Drones Could Be a Virtual Wall

President Donald Trump has a vision of a “big, beautiful wall” made of concrete and steel on the US-Mexico border. In addition to that physical barrier, you could also see an armada of drones whizzing through the sky. Many in the tech industry envision a drone-protected border as not just likely but inevitable, helping the US Border Patrol see farther and communicate better. Drones should make it easier for agents to distinguish immigrants and smugglers from the cows and coyotes that prowl along the border, advocates say. “That could be the 21st century solution to the problem of protecting borders,” said Chris Eheim, chief technology officer of Sunflower Labs, a home security drone startup, and a 15-year aerospace engineer. The US Customs and Border Protection agency already uses some massive military drones with 66-foot wingspans, but modern drone innovation could equip officers with smaller, cheaper aircraft that could be lofted from back of a truck. For the full story at CNet.com, click here. The post Drones Could Be a Virtual Wall appeared first on RotorDrone. President Donald Trump has a vision of a “big, beautiful wall” made of concrete and steel on the US-Mexico border. In addition to that physical barrier, you could also see an armada of drones whizzing through the sky. Many in the tech industry envision a drone-protected border as not just likely but inevitable, helping the US Border […] The post Drones Could Be a Virtual Wall appeared first on RotorDrone. […] Read More

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AUVSI Announces 5 Educational Tracks for XPONENTIAL 2019 Including Tracks for Public Safety, Engineers, and Drone Tech Users

AUVSI Announces 5 Educational Tracks for XPONENTIAL 2019 Including Tracks for Public Safety, Engineers, and Drone Tech Users

Thousands of people from the unmanned systems community will gather this spring at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019 conference and trade show. If you’re a drone technology user, policymaker, regulator, public safety personnel, developer, or engineer, then this event is of special interest to you. AUVSI has announced five educational tracks for the conference, including a drone tech user track, policy track, public safety UAS track, technology track, and trending topics track. The Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) will provide more than 150 educational sessions of programming presented by over 300 speakers at the conference, scheduled to take place April 29 to May 2, at McCormick Place in Chicago. This huge event draws people, speakers, and exhibitors from across the globe to come see what’s current and what’s ahead for the industry. Five Educational Tracks Offered at XPONENTIAL 2019 Trade shows and conferences provide excellent opportunities to advance your career, because they bring all the right people, resources, and technology to one location. Having all this under one roof for multiple, consecutive days gives you a plethora of opportunities to advance your career or business. You can spend each day building relationships with key players in the industry, increasing your knowledge with talks hosted by experts, and have hands-on experiences with the latest technology. Some may find such a large-scale event overwhelming, since it can be difficult to determine how to best spend your time. Narrowing down which of the 150+ sessions are right for you can be quite

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DJI Improves Enterprise Drones And Fleet Management Software To Enable Next Level Commercial Drone Operations

DJI Improves Enterprise Drones And Fleet Management Software To Enable Next Level Commercial Drone Operations

Updated Matrice 200 Series Drones And FlightHub Software Lay The Foundation For BVLOS And Night Flights While Accelerating Organization-Wide Drone Deployments DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today unveiled new hardware and software tools to give professional drone operators improved control, safety, and security for high-stakes missions. The new Matrice […] Updated Matrice 200 Series Drones And FlightHub Software Lay The Foundation For BVLOS And Night Flights While Accelerating Organization-Wide Drone Deployments DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today unveiled new hardware and software tools to give professional drone operators improved control, safety, and security for high-stakes missions. The new Matrice […] Read More

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DroneLife Exclusive: Drone Delivery is a “Reality that has Impact Today” – an Interview with Rigi Technologies

DroneLife recently caught up with David Rovira, Co-Founder and COO of Rigi Technologies, manufacturers of a new delivery drone built around the package.  (Check out the video below to see Rigi’s unique design.) David tells us about Rigi, where they fit in the delivery marketplace, and some of the challenges of using drones for delivery. DroneLife:  Where […] The post DroneLife Exclusive: Drone Delivery is a “Reality that has Impact Today” – an Interview with Rigi Technologies appeared first on DRONELIFE. DroneLife recently caught up with David Rovira, Co-Founder and COO of Rigi Technologies, manufacturers of a new delivery drone built around the package.  (Check out the video below to see Rigi’s unique design.) David tells us about Rigi, where they fit in the delivery marketplace, and some of the challenges of using drones for delivery. DroneLife:  Where […] The post DroneLife Exclusive: Drone Delivery is a “Reality that has Impact Today” – an Interview with Rigi Technologies appeared first on DRONELIFE. […] Read More

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DJI Upgrades M200 Series & FlightHub With Night Flights & BVLOS In Mind

Night flights and beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations are coming and DJI is preparing the ground. Today the Chinese manufacturer launched an upgrade to their most popular enterprise drone and improvements to FlightHub, the company’s operation management platform. The Matrice 200 series is getting a serious revamp (and is now the Matrice 200 […] The post DJI Upgrades M200 Series & FlightHub With Night Flights & BVLOS In Mind appeared first on DRONELIFE. Night flights and beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations are coming and DJI is preparing the ground. Today the Chinese manufacturer launched an upgrade to their most popular enterprise drone and improvements to FlightHub, the company’s operation management platform. The Matrice 200 series is getting a serious revamp (and is now the Matrice 200 […] The post DJI Upgrades M200 Series & FlightHub With Night Flights & BVLOS In Mind appeared first on DRONELIFE. […] Read More

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