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Mavic Pro 2 | News And Rumors About DJI Mavic Pro 2 (August 20, 2018 Update)

August 20, 2018 UPDATE DJI has been teasing its “See The Bigger Picture” announcement for almost two months now. The event – originally scheduled for July 18th – is now scheduled for August 23rd, 2018, and DJI has just released a new video with some clues as to the nature of the event: DJI Instagram Update The video features sweeping ...

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Drone Project Aims to Combat Illegal Fishing in the Seychelles

We’ve seen plenty of exciting applications of drone technology in Africa. Unsurprisingly, most of them are driven by necessity, far removed from the relatively frivolous notion of an Amazon prime delivery service or some kind of milkshake on-demand courier. US startup Zipline has long been established on the continent, providing vital infrastructure for medical deliveries in Rwanda and, more recently, ...

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GENIUS NY Doubles Investments in Program’s Third Round Drone Finalists to $500,000

Teams Will Now Compete for One of Five Investments; $1 million Top Prize and Four awards of $500,000 Each  GENIUS NY , a business accelerator program at CenterState CEO’s Tech Garden, today announced a new investment structure for round three of the innovative GENIUS NY unmanned aerial systems (UAS) business program. Five finalist teams will be selected from a pool ...

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Video of the Week: Meet AirVuz Drone Racing Team – DroneDoll

We love all of the amazing videos at AirVuz – but to highlight a new area of AirVuz’ content, we’re featuring this amazing FPV piece from DroneDoll, part of the AirVuz drone racing team.   Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry ...

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DroneLife wants you to go to Frankfurt, Germany for Free!

Are you planning to go the European Drone Summit in Frankfurt Germany on October 15th,  2018?  Well, DroneLife wants the rest of the show to be on us. This voucher will allow a limited amount you to attend the sister event that is taking place the following three days in Frankfurt on October 16-18th. How do you get these?  Just ...

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Drone Software Firm Teams Up with Experts to Make Searches Easier

Drone mission-software provider UgCS (or SPH Engineering) is partnering with Airborne Response to enhance UAV-led search and rescue efforts. UgCS software enhancements includes customizable search patterns such as the “expanding square” and “creeping line” that can be used in both search operations and on other missions. “Based on the flight altitude input by the operator, the UgCS software will automatically ...

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Drones and Wildfire Do Not Mix

The destructive, powerful sight of a spreading wildfire is something that makes most of us stay out of its way. Some drone users, however, see a blazing wildfire as the perfect opportunity to take to the skies and get some footage. Just this year alone, at this time of writing, drones were responsible for shutting down aerial wildfire fighting in ...

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Drone/AI Firm Captures $11 million Investment to Fund Turbine Inspections

AI startup Clobotics has raised $11 million in funding in a continuation of its Series A round of financing, bringing total funding to $21 million. The company will use the funds to expand AI, machine learning and data analytics into the wind-power industry allowing customer to deploy autonomous drones in inspections. “In the wind power industry, Clobotics is the only ...

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DJI Release Teaser for Mavic 2 Launch Event On August 23rd

Back in July, DJI delayed the launch event for what we know now is at least one new iteration in the Mavic drone line. The Chinese manufacturer’s ‘See the Bigger Picture’ event was pushed back indefinitely, until this week. In the interim UK catalog retailer Argos accidentally published pictures and details of the new drones way ahead of the official launch. The leak showed ...

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Yuneec Presents the Mantis Q With Voice Control

Yuneec International is the current world leader in regard to electric aviation. This week, they’ve presented the Mantis Q, the latest, all-new extension of the award-winning Yuneec lineup. The Mantis Q, which was pitched to be a travel drone, features foldable arms, gesture and facial detection controls, a maximum flight time of up to 33 minutes, a 4K camera, and ...

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