Software

Drones light up the sky at Air Force Academy

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Intel put on a spectacular drone light show in collaboration with the US Air Force Academy in Colorado on Friday 1st November. The hardware giant made use of its Shooting Star drone technology to ensure that, under the cover of darkness, the only thing viewers could see was the spectacular light formations of over 500 drones on display. Shooting Star allows drones to be synchronised to perform complex aerial choreography presenting images of everything from aliens to UFOs before culminating in a tribute to the Air Force Academy. Air Force cadets were involved in the setup and testing of the
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Innovative drone tech wins at Commercial UAV Expo 2019

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Three companies were chosen as the winners of the ‘Pitch the Press’ event at the Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2019 for their innovative drone technology. Agrowing, A2Z and SolSpec were all winners at this year’s show, with their ground-breaking products singled out for praise. Agrowing, creator of a pioneering AI-enabled, 12 narrow band multispectral sensor, was among the winners, with the panel of judges recogniseing the system’s ability to examine assets in a wide range of spectral bands providing users with specific visual data. Delivery innovator A2Z was also among the winners, with its tethered mechanism for dropping packages, allowing
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Drone Ag launches crowdfunding campaign for crop scouting software development

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Drone Ag has launched a crowdfunding campaign to develop its Skippy Scout software. The firm says it is aiming to raise £250,000 for the smartphone app and platform which automates crop monitoring using drones, and analyses the data using deep learning AI. Founder of Drone Ag, Jack Wrangham commented: “Skippy Scout automates drones in a way never done before, with the aim to collect and analyse leaf-level data in a simple and practical way that fits with current farming practices and helps to increase efficiency.” Funds will be used to allow the business to develop new features, hire new talent
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