The Robot Report’s Steve Crowe is joined by Kevin Dunlap, Managing Partner at Calibrate Ventures to discuss recent robotics investments including the Berkshire Grey SPAC and Locus Robotics’ $150 million Series E. Calibrate’s portfolio includes Built Robotics, Embodied, Farmwise, Misty Robotics, Soft Robotics, 3D Robotics and more.
In this roundup, we look at how European drone regulations are developing, even as the market grows and innovators strive for new applications.
The U.S., China, and other nations are looking to make the most of their AI opportunity in the races for self-driving cars and the world’s fastest supercomputer.
3D Robotics performed seven flights at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest airport, to collect data on two four-story parking structures at the airport that a construction firm was hired to demolish.
3D Robotics, now an enterprise-focused company, has added Building Information Modeling capabilities to its Site Scan commercial drone platform. Site Scan with BIM hopes to help construction crews easily compare sites as built versus how they were designed to keep jobs on budget and on schedule.
Look ma, no hands! Here’s how you can fly a 3D Robotics Iris+ Drone using your voice and Amazon Echo.
The two most popular consumer drone manufacturers have partnered with AirMap to add real-time flight restrictions to their drones.
Chris Anderson, co-founder and CEO of 3D Robotics, says drones can be smarter, thanks to the cloud, and can self-regulate the skies.
Anderson says geo-fencing software and dynamic no-fly zones will prevent drones from flying in areas they aren’t supposed to be.
3D Robotics’ Solo Smart Drone tries to lessen the learning curve with shooting aerial footage.
The X8+ can track you around while keeping you centered in your videos using 3D Robotics’ “Follow Me” mode, handy for filming your own sporty exploits. It also includes open source mission planning software compatible with most PCs and smartphones.
Depending on payload and flying conditions, one charge of the Iris+ drone’s battery should be good for 16-22 minutes of flight time.