Tag Archives: Avionics

10Jul/17

Vision algorithms teaching drones to ‘see’

Swiss-based scientists are developing computer vision algorithms to help drones ‘see’ and understand their environment. Matthew Stock reports. Continue reading

07May/16
DroneWatcher

Crowdsourcing app could help national security

A new free smart phone app that tracks drone signals close to airports or crowded events could help prevent unmanned aerial vehicles being used for nefarious purposes such as terrorism. Sharon Reich reports.
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08Jan/16
the Ehang 184

World’s first passenger drone unveiled at CES

Chinese tech company Ehang unveils the world’s first autonomous passenger drone at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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04Nov/15

Algorithm helps drone avoid crashes

A US-based student has developed an algorithm that helps drones fly through trees at 30 miles per hour without crashing.

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15Jun/15

EasyJet to use automated drones for aircraft inspection

Budget airline easyJet is testing automated drones to perform safety inspections of grounded aircraft. The drones scan the aircraft for signs of damage following incidents such as lightning or bird strike, and quickly identify any issues, so the amount of time the planes are out of action is substantially reduced.

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09May/15

New radar technology already saving lives in disaster zones

The prototype of a new radar technology designed to detect the heartbeats of victims trapped in rubble is demonstrated. The technology was developed by NASA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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