Tag Archives: Drones

Amazon’s perfect patent: A data-server drone

Amazon is well-known for developing delivery drones, and for delivering data through Amazon Web Services — so it had to be only a matter of time before someone at Amazon came up with the idea of delivering data via drones. Actually, Abdul Sathar Sait came … Continue reading

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Boeing wins $805M contract for refueling drones

After a months-long competition with the likes of Lockheed Martin, Boeing has won a $805.3 million contract from the Pentagon to build the first four MQ-25A autonomous refueling planes for the Navy. The MQ-25 Stingray is meant to refuel Navy … Continue reading

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WiBotic unveils wireless power system for drones

Seattle-based WiBotic is unveiling a wireless power system designed for DJI’s commercial-grade drones, a product that opens the way for seamless recharging as applications for long-lasting drones take off. The power system works with the high-end DJI Matrice 200 and Matrice 210 … Continue reading

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Tech tools touted for fending off Western wildfires

The smoky skies over Seattle have cleared up somewhat, but the Pacific Northwest’s wildfires continue to burn — prompting pledges from Republicans as well as Democrats to beef up the region’s firefighting capabilities. Advanced firefighting technologies, including satellite monitoring, drone patrols and … Continue reading

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Researchers test new systems to track drones

As more and more drones fill the skies, increasingly sophisticated methods will be required to track them under increasingly challenging conditions. How will they navigate if they lose touch with the Global Positioning System? How will authorities know who to … Continue reading

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Amazon drone delivered to the Smithsonian

Amazon’s drone delivery service is still in its experimental phase, but it’s already destined to become a part of American history at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum. An Amazon Prime Air hybrid drone is being prepared for display in the … Continue reading

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Boeing focuses on drones and its ‘NeXt’ steps

Boeing says it’s aiming to create a traffic management system for drones that makes use of artificial intelligence, blockchain technology — and one of the companies in its investment portfolio. SparkCognition will be Boeing’s partner in the traffic management project. Last year, … Continue reading

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