Drones for Disinfection: State Farm Arena, Home of Atlanta Hawks, Brings Lucid Drone Tech to the Game

The award-winning State Farm Arena, home of the Atlanta Hawks, is the first in the NBA to use drones for disinfection, as the arena prepares to host the annual NBA All-Star Festivities and start the second half of the 2020-21 season. State Farm Arena has brought on Lucid Drone Technologies to use their D1 Disinfecting Drone […] The post Drones for Disinfection: State Farm Arena, Home of Atlanta Hawks, Brings Lucid Drone Tech to the Game appeared first on DRONELIFE

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DroneShield Snags research Deal with Homeland Security

Australian counter-drone firm DroneShield has inked a deal with the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate to research drone detection mitigation technology. Deploying its DroneSentry and DroneSentry-C2 systems, the project will leverage RF, radar, infrared and acoustic sensors to help detect, classify, identify and track rogue drones

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Skydio Investment Soars by Another $170 Million

Funding for U.S

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Perseverance’s eyes see a different Mars

Enlarge / Perseverance’s two Mastcam-Z imagers (in the gray boxes) are part of the rover’s remote sensing mast. (credit: NASA)
The seven minutes of terror are over. The parachute deployed; the skycrane rockets fired. Robot truck goes ping! Perseverance, a rover built by humans to do science 128 million miles away, is wheels-down on Mars. Phew

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Dual Sensor Technology: Visual Intelligence and ARE Partner to Deliver Millimeter-Class Drone Data

Visual Intelligence provides patented dual sensor technology combined with software and analytics to deliver millimeter-class drone data.  Now, through a new partnership, inspection specialists ARE will deliver rail and utility engineering services based on the newly enabled solution

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NASA leaves hidden message on parachute of Mars rover – Fox News

NASA leaves hidden message on parachute of Mars rover  Fox NewsMars rover beams back panoramic view of landing site  CBS NewsNASA’s Perseverance rover on Mars is carrying an adorable ‘family portrait’ of Martian rovers  Space.comOpinion | ‘Dare Mighty Things’  The New York TimesMove over DJI! This camera drone can fly ON MARS  Digital Camera WorldView Full Coverage on Google News

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Demonstrating The Mars Rover Pendulum Problem With A Drone On Earth

The sky crane system used on the Perseverance and Curiosity Mars rovers is a challenging control system problem that peaked [Nicholas Rehm]’s curiosity. Constrained to Earth, he decided to investigate the problem using a drone and a rock.
The setup and the tests are simple, but clearly illustrate the problem faced by NASA engineers. [Nicholas] attached a winch mechanism to the bottom of a racing-type quadcopter, and tied a mass to the end of the winch line. At first, he built a foam model of the rover, but it proved to be unstable in the wake of the quadcopter’s propellers, so

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NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars is carrying an adorable 'family portrait' of Martian rovers – Space.com

NASA’s Perseverance rover on Mars is carrying an adorable ‘family portrait’ of Martian rovers  Space.comMars rover beams back panoramic view of landing site  CBS NewsNASA’s Mars Parachute Had a Hidden Code. Meet the People Who Cracked It

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The Army Is Building a New High Powered Laser

The Army wants to develop a new kind of laser weapon that would cut through armor, blind computer sensors, and disrupt electronics. The Army asked for help developing the weapon on the Pentagon’s Small Business Investment Research website, a place where the Pentagon posts contracts for small businesses to bid on. It's calling the high energy laser a tactical ultrashort pulsed laser and though it’s years away from being deployed, the idea is rooted in existing science. The Pentagon has been developing high energy laser weapons for years now. The Navy has deployed a laser weapon on the USS Ponce, a transport ship

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Drone Charging for DJI Matrice 300/210: Heisha Tech Releases D135

Heisha Tech‘s new D135 dock provides automated drone charging for DJI Matrice series and other larger enterprise drone solutions. Heisha is focused on enabling automated drone operations by providing automated charging solutions for commercial, off-the-shelf drones

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