“Long-Range Cargo Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Wide Range of Applications” – Presented by Anthony Pizarro & Bruno Doerwald, Romaeris Corporation, at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, June 13, 2017, Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.
Romaeris Corp. is designing a cargo unmanned aircraft capable of carrying loads of 250 Kg for distances of up to 1,800 Km at low cost without relying on airport infrastructure. The aircraft requires a flight controller incorporating artificial intelligence and will be equipped with a telemetry system to allow aircraft health monitoring and compliance with government regulations for beyond visual line of sight missions. The aircraft development program has been supported to date by Canadian federal and provincial governments and two universities. Continue reading ““Long-Range Cargo Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Wide Range of Applications” – Presented by Anthony Pizarro & Bruno Doerwald, Romaeris Corporation”
Nokia and Europe’s first drone test facility collaborate to ensure safe global aerial operations. Nokia is to support Europe’s first dedicated testing facility. They use it for of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for traffic management. The facility, at Twente Airport, near Enschede in the Netherlands, will enable Nokia to develop and trial its UAV Traffic Management (UTM) system. For the use of drones in proximity of urban areas, people, manned aircraft, other drones and hundreds of other objects. Continue reading “Nokia, Europe's first drone test facility collaborate to ensure safe global aerial operations”
PARC, a Xerox company, announced it has received funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) under its ICARUS program.
The ICARUS program (for Inbound, Controlled, Air‐Releasable, Unrecoverable Systems) seeks to develop a prototype air vehicle capable of autonomously delivering small payloads to targeted locations, and then vanishing once it has completed its mission. PARC, in collaboration with AeroVironment Inc., aims to develop the specialized materials and autonomous air delivery system that can be made to vanish under a project within ICARUS known as ONLY-DUST (On-Target Delivery and Disintegration Upon Stress-release Trigger). Continue reading “Xerox Company Receives Funds to Develop Vanishing Autonomous Air Vehicles”
Amazon has today announced a partnership with the UK Government to explore the steps needed to make the delivery of parcels by small drones a reality, allowing Amazon to trial new methods of testing its delivery systems.
A cross-Government team supported by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has provided Amazon with permissions to explore three key innovations: beyond line of sight operations in rural and suburban areas, testing sensor performance to make sure the drones can identify and avoid obstacles, and flights where one person operates multiple highly-automated drones. Continue reading “New Program Will Explore the Safe Use of Drones for Delivery”
As one of several activities within DLR dealing with unmanned aircraft, the internal DLR project Unmanned Freight Operations (UFO) addresses the future operation of unmanned freight aircraft as an addition to today’s transport system. Led by DLR’s Institute of Flight Guidance, the objective of the project is to develop and validate a concept for unmanned freight operations. In line with the “Concept of Operations for Drones” presented by EASA, the UFO project focusses on the proposed “certified” category of aircraft. Air space integration, roles and tasks of actors, communication requirements and support of actors are subject of the project.
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The VOLIRIS company is currently developing an automatic container carrier airship that will alone transport a standardized container from one point to another. As a first step, the machine will operate with helium and conventional engines. Eventually it will run using hydrogen for both lifting and propelling purposes, thus only producing water when flying. Continue reading “Voliris Introduces Flying Container Project (Video)”
The mopeds of delivery drivers everywhere are set to be ousted by ‘ground drones’ that can navigate city streets by themselves.
The invasion is set to being in London next month when Starship Technologies’ delivery bots are scheduled to begin trials and in New York in spring. Continue reading “'Ground drones' that can navigate city streets by themselves to be launched in the UK (Video)”
Steve Burns has a big vision: he wants all of our mail and packages to be delivered by electric trucks with drone capabilities. As co-founder and CEO of Workhorse Group Inc., he’s well on the road to bringing his vision to life, and because of the FAA’s current “line of sight” requirement for using drones, his company could be the first actually delivering packages by air. Continue reading “The Workhorse Truck Could Be First to Use Drones to Deliver Packages”
Since Amazon first talked about its plan to one day deliver packages by drone, the world has been captivated with that vision of the future. But a new company started by two of Skype’s cofounders thinks the real future of small cargo delivery is in autonomous robots. Continue reading “Robots and drones compete for the delivery system of the future”
People could soon see more drones in the sky thanks, in part, to leading chip manufacturer Qualcomm QCOM -0.09% .
The company recently announced it was launching a new platform called Snapdragon Flight, which will make it easier (and cheaper) for companies to create unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Continue reading “Drone Revolution: World's Largest Companies Keen on Launching their own Drone Business”