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Heavy duty drones could be key to predicting future eruptions
“In the next project we will use these drones to study the volcanoes, and also develop submersible devices to study undersea volcanoes."
Saildrone completes first unmanned trip around Antarctica
196 days of travel and more than 22,000 kilometres in conditions such as freezing temperatures, 15-metre waves, 130 km/h winds, and even collisions with icebergs.
DJI takes drone racing up close and personal
Put on your goggles and grab your drone, because DJI is taking keen drone racers on a first-person view.
The safest altitude for flying drones above marine life
If you’re planning to use a drone for a birds-eye-view of nature at its finest, it’s best to consider how high up you’re flying that drone.
WeRobotics launches global drone data challenge
The winner will receive $235,000 for using drones and data in unique ways to address local challenges and big topics such as humanitarian aid.
Air NZ recruits drones for aircraft maintenance checks
Air New Zealand will now use drones to inspect its aircraft fleet as they undergo heavy maintenance checks in Singapore.
Consumer spending on tech to reach US$1.32 trillion this year
If you ever thought the tech industry for consumers was beginning to wane, the International Data Corporation has some stats for you.
This Iron Man drone wants you to fly like a superhero
Iron Man must be one of the most popular superheroes of 2019 – because this year he has been transformed into a robot, and now he’s styled as his very own drone.
New software for drone footage mapping and analysis
DJI Terra allows drone pilots to quickly generate 2D maps and 3D model reconstructions, plus analyse data and generate insights with analysis tools.
Study analyses drones' potential to be weapons of cyber attacks & terrorism
The biggest challenge, according to the research, is finding out what a drone's purpose is in a non-restricted area.
Farm dogs being put out of business by drone that barks
Man’s best friend might be able to enter retirement early if this new drone innovation from DJI Ferntech has anything to do with it.
DJI launches new geofencing solution to protect planes from drones
Recently there has been a spate of ‘drone attacks’ on airports around the world, which DJI is looking to tackle with its latest solution.
How DJI aims to enable enterprise level drone operations
DJI FlightHub software enables organisations to manage all aspects of their commercial drone operations from a single platform.
DJI tightens drone no-fly areas around Europe's airports
If you’re heading to Europe and taking your drones with you, you might want to stay away from Europe’s airports if you have any DJI equipment.
Intel breaks its own record with Super Bowl drone show
Forget about the result of the Super Bowl LIII - Intel was only concerned about the halftime show.
DJI's pricy drone remote will only work with 2 drones - so far
The DJI Smart Controller is built especially for new drones – but so far there are only two drones that are compatible.
PhD student's wildlife-monitoring drone wins award
“You see a lot in the media about the threats facing yellow-eyed penguins in New Zealand, but those reports are mainly based on penguins from the mainland."
Spending on robotic systems and drones will be on the rise in 2019
Robotic systems will be the larger of the two categories throughout the five-year forecast period with worldwide robotics spending forecast to be $103.4 billion in 2019.
Commercial drones will only take off if safety is paramount
New Zealand’s commercial drone services could be ready within the next two years, but only if enough research is done to make certain that the public is safe.
The Kiwi company driving commercial drone tech growth
“We have several high profile commercial projects underway and we’re confident we will have some exciting news to impart to the market next year.”
It's not a bird, not a plane, but a real flying Spyro
In case you’ve got a trip to the United States on the card soon and want a quirky travel pic, it might pay to look up in the skies…
Heat-seeking drones can save the dolphins
One study has demonstrated how modern tech can be used to reduce the costs and environmental impact of conservation efforts.
Transform responsibly - CompTIA’s top 10 tech trends
From IoT to AI, these innovations have the greatest potential to make near-term impacts on business, but CompTIA warns to approach them with care.
From San Francisco to the Southern Ocean: The tale of a Saildrone shipwreck
The case of a missing saildrone that set off from San Francisco three years ago has finally been solved right here in New Zealand.