This Indiegogo-funded drone startup just raised $10M from VCs before its campaign has even ended

  December 30, 2014 4:30 AM The Ghost drone, which has raised more than six times its campaign goal on Indiegogo weeks before its deadline, has raised some even bigger funds. Ehang, the company behind Ghost, is announcing it has raised $10 million in new funding to expand its teams in China and Silicon Valley […]

Bama by Drone: UAV captures beautiful aerial video of Tuscaloosa campus

If anyone asks you why the University of Alabama was named one of the United States’ “50 Most Beautiful College Campuses,” refer them to the video above. Here’s what thebestcolleges.org had to say about UA’s Tuscaloosa campus: The 1800 acre Alabama campus features many Greek Revival buildings. Several buildings (4) on the campus, including the […]

UAV Creates 3D Model of Largest Mosque in Turkey

  By GPS World Staff The Sabancı Merkez Mosque in Adana, Turkey, has been inspected and mapped by an unmanned aircraft system and a detailed 3D model created. The work was carried out by SISTEM A.S. (the Turkish distributor of Leica Geosystems), NRJ Engineering and Aibotix. Sabancı Merkez Mosque is the largest in Turkey, with six […]

Google Drones In Ecommerce

Google (GOOG) is one company which has left no stone unturned in the tech domain. From search engine to automated cars to smartphones Google has its fingers dipped in all the pies. After exploring all the niche sectors with its technology, it has now stepped into a new area of logistics for ecommerce. Currently Amazon […]

Regulations struggle to keep up with UAVs

Precision agriculture

The dizzying pace at which UAVs have come onto the scene has regulators scrambling to keep up, and that may spell delays in bringing the many benefits of the technology to the farm in a timely and economical manner. by Paul Hollis in Farm Press Blog How many of you witnessed an unmanned aerial vehicle […]

The Drone That Could Save You From Drowning

By Greg Kumparak (@grg) Drones. They’ve earned something of a reputation for being buzzy little floating boxes of annoyance and privacy invasion, and the hordes of people unwrapping them this week and subsequently crashing them into the nearest tree/power line/neighbor’s house probably won’t help. Slowly but surely, though, people are finding truly good, novel uses […]

Watch a Drone Fly Through California Christmas Fireworks

Adam Clark Estes Fireworks make every holiday better. And drone footage makes every fireworks display better. So when you combine all three , the results are the best. This year, one spectator took a DJI Phantom 2 with a GoPro Hero III Silver to the annual Christmas fireworks display in Manhattan Beach, California. The video […]

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Concerned that tens of thousands Americans will receive small quadcopters as gifts this holiday season, the FAA and industry have teamed to produce educational materials available on a website and in social media channels in an attempt to prevent potential accidents in the air and on the ground. The action comes as industry awaits the FAA’s first […]

Santa Delivering Drones for Christmas Amid Rising Safety Concern

  If you find a drone under the Christmas tree next week, it may also come with a list of U.S. government guidelines for safe flying and even software to keep the device away from airports. Sales of the small, unmanned aircraft are soaring this holiday season, prompting fears that first-time users could accidentally crash […]

Drones could change life as we know it in America – once we get over our fear of them

By Jessica Roy @jessica_roy A drone is an unusual choice, as far as Christmas gifts go. But last year, it was exactly what Dave Anderson wanted waiting for him under the tree. Captain Dave Anderson is a naturalist and conservationist who runs whale-and dolphin-watching tours in Dana Point, California. Last year, his wife got him a […]