Self-flying drone for Mars

NASA is working toward a future when humans will walk on the surface of Mars. But first it’s going to try flying a drone through the air. The Mars Helicopter, a small, self-flying aircraft designed specifically for the Red Planet, will be included in the space agency’s next rover mission in 2020 to beam back a…

Canadian Navy to Integrate Maritime UAS Capabilities

MDA, a provider of robotics and defense technologies, has announced that it has signed a contract with Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) to provide Maritime Miniature Unmanned Aircraft Systems (MMUAS). The contract also includes services to support training, resource and equipment development activities and development and validation of naval tactics and new capability development….

“SafeDrone by Lufthansa Technik” launches new service: Health Condition Monitoring

“SafeDrone by Lufthansa Technik” is on the verge of launching a new online service, Health Condition Monitoring (HCM), allowing manufacturers and users to monitor the technical condition of their drones after a mission is completed. This proven procedure from manned flight is now also available for unmanned aircraft. Initially, data-driven post-flight analysis is available for…

The Future Belongs to Flying Robots

The University of California system’s Center of Excellence on Unmanned Aircraft System Safety is hard at work looking into the future of unmanned aircraft. The director sees a lot of potential in the technology for agriculture, environmental, and even social opportunities. The once-small community of drone hobbyists has transformed into a worldwide phenomenon. In 2016…

NCTC awarded National Science Foundation grant to advance Unmanned Aircraft Systems and geospatial education

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN – Northland Community and Technical College (NCTC) announces that the National Science Foundation, Advanced Technological Education (ATE) division has awarded a grant (DUE #1700615) of $599,997 to NCTC in partnership with St. Cloud State University (SCSU) for the advancement of geospatial information technology (GIT) and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) education and…

Unmanned Systems Canada announces their 10th student UAS Competition

Scenario This is a “made in Canada” Simulated BVLOS UAS Student Competition. The purpose of the competition is to promote and develop Canadian expertise and experience in unmanned systems technologies at the university and college levels. Small unmanned aerial vehicles are complex systems requiring a well planned and executed design and rehearsed operational approach. In…

5 Ways Drones Will Impact the Insurance Industry by 2020

The drones are coming, the drones are coming! Think back to just a few short years ago: recreational use of drones didn’t even exist – they were primarily just for military use. Now, drones are becoming increasingly common for domestic and commercial use due to their affordability and accessibility. I’m pretty sure I’m not that…