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Drones for Mining: Common Use Cases, Benefits, and Trends

Mining is an incredibly dangerous industry, which helps explain its ready adoption of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) technology in recent years, particularly across the regions of Australasia and Africa, according to GlobalData’s survey of more than 200 mine sites. Equipped with any of the number of photogrammetry softwares for surveying and mapping, drones are able […]

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Detect-and-Avoid (DAA): How Airborne Collision Avoidance Works

by Alejandro Galindo Why Detect-and-Avoid? In the past few years, Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA) worldwide have been actively creating regulatory frameworks that will enable autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to fly safely Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS), unlocking countless industries for scalable industrial drone operations. In programs such as the FAA’s Integrated Pilot Programs […]

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Obstacle Avoidance Drones: How They Work and What To Know

by Alejandro Galindo, VP of Research & Development at Iris Automation What is obstacle avoidance? Drones currently on the market with ‘obstacle avoidance’ features are able to maneuver around static objects, such as buildings, mountains, and trees without being manually piloted to do so. Static object avoidance is a problem that has been worked on […]

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Can You Fly a Drone at Night? Everything You Need to Know

There are many reasons why a person or organization would want to fly a drone at night—either for operations that specifically occur at night, such as delivering emergency medical equipment, to avoid other aircraft since there are fewer flights at night, or to avoid flying over people. In order to fly at night legally in […]

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