August 2018

The Chula Vista Police Department has worked alongside Cape under the UAS Integration Pilot Program since May, building on the department’s drone program launched in 2015, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. It recently began using drones outside of training exercises and has deployed UAVs in official warrant sweeps.  We first learned about Cape’s service […]

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Last weekend’s Gridlife South festival brought raucous cars and music to the famed Road Atlanta track in scenic Braselton, Georgia. The gathering has been designated as a real-life Forza Horizon festival with drifting, concerts and a whole lotta fun-having flooding the venue on Gridlife’s coast-to-coast event tour. Social media and the rest of the internet […]

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Drones have been a part of the modern lifestyle for a while now and are commonly used for aerial photography for sports and other events professionally. With the rise of lightweight and hence portable drones that come with cameras in the market, these gadgets have gained popularity for personal use as well. While anyone can […]

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Professor David Hyunchul Shim at KAIST in collaboration with Professor Soon-Jo Chung of Caltech and Professor Aditya Paranjape of Imperial College London investigated the problem of diverting a flock of birds away from a prescribed area, such as an airport, using a robotic UVA. A novel boundary control strategy called the m-waypoint algorithm was introduced […]

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The $805 million contract covers the design, development, fabrication, test and delivery of four Stingray aircraft, a program the service expects will cost about $13 billion overall for 72 aircraft, said Navy acquisition boss James Geurts. … read more at: https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2018/08/30/us-navy-selects-builder-for-new-mq-25-stingray-aerial-refueling-drone/

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Amid all the controversies and scandals from Washington dominating our news cycle, a major counterterrorism success by the United States last week did not get the attention it deserved: Government officials are confident that Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, al-Qaida’s chief bomb maker, was killed during a U.S. drone strike late last year. If the reports are […]

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Drones capture stunning aerial photos, but not all of us have the piloting expertise to fly one without creating an impromptu shower of plastic confetti. Engineered with adjustable gyro sensitivity and a 6-axis flight control system, the SKEYE Nano 2 Camera Drone lets even novice pilots take beautiful aerial shots, and it’s on sale for $19. […]

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Researchers made a new algorithm for enabling a single robotic unmanned aerial vehicle to herd a flock of birds away from a designated airspace. This novel approach allows a single autonomous quadrotor drone to herd an entire flock of birds away without breaking their formation. Professor David Hyunchul Shim at KAIST in collaboration with Professor […]

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