The autonomous inspection drone developed by the Israeli company Percepto will soon be joined by a robotized four-legged friend on the ground. To this end, the company has raised a substantial investment and has entered into a partnership with Boston Dynamics, the developer of robot dog Spot. The goal is that drone and robot dog can go on reconnaissance missions together.
New York City tax collectors are looking to drones to help them increase revenues by using unmanned aircraft to conduct property assessments. Setting up their own pilot certification program is also on the agenda. However, experts point out that a decades-old law prevents drones from being used in the city, even by NYC tax collectors.
EagleView recently announced an exclusive property inspection partnership with Skydio for automated residential roof inspection with drones. It forms a part of a multi-year, multi-million-dollar exclusive partnership to deliver Skydio House Scan™ to several major country markets. The partnership is expected to present the power of precision drone technology and AI to insurance carriers, claims adjusters, and government bodies which is expected to result in one of the largest ever commercial drone deployments with thousands of units deployed.
France’s Ministry of the Sea is deploying a sniffer drone in the Pas-de-Calais region, bordering the Strait of Dover, which is the world’s busiest area for ship movements, to tighten control of ship emissions.
Last Wednesday, the City Council has approved plans to study how drones can be used for building facade inspections in New York City. The plans to study the use of drones for building facade inspections were well received within the drone industry. They offer a rare opportunity for an otherwise grounded industry in New York City.