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

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 |2018-01-10T17:30:10-05:00January 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 |2018-01-05T18:56:28-05:00January 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 |2017-12-19T18:57:43-05:00December 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 |2017-12-15T07:21:21-05:00December 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 |2017-12-01T10:54:26-05:00December 1st, 2017|Drones|

Skypersonic Developing Drones For Indoor Use Inside Cages To Prevent Damage

ROYAL OAK - Skypersonic is a Rochester-based research and design engineering company providing autonomous systems and vehicle technology services as well as real-time location systems for various industries, including its Skycopter drone for indoor use for commercial, industrial and civil purposes. CEO Giuseppe Santangelo talks about his company and drone products in this segment of

By |2017-11-14T20:03:01-05:00November 13th, 2017|Drones, IoT, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Trump Proposes Pilot Program To Better Integrate Drones Into U.S. Airspace

WASHINGTON DC — President Donald Trump signed a memo Wednesday establishing a pilot program to better integrate unmanned aircrafts into national airspace to deal with more than one million drones now in the hands of hobbyists and pressure from major eCommerce players like Amazon that want to deliver packages using the unmanned aerial devices. The

By |2017-10-27T09:17:37-04:00October 27th, 2017|Drones, Featured, Politics|

Drone Law Pro Schaefer Talks About The Hot Commercial Drone Market

ROYAL OAK - Drone Law Pro Enrico Schaefer just got back from the InnerDrone Conference in Las Vegas and talks about the latest news from commercial drone operators. More than 5,000 folks attended, including the FAA Chairman, who updated drone regulations. Anti-drone technology was hot, Enrico said, such as shooting a net and dragging a

By |2017-10-06T12:20:37-04:00October 1st, 2017|Drones, IoT, M2 TechCast, Politics|

US Judge Overturns Local Law That Banned Drones Over Town

NEWTON, Mass. - A federal judge in Massachusetts has struck down four key portions of a 2016 municipal ordinance in Newton, a Boston suburb that effectively banned drones. The lawsuit, which was filed in January 2017 by a local doctor, involves a question that has yet to be fully resolved in the age of increasingly pervasive and inexpensive

By |2017-09-28T17:18:04-04:00September 28th, 2017|Drones|