FAA predicts commercial drone use will skyrocket by 2021

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) doesn’t see the drone industry slowing down anytime soon. The organization released its Aerospace Forecast Report Fiscal Years 2017 to 2037 to project the growth of air transportation in the coming years. With the recent interest in drones, the forecast features a new portion focused on drones.

Mar 24, 2017 1:08:20 PM

Topics: commercial drones

Making the world more autonomous

Pretty soon flying machines, smart robots and self-driving cars won’t be something we only see in the movies. We are already seeing autonomous cars on the roads, drones overhead, and robots doing human tasks. It is just the beginning of an autonomous, smart world, and it will be here sooner than we think, according to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Mar 23, 2017 2:34:28 PM

Topics: Drones

UAV market takes off for Intelligent Energy

Intelligent Energy has signed a deal with PINC to supply its air cooled fuel cell systems for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), marking Intelligent Energy’s first sale of fuel cell systems for UAVs as the Company moves forward with the commercialisation of its technology.

Mar 23, 2017 9:17:46 AM

Topics: commercial drones

Neurala makes it easier to put AI into drones

Neurala wants to help make drones more intelligent with its newly announced Neurala Developers Program. The program is designed to enable developers to integrate the Neural Brain into their applications. The Neurala Brian is a deep learning neural networks platform that aims to make solutions smarter by mimicking biological perception and navigation in software.

Mar 22, 2017 4:03:58 PM

BZ Media and Skylogic Research Release “5 Valuable Lessons Learned About Drones in Construction”

In-depth report dives into strategies and concerns of firms adopting the use of commercial drones for construction projects

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 21, 2017 BZ Media LLC announced today the first in a series of critical examinations of important trends and strategies in vertical commercial drone markets, “5 Valuable Lessons Learned About Drones in Construction.”  The free report was commissioned by BZ Media and written and produced by Skylogic Research.

Mar 21, 2017 9:11:30 AM

Topics: construction drones

Exyn brings AI to the sky for autonomous flight

Autonomy is a puzzle everyone is trying to solve in the drone industry right now, and Exyn Technologies believes it has developed a piece of artificial intelligence as the answer. The company formed in 2014, but has only recently gave the industry a sneak peek of what it has been working on.

Mar 16, 2017 10:39:40 AM

Topics: autonomous systems

AirMap takes on Japan’s drone industry

AirMap is bringing its airspace management platform for drones to Japan in its latest announced venture. The company is teaming up with Rakuten, an Internet services and solution provider headquartered in Japan. Together, the companies will create Rakuten AirMap, a new platform that tackles Japan’s unmanned air traffic.

Mar 15, 2017 4:07:02 PM

Topics: Drones

DJI drones have saved at least 59 lives

One of the biggest benefits of drones is their ability to be used in emergency situations. First responders have used drones to assess these situations, locate disaster victims, and deliver life-saving tools. For the first time, DJI is releasing a report on how its drones have been used in life-threatening situations.

Mar 15, 2017 3:38:13 PM

Topics: Drones

InterDrone Acquired by Emerald Expositions

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 13, 2017BZ Media LLC announced today that InterDrone™ The International Drone Conference & Exposition has been acquired by Emerald Expositions LLC, the largest producer of trade shows in North America. InterDrone 2016 drew 3,518 attendees from 54 different countries on 6 continents and the event featured 155 exhibitors and sponsors. The 2017 event will be managed and produced by BZ Media on behalf of Emerald.

Mar 13, 2017 5:09:10 PM

NVIDIA brings AI to commercial drones

NVIDIA wants to bring artificial intelligence to the sky. The company has announced the new NVIDIA Jetson TX2, a credit card-sized platform to deliver AI to edge computing.

Mar 8, 2017 2:49:47 PM

Topics: NVIDIA