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This Drone Company May Change the Way You Think About Take-Out Forever- From DroneLife
This Irish startup is trying to totally change the way that you think about takeout. Manna.aero, which the company describes as “the world’s first aviation-grade B2B drone delivery ‘as-a-service’ company” has just raised about $5 million to get off the ground. Founded in 2018 by Bobby Healy, former CTO of CarTrawler and Eland technologies, Manna[…]
Connecticut town tests “pandemic drone” to find fevers. Experts question if it would work.
Police in Westport said the drone would “provide better health monitoring support for potential at-risk groups,” and would not be used to observe people in private yards. April 22, 2020, 1:16 PM EDT / Updated April 22, 2020, 1:44 PM EDT By Minyvonne Burke A Connecticut police department said it plans to begin testing a “pandemic drone” that could[…]
Applications for Real Estate Drones
Have you ever wondered where the aerial view photos of your favorite listed houses come from? It’s not from a helicopter or a bird with a camera attached to it. Most of the time these photos actually come from a drone, like the ones that you use for everyday recreational purposes. Drones can be used for[…]
FAA Announces Effective Dates for Final Drone Rules
The final rules requiring remote identification of drones and allowing some flights over people, over moving vehicles and at night under certain conditions will go into effect on April 21, 2021. Remote identification (Remote ID) requires identification of drones in flight as well as the location of their control stations or takeoff point. It provides[…]
Zipline Snags Top Tesla Engineer to Work on Medical Drone Delivery BY ZACC DUKOWITZ – UAV Coach
Tesla’s engineering director Joseph Mardall has left the trendsetting company known for its electric cars to join medical drone delivery company Zipline as its Head of Engineering. Last year, Mardall was the top engineer behind a project at Tesla to create a heat pump system for its new Model Y car that was “physically impossible[…]
FAA Issues Request for Information (RFI) from Industry Partners Interested in Developing Remote ID and Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) Systems
Remote identification is an essential component of developing an unmanned aircraft traffic management system (UTM). A UTM implemented across the national air space (NAS) would allow drones to operate beyond visual line-of-sight safely, without posing risk to other unmanned and manned aircraft. In order to track the status of drones and provide that information to[…]
Fox New: Drones to deliver medicine to rural Virginia field hospital
RICHMOND — The sprawling field hospital that springs up in rural southwest Virginia every summer has been called the largest health-care outreach operation of its kind. This year, the event may have another first due to the COVID-19 situation. Unmanned aerial vehicles — drones — are supposed to deliver medicine to the Wise County Fairgrounds in[…]
Drone equipped with nail gun can fix the roof so you don’t have to
Drones can sometimes be a nuisance, but here’s one that’s downright helpful. An octocopter equipped with a nail gun can fly up and fix the roof autonomously, so you don’t have to. Ella Atkins at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor was inspired to design the system after having to repair her own roof years[…]
AUVSI Releases Report on Part 107 Waivers, Calls for New Rulemaking to Support Restricted Operations
The Small Unmanned Aircraft rule (commonly called Part 107) went into effect on August 29, 2016. The rule created a regulatory framework for commercial drone operations, which required commercial pilots to be Part 107 certified and prohibited various types of drone operations, like flying at night or Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS), without a waiver. Since then, the FAA has[…]