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Clyclocopter (aka “Egge Beater Wing”)

Clyclocopter (aka “Egge Beater Wing”)

When Aerospace giants like Boeing and Airbus reveal some ambitious concept for the future of urban aerial transport, most showcase electrically powered variations on multicopters and hybrid aircraft, sketched out with familiar components like rotors and wings. But the Russian engineers have another idea entirely. Known as a cyclogiro, cyclorotor, cyclocopter, or as some have called it an “egg-beater wing,” […]
Sentient Blue Wins $1 Million Grand Prize

Sentient Blue Wins $1 Million Grand Prize

Sentient Blue Technologies, a team from Parma, Italy, has won the $1 million grand prize in the GENIUS NY start-up competition for unmanned technology firms. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said, “The GENIUS NY competition is transforming the economic landscape of Central New York by attracting the next generation of innovative entrepreneurs. By investing in the […]

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GoFly Finalists

GoFly Finalists

GoFly, a Boeing-sponsored competition, pushes the boundaries of innovation, engineering, and transportation to create a personal flying device for anyone, anywhere. GoFly just announced their five Phase II finalists, and they have some incredibly innovative ideas.   Here’s the scoop from GoFly: Congratulations to all of our innovators and teams for completing Phase II of […]
Drone Defibrillators

Drone Defibrillators

Drone company Flirty has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct drone delivery flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS), allowing for drones to deliver defibrillators to heart attack victims so treatment can begin before paramedics arrive. The new approval enables Flirtey to conduct drone delivery operations with a pilot controlling the flights from a […]

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Drones on Mars?

Drones on Mars?

“Small free-flying spacecraft might be the ideal robotic platform for the exploration of lava tubes on Earth, the Moon, and Mars for the simple reason that they would not need to come in direct contact with any of the rough and potentially unstable surfaces found inside caves and lava tubes,” says Andrew Horchler, Director of […]
Yuneec & Mobilcom Partnership

Yuneec & Mobilcom Partnership

Yuneec International and Mobilicom have entered into a strategic partnership to offer the Commercial & Federal market new advanced solutions for their unmanned aerial needs. The cooperation focuses on the development of two innovative Commercial and Federal drone solutions, based on Yuneec´s commercially proven hexacopter H520, well-known for its high reliability, safety and precision, and Mobilicom´s […]

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From left, Kerry Jones '19 (ENG), Ryan Heilemann '19 (ENG), and Josh Steil '19 (ENG) look on as their drone takes off for a test flight on Horsebarn Hill in Storrs. (Christopher Larosa/UConn Photo)

Autonomous Firefighting Drone

Working with mentors from Sikorsky, three University of Connecticut engineering seniors are translating their classroom education to the field. Electrical engineering majors Kerry Jones and Joshua Steil, and computer engineering major Ryan Heilemann, are collaborating to build and program an autonomous firefighting drone to battle blazes without a pilot’s guidance. “In the world today there’s […]
AUVSI Xponential

AUVSI Xponential

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019 is the one event that unites the entire unmanned systems community to share ideas, collaborate across markets, capitalize on next practices and emerging trends and harness the power of unmanned technology for your business. As adoption spreads and applications expand, XPONENTIAL is the one event that brings together the entire unmanned systems […]

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NYC Drone Film Festival Winners

NYC Drone Film Festival Winners

The New York City Drone Film Festival’s mission is to help progress the art of aerial cinematography and storytelling using drones. Congratulations to all the #NYCDFF winners!   2019 #NYCDFF WINNERS CINEMATIC FPV CATEGORY & BEST IN SHOW – MOABLASTER 2 – THE STORM by AIRBLASTR EXTREME SPORTS CATEGORY – GOOD MORNING by RICHARD PERMIN, […]
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B4UFLY Updates Coming Soon

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has partnered with Kittyhawk to redevelop B4UFLY to further our safety mission and create a new and improved mobile application to help recreational drone operators learn where they can and can’t fly. The project is being done at no cost to the FAA. The B4UFLY App will continue to be […]
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