Drones delivering blood in emergencies

Palo Alto, California, hopes to become the first U.S. city to use unmanned aircraft to deliver blood from a blood bank to a hospital. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reviewing the city’s proposal, along with about 150 others. The agency will approve 10 projects to move forward next month.   Drones delivering blood in…

Xponential: Novadem Will Launch New Tethered Drone

In April, French drone company Novademwill unleash it newest tethered UAV platform, the NXWIRE 2.0 at AUVSI XPONENTIAL, the largest UAS trade show that brings together more than 8,500 unmanned systems industry leaders. A second-generation tethered system, NXWIRE 2.0 offers several new features: Ground-based power supply that can be connected to a main supply or auxiliary power…

Inspired by Tesla battery pack system

Inspired by Tesla battery pack system, but designed and adapted for UAVs specs – where the battery weight needs to be kept as low as possible. This passive cooling technology relies on the thermodynamics of conduction. Interstitial material help absorbs and disperses heat generated during high-discharge rate. Learn more – http://www.uavfpvbattery.com

Drone Delivery Canada Flies in Canadian Northern Communities of Moose Factory and Moosonee, Ontario

Drone Delivery Canada ‘DDC or the Company’ (CSE:FLT OTC:TAKOF), is pleased to announce it was granted permission from Transport Canada to test its drone delivery technology in the northern regions of Canada.  DDC tested its drone delivery platform in the Moose Factory and Moosonee communities where it completed a series of successful flights comprising of distances of up to 2.12km…

Europe’s drone challenge

This Euronews/Boarding pass episode looks at “The Drone Challenge” posed to European ATM by a rapidly-expanding industry estimated to be worth, in Europe alone, €15 billion by 2025, and generating 150,000 new jobs by 2050. Our expert on Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS), Mike Lissone, says: “the biggest challenge we are facing is on the…

What jobs will flying robots be doing in future?

In the James Cameron blockbuster The Terminator and its follow up sequels, the world was ruled by machines. Flying robots patrolled the skies while land-based vehicles with minds of their own trundled along on the ground below. That future is fast becoming a reality. But thankfully, instead of trying to wipe out humanity, these drones…

NASA Hosts Industry Day for Unmanned Aircraft in National Airspace Collaboration

NASA Aeronautics is heavily involved in developing solutions for safe integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the national airspace. NASA has two UAS projects that work in lock-step with the Federal Aviation Administration to address the challenges facing UAS integration across the full spectrum of aircraft type and sizes, and the environments in which they…

Arctic UAV Inc. to Distribute High Eye Platforms

Arctic UAV Inc., an Iqaluit based aerial imaging provider using unmanned systems has recently signed a distribution agreement with High Eye from the Netherlands to sell their unmanned helicopter system to Canadian, Greenlandic & Alaskan markets. The Unmanned helicopter system will be marketed as the Ukpik HEF32 UAV System and has the following features: learn more

Vans & Drones in Zurich: Mercedes-Benz, Matternet and siroop Start Pilot Delivery Project

Mercedes-Benz Vans, US drone systems developer Matternet and Swiss online marketplace siroop have started a pilot project in Zurich to test an efficient van and drone-based system for on-demand delivery of e-commerce goods. The pilot project, which started with first trials on September 25, represents a significant milestone for autonomous aerial systems: it is the first time that…