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Could Drones Save Cows? Research Team Thinks So

It’s a staggering statistic — every year nearly 3 million cows in the U.S. die from health problems. And it’s costing the cattle industry more than $1 billion. Combating this economic loss starts at the producer level. Ultimately, improved observation of cows in the pasture is proven to reduce heard

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Heliguy DJI Mavic 2 Drone Cage Available For Pre-order

UK drone specialist Heliguy has unveiled a bespoke DJI Mavic 2 drone cage, which is now available to pre-order and offers a lightweight and collision-proof solution ideal for internal inspection and enhanced flight safety. Designed and built by Heliguy’s expert in-house research and development team, this new robust product will

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AFRL XQ-58A Valkyrie expands flight envelope in fourth test

Wright-Patterson AFB CO (SPX) Jan 27, 2020 –

The Air Force Research Laboratory, along with partner Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, Inc., completed the successful fourth flight test of the XQ-58A Valkyrie low-cost unmanned air vehicle demonstrator Jan. 23, 2020, at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona.

During the test event, the Valkyrie demonstrator’s

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PigeonBot Biohybrid Drone Flies with Feathered Wings

Scientists at Stanford University’s Bio-Inspired Research & Design (BIRD) lab understand that birds can morph the shape of their wings to suit various flying patterns, such as takeoff, landing, and turning, and are trying to transform that masterpiece of evolution into something mechanical. David Lentink, a trained biologist and aerospace

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Draganfly’s New Payloads for Environmental Monitoring

Draganfly Inc. has announced three new specialized payload offerings, which are intended to expand agricultural research and environmental monitoring using drones.Draganfly’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Draganfly Innovations Inc., has developed these new payload options in collaboration with research experts in agricultural and water resources fields. These new camera packages, which have now

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Draganfly Releases New Payloads to Increase Efficiency and Data Collection Quality

Draganfly Inc. (CSE: DFLY) (OTCQB: DFLYF) (FSE: 3U8) (“Draganfly” or the “Company”), an award-winning, industry-leading manufacturer within the commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (“UAV”) and Unmanned Vehicle Systems (“UVS”) space, today announced three new specialized payload offerings, which are intended to expand agricultural research and environmental monitoring using drones. Draganfly’s wholly-owned

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Federal Railroad Administration Report on Using UAV to Produce Accurate Grade Crossing Profile Data

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a report on its Office of Research, Development and Technology’s study of the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) to produce accurate 3-D models of high-profile grade crossings. Conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, the

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$1M Grant for Israel-US Drone Project

The BIRD Foundation, a binational research and industrial development fund that promotes cooperation between US and Israeli companies, has approved a $1 million investment for a joint project between BWR Israel and Easy Aerial USA to develop a multi-mission command and control system for unmanned aerial vehicles for national security

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Dynetics’ X-61A Gremlins Air Vehicle Maiden Flight

Dynetics, the performer for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Gremlins program, has successfully flown its X-61A Gremlins Air Vehicle (GAV) for the first time in November 2019. The test took place at Dugway Proving Ground near Salt Lake City, Utah. Testing operations involved one captive-carry mission aboard a

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GAO Says FAA Could Better Leverage Test Site Program to Advance Drone Integration

The Federal Aviation Administration, in coordination with industry, is working on safely integrating drones into the national airspace with manned aircraft. FAA has 7 designated drone test sites, which have facilitated about 15,000 drone research flights since 2015. Both public and private entities have used the test sites to test

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Geely Tail Speeding TF-2A

2019 is an important year for Geely’s “integrated world” three-dimensional smart travel ecology to advance steadily. After the wholly-owned acquisition of American Taili Speed ​​in 2017, Geely quickly established the TaiLi Speed ​​China R & D team to carry out independent research and development and industry layout of urban air

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$9M to Create Skydome at Griffiss International Airport

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the 23rd proposal of his 2020 State of the State agenda – investing $9 million to establish a small unmanned aerial system, or sUAS, experimentation and test facility at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, Oneida County. This “skydome” will be a year-round indoor sUAS research

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Football-size Transformable Drone at CES 2020

Robotic Research LLC, a provider of autonomy and robotic technologies to commercial and federal customers, will be debuting a new football-size transformable drone, the Pegasus Mini, at CES 2020. The Mini is a smaller version of the original Pegasus, introduced in August, which established a new category of transformable unmanned

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How Drones Can Save the UK Public Sector £1bn

New research from Nesta Challenges’ Flying High programme, which analyses how drones can provide benefits to UK cities, reveals that the use of drones – for services such as blood sample transport by regional pathology units and the NHS – could save the public sector £1.1 bn by 2035. The

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Leidos to Acquire Dynetics for $1.65bn

Leidos Holdings, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-owned Dynetics, Inc. (“Dynetics”), an industry-leading applied research and national security solutions company, for $1.65 billion in cash. The Board of Directors of both companies unanimously approved the transaction. Dynetics, headquartered in

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AFRL completes two and a half-day ultra leap

Wright-Patterson AFB OH (SPX) Dec 17, 2019 –

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Center for Rapid Innovation (CRI) has successfully completed initial flight tests for a revolutionary Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) with a customizable suite of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) tools that supports extended missions.

This series of flight tests began

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First flying food delivery in Sweden

Researchers at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden have conducted the country´s first aerial food delivery. The flight was autonomous (self driving) and beyond visual line of sight. The drone flew from a restaurant on the outskirts of Linköping city and into Linköping University. It was a relatively short linear distance,

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USAF Research Lab Achieves 2.5-Day Ultra LEAP Flight

The US Air Force Research Laboratory’s Center for Rapid Innovation (CRI) has successfully completed initial flight tests for a revolutionary Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) with a customizable suite of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) tools that supports extended missions. This series of flight tests began in Feb. 2019 at Dugway

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Bell XV-3 Convertiplane Promo Film – 1960

Film from the Bell Helicopter Archives. The Bell XV-3 (Bell 200) is an American tiltrotor aircraft developed by Bell Helicopter for a joint research program between the United States Air Force and the United States Army in order to explore convertiplane technologies. The XV-3 featured an engine mounted in the

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DRONERESPONDERS Releases New Guidance for Public Safety UAS Flight Training and Operations

Research findings outline key steps drone program managers can take to certify remote pilots and improve safety GAITHERSBURG, MD – DRONERESPONDERS – the world’s fastest growing non-profit organization supporting public safety UAS, has released new research findings designed to help improve efficacy and safety surrounding public safety drone operations.

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KATSU Launches Semi-Autonomous Smart Painting Drone

Widely recognized as a pioneer of drone painting, KATSU merges public art and technology to progress the development of drone technology in art and activism. After years of research and development, KATSU and Tsuru Robotics have developed the first for-sale smart painting drone, dubbed the “KATSURU BETA.” The semi-autonomous spray

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UBC research highlights need to safeguard drones and robotic cars against cyber attacks

Vancouver, Canada (SPX) Nov 28, 2019 –

Robotic vehicles like Amazon delivery drones or Mars rovers can be hacked more easily than people may think, new research from the University of British Columbia suggests.

The researchers, based at UBC’s faculty of applied science, designed three types of stealth attack on robotic vehicles

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NASA starts using FLARM for drone UTM

The headline should really read NASA plays catchup. NASA’s Langley Research Center has started using FLARM in its Pathfinder drone UTM project. The goal of Pathfinder is to take separate Urban Traffic Management (UTM) projects and combine them into a single autonomous vehicle, then have that vehicle fly and communicate

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Caltech and JPL Fire Quadrotors Out of Cannons

At IROS in Macau earlier this month, researchers from Caltech and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) presented a prototype for a ballistically launched drone—a football-shaped foldable quadrotor that gets fired out of a cannon, unfolds itself, and then flies off. Test launching the SQUID (Streamlined Quick Unfolding Investigation Drone) from

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Researchers Improve Next Generation Aircraft Engines

The Army’s Future Vertical Lift program is one of the modernization priorities for Army leadership. With the use of advanced X-ray diagnostics, scientists have a better understanding of gas turbine combustor inlet conditions, which is critical for the design and development of engines for the next generation of Army aircraft.

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Echodyne Radars in DARPA’s Aerial Dragnet Program

Echodyne, a manufacturer of high-performance radars for government and commercial markets, announced that its radars were key active sensors deployed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for its Aerial Dragnet program in San Diego during the week of October 21, 2019. In conjunction with the Applied Physics Laboratory

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Echodyne Radars Anchor DARPA’s Urban Drone Testing

Active radars on aerostats and at multiple fixed sites provide real-time airspace situational awareness Echodyne, the manufacturer of innovative, high-performance radars for government and commercial markets, announced today that its radars were key active sensors deployed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for its Aerial Dragnet program in

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