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.
A team of students at Cal Poly is working to combine drones and artificial intelligence to ‘forecast’ shark encounters and to get beachgoers safely into the water again.
5G will supercharge drones with a much lower latency rate of 1 millisecond versus the 50 milliseconds that a 4G connection offers.
Washington State University has used drones to deter birds in trials. Hovering unmanned aerial systems or drones over fruit blocks such as this vineyard in 2018 near Prosser reduced visits from birds by a factor three to five.
A new drone solution from ST Engineering helps make an aircraft hangar a smart facility. The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has authorized ST Engineering to use their in-house developed drone solution DroScan to perform General Visual Inspection (GVI) during aircraft maintenance.
As we all know drone technology is advancing rapidly. One of the best-known examples is perhaps from Skydio with the introduction of the Skydio R1 drone two years go and more recently the Skydio 2 drone. These unmanned aircraft fly almost completely autonomously and avoid obstacles like no other drone can do. Today, however, the engineers from the ETH Zürich show us a tilting, rotating and omnidirectional drone. You’ll have to see it to believe how this drone can move through the air.