Parrot to lay off a portion of its drone staff

Parrot has made a name for itself in the drone industry, but it needs to do more if it wants to keep up with the market. The company just released its fourth quarter 2016 report, which showed a drop in revenue. According to the report, the company had revenues of €85 million, below its target of €100 million.

Jan 10, 2017 3:08:44 PM

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Yuneec expands its commercial drone offerings

Yuneec is starting the year off with a bigger focus on its commercial drone offerings. The company announced the H520: a new six-rotor drone designed for commercial applications. The H520 is designed to fly longer and hold a greater payload while still ensuring precision and safety.

Jan 5, 2017 10:32:01 AM

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Commercial Drone Alliance calls on Trump to help foster innovation

The United States is currently undergoing a transformative technology era thanks to drones, but with a new President taking office next year, the future of that era is still unknown. The Commercial Drone Alliance, an organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of commercial drone businesses and users, recently wrote to President-elect Donald Trump asking for his help in pushing the drone industry further.

Dec 8, 2016 11:13:05 AM

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Build your own custom drone with MIT CSAIL

Now that you can easily fly drones with the FAA’s permission, what type of drone do you want to fly? There are plenty of options on the market and a range of capabilities each drone offers, but what if there isn’t an all-in-one drone out there that fits all your needs?

Dec 5, 2016 4:15:52 PM

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Intel brings Disney’s lightshow to life

In the last week, both Disney and Intel have made headlines about their visions to bring light shows to life with the use of drones. Intel recently released its Shooting Star drone, while Disney teased the idea of presenting a light show sometime this year. Today, the companies are announcing they will be teaming up to make this happen for the holidays.

Nov 17, 2016 10:59:39 AM

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AeroVironment announces new commercial information solution

AeroVironment wants to ensure its customers can gain valuable results from its drones without having extensive knowledge of them. The company unveiled a new integrated commercial information solution, the Quantix drone, along with a decision support system (AV DSS).

Nov 17, 2016 10:48:32 AM

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Airobotics focuses on app developers

Nov 16, 2016 12:40:32 PM

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Intel puts on a light show with the Shooting Star drone

Intel is unveiling a new drone that allows you to create new entertainment experiences in the night sky. The company announced the Intel Shooting Star drone, a lightweight unmanned system designed for entertainment light shows.

Nov 4, 2016 2:25:53 PM

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DroneDeploy addresses portability issues

DroneDeploy wants to give drone operators the ability to map in limited Internet-connectivity areas. The company announced its new Turbo Uploader is designed to upload and process data, and to load and view maps, faster in remote areas.

Sep 27, 2016 2:20:12 PM

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PrecisionHawk granted beyond line of sight operations

Now that Part 107 is officially in effect, the FAA will begin granting waivers that will allow some businesses to waive some rules if they can prove they can fly their drones safely. PrecisionHawk has announced the FAA has granted it a beyond line of sight (BLOS) waiver for its commercial operations. The waiver was based on PrecisionHawk’s Pathfinder work, where it has been researching and testing BLOS with the FAA.

Aug 30, 2016 4:25:32 PM

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