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DHL Beating Amazon, Google in Race to First REAL Drone Deliveries

DHL will beat Amazon and Google in the race to drone delivery.

Bloomberg reports:

Germanys Wadden Sea, World Heritage-designated wetlands recognized for their importance in the conservation of migratory birds, will soon host frequent fliers of a different kind when drones enter the skies typically populated by spoonbills, cormorants and geese.

Deutsche Post AG, Europe’s largest postal service, is about to begin deliveries of medication and other urgent goods to the island of Juist using unmanned helicopters after securing approval from state and federal transport ministries and air traffic control authorities to operate in a restricted flight area.

The vehicles, called parcelcopters, will operate from tomorrow, weather permitting, and fly for four to six weeks in the pilot project, the Bonn-based company said yesterday.

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eXom – the drone that lets you focus on your work, not on flying

eXom – the drone that lets you focus on your work, not on flying
Following two years of intensive development, Swiss civil drone producer, senseFly, is proud to introduce eXom, the rotary drone that offers professional users unprecedented situational awareness. In addition to seeing what its TripleView camera head sees, eXom’s five vision sensors also enable you to see in…

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CineCopters: custom MoVI handheld rig and octocopter rig promo for “The Fall”

CineCopters bring together state-of-the-art unmanned aerial system (UAS) technology, the latest motion picture cameras, advanced gimbal technology and a group of experienced film and television professionals.  The custom-built octocopter “The Spider” sits on top of the MōVI MR/M10 3 axis stabilised head. It has 360 degrees of pan and 180 degrees of tilt while at …

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Novel UAV technology for atmospheric research

Novel UAV technology for atmospheric research
A team of scientists and engineers sampling greenhouse gases in the remote South Atlantic have pushed the boundaries of what’s possible with lightweight fully autonomous UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) by flying octocopters at altitudes of up to 9,000ft. The researchers,…

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Publish drone imagery on Mapbox directly from Pix4D

Publish drone imagery on Mapbox directly from Pix4D
Paul Goodman Today the drone imagery processing software Pix4D rolled out full integration with Mapbox, making it possible to upload imagery from Pix4DMapper to Mapbox.com in one step. Collect your aerial imagery with the flying platform of your choice, process images locally…

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