An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), also known as a drone is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard.

DEQ Drone Deployed Over Van Etten Lake As Part Of Wurtsmith PFAS Response

OSCODA — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality this week flew a drone over Van Etten Lake in Oscoda to scout locations for the installation of a wireless all-weather camera system designed to detect foam created by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) discharges into the lake from the former Wurtsmith Air Force base. The DEQ

By |2018-11-13T14:11:25-04:00November 13th, 2018|Clean Update, Drones|

Uber Could Deliver Hamburgers Using Drones By 2021

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ca. - Uber may be delivering burgers by drones as soon as 2021. According to a job listing spotted by The Wall Street Journal, Uber is looking to hire an operations executive to make drone delivery functional by next year and available for commercial use by 2021. The job post referenced UberExpress — which

By |2018-10-28T15:15:06-04:00October 28th, 2018|Drones|

DNR: Michigan 1st In Nation To Use Drones To Search For PFAS

LANSING — In what is thought to be the first-ever use of drones to search for possible locations of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality said it would deploy a drone this week over Crawford County’s Lake Margrethe to locate springs that could be carrying PFAS contamination from past

By |2018-09-21T14:12:47-04:00September 21st, 2018|Drones, ESD|

Researches Develop Fleet Of Autonomous Drones To Detect Gas Leaks

HOUSTON – Rice University researchers, in a collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine and Houston nonprofit Technology For All are developing a fleet of autonomous aerial drones that coordinate with each other to detect, track and model the environment and let neighborhoods know of airborne perils that can be especially hazardous following extreme weather events. Rice

By |2018-08-30T17:07:59-04:00August 30th, 2018|Drones|

Ann Arbor Drone Wind Industry Startup Opens Dutch Office

ANN ARBOR — SkySpecs, the developer of automated drone-based inspection for wind turbines, announced the opening of a new office in Amsterdam, Netherlands. “A European presence represents a strategic expansion for the SkySpecs brand,” SkySpecs CEO Danny Ellis said. “We are busy assembling an operations and sales team and are excited to double our footprint

By |2018-08-27T20:24:29-04:00August 26th, 2018|Drones, ESD|

Ann Arbor Drone Inspection Company Cuts Deal With Offshore Wind Developer

ANN ARBOR — SkySpecs, the robotic drone inspection technology for the wind energy industry, announced it has  successfully automated the inspection of the world’s largest offshore wind turbine, at Burbo Bank Extension in the Irish Sea. The announcement was made with Ørsted, the Fredericia, Denmark-based developer of offshore wind farms. “Providing consistent image quality across

By |2018-07-20T09:41:04-04:00July 20th, 2018|Drones, Engineering Society of Detroit|

Researchers Find Stolen Military Drone Secrets For Sale On Dark Web

WASHINGTON DC - Researchers from Recorded Future, a threat intelligence company, say they found a cache of sensitive military documents for sale on the dark web, including details on the US Air Force's MQ-9 Reaper drones, as well as training courses on tanks, survival and improvised explosive devices. A hacker had stolen the secret files by

By |2018-07-12T19:22:38-04:00July 12th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Drones|

State Drone Bill Could Fly Away If Federal Government Acts On Drone Regs

LANSING - A bill package to restrict where recreational drone users can fly their gadgets was heard by the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday, but many worry the federal government's delayed action on drone regulation might end up rendering state legislation all for naught. The package consists of SB 917, which would clarify who drone operators

By |2018-06-08T13:10:27-04:00June 7th, 2018|Drones, Politics, Politics/Government|

SkySpecs Releases Drone Wind Turbine Analytics, Management Software

ANN ARBOR — SkySpecs, a provider of drone systems for the wind energy industry, has announced a new product, Horizon, a wind turbine analytics and management software designed to provide insights and analytics that will support the goal of automating the analysis, creation, and execution of preventative maintenance programs on wind farms. SkySpecs will unveil

By |2018-05-08T18:34:33-04:00May 8th, 2018|Drones|