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Russian postal drone program hits wall in debut

Russian Postal Drone

A Russian-made drone on its way to making a first parcel delivery crashed into a wall and crumbled to pieces in the Siberian city of Ulan-Ude on Monday, shocking local residents and regional officials at the scene. The unmanned aerial vehicle was sent to deliver a small package to a neighboring village in a ceremony meant to showcase a new ...

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Drone maker DJI in cyber-security row over bug bounty

Drone maker DJI has accused a cyber-security researcher of hacking its servers. Kevin Finisterre claims that he accessed confidential customer data after finding a private key publicly posted on code-sharing site Github. He approached the firm, which offers a “bug bounty” reward of up to $30,000 (£23,000) for security weaknesses discovered in its systems. DJI said the server access was ...

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We’re procuring drones worth $3m for galamsey fight – Amewu

Government says it is in the process of procuring drones worth $3 million to augment the fight against illegal mining also known as galamsey in the country. Speaking to Citi News’ Kojo Agyeman, the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu said this is part of a grand strategy to effectively clamp down on illegal miners. [contextly_sidebar id=”zT3D8AMLJCUOgOqUBKAgfWK8rBpM2CuV”]“We are ...

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AI drones using sight to fly

Scientists in Zurich are removing the blinders and letting drones figure things out for themselves. Using “vision algorithms” a group of researchers were able to teach inexpensive off-the-shelf drones to fly autonomously and map surrounding areas. The algorithms used are a “dense surface reconstruction” data-set designed to teach drones to understand their environment. Using a single camera and an inertial ...

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Highways Authority receives proposal to use drones for road inspections

The Ghana Highways Authority (GHPA), has received a proposal by a Japanese company, CLUE, Inc. to include modern technology such as high tech drones in the construction and inspection of major infrastructural works in the country. CLUE, offers an infrastructure inspection service for civil infrastructure including bridges and highway using modern technology and software. At a meeting with management of ...

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Cash offered after drones disrupt flights in China

Chinese drone maker DJI is offering up to one million yuan (£112,000) for information about drones that disrupted scores of flights at a Chinese airport. On four days this month – 14, 17, 18 and 21 – drones were blamed for stranding thousands of passengers at Chengdu Shuangliu International. Chinese reports said they caused 60 flight interruptions on 21 April ...

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Gov’t to tackle galamsey with drones

The Minister of Lands and Forestry, John Peter Amewu, has hinted that government would soon start using drones and other modern technology to fight illegal mining in Ghana to ensure the protection of water bodies. Illegal mining, known in local parlance as “galamsey” has polluted almost all the water bodies in the country. This has resulted in the drying up ...

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UPS tests residential delivery via drone

UPS has announced that it had successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a UPS package car, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns to the vehicle while the delivery driver continues along the route to make a separate delivery. UPS conducted the test on Monday in Tampa, Florida with Workhorse Group an Ohio-based ...

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KNUST makes progress in building drones

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is making strong progress in the use of the flying robot technology to aid the growth of the nation’s agriculture. Its College of Engineering (CoE) has developed a home-made drone, which could be deployed to pick weather data, monitor farming activities and environmental degradation. The device could also serve other vital ...

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