DJI, a drone manufacturing company recently uncovered an employee fraud that could very well have cost the organization $150 Million. The company released a statement that said that DJI holds their employees to strict ethical standards and takes any violation of their code of conduct very seriously.Statement By DJI
During a recent investigation, DJI found out that some employees inflated the cost of parts and materials for certain products. They, according to DJI, pocketed the profits themselves. The company estimates the damages to be around RMB 1 billion which is around $150 Million. DJI, to address this issue, dismissed a number of employees who violated company [...]
After a few disastrous incidents of flight delays, cancellations and near misses, UK is all set to put regulations in place for drone flights near airports. It is also reported that all major UK airports now have or will soon have military grade anti-drone equipment.UK’s Drone Regulations
Very recently the military were called in to help when drone sightings causing massive delays at Heathrow Airport. Another such incident involved Gatwick airport when drone flights caused major disruption affecting 140,000 passengers just before Christmas. UK government wishes to or already has technology installed at other critical infrastructure such as prisons, power [...]
DJI has been making new and innovative products in the drone and videography business for a long time now. This year, at CES they showcased a smart controller with a screen that can see what your drone sees, in realtime!Features
The controller supports its Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro drones and it features a screen with which you can see the visuals captured by the drone in realtime. The said screen is a 5.5-inch 1080p touchscreen that runs Android. DJI knows the problems that drone pilots face and thus, has included features to prevent those issues. It has protection from harsh temperatures ranging from -20 degrees Celsius to 40 degrees Celsius which allows the [...]
China has sent two robots to the moon! The term ‘Over the moon’ has a new meaning now because no human has ever been to the far side. Despite several pop culture references, it isn’t actually dark. And we know that because the rovers are now sending us images!What is Far Side Of The Moon?
For the uninitiated, we only see one side of the moon from earth. This side is called the near side. This is because the moon takes roughly the same time to orbit the Earth as it takes to spin around it’s axis. It is the first time that a rocket has landed on the far side as well. However, it isn’t the first time that the far side has been photographed. Luna 3, [...]
The Civil Aviation Authority in the UK has restricted DJI drones due to certain issues of the drones failing mid- air. The authorities have issued a safety notice (SN) for operators of the DJI Matrice 200 series multi-rotor small unmanned aircraft. This notice came about after several in-flight battery problems which have led to a complete power loss. The DJI Matrice 200 and Inspire 2 use TB50 and TB55 DJI batteries that are failing specifically. Detection of the power loss was made when there was sufficient battery time still left on the device.DJI’s Response
In a press release, the company has said that DJI is investigating the reports regarding the batteries showing [...]
DJI has been innovating in the personal drones and UAV space for a long time and with the latest Mavic 2 drone, they have joined the enterprise space as well. Their new drone, the Mavic 2 Enterprise, focusses on making drones for commercial purposes which can carry payloads. It can be used for everything from search and rescue to reconnaissance. Their advertisement for the drone shows factory workers employing the drone for equipment inspections, search and rescue to getting an expansive view of your work area.
There are several accessories available for the drone as well. These include an anti-collision beacon, loudspeaker and attachable spotlight. The drone has [...]
It might not be the first time when K5 mall security robot made the news. Last summer, the K-5 robot tripped a 16-month-old toddler and drove away. The security patrol robot is a five-foot, 300-pound machine which reportedly hit the toddler on the head and then ran over his leg. Breaking Asimov’s first law of robotics: “A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.”, the Knightscope bot might have to work on its people skills. Whereas this time, the K-5 bot seems to have taken the ” be more human” phrase way too seriously. A DC based Knightscope K5 security robot decided to take a dip in a fountain inside [...]
DJI has launched a brand new compact drone called the Spark, the drone had leaked in images earlier this year. The new drone has some interesting features and may be great drone for first time drone owners.
The Spark has a 2 axis gimbal and shoots video at 1080p resolutions, in comparison with the DJI Mavic the drone has lesser resolution. However, the drone can be controlled with hand gestures and also features the ability to be flown directly from the DJI app on your smartphone, without the need of a controller.
The DJI Spark has a 1/2.3” CMOS sensor that captures 12 megapixel photos, and most of the fight systems are controlled by the forward-facing 3D Sensing [...]
While the Mavic is just about launching in India (our video will be out shortly), A new DJI drone seems to have leaked which is more than 50% smaller than the DJI Mavic. The drone will apparently be called the Spark and images seems to be floating on the Chinese forums.
Unlike the Mavic the Spark seems to have fixed arms and may aim to take on the beginner drone market at a relatively budget price. The camera shown on the Spark also seems to be different from the Mavic, to the extent that it does not Pan left to right, but only tilts up or down. Due to the compact nature of the drone, panning could be achieved by simply rotating the drone.
Could this simply be a selfie [...]
DJI has just launched the Mavic, a personal drone with 4k video capabilities. The drone folds down into a very compact size and can be flown for as long as 27 minutes, The DJI Mavic also has some of the features we saw with the DJI Phantom 4, including follow mode and obstacle avoidance.
What DJI has managed to achieve with the Mavic is pretty interesting, a stabilized 4K camera and a visual navigation system, with a 4.3 mile (7 km) range and 27 minute flight time.
Mavic Pro can be switched to Sport Mode, which allows speeds of up to 40 mph (64.8 kph),which is crazy fast for what aims to be a personal drone.
You also get, auto takeoff and [...]
GoPro may have led the action camera market since the inception of the brand, but the launch of their new Karma drone has had the whole world excited for a long time.
The Hero 5 Black is the latest camera to be added to GoPro’s Lineup. The new action camera comes with a 2-inch Touch Display will capture Video Resolutions up to 4K at 30 Frames per Second. You also get still images with a resolution of 12MP. A new feature will enable auto-upload of photos and video to cloud when camera is charging
GoPro Hero 5 includes voice control with support for 7 Languages . This is also the first GoPro camera to be waterproof without an additional housing, and it [...]
With a large number of pizzas delivered each day, one would think dominos would scale up technology to make the production of Pizzas more efficient, not deliveries. It looks like the future is filled with drones and Robots. The new robot known as DRU (Domino’s Robotic Unit) can travel at about 12 mph and can easily handle varied terrain though it’s not designed for major road use.
Think of deliveries happening in remote areas. The Pizza remains safe and hot and is only unlocked by a special mobile code sent to the recipient of the order. Wath the demo video below.
DRU uses a LIDAR sensory system that allows the unit to detect obstacles in its path [...]