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Airbus Aerial, Aurora, Facebook, NASA, and Uber Elevate to Speak at Drone World Expo

Joining Ford Motor Company, GE Beyond, UPS and X for Sessions on Drone Transportation and the Future of the Industry September 05, 2017 02:11 PM Eastern Daylight Time SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Drone World Expo is excited to announce the addition of Jesse Kallman, President, Airbus Aerial; John Langford, CEO, Aurora Flight Sciences; Martin Gomez, Director of Aeronautical Platforms, Facebook; Eric Mueller, Aerospace Engineer, NASA; Parimal

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Sky Hopper’s Autonomous Electric Flying Drone is Capable of Carrying 100kg Cargo

Sky Hopper UAV Electric Drone Capable of Carrying 100kg future urban logistic rural sustainable unmanned aerial electric vehicle

A group of entrepreneurial UK engineers has plans to build a mid-mass logistics drone for global markets. The system will be aimed initially at remote and isolated communities, but is planned to be fully capable of near urban operations in due course. The UAV system, called Sky Hopper®, is an electrically powered tri fan design to be constructed at Prestwick in the

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Airbus Helicopters Partners SingPost to test Autonomous Air Drone Delivery

Airbus Helicopters Partners SingPost to test Skyways Autonomous Air Drone Delivery

Singapore, Airbus Helicopters is collaborating with Singapore Post (SingPost) as its logistics partner for the innovative Skyways parcel delivery project. The announcement was made two days ago at the inaugural Rotorcraft Asia exhibition taking place in Singapore. Airbus Helicopters’ Skyways parcel delivery is an experimental project to develop a safe and economically viable aerial unmanned parcel delivery system for use

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UPS Tests Delivery Drone Launched From Van

UPS works with truck-launched drone-maker Workhorse Group in latest test    Test demonstrates potential efficiencies drones can provide on rural delivery routes Unlike previous drone tests, UPS/Workhorse test incorporates drone delivery into day-to-day delivery operations UPS (NYSE:UPS) announced today that it has successfully tested a delivery drone that launches from the top of a UPS® package car, autonomously delivers a package to

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Velodyne LiDAR Announces Breakthrough Design for Miniaturized, Low-Cost Solid-State LiDAR Sensors

Application of integrated circuitry leads to a new approach to LiDAR sensors for the autonomous vehicle, 3D mapping, and drone industries MORGAN HILL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Velodyne LiDAR Inc., the recognized global leader in Light, Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology, today announced a groundbreaking design for a solid-state LiDAR sensor that can deliver a subsystem cost of under $50 U.S. when sold

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Freedonia Drones Expert Weighs in as Alphabet Drops Coffee Delivery Drones Plan

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, recently scrapped plans to partner with Starbucks to deliver coffee using drones.  Alphabet had previously tested delivery of the coffee chain’s products as part of its Project Wing pilot program.  The tests used hybrid vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) drones that hover in place and lower their cargo to the ground on a rope. According to Bloomberg.com,

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Tech Company Speeds Ahead with Autonomous Helicopter Program

Aurora’s work on the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) program will be leveraged to integrate the company’s Tactical Autonomous Aerial Logistics System (TALOS) on a UH-1H helicopter. PRNewswire/ — Aurora Flight Sciences continues to break ground on the development of advanced autonomous capabilities for vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) systems. Aurora’s work on the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) program will be leveraged to

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Juliet Marine Systems Unveils Plans to Construct Guardian Submersible Unmanned Surface Vehicle

New Vessel Designed to Extend Capabilities of Naval Forces Worldwide PORTSMOUTH, N.H.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Juliet Marine Systems, Inc. (JMS) unveiled plans to construct Guardian, a submersible unmanned surface vehicle (USV) that is a variation of JMS’ existing GHOST vessel and that offers a unique suite of capabilities in a single platform. Gregory Sancoff, President and CEO of JMS, said, “We believe Guardian is the first surface vessel

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DHL Parcelcopter Wins German Mobility Prize

The German Mobility Prize (“Deutscher Mobilitätspreis”) was conferred upon the DHL Parcelcopter research project as it was recognized as one of the ten most outstanding digital innovations for intelligent mobility by the “Deutschland – Land der Ideen” (Germany – land of ideas) initiative and the Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure. Headed by Dorothee Bär, Member of the German

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Israeli Startup’s Radar System Enable Drone Flight Beyond Visual LOS

Arbe Robotics, based in Tel Aviv, has built an ultra-low C-SWAP (Cost, Size, Weight and Power) full 360 degrees radar system that combines hardware and software to allow autonomous drones to detect and avoid objects up to 1km away, up from 150 metres in the first iteration of its product. “The main advantage of radar is that radar sees everything,”

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