Autonomous Flight Stories August 28

Two Cessna planes made history by taking off, flying, and landing without anyone on board, thanks to California startup Reliable Robotics. The flight of a Cessna 172 took place in airspace just outside of San Jose, California, in September 2019, and a Cessna 208 did the same in June of this year.

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Autonomous Flight Stories August 26

Easy Aerial has raised $6.15 million in Series A funding allowing it to further its autonomous drone-based monitoring solutions. The company caters to the commercial, government, and military sectors.

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Autonomous Flight Stories August 20

US drone maker Skydio hit back at DJI‘s Vice President of Policy & Legal Affairs, Brendan Schulman after he shared DJI’s latest video with Redbull, eventually calling it a ‘marketing gimmick’ that was generated by a computer.

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Autonomous Flight Stories August 18

FIRST iZ has announced that it will be working with KnackForge to create control systems hardware and software for the company’s FIRST Port autonomous landing and take-off drone system. The partnership will allow the FIRST port system to be made safer and smarter.

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Autonomous Flight Stories August 6

Over the years, Parrot and Dronisos have worked on various projects together, and today they announced they will be exploring drone automation with Parrot’s ANAFI drone platform. The two have previously created record-breaking light shows and drone dances.

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Autonomous Flight Stories July 14

Australia-based Emesent has announced it has just achieved autonomy level 2 (AL2) for its Hovermap scanning unit. This allows the unit to be equipped to a drone and autonomously fly beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) and in GPS-denied environments.

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