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Drone Helps Rescue Hiker

Drone Helps Rescue Hiker

Thanks to a drone carrying an infrared camera, Mountain Rescue Aspen was able to locate a lost Colorado hiker in pitch-black conditions. It was the first mission where MRA used a Matrice 210 drone fitted with an infrared camera and a second, powerful zoom camera. The drone was used at night to pinpoint where a woman […]
Drone Discovery

Drone Discovery

Sometimes an aerial view reveals something that is impossible to see from the ground, and that’s exactly what happened when photographer and author Anthony Murphy flew over the Brú na Bóinne archaeological landscape, a Unesco World Heritage Site about 30 miles north of Dublin. Murphy suspected that a recent drought might reveal signs of a […]

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New Air Blower Drone

New Air Blower Drone

Royal College of Art graduate Marcus Kung has designed a drone that can fly without propellers, with the aim of reducing injuries. The Impeller Drone — Kung’s graduate project as part of the RCA‘s masters program in Design Products — flies using four air blowers, instead of exposed rotor blades like most drones. He created the product in an effort to […]
149.5mph – new speed record!

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 average of 149.5mph. The […]

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Aerobo Photo Contest

Aerobo Photo Contest

The folks at Aerobo are excited to announce their first ever Instagram drone photography contest. They’re giving away a $500 grand prize and showcasing the winner’s work and portfolio. The contest starts July 12th and will run for a total of 5 weeks. The winner will be announced on August 16th. Here’s the scoop from the Aerobo rules […]
AV CEO Wahid Nawabi poses with a model of the Mars Helicopter. Photo: AeroVironment

Aerovironment’s Mars Drone Flier

Monrovia, California-based AeroVironment, which has built everything from a hummingbird-sized drone to high-flying solar aircraft, has built components for a new drone helicopter intended to fly much further afield: across the surface of Mars. AV is working with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena to build the helicopter recently selected by the Mars Exploration Program, […]

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Modular Flying Dragon

Modular Flying Dragon

You’ve got to watch this video to believe the incredible shape-shifting powers of this modular drone! Created by researchers at the University of Tokyo’s JSK Lab, the flying DRAGON can change shape, so it can fly through small openings and then re-form on the other side. Each of its hinged modules is powered by pair of ducted fans that […]
World Cup Drone Defense

World Cup Drone Defense

Like us, you’ve probably been watching the FIFA World Cup matches the past few weeks. But did you know that behind the scenes, the Russian Ministry of the Interior was on standby with counter-drone guns to protect spectators and players from UAVs? Moscow police have two LokMas Stupor anti-drone guns, which are currently undergoing tests […]

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Protecting Elephants

Protecting Elephants

What began as a conservation-focused effort has branched out to include commercial operations conducted near Cape Town International Airport in South Africa, with daily patrols by unmanned aircraft thwarting thefts of equipment and property from railroads, a steel mill, and other industrial operations. In Botswana, flight operations recently began to protect elephants using the same […]
InterDrone’s Women in Drones

InterDrone’s Women in Drones

Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, announced plans today for InterDrone’s fourth annual Women in Drones Luncheon, a special event it spearheaded in 2015 and has quickly grown into a model for networking in the commercial drone industry. InterDrone will take place at the Rio Hotel in Las […]
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