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Drone environmental inspections in China

Dongguan in southern China’s Guangdong Province is known as a the biggest manufacturing hub. According to the news agency Xinhua, the number of registered factories exceeded 900 000 last year. Due to the fact that, environmental inspections are difficult to conduct from the ground, the idea of using drones appeared.

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Drone Powered Solutions for Power & Utilities Sector - New Report by PwC DPS

The global market in drone-powered solutions for the power and utilities industries is worth as much as USD 9.46 billion a year, PwC estimates in a new report that illustrates how creative uses of unmanned aerial vehicles are disrupting the way companies build, operate and maintain their networks

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Surfers enjoying the charms of Australian beaches will be protected from sharks by drones

Special, dedicated software which uses artificial intelligence distinguishes sharks, dolphins and surfers in real time with higher accuracy than human eye. The system’s algorithm was trained by using publicly available aerial videos of sharks.

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Drone technologies help communities in Poland deal with the impact of storms

In addition to their commercial use in various areas of the economy, drones are also proving to be helpful tools for communities dealing with the aftermath of natural disasters, such as the recent violent storms that ravaged Poland leaving great devastation in their wake.

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Drones inspections over hard to reach infrastructure

The West Sussex County Council is using drones to examine bridges in the county. Until now inspections were carried out by human in hard to reach and hazardous infrastructure which created the potential risk to their health. The use of drones ensures high safety standards and provide additional cost savings.

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Flying drones indoors

While the flying indoors is strictly prohibited, companies are trying to find a way to make it more useful and solely fun activity. Since GPS signal as used in most of the drones to determine the flight trajectory cannot be used indoors scientists had to come up with different solutions. Vision-based algorithms that automatically understand the surrounding can lead to drone making its own way through automatic navigation decisions.

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How drones can affect sport industry?

It is clear that drones are widely used in industries such as agriculture, transport and infrastructure. But nowadays drone technology has a big potential to revolutionize professional sports. Sport industry is worth billion dollars which encourages the implementation of new technologies that will help to gain additional benefits.

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The Spiderman of drones is set to make infrastructure maintenance easy

The Japanese drone startup Prodrone has designed a drone specifically for infrastructure maintenance targeted at civil engineers. While in recent months civil engineers have been ever more often testing drones for maintence purposes; however, their current capabilities can be limiting for the task.

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Where we’re going, we don’t need roads

A handful of developing nations with difficult access to remote areas are currently experimenting with drone powered solutions. The Dominican Republic, Malawi, Papua New Guinea, and Rwanda have all signed contracts with Silicon Valley based startups to establish a drone based medicine delivery system in their countries

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Drones are making minesweeping cheap, fast, easy and safe

A Dutch kickstarter launches a minesweeping drone that claims to be twenty times faster and up to two hundred times cheaper than conventional methods of clearing drones. The aerial drone contains a metal detector, 3D mapping technology, and a robotic grip which holds and places detonators.

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