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Tiny Solar-Powered Drone

Tiny Solar-Powered Drone

For years, scientists have wanted to create flying robotic vehicles the size of insects. The tricky bit has been building something that can produce enough thrust while still being light enough to fly, without being tethered to an external power source. Now, a group of researchers have hit on a new design. At half the […]
Nevada-Global Drone Trade Alliance

Nevada-Global Drone Trade Alliance

Following an immensely successful week at the Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas 28-30 October 2019, the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) and FAA-designated Nevada UAS Test Site announced the official launch of its world premier business-to-business (B2B) trade and investment matchmaking platform for autonomous systems: the Nevada-Global Drone Trade Alliance (NV-GDTA).  This membership-based […]

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SimActive & Gold Mine Mapping

SimActive & Gold Mine Mapping

SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, announces that Correlator3D™ is being used for gold mining projects in Ivory Coast by Newcrest Mining Limited.  SimActive software is employed to produce dense digital terrain models (DTMs) using small format digital cameras. Newcrest Mining also extracts high-quality contours lines from the DTMs with Correlator3D™.  The accuracy […]
Pix4D Climate Contest

Pix4D Climate Contest

Photogrammetry software company Pix4D has launched its first ever Climate Contest. People from around the world are invited to submit a project which uses mapping to investigate or mitigate the climate crisis for the chance to win up to a $3,000 USD cash prize and access to Pix4D software. From tracking melting glaciers in rural […]

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Russia’s Swarm-93

Russia’s Swarm-93

At a security exposition in Moscow in late October, researchers from Russia’s oldest Air Force academy presented a vision of the future of war: a swarm of drones, more than 100 strong, each carrying a small explosive payload, designed to destroy convoys of vehicles. While a far cry from reality today, the technology stands as […]
Commercial UAV Expo Americas

Commercial UAV Expo Americas

A record-breaking number of exhibitors and attendees gathered last week for Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2019, held October 28-30th at the Westgate Hotel in Las Vegas. The fifth annual event had 202 exhibitors and more than 3,100 professionals in the commercial drone industry, cementing its place as the largest and most important commercial UAS-focused event […]

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ATHENA Shoots Down Drones

ATHENA Shoots Down Drones

Members of the U.S. Air Force used the Advanced Test High Energy Asset, referred to as ATHENA, to shoot down a variety of drones in a Lockheed Martin demonstration of the technology. In the latest test of the ground-portable laser weapon system, Airmen engaged and shot down multiple fixed wing and rotary drones at a […]
FAA NOTAM Summit

FAA NOTAM Summit

The FAA is updating the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) system, and you’re invited to join their free summit that will help you to understand the updates and how they may affect you. Here’s the scoop from the FAA: As part of the FAA’s NOTAM modernization initiative, the FAA is hosting a NOTAM Data Optimization Summit […]

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National Drone Safety Awareness Week

National Drone Safety Awareness Week

This coming week is National Drone Safety Awareness Week, a series of FAA-coordinated events designed to advance public understanding of drone safety and the benefits of drone operations. Look for stories about how drones are being used to increase personal safety here at RotorDrone Pro throughout the week. Maintaining the safety and efficiency of the […]
FAA Adds UAS Restrictions Over Prisons

FAA Adds UAS Restrictions Over Prisons

There are now 60 new places where you can’t fly–and probably shouldn’t have been flying: U.S. prisons. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) airspace restrictions over additional national security sensitive locations, effective November 7. In cooperation with its federal partners, the FAA will restrict UAS operations in the airspace over 60 additional Department of […]
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