As consumer drones have gained sophistication and professional drones have come down in price, features previously limited to high-end devices are finding their way onto ever more affordable unmanned aerial vehicles.
A software and drone-data platform developer has released what it claims is the first mobile mapping feature to deliver thermal maps of target areas as the data is being collected, for real-time evaluation in the field.
Government bodies and technology companies in 10 locations across the nation are partnering to develop an array of drone innovations while the Federal Aviation Administration streamlines its airspace access request process.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport became the first U.S. international airfield to let drones fly within its controlled airspace when Atkins and its design-team partners, 3DR and Autodesk, flew a series of seven flights during a four-hour period on the morning of Jan. 10.
In today’s world of readily available aerial imagery from satellites and drones, the future of high-resolution aerial imagery taken from manned, fixed-wing aircraft might be questioned, but consumers of all three types of images say there is still a big role for manned-aircraft imaging services.
Researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab and the University of California, Merced, are testing a drone-mounted methane-detection device that sports a miniaturized version of the NASA Mars Curiosity Rovers’ sensor array.
Beachwood, Ohio-based Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance teamed up with Toronto-based Industrial SkyWorks, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and data solutions company that received the first-ever approval for nighttime flights in the U.S.—moving the construction industry to the forefront of the UAV field.
Starting a drone program from scratch is not without its challenges. Get tips from the drone experts leading the charge to bring drones to the job site during this webinar. You'll also hear from the UAV specialists at Katerra as they share their experience implementing drones within the company and building a scalable drone operation to manage pilots across nine states.
As the death toll from the record-setting hurricane mounts in the Bahamas and damage estimates there and in the U.S. head into the billions, industry experts see increasing pressure to address infrastructure resilience.