03Jul/20
Altitude Angel Scores UTM Deal in Canada with Sugu Drones

Altitude Angel Scores UTM Deal in Canada with Sugu Drones

Canada is moving forward on many proposals for new drone regulations.  Now Canada’s leading drone flight operations and training institute Sugu Drones has chosen U.K.-based Altitude Angel, to provide UTM services as they ramp up for the possibility of expanded operations. “Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM airspace management platform will be used to power Sugu Drones with…

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02Jul/20
Marketing Your Commercial Drone Business Now that the Trade Shows are Canceled: We Ask Readers

Marketing Your Commercial Drone Business Now that the Trade Shows are Canceled: We Ask Readers

Here at DRONELIFE, we make a living providing marketing opportunities and brand awareness for drone companies – so marketing plans are top of mind.  As the COVID-19 crisis continues, in-person trade shows and marketing opportunities fall to the wayside.  In this DRONELIFE Minute Survey, we asked what drone companies are doing instead to keep their…

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01Jul/20
ANAFI USA Targets DJI: the Newest Parrot Drone for Law Enforcement and Enterprise

ANAFI USA Targets DJI: the Newest Parrot Drone for Law Enforcement and Enterprise

Parrot‘s newest drone targets DJI directly on their most vulnerable point: data security rumors that just can’t be quelled. The ANAFI USA offers a compelling alternative: a U.S.-manufactured, rugged and feature-loaded system at a reasonable pricepoint.  While Parrot is currently the world’s #2 drone manufacturer, the company is not afraid to take on the top…

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30Jun/20
Cargo Drones: Canada Proposes to Allow Low Risk BVLOS Operations for Large Drones

Cargo Drones: Canada Proposes to Allow Low Risk BVLOS Operations for Large Drones

Transport Canada has issued a proposal that would allow very large drones, such as cargo drones, to fly beyond the remote pilot’s visual line of sight (BVLOS) when traveling in remote areas. The proposal takes a risk-based approach to flying beyond visual line of sight without a special permission. In addition to following the international Strategic…

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29Jun/20
Giving Tomatoes Their Shots: The Future of Plant Medicine May Come From Drones

Giving Tomatoes Their Shots: The Future of Plant Medicine May Come From Drones

Nobody likes getting a shot – but even plants might need them sometimes.  MIT researchers are exploring ways to administer injections to plants with drones. As described in the original article plants, much like people, get sick.  The treatment traditionally involves the spread of chemicals designed to mitigate or alleviate the disease.  Spreading or spraying chemicals…

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28Jun/20
Sense and Avoid for Drones: New Algorithm Allows Drones to React in 3.5 Milliseconds, Avoiding Fast Moving Obstacles

Sense and Avoid for Drones: New Algorithm Allows Drones to React in 3.5 Milliseconds, Avoiding Fast Moving Obstacles

Drones still can’t dodge a bullet  – but new research will now help drones avoid relatively fast moving objects. A team of three researchers at the Department of Informatics, University of Zurich in Switzerland have created a method of sense and avoid for drones using event cameras so that the drones can safely avoid obstacles…

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