úterý 12. června 2018

Drone Photography and ON1 Photo RAW 2018

Drone Photography and ON1 Photo RAW 2018
Posted on May 25, 2018 by John Rawlins
Plné znění článku najdete na adrese:
https://tinyurl.com/yc49gvcv
Cituji vybrané části článku:
"The popularity of drones has exploded over the last couple of years.  Prices are falling making them more accessible for both professional and amateur photographers.  
I’ve found a bunch of features in ON1 Photo RAW 2018 that work well with aerial photos.
First, the Import feature is great for downloading and organizing my photos and videos. 
During the import process I can do things like:

- Automatically create backup copies to my external drive
- Add keywords that identify the location (e.g., Lava Butte) or job (e.g., 123 Main St.)
- Add copyright information to the metadata
- Automatically organize my photos into folders by capture dates
- Another thing that is useful is lens correction.  The wide angle lens on my drone creates noticeable distortion on the edges of photos.
For drone models where a built-in profile isn’t available it is easy to make manual adjustments using the Lens Correction pane in the ON1 Develop module.

After importing the images, I stitch them together using the Create Panorama feature in ON1 Photo RAW 2018.  The results are awesome.
Another feature is Automatic Exposure Bracketing (AEB)Using this feature I get a base exposure, and several additional photos of the same scene exposed a little more or a little less.  I can pick the one I like best, or even better combine them into an High-dynamic-range (HDR) photo.
Combining the exposures using the HDR feature in ON1 Photo RAW 2018 reveals more details in the highlights and shadows.  You would lose these details when using a single exposure."
Cituji autorův závěr článku: 
"My DJI Mavic Pro is one of the most fun toys, I mean essential pieces of photography equipment, I’ve acquired in years.  It takes excellent photos and with a little editing in ON1 Photo RAW 2018 they are even better.  For my needs, ON1 Photo RAW occupies the sweet spot between not having quite enough features (Adobe Lightroom) versus being overly complicated (Adobe Photoshop). Now, whenever I travel, I always look for opportunities to take photos with my drone. There are more panos, HDR images and lighthouse shots to come!"

úterý 5. června 2018

The Layer-Cake of Drone Data Protection

The Layer-Cake of Drone Data Protection
Perfektní schema problematiky ochrany dat v souvislostí s drony najdete na adrese:

https://www.droneii.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/20180514-The-Layer-Cake-of-Drone-Data-Protection.pdf

World’s Smallest Autonomous Drone With AI Capabilities

World’s Smallest Autonomous Drone With AI Capabilities
The Crazyflie 2.0 nano quadcopter
Článek o nejmenším dronu s umělou íinteligencí (AI) najdete na adrese:
https://www.dronethusiast.com/worlds-smallest-autonomous-drone-with-ai-capabilities/

Citují úvodní osatavce článku:
"Autonomous drones are making their big debut now more than ever, especially when it comes to our commercial needs, which include the drones used by Amazon to deliver packages autonomously, for example. One of the major issues that these types of drones have, however, is flying on specific routes while avoiding any obstacles that get in the way.

A new record has been set for the creation of the world’s smallest autonomous nano drone. Created by a team consisting of computer scientists from the University of Bologna in Italy and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, the Crazyflie 2.0 nano quadcopter is able to control itself completely without having to need any human intervention during the flight process whatsoever!

They presented all of their efforts and what they’ve achieved thus far in a published paper on arXiv. Their impressive creations have only just started, starting with new improvements to a number of ideas that have been put forward thus far.

Though autonomous flight is considered to be too expensive where nano drones are concerned, this new drone is only one of a line of models attempted to overcome a number of presented obstacles. For example, to overcome the issue of low-power microcontrollers, as well as cost, in general."

středa 23. května 2018

úterý 15. května 2018

DRONFEST - odborné přednášky

Novinkou letošního ročníku je tematický blok zaměřený na odbornou veřejnost. Zde budou prezentována témata jako letecká inspekce mostů, střech, vnitřních prostor, detekce zatékání, letecká termografie, využití dronů v zemědělství, identifikace, zaměřování a rušení dronů, kamery pro leteckou fotogrammetrii a další.„Tato sekce je speciálně určena pro odbornou veřejnost a potenciální zákazníky firem podnikajících v bezpilotním leteckém průmyslu. Tento blok je tedy vhodný například pro státní i soukromé subjekty z oblasti pojišťovnictví, zemědělství, dopravy, energetiky, stavební firmy, společnosti vlastnící výrobní haly nebo zástupce z řad integrovaného záchranného systému.
Vzhledem k tomu, že kapacita sálu je omezena, je třeba si místo v tomto bloku předem zarezervovat, a to pomocí registračního formuláře umístěného na odkazu https://goo.gl/forms/aLNDs3HR2rat7Anv2
Přednášky DRONFEST
Odborná veřejnost / zákazníci - Místo: Přednáškový sál - Termín: 1. 6. 2018
Čas téma přednášející
10:00 Letecká inspekce mostních konstrukcí Drony SITMP
10:20 Letecká inspekce vnitřních prostor, střešních konstrukcí Drony SITMP
10:40 Letecká inspekce, detekce zatékání na plochých střechách Vertical Images
11:00 Přesné zemědělství - využití dronů, senzorů, aplikací v zemědělství SURVIA
11:20 Fotogrammetrie - aplikace dronů a letecká data v online prostředí JAMCOPTERS
11:40 Letecká termografie - nástroj technické diagnostiky, dohledu, záchrany osob Workswell
12:00 Automatizace procesu inspekce infrastruktur AgentFly Technologies
12:20 Kamery pro leteckou fotogrammetrii TOPGEOSYS
12:40 DJI – novinky 2018 (drony pro průmysl, Government, Aeroscop – antidrone systém) Telink
13:00 R&S ARDONIS systém pro detekci, identifikaci, zaměřování a rušení dronů ROHDE & SCHWARZ
Ukázka anotace obsahu jedné z přednášek:
10:20 Letecká inspekce vnitřních prostor, střešních konstrukcí
Drony SITMP - p. Bouček
Přednášející představí:
• speciální antikolizní dron Flyability ELIOS (stroj je konstruován pro lety uvnitř prostor, kde se
předpokládá kontakt/náraz s kontrolovaným objektem)
• využití tohoto dronu v rámce inspekcí/revizí střešních konstrukcí, nádrží, kotlů, bojlerů, kolektorů, atd.
• inspekce realizovány pro Pilsner Urquell (výrobní hala), ČEZ (kotle elektrárny Tušimice), město Plzeň
(kolektory)
Více informací je k dispozici na www.dronfest.cz nebo na facebooku DronFest Plzeň.

pondělí 14. května 2018

DRONFEST 2018 - 1. a 2. června - Plzeň

DRONFEST 2018 Pro mnohé to sice nebude tak úplně novinka, jelikož DRONFEST má - sice krátkou - ale zato velmi úspěšnou historii. Pro všechny ostatní říkám: DRONFEST informuje, baví i poučuje. Aplikace dronů se z vojenské a špionážní oblasti rozšiřují do dalších a dalších oblastí využití. Brzo se drony stanou samozřejmou součástí našeho života. Sami se přesvědčíte, že si nevymýšlím.
Na adresehttp://dronfest.cz/dronfest-2018/ se dozvíte mnohem více. Nahlédnete i do fotogalerie minulého DRONFESTU.

Cituji z obsahu uvedené webové stránky:
I v roce 2018 se Plzeň stane dějištěm DronFestu – unikátního festivalu bezpilotního létání, který se řadí mezi největší akce svého druhu na světě!
1.a 2. června 2018 budou v plzeňském areálu DEPO2015 k vidění stroje těch nejvýznamnějších výrobců dronů. Třetí ročník této hojně navštěvované akce nabídne zajímavé přednášky, letecké ukázky a samozřejmě závody FPV RACE v nové aréně! Připravujeme zábavný den pro celou rodinu. Nenechte si ujít jedinečnou show, které nemá v České republice obdoby.


A co na letošním ročníku uvidíte?
 Například stoje od firem  DJI (Tello, Spark, Mavic, Phantom, Inspire, M210, M600), Flyability (Elios), senseFly (eBee+, Albris), Flydeo (X6, X8), Robodrone (Kingfisher), Workswell(Wiris), FLYING-CAM (Sarah), FALCON (Falcon 8), Microdrones (MD4 -200, MD4-1000) a další.
Můžete se těšit na přednášky, které pro vás připravují odborníci a představí vám například, kde se drony mohou využít, poučí vás o bezpečnosti nebo vysvětlí, jak správně pořídit fotku nebo video.
Těšte se také na FPV závody, které proběhnou v pátek i sobotu, představí se desítka pilotů, tyto závody pro vás připravuje Rotorama.
Čeká na vás mnoho doprovodného programu jako například Laser game, TEPfactor, virtuální realita, fotokoutek, simulátory, zalétat si budete moci s malými drony a další.
Je opravdu na co se těšit! 🙂
Kontaktní osobou je majitel mailové adresy: cholinsky@plzen.eu.
DronFest – 1. a 2. června 2018 – areál DEPO2015 Plzeň

úterý 8. května 2018

DJI, Microsoft Partnership

DJI, Microsoft Partnership Creates Drone Developer Tools for Windows
Posted by Betsy Lillian -May 7, 2018
Plné znění článku najdete na adrese:
https://tinyurl.com/y84z2qpg
Cituji úvodní odstavce:
"DJI and Microsoft have announced a strategic partnership to bring advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities to DJI drones.
Through the new partnership, DJI is releasing a software development kit (SDK) for Windows. Using applications written for Windows 10 PCs, drone operators can customize DJI aircraft for a variety of industrial uses.
- DJI has also selected Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud computing partner. DJI says taking advantage of Azure’s AI and machine learning capabilities helps turn vast quantities of aerial imagery and video data into actionable insights for thousands of businesses across the globe. DJI will also have access to the Azure IP Advantage program, which provides protection for intellectual property risks in the cloud.
- “As computing becomes ubiquitous, the intelligent edge is emerging as the next technology frontier,” says Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise group. “DJI is the leader in commercial drone technology, and Microsoft Azure is the preferred cloud for commercial businesses. Together, we are bringing unparalleled intelligent cloud and Azure IoT capabilities to devices on the edge, creating the potential to change the game for multiple industries spanning agriculture, public safety, construction and more.”
- DJI explains that its new SDK for Windows empowers developers to build native Windows applications that can remotely control DJI drones, including autonomous flight and real-time data streaming. The SDK will also allow the Windows developer community to integrate and control third-party payloads, including multispectral sensors or robotic components, such as custom actuators – in turn, increasing the ways drones can be used in the enterprise, according to the partners.
- “DJI is excited to form this unique partnership with Microsoft to bring the power of DJI aerial platforms to the Microsoft developer ecosystem,” says Roger Luo, president of DJI. “Using our new SDK, Windows developers will soon be able to employ drones, AI and machine learning technologies to create intelligent flying robots that will save businesses time and money and help make drone technology a mainstay in the workplace.”
( https://tinyurl.com/y84z2qpg )

pondělí 19. března 2018

Audi and Airbus Flying Taxi Drone

Článek najdete na portálu: dronethusiast.com, konkrétně na adrese:
https://www.dronethusiast.com/audi-and-airbus-flying-taxi-drone/
Cituji úvodní část článku_
"Drone popularity continues to skyrocket in almost every country. Though flying drones were originally used in the military and flown at home as a hobby, their abilities continue to grow and their use continues to expand. They are still being used as a fun toy for many, but numerous jobs and companies are now using them as a tool for their businesses.
- UAVs are being used for surveillance and security, search and rescue, and will eventually be used for food and parcel deliveries. Cops in France have even put them to use as their “eyes in the sky” to assist with catching speeding or hazardous motorists. Facebook is also in the process of having a drone that can deliver Wifi signal to countries that would have otherwise never been able to access the Internet.
- With all of the uses drones currently have, it is no surprise that they will soon be used as a transportation method. Audi and Airbus have teamed together to unveil a flying taxi drone at the Geneva Motor Show. This UAV will be used to transport passengers in busy cities from one place to another just as taxis currently do, but via the sky.
- This new quadcopter, with a body designed by Italdesign, has been named “Pop.Up Next.It is completely electric and also fully autonomous. Last year at the Geneva Motor Show, Audi presented an earlier version of this model. This year, since they have teamed up with Airbus, the Pop.Up Next drone is almost completely different and sets itself apart from similar concepts by also offering the ability to drive on the ground, which is also completely autonomous. The way that you choose to travel would be completely dependant on what you prefer at the time." ( Cont. )

Will drones take off in the business world?

Zdroj: itpro.co.uk - Autor Nicholas Fearn - IN-DEPTH - 14 Mar, 2018
Adresa článku: https://tinyurl.com/yatgpwqd
Cituji úvodní část textu článku:
"While they're a familiar sight in the hands of hobbyists and soldiers, drones are only just making inroads in the enterprise
- It's easy to think of drones as gimmicky toys that end up getting caught in trees after just a few minutes of being used, or as weapons of war used to remotely launch attacks. What's less talked about is their potential role in the future of business.
- As a market, the personal and commercial drones industry is growing rapidly. According to the latest research from Gartner, the industry is expected to grow from $6 billion in 2017 to $11.2 billion in 2020. Meanwhile, more than three million drones were manufactured in 2017, an increase of 39% compared to 2016.
- Outside of the consumer and military sectors, drones are being considered for a wide range of applications within business. Companies such as Amazon and Domino's have already been working on plans to use drones to deliver products to customers, believing that unmanned vehicles could streamline the whole logistics process and help save lots of money at the same time.
- Commercial drones are still in the early stages and increasing regulations mean companies need to have certain permissions and infrastructure in place to be able to use this technology. Nevertheless, organisations in sectors ranging from retail to insurance and beyond are looking at how drone technology can transform their business.
- New opportunities
Amazon is among a string of retailers that are investing in delivery drones. But Chris Longstaff, senior director of business development at Imagination Technologies, is sceptical that this application will completely take off. Instead, he thinks the use of drones in logistics will be more niche. "Drones are really starting to make an impact. You could certainly see them used in remote regions for delivery – indeed; we've already seen a pizza delivery service via drone come online in New Zealand," he tells IT Pro." ( Cont. )

BMW Announces Plans to Build World’s Fastest Racing Drone

March 16, 2018 - published By Audrey Zhang - BMW na portálu: WeTalkUAV.Com
Adresa článku: https://tinyurl.com/ybnh8t8n
Cituji z textu článku ( 1. stranu ):
"BMW is known around the world for its performance automobiles and sports cars.Now the vaunted maker of high-tech performance autos wants to try its hand at manufacturing a racing drone in a partnership with Drone Racing League with a stated goal of breaking the world’s fastest drone record set by DRL last year.
- To achieve these ends, BMW will be allowing DRL use of an Aerodynamic Wind Tunnel as well as access to BMW’s world-class technical expertise in this area.
- The current record is 165.2 mph set by the DRL RacerX drone and is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. Breaking this record will not only be quite an achievement, but doing it only one year after setting the initial record is sure to demonstrate DRL’s technical expertise.
- As DRL expands its audience – a recent deal with ESPN and the more viewer-friendly DRL Racer 3 – it is only natural that the sport will begin to look towards analogous fields for inspiration. Auto racing being a natural guidepost for the nascent drone racing industry to follow not only follows logically but is based on similar science, making the BMW linkup a boon for the sport as a whole."

Russia "to introduce measures to protect airports from drone incursions"

Protní zdroj: The Russian news agency TASS
Adresa článku:
http://www.unmannedairspace.info/counter-uas-systems-and-policies/russia-introduce-measures-protect-airports-drone-incursions/
Úvod textu článku:
"The Russian news agency TASS reports that the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) is developing new measures to stop unmanned flying vehicles (UAV) flying into the airspace around Russian airports.
“This authority will possibly be given to special services of the airports; the necessary equipment may be arranged along the perimeter of the facility,” said Alexander Neradko, the head of Rosaviatisya, according to Izvestia daily. “Drones will be either grounded or returned to the point of their departure….Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport is ready to participate in drafting a bill to protect the territory of the airport against drones. The company has already sent letters to the concerned agencies,” an airport’s representative said.
According to TASS,  Rosaviatsiya recorded 70 violations of airport airspace by drones during 2016-2017." ( Cont.)

neděle 18. února 2018

Drone spectacle opens the winter olympics 2018

Drone spectacle opens the winter olympics 2018
Plné znění čánku najdete na adrese:
https://www.dronethusiast.com/drone-spectacle-opens-2018-winter-olympics/
Cituji úvod článku:
"As with any Olympics, there is a certain expectation of greatness when it comes to the opening ceremony. The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics certainly did not let viewers down with their curtain unveiling. They actually created a record-setting never before witnessed site involving drones.
- It isn’t possible to deny that drones continue to increase in popularity as the years move forward. They’re being used for a variety of purposes that no longer include just recreational. With incredible cameras equipped on many of them, they are able to film and capture pictures that would have never been imaginable in the past.
- Intel, which is a major computer manufacturer and sponsor of the Olympics, went all out with the opening show this year. They used a coordinated swarm of 1218 Intel Shooting Star drones to create something that has never been seen before.
- While coordinating these drones, Intel also managed to capture a Guiness World Record for “the most aerial unmanned vehicles simultaneously.” Each of the drones involved in this event were a foot long and weighed approximately 8 ounces. These drones were constructed of plastic and styrofoam and lit up the skies in pre-designed animation.
VIDEOhttps://youtu.be/fCd6P7Ya160
Intel Shooting Star drone:
https://newsroom.intel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2017/07/Intel-Shooting-Star-Tech-Fact-Sheet-073117-1.pdf

Drone Journalism Lab operations manual

One of the more interesting ways drones are impacting everyday life is in journalism, especially amateur investigative journalism, bringing an eye to the sky to document what's going on in the world around us. 
The Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
http://www.dronejournalismlab.org

exists to educate journalists about how drones can be used legally and ethically as a part of the journalistic process. To further that goal, the project has open sourced its operations manual, available on GitHub
https://guides.github.com/activities/hello-world/or as a PDF, under a Creative Commons license to bring best practices to any news organization hoping to use a drone to further its reporting capabilities.
Stránka uvádějící operations-manual:
https://journalism.unl.edu/news/cojmcs-drone-journalism-lab-launches-drone-operations-manua
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The manual can be found here:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/32pi2e2gv6huyzg/AAAwGq7b1mO5ekikCn-7JFiMa?dl=0

8 open source drone projects

Check out what's new in open source drone hardware, software, and related projects.
12. 2. 2018 - Jason Baker - opesource.com
Plné znění najdete na adrese:
https://opensource.com/article/18/2/drone-projects?utm_campaign=intrel
Cituji z úvodu:
"Editor's note: This article was originally published in December 2016 and has been updated to include additional information.
Over the past few years, interest in civilian, military, and commercial drones has grown rapidly, which has also driven the maker community's interest in open source drone projects.
- The list of unmanned aerial devices (UAVs) that fit the moniker of drone seems to be constantly expanding. These days, the term seems to encompass everything from what is essentially a cheap, multi-bladed toy helicopter, all the way up to custom-built soaring machines with incredibly adept artificial intelligence capabilities.
- The drone-building community has created many software and hardware projects under open licenses that allow you to build, repair, customize, and experiment with your own drone, or to supplement the use of drones in some other way. 
Let's take a look at some of those projects.
Paparazzi UAV
Paparazzi UAV is a GPLv2 licensed project that combines both the software and hardware needed to build and fly an open source vehicle under open licenses. Its primary focus is autonomous flight, and it's designed to be portable to allow operators to easily take their devices into the field and program their flights across a series of waypoints.....
ArduPilot
ArduPilot claims it's "the most advanced, full-featured, and reliable open source autopilot software available." That's probably not blowing smoke: it's installed in more than 1 million drones and other UAVs, including airplanes, helicopters, boats, and submarines, and it has a large number of contributors working on the project.....
Dronecode
The Dronecode project is a Linux Foundation-sponsored project working to build a common open source platform for UAV development....
LibrePilot
The LibrePilot software suite is designed to control multi-copters and other radio-controlled drones. 
Flone
Flone is a cool project that basically turns a smartphone into a drone.... 
OpenDroneMap
This software takes this aerial imagery and helps you process it into point clouds, digital surface and elevation models, or just orthorectify the imagery (in essence, line up the imagery to a known coordinate system for further analysis)....
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Drone Journalism Lab operations manual
One of the more interesting ways drones are impacting everyday life is in journalism, especially amateur investigative journalism, bringing an eye to the sky to document what's going on in the world around us. The Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln exists to educate journalists about how drones can be used legally and ethically as a part of the journalistic process. To further that goal, the project has open sourced its operations manual, available on GitHub or as a PDF, under a Creative Commons license to bring best practices to any news organization hoping to use a drone to further its reporting capabilities.
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This is definitely an incomplete list of open source drone projects; others you may want to check out include MatrixPilot and AdaPilot. Since we plan to add to this list, please let us know what other open source or open hardware drone projects are out there. Which ones are targeted towards relative beginners, and which ones are going to take more effort and commitment to put to use? Share your insights in the comments below.

About the authorJason Baker - I use technology to make the world more open

DJI Mavic Air Features Review, Specifications and FAQs Answered

DJI Mavic Air Features Review, Specifications and FAQs Answered
Velmi podrobný popis nového dronu firmy DJI Mavic Air ( v angličtině )
Posted February 1, 2018 by Fintan Corrigan - Dronezon
Plné znění najdete na adrese:
https://www.dronezon.com/drone-reviews/dji-mavic-air-review-features-specifications-faqs-answered/
Cituji z úvodu k článku:
"This DJI Mavic Air review looks at the outstanding features and answers your many questions regarding this new quadcopter. The Mavic Air is another feat of elegant design and new innovative technology from DJI.
- This Mavic Air quadcopter is small and sleek.  It folds up neatly and is easy to carry. For it’s size, the Mavic Air is packed with a lot of amazing new technology.
- DJI have created a fun quadcopter, which is super easy to fly. It has some exceptional technologies such as smart gesture recognition, 3 axis gimbal, 4k camera, 3 directions of obstacle detection sensing.  The Mavic Air follow me active tracking of people or objects is more advanced than the Spark or Mavic Pro.
- The camera and intelligent flight modes allow you to take quick shots from different angles.  The Mavic Air can take 4 different types of Panorama shots and has an intelligent exposure system to help you get the lighting just perfect in your aerial photos.
- The Mavic Air flies for 21 minutes with a video transmission of 4 km (2.48 miles).  It’s has a 10 km max flight range without wind and has a max height above sea level of 5 km (3.1 mile) which is totally WOW.
- In this Mavic Air review, you will read all about these features and specifications with some terrific Mavic Air videos along the way.
( Cont.: 
https://www.dronezon.com/drone-reviews/dji-mavic-air-review-features-specifications-faqs-answered/ )

sobota 17. února 2018

Kam míří vývoj dronů, skvěle ukazuje nový Mavic Air od DJI

Kam míří vývoj dronů, skvěle ukazuje nový Mavic Air od DJI
17. února 2018 - Autor: nyv -Technet.cz
Plné znění najdete na adrese:
https://technet.idnes.cz/novy-dji-mavic-air-0m8-/tec_technika.aspx?c=A180213_145807_tec_technika_nyv
Cituji vybrané části textu:
"Složíte jej do úhledného uzlíčku, přitom dokáže pořídit záběry dříve dostupné jen filmařům s milionovým vybavením. Sám se vyhýbá překážkám, pomocí kamer se orientuje v terénu a díky výkonnému motoru si poradí i s protivětrem a nadmořskou výškou až 5 000 metrů.
- Mavic Air se v nabídce DJI vsadil mezi malý Spark a větší Mavic Pro. Má být vhodným kompromisem pro ty, kteří chtějí natáčet a fotit s tříosou stabilizací (Spark má u kamery stabilizátor jen dvouosý), ale potřebují ušetřit hmotnost i objem zavazada - Mavic Air je téměř o polovinu menší než Mavic Pro.
- Oproti Sparku se prodloužila doba letu na jeden akumulátor na 21 minut, přičemž létá maximální rychlostí 68,4 km/h a díky vyššímu výkonu motorů bude i lépe překonávat protivítr. Bez výměny vrtulí má bez potíží létat až do nadmořské výšky 5 000 metrů.
- Mavic Air má sedm palubních kamer, díky kterým vidí dopředu, do stran, dozadu i dolů a pomoci kterých se dokáže orientovat v prostoru. S jejich signály pracuje vizuální kompas (který na rozdíl od toho opravdového nelze poškodit magnetickým polem) i systém detekce terénu a vyhýbání překážkám - před nimi se nezastaví, ale pokusí se nalézt cestu okolo.....".
Základní balení dronu stojí 21 990 korun, v rozšířené verzi s přídavným akumulátorem, náhradními vrtulkami, přepravní brašnou atp. přijde na 26 990 korun.

How Do Drones Work And What Is Drone Technology

Drone technology used in various popular Quadcopters
Posted February 2, 2018 by Fintan Corrigan - dronezon.com
Plné znění článku najdete na adrese:
https://www.dronezon.com/learn-about-drones-quadcopters/what-is-drone-technology-or-how-does-drone-technology-work/
Cituji vybrané části textu:
"What is a drone and how do drones work is answered here in this easy to understand article. Drone technology is constantly evolving as new innovation and big investment are bringing more advanced drones to the market every few months.
Below, we discuss UAV technology on the most popular drones on the market which have all the latest drone technology.  Most drones will have very similar systems incorporated.
Unmanned aerial vehicle technology covers everything from the aerodynamics of the drone, materials in the manufacture of the physical UAV, to the circuit boards, chipset and software which are the brains of the drone.
One of the most popular drones on the market is the DJI Phantom 3.  This drone was very popular with professional aerial cinematographers. While slightly old now, it uses plenty of advanced technology which is present in the very latest drones. This UAV is ideal to explain drone technology because it has everything in one package.  It includes the UAV, gimbal and camera and uses some of the top drone technology on the market today.
In only a few months since writing this article, some new and highly advanced drones such as the DJI Mavic, Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire 2 have come to the market.  The fast pace of drone technological innovation is tremendous.  I’ve included these latest drone technology advancements in the below article.  So it is right up to date including the links.
How Drones Work
What Is A Drone – UAV Technology
Top Videos On Drone Technology 
Intelligent Flight Systems
All these latest drones have intelligent flight controllers and modes such as Follow Me, Active Tracking, Waypoints, Return To Home and many others.  The latest Phantom 4 Pro from DJI has the most autonomous intelligent flight modes of any drone.  The Phantom 4 Pro has the following intelligent flight modes;
Active Track (Profile, Spotlight, Circle)
Draw Waypoints
TapFly
Terrain Follow Mode
Tripod Mode
Gesture Mode
S-Mode (Sport)
P-Mode (Position)
A-Mode (Attitude)
Beginner Mode
Course Lock
Home Lock
Obstacle Avoidance
Drone Uses
Drones have so many terrific uses.  When you mount a camera or sensors such as LiDAR, Thermal, ToF, Multispectral and many others, then the range of uses for drones just keeps expanding.  Here is an excellent list of drone uses: "What are drones used for answered with full list":
https://www.dronezon.com/drones-for-good/what-are-drones-used-for-and-best-drone-uses/
What are drones used for answered here covering every sector you can think of.  Drones are being used to save lives, environment works, archaeology, farming, property management, mining, construction and much more.
5 Commercial Drone Industry Predictions for 2018
17. 1. 2018  - Kevin Gallagher - co-founder, CEO and pres.of Simulyze, Ing.
droneblog.com
Plné znění najdete na adrese:
https://www.droneblog.com/2018/01/17/5-commercial-drone-industry-predictions-for-2018/

Cituji vybrané části z článku:
"For many years the drone market was slow to take off. It wasn’t until 2015 that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted hundreds of exemptions for companies to operate drones in the U.S. airspace. This year (2017 ) the drone industry saw significant growth. Due to the current administration’s support for drone integration and adding of FAA regulations, UAS technology innovations have surged—and 2018 doesn’t appear to be slowing down. Check out these five predictions on the future of the commercial drone industry.
1. Multiple Regulatory Environments Working Together
The upcoming year will show us how multiple regulatory environments can work together to support drones entering the National Airspace System (NAS)....
2. Modernizing the Air Traffic System
Throughout 2018 several federal agencies will address integrating unmanned aircraft into the airspaces where they are most needed. For instance, this October, the White House and the FAA launched an integrated pilot program to allow for continued research for beyond visual line of sight and to facilitate the integration of UAS into the U.S. airspace.....
3. Commercial Drone Industry Soars
Although a regulatory framework is still under development, next year will see tremendous growth for commercial drone applications as commercial industries pursue aerial data to provide insight into profitable inspection and survey data collection....
4. Drones Respond to Disasters 
The drone response to recent natural disasters is encouraging an easing of regulations for drone use in search and rescue missions and other humanitarian efforts....
5. Sense and Avoid Drone Technologies Emerge
Stemming from continued UAS integration efforts, a significant number of sense and avoid applications will emerge in the coming year to ensure UAS flight safety. Sense and avoid technologies will enable drone operators and drones themselves to identify obstacles and maneuver fast-flying UAS safely and efficiently...."

čtvrtek 15. února 2018

VÝVOJ U DJI - IDENTIFIKACE DRONU

Firma DJI. která se specializuje na vývoj a výrobu dronů, představila svůj nový identifikační systém AeroScope, který funguje jako elektronická SPZ pro druny. Aktualizace pro aplikaci DJI Go 4 a pro firmware dronů, umožňuje pilotovi vysílat neopakovatelný identifikační kód včetně údajů o souřadnicích, výšce, rychlosti a směru, aby příslušným úřadům umožnil rozptýlit obavy z nežádoucích aktivit. Přednastavená je volba, kdy dron nic nevysílá, kdykoli však je možné vysíláni zapnout. www.dji.com.

sobota 10. února 2018

Interactive Drone Museum

Interactive Drone Museum opens in Osaka, Japan 
Published on - February 5, 2018 - By Audrey Zhang - WeTalkUAV.Com
Plné znění - na 2 stránkách - najdete na adrese:
https://www.wetalkuav.com/interactive-drone-museum-opens-osaka-japan/
Cituji část textu:
"Two things often hold consumers back from making that big drone purchase.Cost and the fear of damaging the drone through improper use. A pioneering group in Japan is hoping to change that, at least for Japanese drone enthusiasts.
In a first for Japan, the nation’s premier drone museum opened in its second largest city of Osaka, featuring a lineup of drones that visitors can purchase and even try out, right there in the museum.
- New Osaka drone museum offers hands-on flight experience.
- The new museum can be found in Osaka’s Minamihorie district. It features 16 different types of drone from a range of manufacturers inside of Japan and from abroad.There’s a little something for everyone in the drone industry here, with drones ranging from palm-sized bots to massive crop duster drones.
- The museum even sports some cutting-edge drone technology, such as one that responds purely to gesture-based controls.
- One of the biggest draws for the museum is its indoor space that is large enough for drone flight and instruction. Visitors will be able to test drones in hands-on modules and even take part in drone flight classes...."

Four Commercial Drone Trends to Watch in 2018

Považuji za velmi podnětnou úvahu, zasazující problematiku dron-trhu do šírších souvislostí informačního managementu a umělé inteligence.
The Drone Analyst: Four Commercial Drone Trends to Watch in 2018 

Posted By: Colin Snowon: February 08, 2018 - DRONELIFE
Guest post by leading drone industry analyst Colin Snow of Skylogic Research.
Cituji vybrané části textu:
"...this post looks forward, offering our specific predictions for 2018, including investments, technology improvements, ecosystem partnerships, and software innovations."
(Listen to companion Drone Radio Show podcast here for our complete assessment:
http://droneradioshow.com/5-trends-defined-commercial-drone-industry-2017-predictions-2018-colin-snow-skylogic-research/ ).
Four Commercial Drone Trends
- Investment and testing will continue in earnest on Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) and beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations.
- You’ll see more news on improved sensors, hardware integration, networking, and processing.
- Look for more partnerships, software, and innovations coming from the DJI Enterprise ecosystem.
- Software will dominate advancements.
- We also expect to see more aerial imaging and mapping software firms announce artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities. Right now, most of this is cloud-based machine learning (aka deep learning and predictive analytics) where data sets are trained by specialized teams. You may see some edge-based AI announcements for image recognition / machine vision, but be cautious when you do. We think it’s still early in the technology development cycle and AI is at peak hype.
- We think the big news for 2018 will be the integration of drone data and workflow into asset management systems. Capabilities include documentation, tracking, and GIS data integration." 
"As I speak to clients, I always like to remind them of two things about the commercial drone market. First, it’s not a drone market, it’s a data and information market. The drone is just a data capture device. Second, drones are aircraft not consumer products and as such their operations are regulated by aviation authorities."  
"Listen to the companion podcast here http://bit.ly/2CXe6uK."

pátek 9. února 2018

"One-north", will help the growth of high-tech companies in Singapore

"One-north", which has been designated Singapore's first drone estate, will help the growth of high-tech companies with unmanned aircraft capabilities and spur commercial partnerships.
ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG - PUBLISHED - FEB 5, 2018 - Karamjit Kaur, Senior Aviation Correspondent
Plné znění:
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/one-north-to-be-designated-as-singapores-first-drone-estate
Cituji vybrané části textu:
"SINGAPORE - Expect to see more drones flying around one-north, a research and development hub in Buona Vista which will be designated as Singapore's first drone estate.
The aim is to provide companies and research institutions with an urban environment for test-bedding innovative unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
This will help the growth of high-tech companies with unmanned aircraft capabilities and spur commercial partnerships, said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Monday (Feb 5). He announced the initiative at the opening of the Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit at Pan Pacific Singapore hotel.
The event was held on the sidelines of the biennial Singapore Airshow and was attended by civil aviation and airline chiefs, as well as other industry bigwigs, including Mr Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, president of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), and Mr Alexandre de Juniac, director-general and chief executive of the International Air Transport Association....".

MAVIC AIR - prezentace

MAVIC AIR - prezentace
Pokud máte zájem o vlastnosti a systém nejmodernějšího dronu firmy DJi, Mavic Air, doporučuji si prohlédnout, event. - v případě znalosti němčiny - i přečíst obsah stránky: 

https://store.dji.com/product/mavic-air?ch=Drohnen-Exit&pbc=BCQ9HQ1u&from=dap_unique&as=0003&pm=custom&vid=38961

Drohnen im Skigebiet erlaubt? (Skifahren / Snowboarden)

GESCHRIEBEN VON JOGI AM 4. FEBRUAR 2018 IN DROHNEN WISSEN
Plné znění:
https://www.drohnen.de/18466/drohnen-im-skigebiet/
Cituji části článku:
"Im Winter zur Vorbereitung des Winterurlaubes stellt sich sicherlich der ein oder andere Drohnenpilot die Frage:
• Soll / kann ich meine Kameradrohne mit in den Urlaub nehmen?
• Ist das Fliegen und Filmen mit einer Drohne im Skigebiet eigentlich erlaubt?
• Darf ich bei Skifahren / Snowboarden mit einer Drohne fliegen und filmen?
Wir fassen euch hier die wichtigsten Punkte zu diesem Thema zusammen. Prinzipiell ist erst einmal wichtig und es gilt:
Die Gesetze und Bestimmungen des jeweiligen Landes in Bezug auf Drohnen / Quadrocopter sind erst einmal einzuhalten. Hier hat jedes Land seine eigenen Bestimmungen, Gesetze und Verordnungen. Für die gängigen Winter-Urlaubsländer findet ihr diese hier:
• Drohnen-Gesetze Österreich
• Drohnen-Gesetze Schweiz
• Drohnen-Gesetze Deutschland
In Deutschland zum Beispiel gibt es kein besonderes Gesetz, welches die Nutzung einer Drohne im Skigebiet untersagt. Man darf natürlich nicht im Naturschutzgebiet oder über Menschenansammlungen fliegen. Außerdem muß das Fliegen in Sichtweite / auf Sicht erfolgen.

Čech vyrábí drony, které jdou na dračku po celém světě.

Čech vyrábí drony, které jdou na dračku po celém světě. Podívejte se, jak fungují! - 3. 2. 2018 
Plné  znění na adrese:
https://www.evropa2.cz/news/cech-vyrabi-drony-ktere-jdou-na-dracku-po-celem-svete-podivejte-se-jak-funguji-1190314
Cituji z  textu článku:
"Špičkové bezpilotní letouny vyráběné v pražské Radotíně jsou bez problému schopné doručit 100 kilogramů nákladu na vzdálenost 1500 kilometrů. Není divu, že o ně mají zájem energetické a těžební společnosti a vojenské složky po celém světě.
Vývoj prvních dronů začal v továrně v Radotíně v roce 2014. Do konce roku 2017 jich firma Primoco vyrobila rovných čtyřicet a nyní produkuje v průměru jeden stroj za týden.
Uplatnění našly letouny v armádě, ale i u těžebních a energetických společností po celém světě. Podívej se, jak parádně vypadají v akci.....".

Systém na přesné měření radiace pomocí dronu

Deník PRÁVO 9. 2. 2018: "Systém na přesné měření radiace pomocí dronu představili ve čtvrtek v Třebíči experti ze společnosti NUVIA."
Problematika aplikace dronů pomalu, ale jistě, proniká i na stránky denního styku. PRÁVO se věnuje aplikaci dronu, kterou česká firma vyvinula jako první na světě.
Cituji vybrané části článku:"Bezpečný způsob identifikace zdroje radioaktivního záření se spolehlivými údaji může být pomocníkem vojáků, záchranářů, výzkumníků, ale i soukromých firem. Unikátní technologie, monitorovací systém Drones-G, vznikal pět let. 

" ...výhodou modulárního systému je i flexibilita - dá se sestavit podle potřeb konkrétního měření....
Dron BRUS (bezpilotní rotorový univerzální systém) vyvinul státní podnik Vojenský technický ústav (VTÚ). který na komplexu s firmou NUVIA spolupracoval.
Podle ředitele VTÚ Jiřího Protivy je přístroj schopen unést až osm kilogramů a létat je schopen 40 minut do vzdálenosti několika kilometrů. Oproti vrtulníku létá v nižších výškách a obsluha není vystavena riziku...."
"...Třebíčští vývojáři vyvinuli technologii, která dokáže pomocí speciálních algoritmů radiaci na povrchu zemč spočítat. Dokáže také za letu rozpoznat jednotlivé typy radionuklidů, což, je důležité pro rychlé rozhodování zásahového týmu. Naměřená data se operátorovi zobrazují on-li-ne na monitoru počítače a díky použití GPS se jednoduše přenesou do mapového podkladu."
Unikátní systém ... může být využit při sanaci lokalit po těžbě uranové rudy, v teritoriích, kde v minulosti operovaly vojenské jednotky, či na místech s výskytem historického odpadu, u nějž je riziko kontaminace. Mohou také pomoci odhalit nelegální transport radioaktivního nebo jaderného materiálu.

Třebíčská NUVIA .... v  oblasti monitorovacích systémů firma rozvíjí slibnou spolupráci i s Fakultou elektrotechniky a komunikačních technologií VUT v Brně. Společně s tamními vědci pracují na vývoji radiačního detekčního systému, který bude součástí záchranářského robota Morpheus.

čtvrtek 8. února 2018

Drone video shows aftermath of 50-car pile-up in Missouri

Drone video shows aftermath of 50-car pile-up on Interstate 44 in Missouri 
CBS NEWS February 5, 2018
Plné znění na adrese:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/missouri-interstate-44-drone-video-shows-aftermath-of-pile-up-crash-that-involved-more-than-50-cars/Cituji z průvodního textu k videu:
MARSHFIELD, Mo. -- Incredible drone video that was shot by volunteer firefighters shows the aftermath of a massive car crash that occurred in Missouri, CBS News affiliate KMOV-TV reports. Authorities say 50 to 100 cars were involved in several accidents Sunday on a stretch of Interstate 44, leaving one woman dead and 11 people injured....
Link TO VIDEO:
http://www.kmov.com/clip/14101633/between-50-to-100-cars-involved-in-pile-up-on-i-44-near-springfield

úterý 6. února 2018

100+1: Dron do každé rodiny

Jak jsem již uvedl v jedné z minulých zpráv, potěšilo mne, že se tématice dronů hodlá věnovat časopis "100+1 Zahraniční zajímavost". Tak se i stalo a tak vám mohu citovat několik částí textu a odkázat na kopii fotografie nejznámějšího dronu Phantom 4.
Cituji vybrané části textu:
- Někdejší armádní technologie je dnes díky levnější výrobě i materiálům dostupná běžným smrtelníkům. Místo útočení na cíle máme bezpilotní letouny pro radost nebo je zaměstnáváme třeba postřikem polí a pod.
- První pokusy s technologií bezpilotních letounů se odehrály na začátku 20. století a ve stejné době se experimentovalo se čtyřvrtulovými konstrukcemi vrtulníků....
- Zatímco vojenské drony představují často malá letadla, civilní mívají podobu kvadrokoptéry - vrtulníku se čtyřmi vrtulemi..... 
- Na rozdíl od letadla dokáže kvadrokoptéra setrvávat ve vzduchu na místě. Při létání se sice nemůže opřít o vztlak křídel, a jelikož neustále bojuje s gravitací, spotřebuje víc energie. Na druhou stranu má lépe rozloženou hmotnost a na rozdíl od malých vrtulníků se nezačne otáčet kolem své osy. Čtyři a více vrtulí pak strojům umožňuje přesněji manévrovat ve všech směrech...
- Využití kvadrokoptér se zdá nekonečné: Vedle amatérů, kteří s nimi vyrážejí k nebi jen tak pro radost, je používají fotografové, filmaři, vědci i záchranáři či přepravní služby ... S drony se pořádají rovněž závody.... 
- Velkou část z nich vyrobí čínská firma Dá-Jiáng Innovations (DJI), největší producent bezpilotních letounů pro civilní využití, jež působí na trhu už dvanáct let.
- Z „civilních“ modelů je pak nejznámější Phantom, který poprvé vzlétl v roce 2013... Nejnovější verze dokážou létat půl hodiny v kuse a inovace tím zdaleka nekončí. Nově se také umějí vyhnout překážkám hned v pěti směrech - narazit mohou pouze při stoupání. Pro komunikaci s ovladačem se navíc používá frekvence 5,8 GHz, a jeho maximální dosah tak činí 7 km....
- V Česku se můžete vydat jen tak daleko, jak sami vidíte. Maximální povolená výška letu činí 300 m, v případě nízké oblačnosti méně. Pokud je dron těžší, potřebujete k jeho provozu letecké zkoušky.
Na obrázku je fotka dronu Phantom 4, obsahující komentář k jednotlivým částem dronu, tak jak ji uvádí na závěr svého článku časopis "100+1 Zahraniční zajímavost".

pondělí 5. února 2018

Drohnen Racing – der Traum jedes Gamers

Ein immer beliebter werdender Sport ist FPV Racing: Dohnen Racing ist ein anderer Begriff dafür und beschreibt Piloten die per First Person View ihre Drohnen durch einen Parcour steuern. Dabei treten sie gegeneinander an, ähnlich den heutigen Autorennen.
Marvin Bauch - WeLoveDrones.de - 01.04.2016 - Beitrag zuletzt aktualisiert am 21.03.2017
Plné znění na adrese?
https://www.welovedrones.de/drohnen-racing-der-traum-jedes-gamers/
Cituji z úvodní části:
"Die Ähnlichkeit liegt viel eher bei Star Wars
- Der Vergleich von Drohnen Racing mit Autorennen ist, zugegeben, etwas altmodisch. Eher passen würde ein Vergleich mit dem Rennen in der ersten Folge von Star Wars. Autos gibt es schon über hundert Jahre und so wirklich spektakulär sind Autorennen für die meisten vor allem dann, wenn man selbst fährt. Leider macht sich das auf der öffentlichen Straße nur allzu oft bemerkbar. Das ist irgendwo auch logisch, denn die wenigsten können es sich leisten, mit aktuellen Top-Rennwagen an der Formel1 teilzunehmen. Bei Drohnenrennen sieht das anders aus: Das Hobby bzw. der Sport steckt im Vergleich zur Formel1 zwar noch in den Kinderschuhen, doch kann sich eigentlich jeder eine Drohne und die für einen FPV Flug nötige Ausrüstung leisten. Umso spannender und ubiquitärer könnte der Sport werden!
Worin das Potential und der Reiz liegen
".... All diese Sportarten können auch im heimischen Vorgarten gespielt werden – sehr viele können sich damit identifizieren, können mitreden. Genau das könnte mit FPV- bzw. Drohnen Racing jetzt auch erstmals bei „Rennen“ geschehen!
- Der Reiz beim Drohnen Rennen liegt aus Sicht des Piloten ganz klar in der Selbsterfahrung. Als Pilot steht oder sitzt man ruhig da, hat die FPV-Brilleauf, wirkt entspannt. Doch im Kopf spielt sich eine Simulation ab: Man sieht aus Sicht der Drohne, man steuert sie intuitiv, man ist die Drohne.
- Um dieses Gefühl zu verstehen, muss man es einmal erfahren haben – wir raten jedem, der im Bekanntenkreis jemanden mit einer FPV Drohne hat, es einmal auszuprobieren. Besonders dann, wenn man dem Thema Drohnen kritisch gegenüberstehst!
Inwieweit sich der Sport bereits etabliert hat......

neděle 4. února 2018

How Drones, Artificial Intelligence Impacted Hurricane Irma Claims Response
Written by - David Lyman - January 26, 2018 - unmanned-aerial.com
Plné znění článku:
https://unmanned-aerial.com/drones-artificial-intelligence-impacted-hurricane-irma-claims-response
Cituji z článku:
"While much has been written about the impact of drones and artificial intelligence in property/casualty insurance over the last few years, the first real test of these emerging technologies didn’t occur until the 2017 hurricane season.
- After Hurricane Irma battered Florida, reinsurers and insurers of all sizes (small, midsize and top 10) looked to facilitate their claims processing through the use of drones and artificial intelligence.
- One of the most critical factors in post-catastrophe claims processing is capturing and documenting the situation on the ground. Traditionally, this is done using on-the-ground claims adjusters and is supplemented by imagery captured from airplanes or satellites.
- One of the benefits of drones is that they can quickly and safely capture many high-resolution photos after catastrophes. Unlike satellites or airplanes, drones can fly a few feet away from the surface of a home, apartment building, high-rise or even stadium to document the damage to the top and sides of these structures......"
“While the FAA had flight restrictions in place to ensure the safety of manned aircraft engaged in disaster relief operations, the System Operations Support Center of the FAA was operating in full force to provide authorizations for unmanned aircraft operations within restricted areas,” says Armin Monajemi, chief pilot and solutions engineer at Betterview. “The FAA’s staff was very responsive and helpful in providing these authorizations. In most cases, we had the authorization letter back in the same day......”
- For many of our customers, Hurricane Irma was the first time drones were used for catastrophe response...."
- Hurricane Irma demonstrated the value of drones in catastrophe response, as well as showcased how the insurance industry is willing to embrace the latest technology in order to benefit their clients....".
TIP: "Komplexní průvodce drony" najdete na TÉTO adrese.

CNN OK’d to Fly Drones Over People in ‘Real-World’ Conditions

CNN OK’d to Fly Drones Over People in ‘Real-World’ Conditions
Posted by - Betsy Lillian - October 18, 2017 - unmanned-aerial.com
Plné znění článku na adrese:
https://unmanned-aerial.com/cnn-okd-fly-drones-people-real-world-conditions
Cituji z úvodu článku:
"CNN was been awarded a waiver under the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Part 107 to operate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) safely over people in real-world operating conditions.
- According to press release from law firm Hogan Lovells, which helped the major news channel secure the approval, the waiver allows CNN to fly the Vantage Robotics Snap drone over non-participating members of the public up to an altitude of 150 feet above ground level. There are no restrictions based on population density – which will, for the first time ever, enable wide-ranging flights in urban and suburban environments, says the law firm.
- “This waiver signifies a critical step forward not only for CNN’s UAS operations but also the commercial UAS industry at large,” says David Vigilante, senior vice president for legal at CNN, in a company blog.
- According to CNN, the Snap UAS is a “frangible, 1.37-pound aircraft with enclosed rotors that is made of deformable material.”
- “Vantage created the Snap for the purpose of safely capturing aerial video over people,” comments Tobin Fisher, CEO of Vantage Robotics. “We are pleased that Vantage was able to work with CNN to present and establish the safety case for the Snap to the FAA.”
- This summer, CNN, which has its own Aerial Imagery and Reporting unit, CNN AIR, received a Part 107 waiver for closed-set UAS operations, allowing drone flights over people for motion picture and television filming in a controlled environment. Last year, CNN also secured a waiver to operate a Fotokite Pro – a small, tethered drone – over areas with unsheltered people who are not directly participating in the UAS operation.
- As of today, the FAA has issued 1,317 Part 107 waivers, but only seven of them (or .005%) allow drone operations over people, notes Hogan Lovells. Though the odds of filing a successful waiver application for operations over people may seem daunting, CNN’s new waiver could now open the door to additional approvals, the law firm points out.....".

3D Printing For Drones, new Youtube show

3D Printing For Drones, new Youtube show
By Tiaan Roux - 18 May 2017 - suasnews.com
Plné znění článku na adrese:https://www.suasnews.com/2017/05/3d-printing-for-drones-new-youtube-show/
Cituji úvod článku:
"Today we launched our new weekly show on Youtube called 3D Printing For Drones with the first instalment called ‘What is 3D Printing?’. Over the coming months in this show, myself and Gary will be exploring what benefits 3D printing technology could bring to the UAS field both in the short and long term as well as print and test out UAS related objects and parts, and even complete fixed-wing airframes.
- The Drone & Sundry Youtube channel is brought to you by sUAS News and on the channel we cover drone news and events, chat to industry professionals and insiders, explore UAS related software and hardware, as well as tinker with drones and related technologies such as 3D printing and maker-type electronics....."

sobota 3. února 2018

Letka se rozrostla. DJI má nový dron, ovládá se gesty

Letka se rozrostla. DJI má nový dron, ovládá se gesty
Středa 31. ledna 2018, 16:02  - Novinky.cz
Plné znění článku najdete na adrese:
https://www.novinky.cz/internet-a-pc/hardware/462115-letka-se-rozrostla-dji-ma-novy-dron-ovlada-se-gesty.html
Cituji vybrané části textu:
"Společnost DJI je největším výrobcem dronů na světě a zároveň průkopníkem kompaktních modelů, které si lidé mohou brát s sebou kamkoliv na cesty. První model se skládací konstrukcí byl představen už před dvěma roky, řeč je o dronu Mavic Pro.
- Loni pak výrobce nasadil laťku ještě výš, kdy představil do té doby nejkompaktnější verzi zvanou Spark. Ta sice neměla skládací konstrukci, ale lákala na jiné vychytávky – například na ovládání pomocí gest.
- Společnost DJI začne tento měsíc prodávat nový typ dronu. Model Mavic Air má být spojením toho nejlepšího ze dvou modelů, které podnik představil již dříve. Jde o kompaktní bezpilotní letoun, který se ve složeném stavu snadno vejde do kapsy a navíc je možné jej ovládat pomocí gest.
Pokročilé technologie, kompaktní rozměry
- Novinka zvaná Mavic Air kombinuje technologie obou zmiňovaných modelů. Ve srovnání se starším modelem Mavic Pro se navíc podařilo rozměry ještě více zmenšit. Ve složeném stavu má tak letošní provedení 144 x 78 x 61 mm. Předchůdce se slůvkem Pro v názvu měl 198 x 83 x 83 mm.....
Ovládání pomocí gest
- I přes kompaktní rozměry se podařilo do útrob bezpilotního letounu vtěsnat sofistikovanou elektroniku. .....
- Přepracován byl u novinky zcela systém ovládání, tedy ve srovnání s modelem Mavic Pro. Kromě speciálního ovladače a chytrého telefonu tak dron dokáže nově reagovat i na gesta. Potřebujete, aby letěl kousek doleva? Stačí na bezpilotní letoun správně zamávat.
- Bezdotykové ovládání pomocí gest dává smysl v případě, kdy chcete například pořídit zajímavou momentku sebe sama. Pochopitelně tak bude k dispozici pouze v některých letových režimech......
Mavic Air se začne prodávat za cenu těsně pod hranicí 22 tisíc korun.

Hlídání bezletových zón - The drone detection technology

Hlídání bezletových zón - The drone detection technology
By: Stephanie Olmo - POSTED: FEB 01 2018 - UPDATED: FEB 02 2018 - fox10phoenix.com
Plné znění článku najdete na adrese:
http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/scottsdale-police-using-drone-detection-technology-at-waste-management-phoenix-open
Cituji z textu článku:
"Scottsdale police using drone detection technology at Waste Management Phoenix Open - Story | KSAZ
Sgt. Hoster said they have linked up with Dedrone and Aerial Armor to catch drones flying over the area.
"A device, a box with antennas, and when those drones pop up, that detects their usage in the area, and lets the operator know, and then we send out messages to folks in the area to look for it and try to find the operator," said Sgt. Hoster.
The data caught by the detector is collected and analyzed by a software. The analysis of the information is picked up automatically, and then triggers alarms to alert the security staff of an unauthorized drone.
Sgt. Hoster says There  are reasons for banning drones from flying over an event like the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
"Drones at an event like this could hurt or injure people, if it were to crash or cause panic to a large crowd," said Sgt Hoster.

pátek 2. února 2018

Winter Olympics Will Include Security Drones That Can Hunt Down Other Drones

Winter Olympics Will Include Security Drones That Can Hunt Down Other Drones
TEXT BY - NICK MAFI - Posted February 1, 2018 - Architectural Digest
Plné znění článku najdete na adrese:
https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/winter-olympics-security-drones-hunt-down-other-drones
Cituji z článku:
"South Korean security officials will dispatch drones to chase down and break any suspicious looking drones during the highly anticipated event
- Security officials will use drone technology to keep the Olympic Games safe from any unmanned aerial threats.
- Staging an event as high-profile as the Winter Olympics is no simple feat. And the upcoming games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, is no exception. .... Pyeongchang is 183 miles southeast of North Korea's capital city Pyongyang. .... South Korean officials are going to great lengths to ensure every spectator and athlete remains safe throughout the two-week event. So much so that security personnel will even be monitoring the skies for suspicious drones. And their plan of attack if they spot a whirling machine that may cause harm? Attack it with another, larger drone.
- According to an article in Quartz, officials are able to take down a suspicious drone by using a drone of their own. The security-led drone would drop a net over a potentially dangerous unmanned device, rendering it ineffective of flying any further. The types of threats could include "bomb-carrying drones," according to Quartz....".

čtvrtek 1. února 2018

3 ways aerial imagery could help you in 2018

3 ways aerial imagery could help you in 2018
Tom J Bechman | Dec 26, 2017 - wallacesfarmer.com
Plné znění na adrese:
http://www.wallacesfarmer.com/aerial-imagery/3-ways-aerial-imagery-could-help-you-2018
Cituji úvodní část textu:
"There are real-life situations where looking from above lets you see more.
- A few years ago, a county Extension educator was trying to figure out why every so often across a cornfield, two rows were pale green instead of dark green at tasseling. He never figured out the pattern. He couldn’t get above the field to see exactly what the pattern looked like.
- “That is where aerial imagery can really make a difference,” says Bob Nielsen, Purdue University Extension corn specialist. “I’ve often found myself thinking, ‘Man, if I could just get above the corn to see if I could pick up a pattern.’ Today, you can.”
- There are several options for doing this, including unmanned aerial vehicles, aerial flights and satellite images. Nielsen experimented with a UAV during the 2017 season, and was impressed with what it allowed him to see above the crop....".
TIP: "Komplexní průvodce drony" najdete na TÉTO adrese.

A Trip Around Europe’s Best Destinations for You and Your Drone

A Trip Around Europe’s Best Destinations for You and Your Drone
Posted By: staff on: January 25, 2018 - - DRONELIFE
Článek s přehledem nejlepších míst pro drony v Evropě:  
https://dronelife.com/2018/01/25/trip-around-europes-best-destinations-drone/
Cituji úvodní část textu:
"Have you exhausted all of the places to fly your drone in your local area? Are you looking for new and exciting locations to put your drone skills to the test? If you answered yes to those questions, the Case Farm’s European adventure could be the solution for you. Below, they’ve put together the ultimate European sightseeing tour to carry out with your drone.....".
FORT WILLIAM
SOUTHAMPTON CHAMBÉRY LA PLÁCNE
BARCELONA
IBIZA
LAUSANNE
CIVITA DI BACNORECIO
CORFU
šibeník
split
DRESDEN

BERGEN