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STARTING A COMMERCIAL DRONE BUSINESS: “HOW TO CAPTURE AND SHARE COMPELLING AERIAL CONTENT”
Starting a Commercial Drone Business – Taking compelling pictures If you have ever watched those heart-in-your-stomach action movie sequences featuring a guy leaping off a steep cliff and into a moving airplane, you would have experienced the wonderful cinematography that can be achieved by using aerial drone photography. After just over a year of posting…
AIRBORNE DRONES DISCUSSES: “THEORETICAL ANALYSIS OF OBSTACLE DETECTION USING LIDAR”
Small LIDAR (scanning laser) systems can be used for obstacle detection and SLAM from a moving drone. Whilst more work is still needed on the integration of the data from these sensors into the flight software, the theoretical performance can be evaluated based on the specifications of the laser and the mechanical movement. Ideally, we…
AIRBORNE DRONES DISCUSSES: “NEW BOSS ON CONSTRUCTION SITES IS A DRONE”
Drones in construction DRONES ARE BEING USED TO CAPTURE VIDEO FOOTAGE THAT SHOWS CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS AT THE SACRAMENTO KINGS’ NEW STADIUM IN CALIFORNIA. For some construction workers, any thoughts of slacking off could soon seem rather quaint. The drones will almost certainly notice.The workers building a lavish new downtown stadium for the Sacramento Kings in…
AIRBORNE DRONES: “THE FRIENDLY UNMANNED SKIES”
The use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is rising rapidly worldwide. Long known only for their military applications, UAS are increasingly being deployed by civilian governments for use in scientific research, climate change research, and humanitarian relief operations. As detailed in a recent article from Northern Sky Research, the number of UAS dedicated to civilian…
AIRBORNE DRONES: “9 MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT DRONES THAT ENGINEERS WISH YOU’D KEEP QUIET ABOUT”
They’re robots. They fly. They’re watching you. And they’re increasingly found everywhere: Yup, they’re drones. You may think you know exactly what they are and what they do. You don’t. Like lots of emerging technologies, drones are often misunderstood, especially early in their existence. To help you navigate our brave new world filled with swooping,…
AIRBORNE DRONES DESCRIBES: “DRONES AND THE ‘SMART CITY!”
Drones and the smart city.   Case study Wisconsin police recently reported that with the help of their search and rescue drone, they captured a robbery suspect that was evading police. Amidst all the negative publicity surrounding drones and UAVs that has matriculated in the news recently. In a “smart city” concept, a city will…