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The FAA proposes remote ID technology for drones

The FAA proposes remote ID technology for drones The  Federal Aviation Administration this week issued proposed rules for the remote identification of drones in the U.S. The “next exciting step in safe drone integration” (their words) aims to offer a kind of license plate analog to identify the some 1.5 million drones […]

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Pyka and its autonomous, electric crop-spraying drone land $11M seed round

Pyka and its autonomous, electric crop-spraying drone land M seed round Modern agriculture involves fields of mind-boggling size, and spraying them efficiently is a serious operational challenge. Pyka is taking on the largely human-powered spray business with an autonomous winged craft and, crucially, regulatory approval. Just as we’ve seen with DroneSeed, this […]

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Army photogrammetry technique makes 3D aerial maps in minutes

Army photogrammetry technique makes 3D aerial maps in minutes Aerial imagery is a common asset in military matters, but 3D maps can be difficult to collect on short notice without specialized equipment. This new photogrammetry technique from the Army Corps of Engineers, however, can make accurate 3D maps from ordinary aerial footage […]

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UK drone register takes off

UK drone register takes off A UK drone registration scheme has opened ahead of the deadline for owners to register their devices coming into force at the end of this month. The UK government announced its intention to introduce a drone registration scheme two years ago. The rules apply to drones or […]

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Flir purchases IP and assets from defunct drone company, Aria

Flir purchases IP and assets from defunct drone company, Aria Back in March, Aria Insights suddenly went dark. The news was a bit of a surprise from a startup that had just announced a name change and pivot in tech focus. Today, thermal imaging company Flir announced that it has acquired the […]

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UK police arrest a number of climate activists planning Heathrow drone protest

UK police arrest a number of climate activists planning Heathrow drone protest UK police have arrested a number of environmental activists affiliated with a group which announced  last month that it would use drones to try to ground flights at the country’s busiest airport. The group, which calls itself Heathrow Pause, is […]

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Climate activists plan to use drones to shut down Heathrow Airport next month

Climate activists plan to use drones to shut down Heathrow Airport next month A UK group of climate activists is planning to fly drones close to Heathrow Airport next month in a direct action they hope will shut down the country’s largest airport for days or even longer. The planned action is […]

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Drone crash near kids leads Swiss Post and Matternet to suspend autonomous deliveries

Drone crash near kids leads Swiss Post and Matternet to suspend autonomous deliveries A serious crash by a delivery drone in Switzerland have grounded the fleet and put a partnership on ice. Within a stone’s throw of a school, the incident raised grim possibilities for the possibilities of catastrophic failure of payload-bearing […]

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Altitude Angel launches an API for safer drone flights

Altitude Angel launches an API for safer drone flights Altitude Angel, a U.K. startup that provides safety, data and traffic management systems for drones, is launching a de-confliction service for drone flights — available via its developer API platform. “The dynamic system will continuously monitor the airspace around an aircraft for the […]

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This drone swarm spray painted a jumbo-size graffiti mural

This drone swarm spray painted a jumbo-size graffiti mural It’s Friday, so why not watch some good old-fashioned drone-powered graffiti? A design firm in Italy has put together a lovely little show that collected sketches from the art community and put them all together in a giant mural, painted over 12 hours […]

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