Accel Invests $75M in DJI, Now Valued at $8B
Silicon Valley investors help raise Chinese drone maker's value.
$4.1M Bet on SkyWard to Tame Wild Blue Yonder for Drones
Drone industry tries to quicken with plan for air operations
Meet Me in Milan: RoboBusiness Europe 2015
Horizon 2020 controversy reflects uncertainty over EU robotics support.
Swiss Team Develops Self-Stabilizing Drones
Autonomous drone launch, stabilization, and landing improve safety, commercial prospects.
Boeing’s Robot Riveter Flys Through 737 Assembly
Slashes production flow time, defects, and worker injuries—on half the floor space.
It’s All in the “Tether” as Motorola Invests in CyPhy Works
Persistent communications and continuous power supply are huge plusses
3D Robotics Raises $50M in Series C Round led by Qualcomm Ventures
3D Robotics will use the funding for product development, as it will start including technology from Qualcomm Technologies in its drones.
Will Drone Makers Flee U.S. in Wake of FAA Ruling?
Experts fear U.S. will lag behind drone-friendly countries
VC Drone Deals Up from 10 to 29 in One Year
Y/Y 104% funding increase on $108M for 29 deals in 2014
FAA Issues Semi-Drone-Friendly Guidelines
Yes, airborne cameras; no, Amazon Prime; killer rule: VLOS only!
Samsung Electronics Launches New $100M Robotics Lab
Goal: Samsung’s products—robots included—to be Internet-connected and IoT-capable within five years
Ryan Calo: “The Three Big Challenges for Robotics Laws Are…”
Does the recent buzzing of the White House change the debate over drones?
Alibaba’s Delivery Drones Go Airborne Over Beijing
Shanghai and Guangzhou next if three-day trial succeeds
IP Group Takes Minority Stake in Exyn Technologies
Will new CEO Nader Elm, former IMAX exec, take Exyn drone-tech to the movies?
Imperial College London Drone Lab: Inside the Public-Private Partnership
We discuss the challenges of the public-private partnership that led to the Brahmal Vasudevan Aerial Robotics Lab at Imperial College London, including protection of intellectual property, how to measure ROI and more.