Istanbul Technical University wins UAS Challenge drone competition

Engineering students from Istanbul Technical University beat 20 other teams to be crowned the winners of the “fly-off” final of the UAS Challenge 2018 drone design competition … Chief Judge of the UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Challenge. Full story

Parrot Anafi drone review: this great portable drone is your new eye-in-the-sky

Either way, the growth of the category is such that drones aren’t going away any time soon. So it was with a fair amount of excitement that I got to grips with the latest offering from Parrot – a French drone-maker that has been creating some cool stuff … Full story

Volvo CE And LEGO Creates Concept Wheel Loader That Has A Drone

Today, autonomous vacuum cleaner and lawnmower are already a common … This other “eye” exists as a scout drone that ZEUX can dispatch to survey the surrounding, thus enabling ZEUX to be aware of things that are even out of its immediate line of … Full story

Facebook Cancels Development of Aquila internet-Beaming Drone

The Aquila drone features four propellers … in which high-altitude solar-powered autonomous drones would be used to provide developing countries with broadband internet coverage. This Tuesday, however, the company announced that it is cancelling the … Full story

KOTUG and Delft Dynamics to develop drone technology for safer tug operations

The Netherlands: KOTUG has chosen Delft Dynamics to develop a pioneering invention – using a drone to connect the towline to an assisted vessel. This patent-pending drone technology will drastically improve the safety margin of tug operations as this … Full story

Facebook Axes Internet Drone Project

What it boiled down to is drones with very long flight times acting as the internet … with the aircraft being the first problem to solve. As the BBC reports, the drone Facebook developed had the wingspan of a Boeing 737 while weighing the same as a … Full story

Facebook halts drone program linked to spaceport

Facebook eyed Spaceport America as a potential test site for its drone program but is now shelving the initiative … “We are ideally suited to help the space industry and also the unmanned industry,” said Spaceport America CEO Dan Hicks, who … Full story

Colorado lawmakers want to make it a felony to fly a drone over a wildfire

The bill would fine people convicted of flying unauthorized drones and possibly send them to jail for a year. “When an unauthorized drone flies over a wildfire, it poses a huge threat to aircrafts working to suppress the fire and forces them to ground … Full story

Here's why Facebook is ending Aquila, its drone-delivered internet project

A second test flight of a different model drone in May 2017, did not crash, though apparently suffered dings during landing, according to a post by Gomez at the time. The Aquila drones are slightly larger than a Boeing 737 in terms of wingspan, though they … Full story

Facebook Permanently Shuts Down Its Drone-Powered Internet Project

divulged the fact that the California-based giant was in talks with a number of Indian telcos for the trials of its Aquila drones but then eventually in November 2016, Facebook decided not to bring its unmanned solar-powered drone to the Indian subcontinent. Full story