When the presenter at the DJI reveal last week reached into his jacket pocket, channeling his inner Steve Jobs as he pulled several new Mavic Air drones out of his pocket, just how far this industry had come was starkly apparent. Formerly the preserve of only the biggest tech firms, the unapologetically glossy launch event… Read More Can Anybody Stop the DJI Juggernaut?
As more press releases emerge detailing the extent of Drone Strikes across the middle-east, from both RAF and USAF/CIA drones, it is more important than ever to show the other side of the drone industry- the side that is pioneering for better healthcare, better disaster response and better environmental protection through their efforts. Detailed below… Read More 4 Amazing Drone Companies to Watch!
The Past In the space of just 3 years, we’ve seen huge developments in the consumer drone sector. The DJI Phantom was launched in January 2013, heralding the arrival of personal drones and being marketed as the first consumer drone with GPS technology- my, how far we have come. The market still largely belongs to… Read More See The Future of Drones!
The word ‘drone’ has become a loaded term for many, and it is through the hashtag ‘#DronesForGood’ that UAV Scientists and professionals are fighting to reclaim the word. In the first of this series of blog posts, I will explore the use of drones by Search and Rescue teams. Search & Rescue Drones provide numerous… Read More #DronesForGood: Search and Rescue
After a few days of self-pity and demotivation, I’m back on the path forwards again! The weather is turning down here, with the sea getting ever choppier, the wind becoming more biting and the rain heavier still. It is becoming more of a struggle to slowly lumber up the hill in the morning to the… Read More A Good Week
With some good news today, it seems like I will be heading back to the Perhentian Islands in 2016 to carry out further research on the terrestrial environment. This is pending a few important things; securing a research permit from the Economic Planning Unit of the Malaysian Government and securing funding, for a start. I intend… Read More Back to the Perhentians?