May 21, 2020

Covid-19 has created a number of social distancing issues which we believe have increased both the short and long-term demand for Automation in general. One of the areas of automation which is getting a lot of interest in particular is drone technology which is increas...

November 4, 2019

DPD France has been given authorisation to deliver parcels by drone on a second regular commercial line. Located in Isère (South-East of France), which links Fontanil-Cornillon to the village of Mont-Saint-Martin in an 8-minute round trip. The drone will travel from a...

July 1, 2019

Swiss Post’s drone delivery service has been indefinitely suspended after a drone crashed not far from a group of kindergarten children. The program ferries healthcare items like lab samples between hospitals and uses large quadrotor drones made by U.S. company Mattern...

June 1, 2019

Amazon hosted first re:MARS conference in Las Vegas in June, which bought some of the biggest names in the tech world including Jeff Bezos himself, Colin Angle the CEO of iRobot and Andrew Ng CEO of Landing AI face to face with recent cutting edge technology and ideas....

May 1, 2019

During the Re:MARS 2019 conference in Las Vegas, Amazon unveiled its latest prototype drone for Prime Air package deliveries to its customers. It is a hybrid aircraft with vertical takeoff and landing like a helicopter, and horizontal flying capability like a plane ach...

April 1, 2019

On April 19th, a custom-made drone made a 2.8 mile (5 km), 10-minute flight to deliver a human kidney to the University of Maryland Medical Centre, where it was successfully transplanted to a 44-year old patient. This night-time drone flight culminated from a three-yea...

April 1, 2019

An offshoot of Alphabet Inc.’s Google has become the first drone operator to receive government approval as an airline, an important step that gives it the legal authority to begin dropping products to actual customers. The subsidiary called Wing Aviation, now has the...

March 1, 2019

Logistics leader UPS and drone maker Matternet have announced a groundbreaking logistics service to deliver medical samples via drone across WakeMed, a major healthcare system in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is the first FAA sanctioned use of a drone system for routin...

February 1, 2019

Chip-maker Qualcomm has unveiled its first dedicated platform for always-connected robots called RB3, based on last year’s Snapdragon 845 System-on-a-Chip and highly optimized for use in drones and other robots. The platform covers AI and sensor processing, support for...

February 1, 2019

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the US has released an immediate change to its rules with regards to required markings for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or ‘drones’. Since 2016, all drones flown in the US must be registered and marked with a FAA-is...

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