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Christina Cardoza

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NASA turns to the community to handle increased air traffic

It is predicted that 20 years from now about 10 million manned and unmanned vehicles will crowd U.S. airspace every day. NASA has been working hard to develop a system that can handle the volume and variety of anticipated aircraft, but it can’t do it alone. As part of its Safe Autonomous Systems Operations Project, the organization is launching the Sky for All challenge, and is reaching out for help in developing core components, concepts and technologies that will be used to adapt current transportation systems to the future.

Feb 3, 2016 4:18:05 PM

Topics: Control Systems

DroneDeploy releases new volume measurement tool

DroneDeploy, cloud-based drone software provider, is giving users the ability to instantly compute volumes within a map from any device. The company has announced a new Volume Measurement tool as a part of its new Elevation toolbox, which aims to provide users with better granular visualization and analysis of evaluation data.

Feb 3, 2016 3:56:19 PM

Topics: Mining

See the latest footage from GoPro’s upcoming drone, Karma

GoPro is giving us a sneak peek into its upcoming drone, Karma. In an e-mail, the company’s founder and CEO Nick Woodman provided footage from Karma, showcasing some of its video capabilities.

Feb 2, 2016 3:31:25 PM

Topics: Updates

Lufthansa teams up with DJI on drone technology

Lufthansa Aerial Services is expanding its aerial business to include drones, and it is turning to one of the top drone companies in the world to help them. The German airline has announced it has signed a deal with DJI to develop commercial applications. According to the company, the airline will utilize DJI’s drone and open onboard systems to integrate hardware and software, manage operations, and facilitate data analysis.

Jan 26, 2016 4:03:06 PM

Topics: Startups and Partnerships

Researchers get a drone to do donuts around obstacles

Getting drones up in the air isn’t the problem; it’s what happens to the drone once it is in the air that’s the problem. If you aren’t a seasoned drone operator, you may struggle to get your drones to fly around objects without hitting them, and you may even lose your drone to an accident. Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) are trying to address this problem.

Jan 20, 2016 3:23:40 PM

Topics: Control Systems

Dronecode advances its open-source platform for unmanned aerial vehicles

Drones are beginning to take off, and Dronecode wants to take off with them. The organization designed to bring resources and tools to developers announced major milestones that it said are advancing its open-source platform for drones.

Jan 12, 2016 3:31:23 PM

Topics: Updates

Intel acquires German drone company Ascending Technologies

Intel has announced it is acquiring Ascending Technologies, a drone developer and manufacturer. According to Intel, drones are quickly becoming the computing platform of the future, and it wants to be at the forefront of this opportunity.

Jan 5, 2016 3:57:54 PM

Topics: Startups and Partnerships

Ford and DJI announce the drone-to-vehicle developer challenge

Drone maker DJI and automaker Ford are launching the 2016 Developer Challenge to help improve drone emergency services. The challenge will focus on drone-to-vehicle communication in order to provide a surveying system for the United Nations Development Programme to inspect inaccessible emergency zones.

Jan 5, 2016 3:13:00 PM

Topics: Startups and Partnerships

DJI gets serious about geofencing

Drone maker DJI is releasing a public beta version of its new geofencing system in North America and Europe. The company first announced plans for the system in November of last year.

Jan 4, 2016 1:58:48 PM

Why ROS is a good fit for drones

As the drone industry gets off the ground, developers will be looking to build new software and solutions to take advantage of this up-and-coming market. One place where they might want to start is the Robot Operating System (ROS), according to Brian Gerkey, CEO of the Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF).

Dec 30, 2015 11:43:31 AM