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Dronebrella Industry Global Industry Forecast 2024-2030 Report

The global dronebrella or self-flying umbrella has the potential to grow during the forecast period. The industry is being driven owing to technological advancement, increasing government investment in drones, and companies around the globe investing in research and development of dronebrella/self-flying umbrella. The first dronebrella/self-flying umbrella was developed by a Japanese company named Asahi Power […]

Autonomous Overhead Powerline Recharging for Uninterrupted Drone Operations

Researchers at the Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Southern Denmark have just published a study demonstrating fully autonomous self-recharging drone system capable of long-duration sustained operations near powerlines. The drone is equipped with a robust onboard perception and navigation system that enables it to locate powerlines and approach them […]

China Leaks Blueprint for Drone War Dominance

China has revealed an ambitious plan to transform its military operations through the integration of more advanced unmanned systems, a strategic shift toward drone-led special operations in war scenarios including a potential conflict with the US over Taiwan. The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported this month that China’s military plans to replace humans with machines […]

DARPA’s REMA Program to Add Mission Autonomy to Commercial Drones

Commercial drone technology is advancing rapidly, providing cost-effective and robust capabilities for a variety of civil and military missions. DARPA’s Rapid Experimental Missionized Autonomy (REMA) program aims to enable a drone to autonomously continue its predefined mission when connection to the operator is lost. The program is focused on constantly providing new agnostic drone autonomy […]

DDD Coil Design for Wireless Charging of UAVs

Tuğba H. Doğan andAli Ağçal at the Department of Electrical and Electronics,Engineering, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey, recently published their research into DDD coil design for wireless charging of unmanned aerial vehicles. ABSTRACT The utilization of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) has become prevalent nowadays. UAVs are autonomous devices, except for self‐charging. Wireless power transfer (WPT) […]

Evaluation of Cracks in Bridges by Applying Digital Image Capture Techniques Using a UAV

In research funded by the Vice-Rector’s Office for Research and Doctorates of the Universidad San Sebastián, Chile, various image processing techniques were examined to detect cracks and fissures in bridges, using UAV as a tool to perform a visual inspection inventory. The technology used met expectations by reaching hard-to-reach areas where cracks are common. Additionally, […]

A Novel Low-Cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Platform for Electrical Transmission Line Inspection

A team of researchers, led by Associate Professor Satoshi Suzuki from the Graduate School of Engineering at Chiba University in Japan, has developed an innovative low-cost UAV for inspecting transmission lines. In contrast to the expensive components used in other methods, this approach utilizes a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver, RGB camera, and a […]

Japan and USA Sign Joint Agreement for AI and UAS Research

The U.S. Department of Defense and the Japanese Ministry of Defense signed a project arrangement for joint research on Overwhelming Response through Collaborative Autonomy, Dec. 22, 2023. The project’s objective is to revolutionize airborne combat by merging state-of-the-art artificial intelligence and machine learning with advanced unmanned air vehicles and is a direct result of the […]

Mitigating Magnetic Field Dangers for Power Line Inspection Drones

Unmanned aircraft systems  have emerged as a novel method of inspecting power lines, allowing power utility companies to review the health of their infrastructure more quickly and more safely. But drone operators must maintain a delicate balance, flying close enough to power lines to capture highly detailed images while staying far enough away so as […]

Drone Taxi Market To Reach 1,891M by 2032

According to DataHorizzon Research, The Drone Taxi Market was valued at USD 11.1 Million in 2022 and is expected to grow CAGR at 67.3% to reach USD 1,891.3 Million by 2032 Drones were developed for military purposes during the First World War and have since undergone significant advancements. Their usage has extended beyond the military domain […]