Quasset Test Facility Opens in the Netherlands

Quasset Test Facility Opens in the Netherlands

Quasset Test Facility (QTF) has opened in the Netherlands to facilitate the experimentation and validation of robotic solutions for inspection and maintenance. The 600-square-meter testing facility offers a highly flexible and controlled environment, housing a range of decommissioned assets which serve to test crawling, flying and swimming robotic systems.

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SolSpec Launches Aerial Analytics Solution for Pipeline Integrity Management

SolSpec Launches Aerial Analytics Solution for Pipeline Integrity Management

SolSpec Inc., a provider of remote sensing and data analytics, today announced SolSpec™ ROW Integrity Management, an advanced aerial imagery and data analytics solution designed specifically for assessing, mitigating, and preventing geohazard risks on pipeline right-of-ways. 

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Robotic Skies® and Trumbull Unmanned Partner to Provide Maintenance Services to Trumbull’s Global UAS Operations

Robotic Skies® and Trumbull Unmanned Partner to Provide Maintenance Services to Trumbull’s Global UAS Operations

Robotic Skies® Inc., the only global maintenance network for commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and Trumbull Unmanned, a leader in data and automation in energy and government, announce their partnership to support Trumbull’s global UAS operations through the Robotic Skies service center network.

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Raptor Maps Closes Investment to Boost Solar Output and Project Finance

Raptor Maps Closes Investment to Boost Solar Output and Project Finance

Raptor Maps, the global leader in aerial inspection software for solar systems, announced a new round of funding from veteran energy investors. The round was led by Blue Bear Capital, specializing in data-led energy investments, with participation from Congruent Ventures and Powerhouse Ventures, and previous investor Y Combinator.

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LiDARUSA Puts Safety First With Drone Rescue Systems

LiDARUSA Puts Safety First With Drone Rescue Systems

LiDARUSA is pleased to announce the option of the Drone Rescue Systems parachute system with all DJI M600 UAV sales. As UAV’s become increasingly common for mapping applications the likelihood of a crash increases. The #1 concern for any pilot should be the safety of all people in the vicinity.

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Frost & Sullivan: SkySkopes One of Five Best Innovation- and Growth-Balanced Global UAS Operators

Frost & Sullivan: SkySkopes One of Five Best Innovation- and Growth-Balanced Global UAS Operators

Drone Services Providers (DSPs) provide clients with turnkey drone services so they may be the single point of contact for enterprise customers. Some provide pilots for hire to accomplish commercial drone tasks, but most offer business solutions using a combination of drones, certified commercial drone pilots, as well as data capture, processing, storage, analysis, and display software.

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Learn About AUVSI’s Trusted Operator Program

Learn About AUVSI’s Trusted Operator Program

The AUVSI Trusted Operator ProgramTM (TOP) fills the gap between these minimally prescriptive operating regulations and a higher level of demonstrated knowledge, flight proficiency, safety and risk management practices that is expected to be valued by employers and customers of commercial UAS operators.

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Aeriosense Technologies Awarded Unmanned Aerial BVLOS Contract

Aeriosense Technologies Awarded Unmanned Aerial BVLOS Contract

Aeriosense Technologies Inc. announced today that LOOKNorth, the Canadian Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research for remote sensing innovation, has awarded strategic project funding to Aeriosense Technologies for the acceleration of UAS-based beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations.

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Energy Drone & Robotics Summit Significantly Expands Advisory Board

Energy Drone & Robotics Summit Significantly Expands Advisory Board

Following the rapid growth of the 12,000 + global community members, the Energy Drone & Robotics Coalition, powered by Innovate Energy, has significantly expanded its advisory board for the Energy Drone & Robotics Summit (June 12-13 in The Woodlands, Texas at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott).

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SkySkopes and Robot Aviation Fly BVLOS in Norway

SkySkopes and Robot Aviation Fly BVLOS in Norway

Through a partnership that spans across the Atlantic Ocean, two industry-leading UAS companies successfully executed Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) commercial operations in Norway and look to bring them to the United States. SkySkopes, the North Dakota-based drone service provider, was drawn to the FX20 manufactured by Robot Aviation for its long endurance capabilities.

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MRO within UAS Operations: An Interview with Brad Hayden, CEO of Robotic Skies

MRO within UAS Operations: An Interview with Brad Hayden, CEO of Robotic Skies

As UAS operations continue to expand in the energy sector, so is the need for regular repair and maintenance of its drones. With the Energy Drone and Robotics Summit coming up in June, we wanted to reach out to Brad Hayden, CEO of Robotic Skies, a MRO service company, to gain his perspective on MRO systems within these rapidly-growing UAS technologies and operations.

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Measure and AiRXOS Partner to Provide Advanced Drone Operations for the Energy Industry

Measure and AiRXOS Partner to Provide Advanced Drone Operations for the Energy Industry

New solution combines waiver approval services with drone operations and data analysis to expand aerial inspections beyond the visual line of sight. Measure UAS, Inc., the leader in aerial intelligence, and AiRXOS, part of GE Aviation, today announced a partnership to provide a holistic inspection solution that overcomes the regulatory and performance complexities of advanced drone operations such as beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) and multiple unmanned aircraft operations (Multi-UA).

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Why Virtual Reality Will Not Scale for Enterprise Training!

Why Virtual Reality Will Not Scale for Enterprise Training!

Did this capture your attention? There is clearly a lot of excitement and investment to use Virtual Reality within the Enterprise to improve worker performance and reduce operational costs. Superdata (thanks Stephanie Llamas!) recently issued a report that stated that 71% of the $5.1B spent in 2018 on VR was related to training applications (https://www.superdataresearch.com/xr-training/).

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Intelligent Automation/RPA, an Interview with Mat Podskarbi

Intelligent Automation/RPA, an Interview with Mat Podskarbi

Our team wanted to catch up with Mat Podskarbi, president of FourPointZero, before his panel during our WorkforceNEXT Energy Summit on April 18. There has been much talk surrounding RPA technology’s uses, challenges and what it can do to improve the connected workforce. We were excited to hear more about its applications and how it can help enhance, not replace, the human workforce.

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