Drones At Work 31 results

Slidx’s New VTOL Surveillance And Security Drone The Black Manta Air

Tech startup SlidX, based out of Montreal, has only been on the scene since 2015, but it’s been a pretty busy year! Just a few months ago, we told you about their 3D printed drone, the Gyro-X8 KAYRYS, which can offer medical supplies on the scene of an accident or major disaster. The second ...

Aurora’s Centaur Locates Great White Sharks off Nantucket Coast

Equipped with a FLIR infrared sensor, the Centaur optionally piloted aircraft helped track great white sharks for OCEARCH’s latest expedition Aurora recently partnered with OCEARCH, a world-leading marine conservation organization, to provide aerial support locating and tracking great white ...

NASA Is Flying A UAS Over Hurricane Matthew

NASA is using a drone to track Hurricane Matthew. The space agency said Friday that it is flying a Global Hawk UAS over huge storm swirls near Florida’s northeast coast.The RQ-4 Global Hawk is built for watching disasters unfold. The high-altitude, long endurance UAS can fly for over 34 ...

IBM’s Watson enters drone business courtesy of deal with Aerialtronics

IBM's Watson is getting into the commercial drone market in a deal with Aerialtronics, a Netherlands-based maker of unmanned aircraft systems.Aerialtronics is using IBM's Watson Internet of Things (IoT) platform for inspection services across a wide range of industries. Under the deal, Watson ...

T-Mobile Takes Delivery Of First UAV From Aerialtronics

Jeffrey Leentjes, network specialist, explains why safety comes first when inspecting 5,000 antenna masts in The NetherlandsTelecoms companies can save time and significant operation costs when inspecting mobile communication towers with drones, according to Jeffrey Leentjes, network ...

Blue Bear RISER Inspection Platform Completes Trails

Blue Bear engineers, in partnership with CREATEC, inspected the HMS Illustrious (R06), an aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy. The RISER system demonstrated how automated unmanned systems can safely fly inside ships for inspection. The trials were also conducted in partnership with Lloyd’s ...

Mexico Launches Drones To Protect Endangered Porpoise

Mexico's government has launched drones to back last-ditch efforts to prevent illegal fishing activities that have led to the near extinction of the vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise. The navy and the environment ministry on Thursday unveiled three Arcturus T-20 unmanned aerial ...

Rwanda Readies Deployment of Life-Saving Drone Delivery System

This summer, small autonomous airplanes will begin carrying life-saving blood to 20 hospitals and healthcare centers across Western Rwanda, Africa, in one of the first-of-its-kind drone-based delivery demonstrations.The drone delivery system is part of a program envisioned by the Rwandan ...

Cyberhawk Working With SSE To Inspect Wind Turbines

In May 2016, Cyberhawk Innovations began flying unmanned aircraft systems to perform close visual wind turbine inspections.Cyberhawk is working with SSE Plc, one of the UK’s largest energy companies, to inspect more than 600 blades using UAS, according to a news release. UAS will be ...

Exxon Is Using Drones To Scout For Whales

Drones are quickly becoming a game-changer in the oil and gas industry, as the flying robots perform otherwise costly and dangerous inspections of pipelines, offshore rigs and refineries.Exxon Mobil Corp. is one of many major oil companies using drones in its oil-and-gas production operat...