The use of drones to deliver commercial packages could help save energy and emissions. A new study shows drone-based delivery could reduce both greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption in the transportation sector. Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Carnegie Mellon University, SRI International and the University of Colorado at Boulder conducted tests […]
Innovate UK has awarded £1.2 million to help develop technologies for the autonomous inspection of offshore wind farms. The funding will be used by Perceptual Robotics, ASV, the University of Bristol and VulcanUAV to integrate drones, a computer vision lab and an autonomous boat into a cohesive and effective maintenance system. The project aims to […]
Applications for drone technology across the global power and utilities industry could be worth up to $9.5 billion (£7.2bn) a year by 2021. That’s the forecast from PwC, which suggests the unmanned aerial vehicles could prove useful in a wide number of roles, for example conducting geospatial surveys, assessing levels of pollution and even using […]
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A string of small, unidentified drones flew over seven nuclear power plants owned by French energy firm EDF last month, prompting an official investigation. Aircraft are banned from airspace for three miles around nuclear plants and must not fly below 1,000m. EDF reportedly said there were no implications for the “security or the functioning” of […]