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  • Gang smuggling iPhones using drones to China busted

    Gang smuggling iPhones using drones to China busted

    Chinese officials have busted a gang that was involved in smuggling iPhones worth 500 million yuan (roughly $79.5 million) into the country using drones, the media reported. “Shenzhen customs cracked a criminal network that smuggled imported electronic products using the unmanned overhead line, commonly known as ‘flying line’ in Shenzhen-Hong Kong border area,” Legal Daily...

    March 31, 2018
  • NFR using drones to check rail bridges

    NFR using drones to check rail bridges

    Taking cue from massive damage of bridges in the Dalkhola-Kishanganj section and other sections in Bihar due to floods last year, the Northeast Frontier Railway has started using drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) for detailed inspection of several bridges for its proper maintenance. Train services were disrupted over a month after the bridge collapsed in the...

    March 30, 2018
  • Drones monitor wildlife better than humans: Study

    Drones monitor wildlife better than humans: Study

    Australian researchers say wildlife is better monitored by drones which can detect small changes important to notice decline in numbers leading to superior conservation of threatened species. The scientists from University of Adelaide employed thousands of rubber ducks to prove that drones are more accurate than humans, Xinhua news agency reported. Experienced wildlife spotters were...

    February 14, 2018
  • Railways to deploy drones to monitor projects, maintenance

    Railways to deploy drones to monitor projects, maintenance

    Drones will now monitor railway projects, aid in crowd management and oversee maintenance work across its zones, railway officials said. Cameras (UAV/NETRA) will be used for various railway activities especially project monitoring and maintenance of tracks and other railway infrastructure, the national transporter said in a statement. “Directions have been given to Zonal Railways to...

    January 8, 2018
  • NASA drone race: Human pilot emerges faster than AI

    NASA drone race: Human pilot emerges faster than AI

    In a drone race that pitted a world-class pilot against Artificial Intelligence (AI), the human pilot emerged faster although the AI flew the drone more smoothly and consistently, NASA scientists have announced. The scientists raced drones controlled by AI against a professional human pilot on October 12 to put their work to the test. The...

    November 23, 2017
  • Jayant Sinha pitches for ‘digital sky’ for drones

    Jayant Sinha pitches for ‘digital sky’ for drones

    Union minister Jayant Sinha said on¬†Wednesday that the government was aiming at implementing the concept of ‘digital sky’ for drones to ensure smooth operations of rising numbers of unmanned aerial vehicles. Sinha was addressing a consultation process conducted by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation for finalising rules for drones. Earlier this month, the civil...

    November 22, 2017
  • Flying drones in India to be legal soon, Govt. Authorities issued draft regulations

    Flying drones in India to be legal soon, Govt. Authorities issued draft regulations

    "By December 31, we will be in a position to come up with the final regulatory framework for the use of drones."

    November 2, 2017
  • Pakistan opposes sale of US drone system to India

    Pakistan opposes sale of US drone system to India

    Pakistan on Friday opposed the sale of US drone system to India, raising concerns that the move can potentially disrupt the balance of power in the region. “International powers must show responsibility before signing such agreements,” said Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria in his weekly press briefing. Zakaria said Pakistan and the US wished...

    October 27, 2017
  • Bees may inspire drones, robots that can ‘see’ better

    Bees may inspire drones, robots that can ‘see’ better

    Scientists have decoded how honeybees perceive colour, paving the way for drones and robots that can 'see' better, as well as more accurate smartphone cameras. Identifying colour in complex outdoor environments is extremely difficult because the colour of light is continuously changing. Researchers, including those from Monash University and University of Melbourne in Australia, looked...

    July 4, 2017
  • ‘Bee-vision’ can change way drones see the world

    ‘Bee-vision’ can change way drones see the world

    The way a common bee observes colours could revolutionise the way robots and drones see the world, an Australian study published on Tuesday found. A human's ability to see colour is heavily affected by changing light around them, but bees are able to see the same colour regardless by using three eyes on top of...

    July 4, 2017
  • US clears sale of Guardian drones to India

    US clears sale of Guardian drones to India

    The US has cleared the sale of predator Guardian drones to India, as President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged on Tuesday to deepen their defence and security cooperation. The US and India look forward to working together on advanced defence equipment and technology at a level commensurate with that of America's closest allies...

    June 27, 2017
  • Drones can reach heart attack patients faster than ambulances

    Drones can reach heart attack patients faster than ambulances

    Drones equipped with a portable medical device can help save lives of heart attack victims by reaching the spot four times faster than an ambulance, a new study has found. Researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden compared the time taken to deliver an automated external defibrillator (AED) using fully autonomous drones for simulated out-of- hospital...

    June 14, 2017
  • China launches record-breaking drone swarm

    China launches record-breaking drone swarm

    China has launched a swarm of 119 fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), breaking the previous record of 67 drones, an official said on Sunday. According to the China Electronics Technology Group Corp (CETC), the 119 drones performed catapult-assisted take-offs and formations in the sky, reports Xinhua news agency. The "swarm intelligence" is regarded as the...

    June 11, 2017
  • Apple expands Swift Playgrounds to robots, drones

    Apple expands Swift Playgrounds to robots, drones

    Tech giant Apple has announced that Swift Playgrounds, its educational coding app for iPad, will now offer a new way to learn to code using robots, drones and musical instruments. Swift Playgrounds is great for students and beginners learning to code with Swift, Apple's intuitive programming language for building apps. "More than one million kids...

    June 2, 2017
  • Delhi Govt to use drones for Wazirabad-DND flyway connectivity

    Delhi Govt to use drones for Wazirabad-DND flyway connectivity

    The AAP government will conduct an aerial survey using drones to find realignment for a new signal-free corridor to connect Signature Bridge in North Delhi's Wazirabad to DND flyway in South Delhi. This would be a first-of-its-kind feasibility study using drones. Most parts of the proposed corridor will be constructed along the Yamuna stretch between...

    February 26, 2017
  • Delhi Govt to use drones for Wazirabad-DND flyway connectivity

    Delhi Govt to use drones for Wazirabad-DND flyway connectivity

    The AAP government will conduct an aerial survey using drones to find realignment for a new signal-free corridor to connect Signature Bridge in North Delhi's Wazirabad to DND flyway in South Delhi. This would be a first-of-its-kind feasibility study using drones. Most parts of the proposed corridor will be constructed along the Yamuna stretch between...

    February 26, 2017