Martin and The Drone Racing League (DRL), the global, professional drone racing circuit, today announced the winning AlphaPilot team of the 2019 Artificial Intelligence Robotic Racing (AIRR) Circuit, the premier autonomous drone racing series that accelerates AI innovation through futuristic sports competition. During Friday night’s AIRR Championship, Team MAVLab,

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2019 FAI World Drone Racing Championship Grand Final

Pilot selection for the upcoming 2019 FAI World Drone Racing Championship Grand Final has been finalised. A total of 112 pilots will compete over four days in Xiangshan Ningbo, China, 11-14 December 2019 for the title of FAI World Drone Racing Champion. FAI Secretary General Susanne Schödel said: “I am

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DRL RacerAI, the First Autonomous Racing Drone

The Drone Racing League (DRL), the global, professional drone racing circuit, launched the DRL RacerAI, the league’s first-ever autonomous racing drone. Designed to be the first autonomous robot to defeat a human in a physical sport, the DRL RacerAI will help close the gap between artificial intelligence (AI) and human

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Travel Air Type-R – ‘Mystery Ship’

The identity and purpose of the new racer were kept secret, being built behind closed doors and away from the main production line, the craftsmen involved in its construction being sworn to secrecy. It was because of this cloak of secrecy that it was dubbed the Mystery Ship by the

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Drone Beats Ambulance in Race to Deliver First Aid

A team in Iraq and Australia has developed another way to use drones in healthcare—as part of a system that detects when an elderly person has fallen, then delivers first aid. Described in the journal Sensor, the drone system successfully reached every fake test patient in a busy city in

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What Can We Read into DJI’s Drone Racing Ambitions?

This week the drone industry’s leading manufacturer, DJI, launched an FPV kit for drone racing enthusiasts. One thing to point out first of all is that the kit doesn’t actually include a drone, which may come as a surprise to many. Instead, DJI is essentially making its low latency transmission

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Take Drone Racing To The Next Level With The DJI Digital FPV Ecosystem, The First Low Latency HD Video Transmission Signal

New DJI digital transmission system offers integrated control, a dynamic flying experience and long range operation DJI, the global leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today launched the DJI Digital First Person Viewing (FPV) Transmission System, an advanced digital ecosystem which includes FPV goggles, an FPV Air Unit

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London Police to use Drone to Catch Dangerous Drivers

The London Metropolitan Police will use a drone in a crackdown on dangerous drivers. The unmanned aerial vehicle will target “road users engaged in dangerous driving, such as racing, that could potentially put others at risk”, the force said. Safety charity Brake welcomed the use of technology “to enforce against,

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