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Zunum Aero's electric airplane just got its first customer

Zunum Aero's electric airplane just got its first customer

May 24, 2018 United States
JetSuite will be the launch customer for Zunum Aero's 6 to 12 passenger hybrid-to-electric aircraft. JetSuite plans to add up to 100 of the electrics to their fleet in the early 2020s, enabling them to bring quiet, efficient and environmentally friendly travel services to their private and semi-private customers nationwide.
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Webinar Thursday 24 May -Robots and drones: How everything is changing

Webinar Thursday 24 May -Robots and drones: How everything is changing

May 17, 2018 Worldwide
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 24 May titled Robots and drones: How everything is changing.
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Drones tested for search and rescue

Drones tested for search and rescue

Apr 26, 2018 United Kingdom
The scenarios being tested this week are a shoreline search for a casualty, an offshore search for multiple casualties in the sea, a mud rescue and a communications blackspot where a drone is required to relay information between rescue teams and a casualty on a cliff.
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Garbage-collecting aqua drones, jellyfish filters for cleaner oceans

Garbage-collecting aqua drones, jellyfish filters for cleaner oceans

Apr 9, 2018 United States
A Roomba-like ocean trash collector modelled on a whale shark and a microplastic filter made from jellyfish slime could prevent litter from entering our oceans and help tackle a growing problem that poses threats to wildlife, deters tourists and impacts on coastal economies.
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Fastest delivery drone in the world

Fastest delivery drone in the world

Apr 6, 2018 United States, Tanzania, Rwanda
Zipline's mission is to bring life-saving medicine to the most difficult to reach places on the planet. The company operates the world's first and only national scale drone delivery system, making thousands of deliveries per year. Zipline's newest generation of autonomous aircraft flies farther, faster and with more cargo than was ever before possible— even in high altitude, heavy wind, or rain.
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New design for electric powered paramotor

New design for electric powered paramotor

Apr 5, 2018 France
EXOMO is a collaboration between Aeronature, the first electric paramotor school, and Aero Composites Saintonge, the aeronautics specialist of electric propulsion and maker of the E-Fan demonstrator for the Airbus Group.
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€6.3m Irish drone research project

€6.3m Irish drone research project

Mar 30, 2018 United Kingdom
The programme will see researchers recreate flying environments for drones as digital models, taking into account a wide range of factors like air traffic, buildings and electricity lines, and then testing them in the real world at Waterford Airport and other selected locations around Ireland.
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Hydrogen-powered drones take flight

Hydrogen-powered drones take flight

Mar 26, 2018 Australia
In a world first, a team of researchers have successfully powered an unmanned aircraft flight with a triple hybrid propulsion system featuring one of the cleanest energies on Earth - hydrogen.
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Zephyr flying taxis trial in New Zealand

Zephyr flying taxis trial in New Zealand

Mar 23, 2018 New Zealand
Cora is an air taxi designed and built by Kitty Hawk. It combines electric power, self-piloting software and vertical take-off to pioneer an entirely new way to fly.
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Agricultural robotics and drones: diversity of functions, forms

Agricultural robotics and drones: diversity of functions, forms

Mar 15, 2018 Worldwide
Our research, published in Agricultural Robots and Drones 2018-2038: Technologies, Markets and Players, describes how robotics is transforming the world of agriculture. Indeed, our previous articles have described agricultural robotics and drones could become a $28Bn and $35B industry by 2028 and 2038, respectively. In this article, we seek to demonstrate the diversity of functions, forms and fortunes that exists, and will continue to exist, in agricultural robotics.
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Integrating drones safely into UK skies

Integrating drones safely into UK skies

Mar 13, 2018 United Kingdom
NATS, the UK's leading air traffic services provider, and fast-growing UK-based drone traffic management solutions company Altitude Angel, have entered a strategic partnership that lays the foundation for a future whereby drones and manned aircraft could safely co-exist in the UK's busy skies.