$230M in funding to expand U.S. manufacturing and hiring as demand rises for autonomous drones across public safety, defense, and infrastructure inspection.
Commercial UAV update; Product leadership with Kishore Boyalakuntla
This week’s podcast reviews the latest developments in UAVs and a deep dive into product management with Kishore Boyalakuntla.
Microsoft’s Project AirSim tests, trains drones
Microsoft launched Project AirSim, a high-fidelity simulation platform for building, training and testing autonomous aircrafts.
FAA approves Virginia Tech’s drone testing methods
Now that the testing method is approved, Virginia Tech can work with drone manufacturers to conduct tests and design new models of aircrafts.
Indian logistics company Delhivery acquires Transition Robotics
Loosening drone regulations in India could have led to Dehlivery acquiring the developer of unmanned aerial systems.
Feds launch 3-year innovation zone program for testing drones
The drone industry got a big boost from federal officials yesterday with a White House order to establish a three-year pilot program to test drones in partnership with state and local governments in specific jurisdictions. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program was announced with President Trump directing U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao to…
A conversation with Henri Seydoux
By Frank Tobe, Editor and Publisher, The Robot Report Parrot’s AR.Drone without styrofoam bumper guard (top) and with (bottom). A growing business within Parrot S.A., (PARRO:EUROLIST B) is their AR.Drone line of products, parts and software. Their first quadcopter product was developed internally by (1) observing the $1 billion market in radio controlled helicopters, (2)…
eBee First Product From Parrot/senseFly Investment
In July, the Parrot Group partnered with senseFly, a Swiss start-up and spin-off from the Swiss EPFL, and invested $5.3 million to help senseFly grow. Their initial plan was to develop a high volume manufacturing capability and fund rapid growth and new product development. The eBee is the first such product from that venture. The…