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Irish DJI Mini 2 pilot discovers three ancient logboats

Anthony Murphy was flying his drone in search of a bottle-nosed dolphin nicknamed Kevin. Instead, he found three ancient, possibly Neolithic Irish logboats on the floor of the River Boyne. DJI Mini 2 films history A professional writer and photographer during working hours, Murphy is also an avocational archeologist and …

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EASA video on EU drone regulations is simple, effective

One of the challenges regulators have is getting across their message. In this example, the folks from the comms department of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have really nailed it. Have you ever tried reading regulatory documents? We certainly have. And while they’re important and lay out the …

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Drone cargo specialist Volansi takes wing in Africa (too)

California-based Volansi continues its ascent as a global leader in autonomous drone deliveries with another in a series of important business development announcements. Flying VTOL BVLOS in Senegal The flurry of moves by the Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) solution provider has spanned continents and partners alike. Most recently, Volansi …

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When small drones team up to deliver heavy packages

Are coordinated drone delivery swarms the future of last-mile delivery ecosystem? Yes, says a research team at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Most delivery drones in development today are expected to handle small payloads. Even the world’s first triple-drop delivery drone, the Wingcopter 198, can carry a maximum of 13 …

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Precision farming company raises $20M to deploy AI drone swarms

Canada-based agritech startup Precision AI has raised seed funding of $20 million to help the agriculture industry reduce its chemical footprint. Its solution? Deploying swarms of artificially intelligent drones to reduce the use of herbicides in agriculture dramatically. Avoiding criminal wastage Herbicide spraying is believed to be one of the …

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Jaws: Drone pilot films (lots of) human-shark encounters

Yesterday our featured drone film thrilled (and chilled) us with frozen scenes right from The Revenant. Today, airborne shutterbug Carlos Gauna gives us the willies with real-life outtakes from Jaws.  Even drones flinch Gauna, a professional photographer in Southern California, shoots all sorts of subjects in a variety of staged and natural settings. This …

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These teachers are using drones to make mathematics fun for kids

How do you design a lesson plan that students wouldn’t forget in a hurry? You introduce drones in the classroom. With drones becoming ubiquitous in everyday life, educators are quickly realizing that these flying machines can make science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts more appealing to students. Let’s take …

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AUVSI announces finalists for the 2021 XCELLENCE Awards

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International has announced a list of finalists in multiple categories up for AUVSI XCELLENCE awards. This is top-tier industry recognition, and anyone who made the list has achieved something worth of note. The AUVSI XCELLENCE awards are a big deal in the drone industry. …

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Skydio talks autonomy, automation at XPONENTIAL

Skydio, the US-based drone company that emphasizes Artificial Intelligence and automation in its drones and work flows, says the next chapter in the evolution of drones is all about software and autonomy. The company outlined its position, as well as some new products, during the online AUVSI XPONENTIAL Conference, which …

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