Drone deliveries have been promised for some time, but could the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic finally make them a reality?
While many industries are suffering severely as a result of the coronavirus-induced lockdowns now in place in many parts of the world, drone companies are seeing a surge as the technology is adopted by governments.
Recent weeks have seen China emerge as a test bed for emerging technologies to manage and mitigate the effects of major health crises like the coronavirus.
Heathrow Airport has today deployed an anti-drone system as part of an exhaustive set of counter drone measures designed to prevent autonomous aerial vehicles (UAVs) from disrupting flights.
When you picture an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or a drone, most would imagine a small, helicopter-like structure with a series of propellers.
Worldwide shipments of enterprise drones are set to grow by 50% in 2020, according to research released today by Gartner.
A partnership between Spanish carmaker SEAT and logistics company Grupo Sesé is making delivery drones part of the production line by enabling key components to be delivered by drone.
Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee has published its report on commercial drones, calling on the government to provide a clear “vision” for the safer use of drones through regulations and criminal penalties for their misuse.
Hurricane Dorian is already battering the Bahamas, and as it bears down on the US state of Florida, a host of warnings are in place.
Saildrone, a wind-powered surface vehicle, has become the first unmanned system to successfully circumnavigate Antarctica, bringing back valuable climate change data with it.
First used commercially in Japan back in the 1980s, drones are still most commonly associated with military applications or hobbyists, although the future of drones in business is strong.
Best highlighted by the Gatwick Airport incident last year, which saw a rogue drone used to ground more than 1,000 flights over a two day period, drone technology often proves to be a nuisance, if not a security risk, for more traditional aircrafts.
A boom in commercial drones is set to drive rapid growth in civil unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) over the next decade, with production expected to almost triple by 2028, according to research published today.
Amazon’s announcement that it will begin using drones to deliver to some customers in the US within a matter of months demonstrates that drone technology is becoming a practical part of the real world, rather than just a gimmick.
A cross-sector project launched in the UK today is set to see humans replaced by robots and drones on offshore wind farm inspection and repair, creating the first fully autonomous system of its kind in the world.
Delivery drones are often characterised as a key part of the future of online retail, but according to Paul Clarke, CTO of online grocery giant Ocado, they won’t be bringing goods to your door for the foreseeable future.
The sight of the historic Notre Dame cathedral engulfed in flames sent shockwaves around the world, but the blaze could have been worse if it weren’t for the use of firefighting drones.
It’s no secret that the world’s forests are under threat.
A landmark project is applying technology normally used to discover stars to orangutan conservation, by putting the space tech onto drones to count the numbers of apes in the wild.
A project in Mexico City is combining drones and blockchain to create and preserve urban street art long after it is removed from buildings.
We regularly hear how delivery drones are on the verge of redefining retail, taking into a new more agile era as they transform last-mile service.
A rogue drone has caused misery for 110,000 people hoping to travel home from London ahead of Christmas, with more than 750 flights grounded after the device repeatedly flew over the runway.
Mobile network EE is planning to use drones, balloons, and trucks in order to cover problematic network black spots around the UK.