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

Synchronized Drones Highlight 2018 Winter Olympic Ceremonies

ROYAL OAK - If you watched the Winter Olympic Ceremonies you saw how far drones have come. The show featured 1200 drones flown by a single pilot who used them to create a variety of images including the five interconnected Olympic rings. It’s the next evolution in commercial drones, DroneLaw.Pro’s Enrico Schaefer said in this

By |2018-03-06T20:27:22-04:00March 6th, 2018|Drones, Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Self-Flying Drone Knows Where You Are … Where You’re Going

SAN JOSE - A four-year-old autonomous drone startup founded by MIT researchers and backed by Silicon Valley’s top investors is finally ready to show off what it’s been building over the past several years. Today, Skydio is showcasing the R1, a drone that boasts what the startup calls “self-flying” capabilities. What this means is that the drone

By |2018-02-20T20:28:18-04:00February 20th, 2018|Drones|

Drones Law Pro Update: You Must Register Your Hobby Drone Or Face Big Fines

ROYAL OAK - Drone Law Pro Enrico Schaefer updates what’s happening with drones - also called quadcopters - with federal legislation. The commercial market has solidified - part 107 rules - that mandate what you can and cannot do with commercial drones. The Federal Aviation Administration reversed its previous rule change and now again requires

By |2018-01-24T08:55:50-04:00January 23rd, 2018|Drones, Featured|

Technique Developed To Detect Drone Camera Illicitly Capturing Video

BEER-SHEVA, Israel – The first technique to detect a drone camera illicitly capturing video is revealed in a new study published by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev andBen-Gurion University cyber security researchers. The study addresses increasing concerns about the proliferation of drone use for personal and business applications and how it is impinging on privacy

By |2018-01-14T08:08:34-04:00January 14th, 2018|Drones|

$99 Drone Powered By Intel, DJI Flight Technology

BEIJING - A Chinese startup called Ryze Tech is selling an affordable drone with technology from Intel and DJI. The $99 Tello is a tiny machine with a camera that can capture 360-degree video and stream live footage to a tablet, or to an unspecified selection of third-party VR headsets. It’s aimed at a young audience, and

By |2018-01-10T17:36:07-04:00January 10th, 2018|Drones|

SkySpecs Lands $8 Million Investment For Drone Inspection Offering

ANN ARBOR — SkySpecs, a company that uses drones to inspect utility wind turbines, announced an $8 million Series B financing led by Statkraft Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Düsseldorf, Germany. Also participating in the funding were UL Ventures, the Northbrook, Ill.-based investment and business acceleration arm of UL, formerly Underwriters Laboratories, the

By |2018-01-10T17:30:10-04:00January 10th, 2018|Drones, ESD|

DroneView Technologies CEO Provides Drone Market Outlook For 2018

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP - What’s the hot trends for commercial drones in 2018? Michael Singer, CEO of DroneView Technologies, takes a look into his crystal ball and predicts. 1.   2018 will see significantly increased adoption of drones into mainstream business workflows as the tipping point for commercial drone use has arrived 2.   Drones used for surveying/mapping

By |2018-01-05T18:56:28-04:00January 5th, 2018|Drones|

Federal Court Rules All Drones – Even Tiny Ones – Have To Again Register

WASHINGTON DC - You have to register your drone if you want to fly it outside. It costs $5, you can do it online here, and there are penalties if you take to the air without doing it. Now you know. Here’s some background. Not since Ross and Rachel on Friends has there been a more

By |2017-12-19T18:57:43-04:00December 19th, 2017|Drones, Politics|

Drone Maker To Sell $16,500 Drone For Farmers To Monitor Crops

MONROVIA, Ca. - An autonomous drone that allows farmers to monitor their crops to detect issues and improve efficiency is now available on Amazon. The commercial drone comes with a one-year subscription to AeroVironment's decision support software, included in the $16,500 price tag. The supplemental software allows farmers to monitor their crops in order to

By |2017-12-15T07:21:21-04:00December 15th, 2017|Drones|

Homeland Security Claims DJI Drones Spying For China

LOS ANGELES - A memo from the Los Angeles office of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau (ICE) has been making the rounds and it states some pretty bold claims about drone-maker DJI. The memo, which was apparently issued in August, says that the officials assess "with moderate confidence that Chinese-based company DJI Science and Technology is

By |2017-12-01T10:54:26-04:00December 1st, 2017|Drones|