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Tree Planting Drone can plant 100,00 Trees in one day

There is no doubt that technology is the biggest contributor to climate change but it also can act as a survivor when used in a pro-environmental manner. Yes, you read it right! British Engineers have created a tree-planting drone that can plant 100,000 trees in one day. Biocarbon Engineering, a start-up based in Oxford, has…

Swiss hospital drones to take off again

Drones grounded following a crash near a child’s play area have been given the go-ahead to take off again. The incident, in May, was the second in a year and prompted an independent safety investigation. Swiss Post and start-up dronemaker Matternet had been working together to carry lab samples between hospitals. The first incident, in…

Could Drones Save Cows? Why a Uni of Kentucky Research Team Thinks So

In the basement of an engineering building on UK’s campus, there’s a calf replica who goes by the name of Chuck. Chuck has been instrumental in perfecting the machine-learning and UAV-formation-control technology. Photo by: Eric Sanders.   LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 27, 2020) — It’s a staggering statistic — every year nearly 3 million cows in the U.S….

UAS Lidar for Ecological Restoration of Wetlands

How New Technologies Are Helping to Preserve the Environment Wetlands are essential ecosystems which provide numerous benefits to society as a whole. But their functionality strongly depends on the hydrology and topography of the watershed, thus creating the need for monitoring. The use of terrestrial topographical survey methods can be a challenging task in wetlands,…

New UAV integrated systems and software from Microdrones

With the launch of three new integrated systems, ARPAS-UK Member Microdrones has now completed the range of what its popular 3000 series of integrated drone systems can offer. The mdMapper3000DuoG VHR represents the biggest advancement of the three launches, giving users the opportunity to gather ultra-high-resolution photogrammetry from higher altitudes using the Phase One camera and direct…

Ford use Yuneec to provide more safety and efficiency in plant inspections

High-performance drones enable more effective monitoring of industrial production processes. To carry out maintenance work at Ford Dagenham Engine Plant in the UK faster and more safely, the car manufacturer has recently opted for the Hexacopter H520 from Yuneec. High-rise gantries, pipelines, and high roof areas can be inspected quickly and easily using the drone’s…

Vodafone releases new drone report

Vodafone has released a new report on Cellular-connected Drones: The benefits to society of regulated drone use A WPI Economics report for Vodafone UK   This report examines the potential for drone use in the UK and the benefits to society that could arise from safe and secure use of drones. We set out the part…

Drone designed to search for Avalanche Victims

A portable, lightweight drone can be launched in the event of an avalanche and automatically search for victims Spotted: Each year, avalanches kill around 150 people worldwide. In 2015, four German powder enthusiasts and engineers got tired of waiting for someone else to come up with a solution and founded their company, Bluebird Mountain. After years…

Why the Whole World Should Watch the African Drone Forum Next Month

The African Drone Forum: February 5 – 7, 2020.   Register here!  The commercial drone industry has developed rapidly over the last five years: and governments, humanitarian organizations and enterprise companies all over the world are working to best utilize the technology to help communities and grow economies.  One continent, however, has been at the forefront…

Misuse of Civilian Drones

Drones (also known as unmanned aircraft) are flying systems that do not carry a pilot. As the technology has become cheaper and more sophisticated, the use of drones for recreational and commercial purposes has grown, with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) reporting a significant increase in the number of permissions obtained for operating commercial drones…