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Early Monday, a tiny helicopter flew on Mars It was a short hop, just up and down, for Ingenuity , which hitched a ride to space inside the Perseverance rover

in February. And it was an extraordinary feat: the first-ever powered flight on another planet.By Nick Kirkpatrick, Frank Hulley-Jones and Laris KarklisApril 20, 2021 Over the next 31 days, Ginny the chopper will make a handful of test flights in the thin Mars air under the watchful gaze of Percy, which will relay images and data back to NASA. The flight is one of…

Fitness drones are coming, if inventors can get all the kinks out of them

By Bernd Debusmann Jr.April 18, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. EDT In the past 20 years, drones have become a fixture of modern life. From photography and journalism to package delivery and crop monitoring, companies of all kinds are increasingly turning to unmanned flying devices to cut costs, increase efficiency, decrease workload or simply do what humans cannot. Where the world…

The Most Complete Software Platform for Drones. FREE

Two maps per month Store captured images and flight data Flight app with automatic logging Flight telemetry and incident reporting Export and share maps Plan flights and check airspace Insurance on-demand powered by Droneinsurance.com “MEASURE is committed to making sure that our customers benefit from the newest drone technology on the market,” said MEASURE CEO and Co-Founder Brandon Torres Declet. “Our…

Lidar Drone systems

lidar drones include quadcopters, fixed wing drones, UAV helicopters Lidar sensors currently available on UAVs capture imagery that until recently you needed a large aircraft loaded with electronics and support to operate.The output from these lidar sensors is outstanding.  The pace of development and improvement in the lidar sensors over the past few years has been tremendous and will continue…

Chinese giant DJI hit by U.S. tensions, staff defections

DJI’s North American operations have been hit by internal ructions in recent weeks and months, with a raft of staff cuts and departures, according to interviews with more than two dozen current and former employees. The loss of key managers, some of who have joined rivals, has compounded problems caused by U.S. government restrictions on Chinese companies, and raised the…

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