A drone prototype that mimics the aerobatic manoeuvres of one of the world’s fastest birds, the swift, is being developed by an international team of engineers in the latest example of biologically inspired flight. A research team from Singapore, Australia, China and Taiwan has designed a 26 gram ornithopter (flappingRead More →

Landing multi-rotor drones smoothly is difficult. Complex turbulence is created by the airflow from each rotor bouncing off the ground as the ground grows ever closer during a descent. This turbulence is not well understood nor is it easy to compensate for, particularly for autonomous drones. That is why takeoffRead More →

SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, announces that its Correlator3D™ product is being used by Texas-based company Dawson Geophysical for oil and gas seismic exploration. Orthomosaics and elevation models are generated from aerial imagery to aid in planning of seismic surveys. Dawson uses a medium format camera fromRead More →

The DJI Mavic Air 2 has launched with some impressive specs that match and even surpass its bigger brother, the Mavic 2 Pro. The 48MP photos, 4k 60 fps video, HDR, 34-minute flight time, 10km transmission range, and ActiveTrack 3.0. Is it all just hype or is the Mavic Air 2 theRead More →

Military and consumer drones have evolved quickly in the post-9/11 era, as technology rapidly advances and brings new capabilities online. The utility of killer drone swarms, in which large groups of drones cooperate to hunt and kill people, makes their development likely. The ability to kill on a large scale, coupledRead More →