Uptake of drones in the power and utilities sector: report
Digital transformation, remote monitoring and optimizing operational costs to drive drone revenues to US$515 million by 2030.
Uber tests drone food delivery, launches new autonomous SUV
Says the service should decrease food delivery times.
Saudi Arabia says its oil infrastructure attacked by drones
Yemen’s Houthi rebels sending a message to the Sunni power, “…stop your aggression.”
FLIR Systems to acquire Endeavor Robotics
Endeavor is a developer of battle-tested, tactical unmanned ground vehicles for the global military, public safety and critical infrastructure markets.
Experimental plane flies silently, may lead to quiet drones [WATCH]
The craft generates thrust by applying a strong electric field to the air, a process called “ionic wind.”
Drones to cloud computing: Russian cyber hack wish list
Fancy Bear hackers exploited US national vulnerability in cybersecurity: poorly protected e-mail.
Put more faith in innovators to spur tech breakthroughs
Government role should be to ensure intellectual property rights are protected.
Liberals to dole out $2.1 billion to unclog trade, border bottlenecks
Money is part of $10.1 billion in planned spending over the next 11 years on trade and transportation corridor projects.
Chinese online retailer developing one ton delivery drones
A response to the challenge of expanding to rural areas where distances and delivery costs rise.
Bat Bot: the new flying bat-like drone [VIDEO]
Prototype could more safely get into disaster sites and scope out construction zones than bulky drones with spinning rotors.
Amazon invests big money to boost fulfillment processes
Online retailer increased spending on its distribution network by 35% between April and June to $3.88 billion.
Aerospace firm successfully tests solar powered aircraft
Luminati Aerospace wants to build a fleet of drones to provide aerial internet service for up to 4 billion people worldwide.
France to deploy anti-drone technology to protect Euro 2016
No-fly zones will be declared over all 10 stadiums as well as training grounds for the 24 teams.
New vistas open up at small businesses that use drones
A cheaper, faster and safer way to make inspections and take photos and videos.
Drone collides with passenger jet in UK
Plane landed safely, cleared to fly again after inspection.
Agriculture bets on innovation to boost yields and profits
Technology is making the industry more precise and efficient.
Drone-maker Aero Kinetics being sold for $24M to London’s Strat Aero
Acquisition will assist in software, hardware and services related to UAVs.
Watch these drones build a rope bridge autonomously [VIDEO]
A Swiss research project is attempting to push the limits of robotic aerial construction.
Australia’s underground drone racing world [VIDEO]
Guerilla races are attracting up to 30 competitors at make-shift courses in abandoned warehouses, at go-cart tracks and around farms.
Are Canada’s drone rules too permissive?
Experts argue Canada’s lax approach to regulating commercial drones is making it a global leader in the growing field.
After being grounded by lack of rules, US agricultural drones set to take off
Trade group says agriculture could account for 80% of all commercial drone use.
Drones creating new options for Canadian industry
UAV’s evolution is making dangerous industrial activities safer, cheaper and more accurate.
GoPro announces drone and virtual reality pursuits
Quadcopter drone expected by mid-2016.
The drone that flies itself [VIDEO]
Throw Lily in the air, and Lily follows.
Widespread business use of drones years away
New laws and traffic management systems needed before more ambitious projects could take off.
Release the swarm!
Aeryon’s drones take flight in world markets
US wants small drone rules favourable to commercial operators
Federal analysis cites economic and safety benefits for the small unmanned vehicles.
ING Robotic Aviation gets nearly $350K to develop new drones
Government investment will be used to hire new employees.
Drones take flight in the oil sands
FLIR and ING robotic aviation take aerial infrared detection west
Drones can be big business in Canada
From information gathering to navigational systems, government and business are finding new applications for the flying robots.
Google buys atmospheric satellite maker Titan Aerospace
Internet-giant says acquisition will bring the Internet to remote parts of the world.
CAE announces $230M-plus in contract wins
One-year services contract with US Defence Department could grow from $20 million to $$100 million.