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WiBotic unveils wireless charging pad for drones

Seattle-based WiBotic today took the wraps off an integrated wireless charging pad for drones, as well as an onboard charger that weighs just 1.6 ounces. The two new products are part of the University of Washington spinout’s strategy to provide a system … Continue reading

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Passenger Drone joins race to market flying cars

“Taking autonomous to the sky: You knew it was coming.” Swiss-based Passenger Drone is following up on the tag line from one of its videosby declaring that its autonomous flying machine is indeed taking people into the sky on test flights. The car-sized, … Continue reading

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Medical drone delivery spreads to Tanzania

While Amazon continues testing drone delivery systems for popcorn and other consumer goods, a startup called Zipline is expanding its fully operational medical drone delivery system from Rwanda to Tanzania to serve a desperate global health need. Among the effort’s backers is the … Continue reading

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Amazon and Walmart plan airships for drones

We already know about Amazon’s concept for airship warehouses to support drone deliveries, but here’s a new twist: Now the Seattle-based retailing giant has received a patent for another airship application, aimed at keeping track of drones as they go about their business. And … Continue reading

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Insitu joins effort to track wildfires 24/7

There’s new cause for hope in the fight against wildfires, and it involves Insitu, a Boeing subsidiary that’s headquartered in Bingen, Wash., and specializes in unmanned aerial vehicles. Today Insitu announced a partnership with FireWhat, a California-based company that focuses on monitoring … Continue reading

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Facebook’s second drone test raises the bar

The drive to provide global internet access from the air is more of a horse race in the wake of Facebook’s second test flight of its full-scale Aquila high-altitude drone – a flight that the company said was more successful than … Continue reading

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Clobotics revs up drone data venture with $5M

Small drones, big data and computer vision: That’s the tech-frontier trifecta for Clobotics, a Shanghai startup that says it’s raised $5 million in seed funding and opened a research and development center in the Seattle area. “This is where I took … Continue reading

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