Hurricane Edouard right environment for drone test

By JENNIFER KAY MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Edouard was the perfect environment to test new data-collecting drones because the storm was strong, had a well-defined eye and never threatened land, U.S. government scientists said Thursday. Four drones called Coyotes — shaped like thin missiles with retractable wings — were launched into the hurricane this week, […]

Disaster aid drone project wins $10,000 award

By Chris Anderson    Congrats to APM:Plane user Charles Devaney, who just shared the Drone Social Innovation Award! From Robohub: The first winners of the inaugural “Drone Social Innovation Award” are a landmine detection project and a project providing aid to disaster victims in the Philippines. The two drone projects were selected from dozens of applicants and will split the […]

Drone Beat: Search and Rescue UAVs, Amazon’s Online Store and More

humanitarian drones

BY LORENZO FRANCESCHI-BICCHIERAISEP 15, 2014 The U.S. government uses them to bomb alleged terrorists in far-away places. Tech companies such as Amazon, Google and Facebook are all toying with the idea of using them, and now they’re a photographer’s secret weapon. Drones are a big part of our lives, whether we see them or not. […]