Airbus, Singpost to conduct joint research and trials on drone delivery

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Airbus, Singpost to conduct joint research and trials on drone delivery

Drones buzzing around the island delivering small parcels may soon become a reality, as Singapore Post inked an agreement on Tuesday (April 18) with Airbus Helicopters to conduct research and trials on drone delivery.

The agreement makes SingPost a partner under Airbus Helicopter’s Skyways parcel delivery project, which aims to develop the safe use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, for package delivery in urban environments.

Airbus Helicopters and SingPost aim to roll out a trial at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in early 2018, which will see autonomous drones flying in pre-defined routes dropping off packages less than 4kg at locker parcels across the campus. Continue reading “Airbus, Singpost to conduct joint research and trials on drone delivery”

Drone Delivery Canada teams up with University of Toronto to co-develop vision-based navigation solution for UAVs

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Drone Delivery Canada teams up with University of Toronto to co-develop vision-based navigation solution for UAVs

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has signed a sponsored research and collaboration agreement with Canada’s University of Toronto and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) to jointly develop a vision-based navigation solution for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones.

To be developed under the collaborative research and development granting programme of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the solution will offer safe navigation while reducing dependency on GPS technology. Continue reading “Drone Delivery Canada teams up with University of Toronto to co-develop vision-based navigation solution for UAVs”

3D Printing, Unmanned Aircraft to Revolutionise Logistics

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3D Printing, Unmanned Aircraft to Revolutionise Logistics

Logistical support for forward-deployed Marines will be revolutionized in the coming years by new technologies like 3-D printing, unmanned aircraft and “smart” logistics gear that can be networked to solve problems faster, a top Marine said.

“We’re looking to see what is the art of the possible and try to apply those visionary capabilities that are being developed to what we need to do,” Brig. Gen. Terry Williams, the Marine Corps’ assistant deputy commandant for installations and logistics, told Marine Corps Times.  Continue reading “3D Printing, Unmanned Aircraft to Revolutionise Logistics”