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Airrow is automating battery and payload swapping for drones

Any given year, the real unsung highlight of re:Mars are the dozen or so startups and researchers who show off their wares on the show floor. There...

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A quick trip to MARS

Greetings from Las Vegas, where it’s 105 degrees outside, but it mostly doesn’t matter because you can’t figure out how to get outside. I’m...

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Airspace Link’s drone tracking platform gathers government customers before going global

Detroit-based Airspace Link has positioned itself as a provider of increasingly important infrastructure in the burgeoning drone services space,...

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Impossible Mining is combing the seafloor for battery metals

Impossible Mining believes it has a method to mine the depths of the ocean for polymetallic nodule rocks without harming the fragile ecosystem in the...

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Corvus is using drones to track warehouse inventory

Boston-based Corvus Robotics is one of a handful of startups looking to leverage indoor drones to help warehouses keep track of inventory.

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Amazon starting drone deliveries in California town later this year

Amazon today announced that Lockeford, California will be “among the first” locations in U.S. getting access to the company’s burgeoning drone...

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Walmart plans to expand drone delivery to six states this year

Walmart announces its plans to extend its partnership with DroneUp to include 34 sites across six states by year's end.

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Wingcopter details plans to deploy 12,000 drones across Africa

Wingcopter announced a partnership with Continental Drones designed to establish a massive delivery network spanning 49 countries across Sub-Saharan...

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SkySpecs watches wind turbines from above, lands $80M led by Goldman Sachs

As wind energy gains ground in the U.S., SkySpecs is using drones and AI to detect future equipment failures before they grind those giant turbine...

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DJI’s new Mini 3 Pro drone hits the aerial photography sweet spot

DJI has just introduced a new drone — its most capable ever to squeak under the 250 gram limit that keeps operators free from a whole host of...

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DJI’s entry-level Mini 3 Pro drone arrives priced at $669

Born as the Mavic Mini, back in late-2019, the Mini hits a nice sweet spot for casual drone flyers. It’s far more capable that the Spark —...

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Swarming drones autonomously navigate a dense forest (and chase a human)

If drones are to take over any of the numerous tasks they are supposed to, they’re going to have to get a lot smarter — and learn to work...

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DJI suspends sales in Ukraine and Russia

The Russia-Ukraine war is far from the first time DJI has has come under fire for policy decisions. But the Shenzhen-based drone giant is trying its...

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Snap announces a mini drone called Pixy

Meet Pixy, Snap’s little flying companion. Pixy is a mini drone that can act as a camera sidekick when you can’t ask someone to take a video of...

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Aerones raises $9M to inspect wind turbines with robots

Aerones was founded with the mission of using drones to inspect wind turbines; they've pivoted to using robots -- and raised $9M to do it.

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This kamikaze drone sacrifices its own rotors to take down other drones

The prototype of a high-speed racing drone can self-destruct, using its own propellors to spread out a net to take down other drones. 

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Alphabet’s Wing is bringing drone delivery to Texas this week

Wing announced it is adding Texas to its list of drone delivery markets.

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Flytrex expands drone delivery into Texas

We’re still very much in the baby steps of drone delivery, at the moment. It’s a category that’s seen both its share of setbacks (Amazon...

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Treeswift is using drones to monitor forests

Over the past decade, drones have become an increasingly important tool for forest monitoring. They’re a fast and effective way to collect a lot of...

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Japan’s Terra Drone lands $70M Series B funding to accelerate global expansion 

As the use of aircraft like drones, electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles and uncrewed aerial vehicles take off, Japanese startup Terra...

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DJI’s enterprise drone goes foldable

The first DJI Mavic turned the world of consumer drones on its head when it was released back in late-2016. The compact, foldable design launched a...

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Alphabet’s Wing drones hit 200,000 deliveries as it announces supermarket partnership

Alphabet’s drone service Wing this morning announced another milestone, as it hit 200,000 commercial deliveries. The number, which the firm says...

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Wayflyer raises $150M on a $1.6B valuation for a new spin on providing loans to e-commerce merchants

E-commerce has continued to boom in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, but running an e-commerce business has also become significantly more chaotic,...

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Tekever raises $23M for industrial drone technology optimized for maritime surveillance

Industrial drones — the enterprise complement to the unmanned aerial vehicles that consumers own for leisurely use — are taking off in...

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How Meituan is redefining food delivery in China with drones

On a congested sidewalk next to a busy mall in Shenzhen, a 20-something woman uses a smartphone app to order a milk tea on Meituan, a major food...

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Sony’s $9,000 pro drone starts shipping Christmas Eve

You’d be forgiven if the AirPeak S1 slipped your mind. It’s been a long, weird 13 or so months since Sony first teased the pro-level drone. After...

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Flytrex raises $40M to build its drone-based delivery service across suburbs in the US

Flytrex, the Israeli startup working with Walmart, Chili’s, and others in North Carolina in pilots for a drone-based delivery service targeting...

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Point One Navigation raises $10M to bring its precise location tech to all vehicles

Drivers who spend any time commuting in a new car or truck have likely experienced ping ponging — a phenomenon when a vehicle equipped with an...

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