MMC, a leading provider of high end commercial drones and the manufacturer of the hydrogen drone Hydrone 1800, has opened their first North American office in Portland, OR. Headquartered in China, the company already has offices in Indonesia and India.  Zhihui Liu, MMC’s CEO, speaking from his offices in China says: “As MMC’s worldwide operations continue to expand, it made sense […]

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Walmart is getting into the drone game. Walmart’s VP of Emerging Sciences Shekar Natarajan demoed the retailer’s new technology to reporters from a Bentonville, Arkansas, distribution center on Thursday, on the eve of its annual shareholders meeting. The drone technology will be replacing the jobs of inventory quality assurance employees, cutting inventory checks across massive

DroneDeploy Users Map 3,000,000 Acres

Mike Winn, co-founder and CEO of DroneDeploy, recently announced their users had achieved a new industry milestone: 3,000,000 drone mapped acres across 120 countries. Drones combined with software platforms for collecting and analyzing drone data have become powerful tools for industry. Unfortunately, not everyone has been exposed to the value drones unlock across industries, such…

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Lily Drone under investigation by Indiegogo Trust and Safety Team

Click through to the Indiegogo page for the delayed Lily drone and this is what you will find “Lily : The World’s First Throw-and-Shoot Camera” is under review by the Trust & Safety team. Check back later or contact us if you have concerns. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lily-the-world-s-first-throw-and-shoot-camera This will probably not come as a surprise to you…

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Lily Drone under investigation by Indiegogo Trust and Safety Team?

Click through to the Indiegogo page for the delayed Lily drone and this is what you will find “Lily : The World’s First Throw-and-Shoot Camera” is under review by the Trust & Safety team. Check back later or contact us if you have concerns. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lily-the-world-s-first-throw-and-shoot-camera This will probably not come as a surprise to you…

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A documentary video recently released by drone development company senseFly captures not only some pretty dramatic scenery (via drone, of course) but also helps to illustrate some of the benefits of using drone technology to help inspect key infrastructure. Released as part of a case study of a project that the company undertook with Electricité […]

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Each week we feature a video sent to us by Dronetheworld.com, a site that collects and maps drone videos from around the world. from the folks at DronetheWorld: Delapampa from Chile played well with this one! Creative cutting and sweet effects, accompanied by just the right song result in one and a half minutes of […]

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The FAA has been talking a tough game on enforcement, threatening drone fines and publicizing the proposed $1.9 million penalty against SkyPan International for unauthorized drone flights.  But while most speeches by FAA Administrator Michael Huerta make some reference to enforcement against “rogue drones,” the FAA has been cagey about exactly what enforcement means. Now Motherboard […]

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The European Rotor Sports Association receives approval from the FAI.

We are proud to announce that ERSA has become the first drone sports organisation in the world to receive recognition and approval from the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale “FAI”. Founded in 1905 the FAI is the world governing body for all air sports, from full size aircraft to hot air balloons, from skydiving to model aircraft.  This…

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