Drones are no longer just for scouting crops. With thermal imaging cameras, producers can use them to scout cattle as well. Chris Beerman, manager for Aerial Agronomics based in Sheldon, Mo., said thermal cameras are different from near-infrared cameras used for crop scouting. NIR cameras capture light reflected by plants. Thermal imaging cameras read thermal […]

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DJI’s new drones are ready to tackle tougher jobs The company’s M200 drones don’t just take pretty pictures, they’re built to weather the elements in search-and-rescue operations, or take on dangerous inspection jobs. by Vanessa Hand Orellana DJI is looking to take on the tough jobs with its new line of M200 drones. These are […]

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Last fall, Sweden’s Supreme Administrative Court ruled that drones fitted with cameras should be legally regarded as surveillance, thus obliging drone users to apply for a license in order to use the equipment and spurring outrage across the country. With the “drone amendment” coming into force in August, exasperated Swedish drone operators have been applying for permits. Like its peers, Missing People Sweden has applied […]

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DakshThen there is the Daksh, designed for the delicate and dangerous task of bomb disposal. It is an electrically powered and remotely operated wheeled vehicle used for locating, handling and destroying hazardous objects safely. Capable of being remotely controlled over a range of 500m line-of-sight (LOS) or even within buildings, it is an important asset […]

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(NYPOST) — A GoPro drone crashed through a Manhattan woman’s 27th-floor window and landed just feet from her as she sat in her living room enjoying a quiet evening at home, police sources said Sunday. The 66-year-old resident was working on her computer inside the East River high-rise when the hobby craft smashed through the […]

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Drones are increasingly not a consumer gadget. You have your hobbyist cinematographers and your Peter Pan-wannabe fliers, but the Drone Industrial Complex is where the most exciting innovation is happening. Drones are becoming a key tool in everything from firefighting to vineyard-inspecting, giving people a way to see far-flung things they could never reach themselves. […]

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Police are investigating after a drone crashed through a woman’s apartment window in Manhattan, police sources said. A 66-year-old woman told cops she was inside her home at a building on Waterside Plaza in Kips Bay when the device smashed through her window around 5:15 p.m. Saturday. The drone apparently landed on the floor and […]

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The big story in the drone industry over the last year has been the collapse of several high profile consumer facing efforts and a pivot to industrial grade units. Now the market leader is getting into the action. DJI announced the Matrice 200 today, an all weather unit that can carry up to three cameras […]

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The United States is a changed country with the inauguration last month of Donald Trump as its President, and his rewrite of the superpower’s rules of international engagement is still a work in progress. But it is worth recalling some of the stops on his predecessor Barack Obama’s global itinerary. Obama never did make it […]

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The University of Colorado will host artists, lawyers, scientists, military experts and ethicists next week for a discussion of the many issues posed by the advent of drones, known also as unmanned aerial vehicles. The two-day program, “Policy, Ethics and the Future of Drones,” will consider drones’ potential for improving everything from storm tracking and […]

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